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acac Presents over $10,000

  • West Chester
acac West Chester Thank you to all our members, guests and team that helped make this donation possible! Southeastern PA Autism Resource Center is receiving a donation of $10,200 from acac Fitness & Wellness Centers. The money was raised during the month of September, when acac sold 25 day memberships to their West Chester fitness…
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Spinach with Roasted Garlic

Spinach is rich in folate and vitamins A, C, and K. This simple recipe also packs in a good dose of garlic; a report from the American Institute for Cancer Research states that garlic shows much promise in providing possible protection against colorectal cancer. Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3-5…
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Best of Richmond, Short Pump

  • Short Pump
Best New Building: acac Short Pump Click the video below to watch the highlight from 8 News acac footage begins at 1:40 Click here to view Best of Richmond, Midlothian!
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Mango-Habanero Salsa

This salsa has a complex aroma, but it remains light and tropical, with a fruity taste and plenty of heat. It’s excellent with fish and chicken dishes, and benefits from an overnight wait to allow the flavors to mix. You could also use it as a salad topping in place of a high fat dressing…
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103-Year-Old Member

  • Charlottesville
acac Fitness & Wellness Centers A Charlottesville man is proving you have no excuse to skip out on a trip to the gym. John Forbes works out with trainer Krystyn Dotson at ACAC twice a week – and he’s 103 years old. NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather He bikes, walks, balances and…
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Crab Salad with White Beans and Gourmet Greens

A quick and colorful warm-weather salad Preparation time: 10 minutes Chilling time: 20 minutes Makes: 6 servings (serving size ⅔ cup salad and 1 cup greens) Ingredients: ⅓ cup chopped yellow bell pepper ⅓ cup chopped red onion ¼ cup chopped celery 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon olive…
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Southwestern Chicken and Vegetable Wraps

This delicious wrap incorporates many important foods groups – whole grain, vegetables, low-fat dairy, lean protein, and legumes. To round out the meal, compliment with sliced mango, pineapple, or other fruits. Serves: 5 Ingredients: 1 pound chicken breast, skinless and trimmed 1 cup salsa (divided) 1 teaspoon olive oil ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup…
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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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