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Preventing Cancer: Highlights from LLS Seminar

I had the honor last night to speak for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Cancer Survivorship Seminar.  We had some other amazing speakers last night also including Dr. Arana Yi, Anastasia Estocin, and Kathryn Fearnside.  It was a wonderful evening of good food and fellowship with fellow survivors.  A special thank you to the LLS for organizing this wonderful event!  http://www.lls.org/who-we-are/about Healthy Lifestyle My portion of the seminar was of course on good nutrition both during chemotherapy and also after chemotherapy in the context of improving quality of life and length…

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Healthy Snack Ideas

It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really the healthiest option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good source of protein. #2…

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What Vegetables are in Season?

I find it very helpful to increase the amount of vegetables I eat if I can purchase fresh, high quality vegetables for a reasonable price.  Much of my success in this has come from eating vegetables that are in season.  I have put together a fairly comprehensive list of which vegetables are at their peak in freshness during each season.  I hope you will take this list and use it to eat more veggies!  You will also save some money!  Enjoy! Winter Spring Summer Fall Apples Apples Apples Apples Avocado…

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Zucchini Egg Casserole

Prep your veggies for this egg casserole ahead of time to save time!  You can use it for breakfast, brunch, or even brinner.  At only 225 Calories per serving, you can add your favorite fruit or some whole grain toast to make it a complete meal.  Happy Eating!   Prep time: About 30 minutes Bake: About 40 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients: 3 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 medium) ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 ½ cups corn kernels…

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Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables This recipe is fast!  Start to finish you are done in about 30 minutes.  It is full of fresh veggies and good protein. Serves 6 Sauce: ¼ cup soy sauce 1/3 cup fresh OJ 3 Tbsp honey 1 tsp grated ginger 1 tsp oil Siracha seasoning (optional, add for a little kick) 1 Tbsp corn starch   Ingredients to Stir Fry: 1 Tbsp oil or cooking spray 1 Pound Chicken Thighs, skinned and deboned 1 Onion 2 Bell Peppers 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 Whole Zucchini…

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