It’s easy to reach for chips or candy when the urge to snack hits. But with just a little bit of forethought at the grocery store, you can pick up healthy and delicious eats that will satisfy your hunger and provide some healthy nutrition with less fat and calories.
Regularly choosing foods that help you maintain a healthy weight can lower your risk of several cancers, including breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers. American Cancer Society Managing Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, offers these easy-to-prepare ideas you and your family will love:
Kale, an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium, is quickly becoming an American staple. A member of the cabbage family, kale can be added to pastas, salads, stir-fries, soups, and stews. It can also be steamed, sautéed, or baked.
For a healthy, delicious snack, drizzle washed and dried kale leaves (stems removed) with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake on a cookie sheet in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes, or until crispy.
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