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How To Make Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Learn how to make Zucchini Noodles (or Zoodles) at home with only a few simple steps! Zoodles are a fun easy way to enjoy your vegetables and are a great gluten free pasta substitute!

ZUCCHINI NOODLES RECIPE
Servings: 1-2*
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 Zucchini, Organic
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt, to taste (optional)
Pepper, to taste (optional)
Marinara Sauce and/or favorite toppings

Instructions:
1. Wash zucchini well prior to slicing.
2. Remove ends and cut zucchini into thin slices lengthwise. Cut Slices into thin “noodle-like” strips.
3. In a large skillet, add olive oil and turn stove to medium heat. Wait until oil is heated and moves easily around pan (see video), then add zucchini “noodles.”
4. Stir occasionally by turning and flipping noodles. Keep noodles evenly spaced on skillet when sautéing and cook until al dente. This will keep noodles from becoming mushy or breaking apart.
5. Serve immediately with your favorite marinara sauce and/or toppings.
6. Enjoy!

*Note: If additional servings are needed, cook zucchini noodles in batches. This will allow space in between the slices to properly cook the noodles al dente.

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BCCA Partners With Macy’s For 10th Annual “Shop For A Cause”

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Macy’s will partner with The Breast Cancer Charities of America to invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Customers can purchase shopping passes from The Breast Cancer Charities of America now. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country.

“Macy’s is proud to invite our customers to join us in giving back to causes that make a difference both locally and nationally,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “For the last nine years, Macy’s Shop For A Cause program has raised many millions of dollars for thousands of charities across the country. We look forward to offering our customers and associates an easy way to make a positive impact in our communities while enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”

Macy’s has provided The Breast Cancer Charities of America with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The Breast Cancer Charities of America will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more The Breast Cancer Charities of America sells, the more money it will raise!

By purchasing a shopping pass from The Breast Cancer Charities of America, customers support women battling breast cancer while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.

For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass from The Breast Cancer Charities of America, visit donate.breastcancercharities.org/ShopForACause

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Stretching: From Hospital Bed To Floor

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Stretching can help anyone at any time! It helps relax, lengthen and release tension from muscles no matter what your physical ability is.

It’s important to start at an easy/moderate stretch and work on flexibility before working your way up to a deeper stretch. It’s best if your muscles are warmed up to increase your flexibility, but really, it can be done even while watching TV!

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Make sure when reaching for your toes you avoid rounding out your back and try to release from your waist, relax your shoulders, take nice deep breathes and hold anywhere from 20 seconds to 45 seconds, always continuing to breathe.

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A side bend stretch releases all the tension from your rib cage down to your ‘seat’ (glute) muscles – hold this one where you feel a nice lengthening down the side, but stop before you feel too much pain or resistance. Your body will tell you.

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Jaimee Myers is a member of The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s Advisory Board and owner of Pure Barre in The Woodlands, Texas. She has been an athlete all her life – from competitive ski racing to collegiate soccer to Ironman triathlons – and spreads the Pure Barre technique to clients, who see results while having a great time. Pure Barre is all about small, isometric movements that anyone can benefit from – it strengthens, arms, abs and legs without creating bulk. To learn more, visit http://purebarre.com/TX-woodlands/

15 Minutes Can Save Your Life

Breast cancer design, vector illustration.Let’s talk. How often are you conducting a self breast examination? Or at all? For both women AND men – it’s important to know the symptoms of breast cancer and what to look for. It’s time to take charge health.

Perform A  Monthly Breast Self-Examination

Once a month, every month, without fail, set aside 15 minutes to conduct a thorough breast self-examination. Female, Male, over or under the age of 50. This is an important step to take towards the early detection of breast cancer. Remember: when caught early, breast cancer has a 98% survival rate.

What do I do?
1. In front of a mirror look for abnormalities in a normal stance: redness, soreness, rash or swelling.
2. Raise your arm and look for abnormalities: redness, soreness, rash or swelling
3. Look for signs of fluid.
4. Feel your breast while lying down for abnormalities.
5. Feel your breast while standing or sitting for abnormalities.

Download our FREE Self Breast Examination Card to save these steps, print as a reference guide, and share with friends and family! Click here to download.

Depositphotos_60567837_s-2015Once a month? What if I forget?
Add a reminder to your calendar, create a task and set an alarm on your phone, or sign up for our once-a-month notification update system!
By signing up for this update, you will receive an email once a month, on the 1st of every month, reminding you to perform a self exam and take steps in early breast cancer detection:



How to make Red or Pink Food Coloring

Natural Homemade Red Food Coloring

Avoid artificial food coloring and make your own at home! Learn how to make homemade Pink or Red food coloring by using fresh raspberries.

RED (or Pink) FOOD COLORING RECIPE
1. Place 1 cup (or more) fresh, washed organic raspberries into the blender. Blend until raspberries turn into a thick liquid (about 1-2 minutes). If having trouble liquidating, add 2 tablespoons of water and then blend.
2. Pour liquid through a fine strainer to remove seeds. Use spoon or spatula to push through.
3. In a small saucepan, cook on medium low heat (very low boil) until liquid becomes a thick, colorful paste.
4. Add immediately into your favorite recipes.
5. To store, pour into an ice cube tray and place into the freezer for future use.

