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The Family Dinner Recipe: Miso Noodle Soup with Vegetables

By on October 19th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Breastcancer.org is proud to present recipes from The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time by Laurie David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt (Grand Central Life & Style, 2010). Laurie is a very special friend and champion of Breastcancer.org. We’re pleased to share Laurie and Kirstin’s delicious, healthy recipes as part of Think Pink, Live Green!

Miso soup is comfort …

To Cook or Not to Cook — That Is the Question

By on October 3rd, 2012 Tags: , ,

 

My food goals are simple. I want to eat healthy, nutritious foods that taste good and are easy to prepare. Plus, I need to eat a lot to feel satisfied, so I eat a lot of vegetables. Whenever possible I buy my vegetables from organic sources, especially if they’re on the Dirty Dozen list, because they provide the most bang for my nutritional buck. …

Eating Locally, Eating Fresh

By on May 16th, 2012 Tags: , , ,

What does eating local mean? To some people, it means eating food that’s traveled fewer than 100 miles from the farm to your fork. That’s because moving food long distances can mean more fuel is used, which means a larger carbon footprint, which affects the environment outside our bodies. Food in the United States travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to a grocery …

Avoiding Bisphenol A (BPA)

By on March 8th, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in many rigid plastics, the lining of food cans, and certain other products. It’s also a hormone disruptor. Hormone disruptors can affect how estrogen and other hormones act in the body, by blocking them or mimicking them. Because estrogen can make hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer develop and grow, many women choose to limit their exposure to these chemicals. Everyone …

Popcorn: Food for Thought

By on February 22nd, 2012 Tags: , , ,

What’s not to love about popcorn? It’s easy to make, filling, and for me, the perfect nibble during a night in with my favorite movie. On its own, popcorn is a great snack. It’s naturally high in fiber, low in calories, contains no sodium and is fat-free. But the ways in which it is grown or prepared can be cause for concern. So before you …

Grilling Wisely

By on June 9th, 2011 Tags: , ,

If you’re like me, grilling is a big part of what makes summer fun. To make your cookout as healthy as possible, try to follow these steps.

Start with unprocessed meats. Researchers are beginning to tease out the differences between eating processed versus unprocessed meat. Processed meat includes hot dogs, sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and lunch meats. Many scientists now think that some of the risks …

Pondering Pots and Pans

By on January 21st, 2011 Tags: , ,

We all have different reasons for the cookware we like — my favorite pan heats evenly and is easy to clean. It’s also made of cast iron because I don’t want to use Teflon or other non-stick pans.

What you cook in is just as important as what you’re cooking when you’re trying to eat healthy and reduce your risk of breast cancer. That’s because …

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