A Valentine’s Recipe + Survivor Class!

Today’s post is courtesy of the Carolinas Cancer Wellness Program.  In addition to their regular program, they have added weight management programs for survivors.  Check the bottom for a healthy, cancer preventive Valentine’s Day treat!  

The Survivorship and Wellness Programs at the Levine Cancer Institute work hard to meet the needs of people at all stages of their cancer treatment.  They are adding a brand new program that helps survivors at any phase in their cancer treatment take control of their weight.

The next 6-week program will be led by an registered nurse and dietitian.  Meetings will focus on resources for safe weight loss and changing healthy behavior into habit.  The spring session starts on Wednesday, March 6 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Levine Cancer Institute-Main.  For more information, contact Survivorship at 980-442-2000 or email LevineCancerInstituteSurvivorship@carolinashealthcare.org.

Sweetheart’s Tart Cherry Sorbet

Cherry sorbetCherries are a nutrient dense fruit known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The many nutrients found in cherries have potential preventive health benefits related to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, inflammation and Alzheimer’s.  Cherries are used in this tart sorbet for a heart-healthy dessert or a special treat for your Valentine!
Ingredients
·       3 cups frozen pitted tart cherries
·       1 cup sugar
·       1/3 cup white wine or white grape juice
·       ½ teaspoon almond extract
·       ½ teaspoon salt
Directions
Place cherries in a food processor; over and puree until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well-blended. Pour into an airtight freezer-safe container. Place in freezer until firm.  Yields 6 servings.
Nutrition Info:
Serving Size: 1/3 cup – 175 calories, <0.5g fat, 0 cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 42 g of carbohydrate, 1 g of fiber, 1 g of protein.

Recipe adapted from Light & Tasty Magazine.