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Moderation Maven

Dishing Up the Best Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle
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Recipe Rescue: Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Meat and cheese piled high on an oversized hoagie roll... delicious, but over the top on fat and calories. Here's how to make a cheesesteak at home and enjoy, the Moderation Maven way: Use top round steak (a relatively lean cut) Add flavor without calories: Caramelize the onions and season the meat with herbs and spices Use one skillet t...

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Recipe Rescue: Bacon and Cheese Quiche

With eggs as the best known ingredient, quiche sounds like it would be healthy. But add a pie crust, heavy cream, bacon, and cheese, and you've got a lot more fat and calories than you bargained for. Here's I did to make this recipe healthier: Swap out the bland pie crust for one made from hash browns - this cuts fat and calories while adding fi...

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An Ode to Watermelon

Okay, fun fact. I've polished off almost a whole watermelon by myself. Probably not the definition of moderation, but cut me some slack; this was over the span of about 6 hours, while canoeing at Kickapoo State Park. I earned it! Watermelon has always been one of my favorite summertime treats. I mean, not that many foods can work as a snack, dessert, and hydration source. Seriously, watermelon...

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