November 2018

PR Bar Health Focus is centered around all things nutrition and health. Every month we introduce you to nutritional topics and we scour the internet for the best healthy recipes for you to try. We even try them ourselves before we recommend them.

Recipe of the Month

Loaded Cauliflower

Looking for something a little healthier to bring to your family holiday? We’ve got you covered with this months Heath Focus Recipe. It’s so easy to take on added sugar and loads of carbohydrates during the holidays that we sought out something easy to make which helps avoid some of the pitfalls of the holidays. This loaded cauliflower is a great substitution for traditional mashed potatoes and will for sure become a healthy favorite of yours. Check it out and let us know what you think.

 Ingredients

1 head cauliflower

½ cup sour cream

½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon dry ranch salad dressing mix

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon butter cut into small pieces

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)
  2. Please a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until very tender (15-20 minutes). Transfer cauliflower to a bowl, mash, and strain excess water.
  3. Mix cauliflower, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a 9-inch baking dish; top with butter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling (about 30-45 minutes).

Original recipe and additional pictures can be found HERE

 

November Health Factoid

November is Pancreatic Cancer awareness month, and we wanted to do our part to educate our followers on ways to help prevent the disease.

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 64 people will develop pancreatic cancer. While there are no failsafe ways to avoid cancer, here are ways the American Cancer Society points out as ways you can improve your chances of prevention:

Don’t Smoke– Smoking is the most important avoidable risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Quitting will lower your risk.

Improve your Health– Eating healthy, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are all factors in helping the prevention of pancreatic cancer

Limit Alcohol- There are ties between heavy alcohol use and pancreatic cancer. Limiting or removing alcohol from your diet can decrease your chance to develop chronic pancreatitis and cirrhosis, both of which increase pancreatic cancer risk.

For more information on Pancreatic Cancer, including research and more on prevention, please head over to the American Cancer Society website