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Vegetable and Rice Pie

A light, nutritious main dish Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup broccoli, cut into chunks 1 cup cauliflower, cut into chunks 2 egg whites, divided 1 cup cooked brown rice (cooked without added fat and salt) 3 tablespoons green onions, cut into 1” pieces 1 medium tomato, cut into chunks 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies…
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Apricot Almond Chicken

Looking for ways to reinvent the same old chicken breast? This week’s recipe features simple, pan sautéed chicken, wrapped in the warm, hearty flavors for cold weather. The dried apricots add texture, color and nutrients to the dish, including vitamin C and beta-carotene. Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup all-fruit…
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Black Bean Dip

It only takes 5 easy ingredients to make this simple, flavorful dip. Makes: 1 ½ cups Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup medium thick and chunky salsa, divided 1 clove garlic ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ cup shredded carrot Preparation: In a food processor or blender, combine beans, ¼…
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$12,600 Raised for Ber’s Bowl

  • Midlothian
acac Midlothian Thank you to everyone who came out and took a class or several classes, contributed or bid on a silent auction items, bought a t-shirt, paid for a chili tasting, or made a donation. Your generosity of time, energy, money and spirit helped us raise $12,600 to donate to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!…
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p.r.e.p. Team Video

  • Charlottesville
This video was created by our Albemarle Square p.r.e.p. Team and won the 2014 team video competition.
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Pumpkin Smoothie

This pumpkin smoothie recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover canned or puréed pumpkin. Servings: 2 Total time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 banana 1 Safest Choice™ pasteurized egg(s)* ½ c low fat yogurt (Greek yogurt works well, also) ¼ c canned pumpkin 1 Tbsp peanut butter (natural peanut butter preferred)** ⅓ c skim…
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Roast Beef with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

A dry rub of coriander, pepper, salt, and garlic encrusts this lean roast, which tastes great alone or with the accompanying sauce. Makes: 12 servings Roast Beef: 2 tablespoons ground coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 2 teaspoons kosher salt 5 garlic cloves, crushed 1 (3-pound) sirloin tip roast, trimmed of fat Vegetable oil…
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"Mock" Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A fun and tasty way to serve cauliflower. Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 min Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened (may substitute Neufchatel) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bouillon (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt) 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2…
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Broccoli Peanut Stir-Fry

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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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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