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February 22, 2013 | 3 minute read

For Your Oscar Party: AICR’s Favorite Healthy Nominees

Movie lovers — and celebrity watchers — get ready: the Academy Awards are this Sunday and if you are attending or hosting an Oscar party, let us help. Our Best Picture-inspired dishes are cancer-fighting and delicious.

For Your Oscar Party: AICR’s Favorite Healthy Nominees

Best Pictures for Cancer Prevention

If you love Oscar night and enjoy rolling out the red carpet for your friends, why not serve elegant dishes from AICR’s star studded menu of Health-e-Recipes?

Use our cinematic-inspired picks to help you prepare a cancer-fighting and delicious menu for your Oscar party.

And now, the envelope please…

Mango Just Plain

Inspired by: Django Unchained

Sweet, delicious and perfect just as they are. Mangoes are packed with vitamins C and A and also contain cancer-fighting phytochemicals, such as beta-carotene.

A versatile fruit, you can add mangoes to tarts and cakes, or provide a sweet touch to savory salsas. You can also blend frozen mangoes to create a mouth-watering sorbet.

Try our mango inspired recipe:

Zesty Asian Turkey and Mango Stir-Fry

Zero Dark Chocolate

Inspired by: Zero Dark Thirty.

Dark chocolate is abundant in flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals that act as antioxidants.

Chocolate is made from raw cacao beans. Chocolate processing such as adding sugar and milk cuts down some of its beneficial flavanols. General rule of thumb: the darker the chocolate, the higher the flavanol content and less sugar.

Try our healthy chocolate recipes:

Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Black Bean Brownies


Inspired by: Argo

Our Apricot Pecan Cereal Bars made with oatmeal, whole-wheat flour and fruit are a healthy, fiber-filled addition to your Oscar night platter.

Sweet dried apricots are the main feature here. Apricots are a rich source of vitamin A and contain fiber and potassium. Leftovers are perfect for breakfast the next morning!

Try our Recipe: Apricot Pecan Cereal Bars.

Feasts of a Southern Style

Inspired by: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Black beans, whole-grain cornbread, and collards — all southern style foods — contain loads of fiber, which protects against colorectal cancer.

Beans contain folate and other health-promoting compounds, and low-calorie collards are rich in vitamins C, A, K, and folate.

Try these delicious southern style recipes for greens, cornbread and more. (Pictured: Great Greens)



Inspired by: Amour

Show your guests some love with delicious non-alcoholic beverages.

Because alcohol is linked to increased risk for several cancers, including colon and breast, limiting how much you drink is a good idea.

You can serve this Ginger-Ade, flavored with fresh ginger, anise and cinnamon, hot – or cold and bubbly.

Try our recipe: Ginger-Ade.

Loaf of Chai

Inspired by: Life of Pi

Bake a loaf of this Walnut Chai bread before the party and your guests will be greeted with the warm, comforting aroma of cinnamon and cloves.

This gingerbread-brown loaf contains whole-grain flour, applesauce, egg whites and walnuts and provides plenty of fiber, but keeps calories low. (Chai is a traditional Indian beverage made with tea and spices like ginger, cinnamon and cloves.)

Try our recipe: Walnut Chai Loaf


Inspired by: Lincoln

Why do all the party planning yourself? Ask friends to share their favorite recipes — and perhaps bring one — on facebook, twitter, pinterest or your go-to blogs.


You can share your ideas with us on facebook

Visit our Health-e-Recipe page for more inspiration.

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