Hard Squash Hummus

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When farmers markets close and vegetable choices dwindle, every restaurant menu seems to feature butternut squash — in soup, in pasta, or in salad.

But after a few months, even squash superfans will admit to butternut malaise.

Enter: delicata. This heirloom squash is experiencing a dramatic revival thanks to the richer flavor and softer skin of a productive variety that first hit seed markets about a decade ago.

Also known as “sweet potato squash” for its brown sugar flavor, delicata tastes like a cross between fresh corn and pumpkin pie.

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Hard Squash Hummus

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8 Beginners’ Fitness Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Whether you’re starting from scratch or getting back on track, you undoubtedly have high hopes that your fitness regimen will succeed.

However, you could fall prey to one of a handful of classic mistakes that can nip even the most well-intentioned plan in the bud.

Read on to see how to avoid the top eight beginners’ blunders.

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8 Beginners’ Fitness Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk

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You’ve probably heard conflicting reports about cancer prevention. Sometimes the specific cancer-prevention tip recommended in one study or news report is advised against in another.

In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still evolving. However, it’s well accepted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make.

So if you’re concerned about cancer prevention, take comfort in the fact that some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Consider these seven cancer prevention tips.

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Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk

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Recipe: Marinated portobello mushrooms with provolone

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Dietitian’s tip: When cleaning mushrooms, don’t immerse them in water because they’ll soak up the water like a sponge.

Instead, wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth or sturdy paper towel.

 

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Recipe: Marinated Portobello mushrooms with provolone

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23 Ways To Eat Clean

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Healthy eating isn’t always easy, especially with junk foods tempting you at the grocery store, corner deli, and even the office kitchen. Though eating clean at every meal isn’t always realistic, you can take steps to limit processed food.

Here, we show how common foods morph from real (i.e. apples) to highly processed (apple toaster pastries).

Your goal: Choose from natural foods as often as possible, go with foods that are somewhat processed in a pinch, and limit your intake of highly processed items.

See 23 natural food options now!

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23 Ways To Eat Clean

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