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acac Gives Back

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
acac Fitness & Wellness Centers sold 25 day memberships for $25 all for charity. Watch the impact of this simple idea spread through communities.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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