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Dishing Up the Best Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle

Recipe Rescue: Milkshake Mania!

Posted by Leia Flure - Desserts

They're a cool and creamy summer treat, but you can end up sipping over 500 calories in just a few minutes. Can you have your milkshake and drink it, too ? With a few recipe tweaks, yes! (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable PDF version of the recipes!)   Original Recipe: 3 cups chocola...

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Recipe Rescue: Lasagna

Posted by Leia Flure - Main Dishes

Lasagna has morphed from an Italian classic to an Americanized diet disaster. Typical recipes are filled with sausage and/or beef, carb-heavy noodles, plus gobs of ooey gooey cheese. We really don't need all that meat and cheese (translation: artery-clogging fat and waist-expanding calories). We may want it, but that's another story! I've clea...

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Nutrition Tips for the Guys

We're just past Father's Day, but did you know that June overall is Men's Health Month? The media seems to pay a lot of attention to ladies' health issues, so let's not neglect the guys; men, too, have special nutritional concerns. Here's what you need to know to keep yourself (or — if you're a woman — the men in your life) healthy all year long....

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Recipe Rescue: Carrot Cake

Carrot cake has vegetables, so it's healthy.. right? Not so much. Between the rich, nutty cake and over the top sweet cream cheese frosting, you've got a carrot catastrophe! Try my version with a secret ingredient for a carrot cake that's far more waistline-friendly and still tastes great. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable PDF version of the recipe!)...

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Healthy How-To: Roast Beef

Posted by Leia Flure - Main Dishes

Protein foods like beef, poultry, pork, and seafood take up the largest proportion of our food budgets. You can find deals at the market, but there are things we can do to save money even when meat isn't on sale. At the deli counter, specifically, lunch meats can be somewhat expensive because it's a convenience food. Deli meats can also be very high in sodium (even the lower-sodium ve...

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Recipe Rescue: Chocolate and Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Fudgy or cakey, who doesn't love a good brownie? But they can pack hundreds of calories in just one small square. Here's a healthier version with 50% less fat and only 150 calories, with the added deliciousness of a cream cheese swirl. Yum! (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable PDF version of the recipe!)...

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Store Shelves Loaded with Milk Alternatives

June is National Dairy Month , a time to celebrate all the nutritious benefits of milk, cheese and yogurt. But what if you don't do dairy? Whether it's for food preferences, religious purposes or health reasons, there are lots of reasons why people may not partake. Food companies have responded by developing scores of products to meet those needs, and I get lots of question...

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