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Dishing Up the Best Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle

Recipe Rescue: Pumpkin Pie

Last but not least in Recipe Rescue: Thanksgiving Edition... pumpkin pie! Pumpkin pie is actually one of the healthier pie choices, relatively speaking. We've made some tweaks here and there, but the major change is simple portion control. Rather than serve smaller slices, amp up the fun factor with mini pumpkin pies! (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable PDF version of...

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Recipe Rescue: Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving classic that few American tables go without. The dish made of canned green beans, condensed mushroom soup, milk, and French fried onions can pack in over 700 milligrams of sodium and 7 grams of fat in just ½ cup. Luckily, it just takes a few tweaks to slash the sodium and cut down on a few extra calories. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for...

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Recipe Rescue: Sweet Potato Casserole

Would your Thanksgiving table be complete without sweet potato casserole? I know mine wouldn't! My grandma always made hers with canned sweet potatoes, loads of butter and sugar, plus a to-die-for topping of sugary spiced pecans. The taste is over-the-top, and so are the nutritional stats! I've taken it down a notch in the sugar and fat department, but you'll be just as satisfied with this lighten...

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Can Aphrodisiacs Really Spice Up Your Sex Life?

They say that sex sells, and ain't that the truth? Yet so many people shy away from discussing it in public. And seeking help when there's trouble in the bedroom? Yeah right. Like any other aspect of health, we're quick to look for cure-alls. The idea of aphrodisia...

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