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Moderation Maven

Dishing Up the Best Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle

Enjoy the Journey of New Year's Resolutions

On this New Year's Eve, you're probably thinking about your resolutions for 2015. If they're the same as last year's (and maybe the year before), you might you say you failed in 2014. I disagree. The path to success is rarely a straight line. I'm confident that if you asked any CEO how he or she got to the top, the answer would have something to do with...

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Recipe Rescue: Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip sounds healthy, but does it live up to the name? Not so much. Sure, spinach and artichokes are on the ingredient list, but the dip is really more about the creamy, gooey cheese than veggies. My philosophy is that if you're going to indulge, why not get some extra nutrition? I've taken this fat-laden favorite and made spinach the star player, with plenty of cheesy deliciousnes...

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Healthy How-To: Pita Chips

Pita chips are the perfect vehicle for all sorts of dips. They're super easy to make at home, so why not? Start with 6" whole grain pitas. Using kitchen shears, cut them into pieces and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet prepped with nonstick spray....

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Recipe Rescue: Buffalo Chicken Dip

It's December, and along with the possibility of snow, we can expect a flurry of holiday get-togethers. Naturally, I'll be tackling party favorites in the next several Recipe Rescue posts! I'm starting off with Buffalo Chicken Dip. Although this dip packs in satisfying protein, the fat and calories can add up with multiple servings and when you dip with chips. It only takes a few simple tweaks to...

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