Our mission at Breast Cancer Family Foundation is to inspire people in our community to live healthy, cancer-free lifestyles and a huge piece of that starts with what’s on our plate. When teaching in the classroom about reducing cancer risk, I highlight the importance of taking care of our bodies from the inside out. Eating more whole foods and reducing the amount of processed foods that we eat goes a long way in not only lowering our cancer risk but also improving quality of life in general. I emphasis to the students that eating healthy doesn’t mean that you have to eat the same thing day in and day out or eat food that isn’t exciting or tasty. Going forward with our mission, we wanted to expand this message to the community as well. This has lead us to start thinking about what that next step looks like.
If you’ve been following our Facebook page the last few weeks, you may have noticed something new. For the summer, we have started to highlight some of the delicious, seasonal vegetables that we have growing right in our backyard. With farmers’ markets just around the corner, we want to arm you with recipes to get the most out of your local produce endeavor. I find that it is easy to get stuck in a rut and it’s sometimes a struggle to come up with new ways to cook healthfully that the whole family will enjoy. That’s where Tasty Tuesdays comes in!
Tasty Tuesdays is a way for us to expand our message that eating healthy can be fun and isn’t always one-size fits all. Each week we highlight a different fruit, vegetable, or herb and give you fresh and exciting ways to prepare it. We also break down the nutrient profile of each Tasty Tuesday star and how it can help you reduce your risk of developing cancer. With Tasty Tuesdays, we are proving that eating well can be fun and taste good too! Keep your eye out for a new star every week and join us in tackling cancer one meal at a time!