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Almond Joy Coffee – Hot and Iced Healthy Recipe

Enjoy the flavors of Almond, Coconut, and Chocolate in your coffee! Learn how to make Hot or Iced Almond Joy Coffee with this healthy coffee recipe!

Brought to you by iGoPink.org and The Breast Cancer Charities of America

ALMOND JOY COFFEE RECIPE (HOT):

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Organic Coffee, Freshly Brewed
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut or Coconut Almond Milk, Steamed or Heated
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • stevia extract, to taste
    *Select all natural, organic ingredients without artificial additives

Instructions:
Add all ingredients in coffee mug, mix well, and enjoy hot!

ALMOND JOY COFFEE RECIPE (ICED):

Ingredients:

  • Organic Coffee, Cold
  • Unsweetened Coconut or Coconut Almond Milk
  • Unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Almond extract
  • stevia extract, to taste
    *Select all natural, organic ingredients without artificial additives

Instructions:
1. Brew and chill organic coffee.
2. Heat coconut almond milk, add cocoa, cook/heat and stir until cocoa is dissolved or mixed well with the milk. Let cool or chill.
3. Combine all ingredients in glass (or pitcher if making a batch – like in the video) and stir well.
4. Chill and serve over ice!

 

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Coffee Tips for a Healthy Cup!

Enjoy your morning coffee with these tips for a healthier cup!

#iGoPink Coffee Tips:
– Use organic coffee
– Sweeten with stevia extract or powder
– Add unsweetened almond milk or another non-dairy low fat alternative
– Spice it up with organic dried spices like cinnamon
– Add flavor with organic extracts like vanilla
– Add your favorite organic and natural ingredients

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Mini Turkey Burger Recipe by Kathryn Davis

This Mini Turkey Burger recipe from the Cancer Cutie Cookbook is a great summer meal that the whole family can enjoy!

The Cancer Cutie Cookbook was written by Kathryn “Kat” Davis, a two time breast cancer survivor, certified nutritionist, health & wellness counselor and cancer coach. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two children.

Mini Turkey Burgers

Mini Turkey Burgers by Kathryn Davis

Serves 12
Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients

1 Large egg
1 lb Ground turkey breast
2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion or chive (optional)
2 Tablespoons whole wheat bread crumbs (seasoned or unseasoned)
2 Tablespoons low-fat sour cream
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon olive oil
12 Dinner rolls

Preparation

1. In a bowl, beat the egg, add the turkey, onion, bread crumbs, mustard and sour cream and mix well. Form the mixture into twelve patties (same size as dinner roll)
2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil, cook the burgers for 4-6 minutes a side, or until golden brown and cooked through. (Cover skillet for last 1-2 minutes to ensure the burgers are cooked all the way through)

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The Cancer Cutie Cookbook is available for purchase on Kat’s website or Amazon.com.
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QUIZ: What’s Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Take the “What’s Your Risk?” Quiz! This tool is designed to assist you with understanding your health and knowledge of breast cancer. Throughout the quiz we’ll help guide you to healthy lifestyle habits and understanding further how you can make changes to help prevent and survive breast cancer.

*Note, this is an educational tool only and should not replace the advise given by a medical professional. Consult your medical professional to design a tailored lifestyle plant that best fits your needs.

Additional factors related to your personal health history may also impact risk and are not calculated by this tool. Be sure to discuss your personal health history with your doctor so together you can come up with a personalized plan to manage your health.

What Sweetener Should I Use? Types to Avoid and Choose

Sweeteners to Avoid and Choose

Do you add sweetener to your coffee, tea, or favorite baked dishes? Enjoy sodas, packaged or prepared foods? Be careful! The type of sweetener(s) you consume can greatly affect your health. Join us on the #iGoPinkChallenge by avoiding harmful sweeteners and instead choose healthier alternatives to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Sweeteners to AVOID:

  • Aspartame – artificial, found in many diet sodas and low calorie processed foods
  • Sucralose – artificial, processed with cholrine
  • Sugar. If you use sugar, use sparingly and select organic, less processed types like rapadura or turbinado.
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) – higher fructose level than sugar and banned in organic foods
  • Agave Nectar – high fructose levels than HFCS

Instead use:

  • Stevia – a zero calorie natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. Select organic powders or extracts without “natural flavors.”
  • Raw Local Honey – contains cancer-fighting antioxidants, has a low glycemic index, and local honey can help alleviate allergy symptoms.
  • Real Maple Syrup – contains less calories and more minerals than honey plus studies have shown maple syrup has anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting antioxidant properties. Select 100 % maple syrup without “natural maple flavoring.”

Remember: ALL sweeteners should be used in moderation! But if you do select a sweetener or enjoy a prepared food or beverage, make sure to make choices that are not harmful to your health.

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