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Dishing Up the Best Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle

Recipe Rescue: Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Blueberry and lemon are a natural duo, with the bright, tart citrus complementing fruity sweetness. It's no surprise, then, that the two are often combined in cakes, adding another dimension of buttery goodness. But don't be fooled by the healthy-sounding name! Pound cakes pack in the fat and calories, even when fruit is involved. So here are some options to enjoy this tasty treat...

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Food Trends are Driven by Consumer Hopes, Fears

Within the past few months, the airwaves have been filled with news that big companies are moving away from scary-sounding food chemicals and additives. Kraft is removing its trademark yellowish orange dye from boxed mac and cheese. Panera announced that by 2016, artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners and flavors will no longer be on the menu. Chipotle decided that "when it comes to [thei...

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Recipe Rescue: Cinnamon Rolls

It's tough to resist the siren sound of freshly baked cinnamon rolls crowned with gooey vanilla glaze. But knowing that they can pack nearly 900 calories and 40 grams of fat, all before breakfast? It can be worth it to walk away. That is, walk to your kitchen, where you can make your own! Cinnamon rolls made from scratch offer more satisfaction and better nutrition, while filling your home with th...

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Pico de Gallo and Guacamole

My go-to recipes for these versatile condiments! Guacamole (Printable PDF Version) Makes about 3 ½ cups Ingredients...

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The Body Acidity Balancing Act

When you hear "acid" or "acidic," you probably don't think of good outcomes. More likely, you're reminded of the burning sensation of lemon juice coming in contact with a cut on your finger. Or perhaps you think of the terrible heartburn you get after eating tomatoes. There's been a lot of talk lately about the acidic effects of the typical Western diet. Refined carbs, meats, an...

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