Warm up with Cancer-Fighting Soup

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It’s the official start to winter today and much of the East Coast is shoveling out from a record-setting snowstorm. It’s the perfect time for soup.

New World Harvest Vegetable Soup
New World Harvest Vegetable Soup

There’s plenty of health reasons to eat soup. Soups that are chock-full of vegetables, beans and other plant-based foods are filled with cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Making your own soup is a great way to add more plant foods to your day, and some research suggests that starting a meal with soup may help with portion control. Plus, a lab study published earlier this year found that chicken soup with matzah balls may even help fight high blood pressure. You can read the release about it here.

But most of all, soup just tastes good.

Try one of the healthy, cancer-fighting soups from our AICR Test Kitchen. You may also want to try a New World Harvest Vegetable Soup (pictured), which you can read about here.


    Your AICR Guide to Tasteful and Tasty Gifts

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    With our easy to follow gift-giving guide, your holiday shopping will be done in no time.  Find the friend(s) or relative(s) described below, follow the link and you’ll be set. Then – relax and enjoy the holiday season!


    The Chocoholic:  Make a batch of Chocolate-Dipped Fruit or Three-Way Hot Cocoa Mix; package attractively and attach the fun health facts from our website.


    The Aspiring Chef:  The New American Plate Cookbook from AICR with 200 delicious and healthy recipes and luscious illustrations.

    The Practical OrganizerAICR 2010 Calendar.  Fun illustrations with healthy tips and mouth-watering, monthly recipes.

    Nieces, Nephews, Grandchildren: Kids Coloring Recipe Book. Fun with healthy food – a great stocking-stuffer.

    For a loved one who is a cancer survivor: “A Dietitian’s Cancer Story” by Diana Dyer, MS, RD offers information and inspiration for recovery and healing.  Or a donation to AICR in their name can be a way to honor their courage and hope.

    Enjoy your healthy holiday shopping!


      Sneak Health into Your Holiday Baking

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      LemonDropCookiesCan healthy eating and the holidays really coexist? They can in this week’s AICR Health-e-Recipe for lighter holiday cookies.

      AICR’s Lemon Drops have only 3.5 grams of total fat and 100 calories per cookie, weighing in as healthier than many other rich holiday treats.

      You’ll love their lemony kick, and  their whole-wheat flour provides longer-lasting energy than enriched white flour. Don’t worry if you can’t find whole-wheat pastry flour on your grocery shelf – you can use regular whole-wheat flour and still have your Lemon Drops come out crisp and delicious.

      Look for healthy ingredient substitutions that bring down the calories and fat in all your favorite recipes while keeping great taste intact.

      You also can download a copy of AICR’s Recipe Makeovers brochure from our Homemade for Health series.

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