Before you head into the kitchen, here are a few quick facts about breast cancer.
- According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Doctors recommend that young women begin having routine breast exams at age 20.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in African-American women.
- Knowing your family history is important. If any close relatives were diagnosed with breast cancer, your risk may be doubled.
As you can see, breast cancer impacts the lives of so many and it's important to bring more attention to getting mammograms and finding a cure. Do your part to heighten breast cancer awareness by taking action in your kitchen! Brighten up your diet and your Instagram feed with these four simple, healthy recipes. Prepare them with your family and friends, post them on social media, and encourage your followers to #ThinkPink during October.
1. Berry Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are a great way to start your mornings. Feel free to get creative with toppings and try new add-ins to your liking.
2. Honey Grapefruit Lemonade
Try this pink lemonade-- with a twist! Grapefruit is a great source of Vitamin C and fiber. Also, both grapefruit and honey have antioxidant properties. The recipe for this refreshing lemonade can be found here.
3. Salmon with Lemon Couscous
Salmon is a great meal option for either lunch or dinner. There are so many different ways to prepare this dish. Shown above, the salmon is broiled and paired with lemon couscous, a flavorful side.
4. Pink Fresh Fruit Salad
Pomegranate seeds, grapefruit, and mint all come together to create this delicious salad. The bitter taste of grapefruit can be evened out with honey. You can also try creating a salad with other pink fruits such as watermelon, strawberries, or raspberries.
Sweat Sisters, the bright pink colors in these foods are a visual reminder to think of all who are affected by breast cancer. How do you plan on raising awareness this month? Comment below.