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Mint-Chili Marinade

Here’s a minty May marinade that can be used to marinate chicken, steak, or fish, or served up in a bowl with pita chips to dip. Studies have shown that when meat is marinated in antioxidant-rich sauces like this one, the concentration of harmful HCAs, which form in cooked meat, may be greatly reduced. Makes:…
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Lemony Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken

This chicken has the perfect balance of spicy sweetness and tang. A delicious, flavorful addition to your dinner table and made with only 5 ingredients. Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 ½ cup fresh lemon juice 1 (3 ½ – 4 lbs.) whole roasting chicken 1 Tbsp. dried Italian herbs (or 1/2 Tbsp. dried oregano and…
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White Bean Ragout with Greens

This tasty dish is packed with fiber, plant-based protein, and phytonutrients Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 containers (11oz) of Earthbound Farm Organic Power Greens * 2 Tbsp olive oil (try extra virgin for added phytonutrients) 3 large cloves garlic, finely minced 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (or…
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Falafel with Avocado Spread

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
This Middle Eastern style sandwich has a Latin spin on it. Garnish with leafy greens and sliced red onion. Makes: 4 stuffed pita halves Ingredients: Patties: 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese (reduced-fat, optional) ¼ cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips (about ¾ ounce) 2…
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A Healthier Egg Nog

This is an easy recipe you could make at home and save about 20 grams of fat compared to the full-fat store-bought version. Ingredients: ½ cup Egg substitute 13 oz Non-fat sweetened condensed milk (skim) ¾ cup Skim milk 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon Rum extract Nutmeg, ground Instructions: Whip egg substitute and add…
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Pumpkin Soup

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
Pumpkin and sweet potato add plenty of healthy color to this curry-spiced, cold weather soup. Makes: 6 servings (1 cup each) 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine 1 cup chopped onion 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup (½-inch) cubed, peeled…
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Greek Turkey Sliders

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Summer may be winding down, but don’t pack that grill up just yet. By mixing feta, spinach and an egg white into the patties, the meat stays tender. Adding the Greek marinade also helps them stay moist and reduces the formation of carcinogens associated with grilling and smoke. Makes: 7 servings (1 slider per serving,…
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Broccoli Peanut Stir-Fry

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
Peanuts add crunch to this delicious stir-fry dish and the broccoli and kale add a source of “non-dairy” calcium to your meal. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups cooked brown rice 2 teaspoons oil (peanut or canola oil work well) 1 cup sliced green onion 1 cup carrots, sliced or chopped 2 cups chopped kale, prewashed…
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Fruit Salad with Cranberry Poppy Seed Dressing

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
The dressing on this salad, including fresh ginger and citrus, elevates the flavor of each fruit without hiding it. Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: ¾ cup 100% cranberry juice 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon grated, peeled gingerroot ½ teaspoon grated orange zest (optional) ½ teaspoon poppy seeds 2 cups cubed watermelon 1 cup…
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No Chop Chili

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
As we get ready to say goodbye to cooler temperatures, here’s one last cold-weather dish. Just like it sounds, this recipe has no ingredients to chop; perfect for a weekday dinner. Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 pound 92% lean ground beef or 96% lean ground round 1 (15.25- ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 (15.5-…
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BEEFY HOPPIN’ JOHN

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • West Chester
Rice and beans are staples in so many cultures. Here’s a variation on a classic from America’s South. It’s a one skillet meal that’s easy to make. Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: ½ pound 92% lean ground beef ½ small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup chopped celery 1 (14-ounce) cans low-salt broth ¼…
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MFA Certified

MFA-certified medical fitness facilities differ from traditional health and fitness centers in that they typically offer services from more highly qualified and credentialed staff, such as physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, nurses and exercise physiologists.  In addition to standard exercise programming, medical fitness facilities offer a spectrum of programs, such as ACAC’s PREP program, that focus…
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Local Club Owner Phil Wendel

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) recently presented Phil Wendel, owner of ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers, the John McCarthy Industry Visionary of the Year Award for pioneering the development of medical fitness and wellness programs that address the needs of people with chronic disease or special health concerns.    ACAC’s physician referral…
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