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Moderation Maven

Dishing up the best ingredients for a healthy lifestyle

"Candy Corn" Parfait

Try this tasty Halloween-themed treat for a healthy snack or guilt-free dessert! Ingredients ¼ cup diced pineapple ¼ cup mandarin orange sections ¼ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons light whipped cream 3-5 candy corn pieces Recipe Tips Use fresh oranges and pineapple or drained pieces...

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soup

Make broth at home with all of the flavor but not all of the salt!

So many recipes call for chicken broth, whether it's soup, stuffing, risotto, mashed potatoes, or gravy, to name a few. There's no doubt that chicken broth adds flavor, but unfortunately, it can be sky-high in sodium. Reduced-sodium options are certainly an improvement, but can still pack around 600 milligrams of sodium in just one cup. Whenever possible, it's best to go for unsalted broth or s...

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pasta

Fight Chronic Disease with... Pasta?

Did you know that eating pasta can help prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cognitive problems, and even skin damage? If it's topped with plenty of classic marinara sauce, it can. Tomatoes, the primary ingredient in marinara, can prevent blood clotting and have anti-inflammatory properties to prevent a whole host of chronic conditions. They also contain high levels of...

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