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Moderation Maven

Dishing Up the Best Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle

Boost Brain Power with Familiar Foods

Do you blame your aging brain for forgetting someone's name? Billions of brain cells can get bogged down with age, making it harder to keep up with cognitive demands like remembering where you left your car keys. Or whether your friend's cousin is named Dave or Dan. Unfortunately, we don't have the option to just get a new brain as we might replace a sluggish laptop....

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Recipe Rescue: Chocolate Stout Brownies

Last week, John L. (a producer at WCIA-3, our local CBS station) asked if it was possible to make a healthier version of the Chocolate Stout Brownies he made to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The stout beer used in the batter and glaze lends a rich, complex flavor. But 2 sticks of butter and a cup and a half of sugar? No wonder they're so decadent! So outrageous that I couldn't resist trying to resc...

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Recipe Rescue: Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are one of my all-time favorite springtime desserts. They're bright in both color and flavor and are a great way to end a meal on an uplifting note. But lemon bars aren't usually as light in calories as they are in appearance. I've tweaked this treat to be just as satisfying, with the perfect balance of sweet and tart for just about 100 calories per serving! (Scroll t...

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Feed Your Brain for Sleep and Health Benefits

We eat to nourish and fuel the body, but how often do you think about feeding your mind? More and more studies are demonstrating the importance of certain nutrients for brain health. Food influences energy levels, mood, memory, and more. In this first article of two on brain h...

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Recipe Rescue: Dessert Dips

Posted by Leia Flure - Desserts Snacks

Try these delicious sweet dip recipes to lighten up your get-togethers. Cookie Dough, Chocolate Hazelnut, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Key Lime Pie -- serve with graham crackers, cubes of angel food cake, and fresh cut up fruit! __________________________________________________________________ Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Dip...

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Quick Spinach, Sausage, and White Bean Stew

Quick Spinach, Sausage, and White Bean Stew (Printable PDF Version) Makes 8 cups Ingredients 12 oz turkey or chicken sausage, sliced into 1/4" rounds 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, diced...

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The Meaning of Moderation... Can All Foods Fit?

This year's National Nutrition Month theme is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle." Have you ever thought about what a healthy lifestyle means to you? If you haven't, it's worth pondering. What would it take to achieve and maintain your versio...

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