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25 Healthy Recipes for Graduation Parties

This month is a popular one for graduation celebrations, with high schools and colleges throughout the country concluding their academic years.

Whether you’re planning a graduation celebration for your favorite recent graduate or attending a potluck party, we have the perfect recipe for you – from finger foods to decadent desserts.

Finger Foods: Simple to prepare and easy to eat, finger foods are a fun and portable way for your guests to nosh while they mingle. These recipes don’t require forks or knives, but they might call for extra napkins.

Boneless Buffalo Strips

Low-Calorie Pigs in a Blanket

Rosemary Skewered Chicken with Orange Glaze

Antipasto Skewers from Mele Cotte

Cucumber Cups with Caramelized Onions & Bacon from Lemons & Anchovies


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Bake a Healthier Brownie with Truvia Spoonable [Video] [Recipe]

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment below with how you would use Truvia and we’ll select three people to receive the new Truvia Spoonable and a box of Truvia packets. Drawing 8/2/10.

I’m all for practicing moderation. This is what allows me to eat a healthful diet of lean proteins, whole grains and a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, and still have room for something indulgent once in a while. While I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, a brownie is my weakness. So when I make them, once in a while, I do so from scratch using ingredients like whole grain flour and Greek yogurt, allowing me to have greater control over what I’m eating than what I’d find in a pre-mix box.

That’s why I was excited to try baking with Truvia. In its new Truvia Spoonable, a re-closable container, you have greater quantity at hand allowing you to bake without having to open 50 of those tiny packages! This all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener actually helped me turn out a pretty delicious brownie. A brownie that had three grams of sugar less than a typical one.

Read on to see the recipe!
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Will Power vs. Won’t Power

brownie with nutsMy uncle has always been a large man, the kind that has to duck to go through many doorways. He is used to respect and likes being in control. He is also full of advice, wanting to share with people the things that he has learned throughout his life. I am sure when he was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, it took some time for him to adjust because this was uncharted territory, not something he knew already or knew how to control. He has learned how to manage his diet and glucose levels. He has even learned how to indulge in small portions of favorite desserts without causing any health issues. As a result his disease is not at a severe level.

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Food Fight: Brownies

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Stepping into our Food Fight ring this week are two rich, fudgy and decadent contenders- No Pudge Original Fat Free Fudge Brownie and Betty Crocker Low-Fat Fudge Brownie. Are brownies a health food? No! Do you need to indulge occasionally? Yes! And when you do, shouldn’t you do it responsibly? Yes!

no pudge brownies betty crocker

Fighter Notes
Betty Crocker is of course the beloved baked-goods-at-home-made-easy brand. It was the only brand at the grocery store that offered a low-fat variety, making it my only choice for competition against No Pudge. They do not mention this product on their Web site.

No Pudge has been taking the fat out of this dreamy dessert since the 90s.
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