Healthy Lunch Ideas

Healthy Lunch Ideas So starting a new healthy eating regime is a very positive way to change your lifestyle and by maintaining it will provide you with low risk health issues and amazing physical attributes. As like many healthy eating plans or diet plans, exercise is the best tool to…

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Chocolate Bark- No Recipe Required

Chocolate bark is the easiest (and prettiest) gift you can make, and there are no rules — and no recipe required.  When it comes to candy making, there’s nothing simpler or more satisfying than chocolate bark. There’s no fiddling with wayward candy thermometers, stirring until your arm cramps, or boiling…

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Dress Up Popcorn Recipe

Dress Up Your Popcorn Recipe Everyone knows that popcorn is great on its own, but did you know just how many popcorn topping ideas are out there? The options truly are endless! And the wonderful thing about popcorn is that it can be savory or sweet–whatever you are in the…

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15 Kid-Friendly Slow-Cook Crockpot Soup Recipes

It’s no big surprise that busy moms are big fans of crockpot cooking, especially as the seasons take a turn to the cold. If you’re looking to amp up your slow-cooker recipe arsenal this season,  you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found 15 hearty and healthy slow-cooker, crockpot soup…

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Refreshing Smoothies

Enjoy making these refreshing smoothies for summer with your kids for the whole family. A great summer activity shopping for and prepping for their favorite smoothie. They’re good for you and super yummy too! Ingredients: • 1 lime • 2 c. diced cantaloupe • 0.33 c. diced peach • 1 tbsp. honey • 3 ice…

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How to Make Yummy Zucchini Bread

Here is a yummy bread recipe for after dinner! You’ll be eating vegetables and not even know it! This is what you need to make the bread. Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3…

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Starbucks’ Creamy, Icy Drinks

If Spring fever has you craving a cool, refreshing sweet treat — inspiring you to head to your local Starbucks for a creamy drink, like the Caffè Espresso Frappuccino — before downing 380 calories in a few chilly sips, you should consider your choices. These stats will help shave calories…

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12 Low Calorie Dessert Recipes

Sure, you’d love some one-on-one time with a bowl of ice cream and a spoon, but that late-night treat can pack on over 250 calories. Whether you’re craving a sweet, creamy dessert, a homemade cookie, or chocolate-anything, here are healthier ways to indulge so you can enjoy your treat without…

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Reinvent the PB&J Sandwich

Don’t you just love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich? It’s sweet, smooth (or crunchy) and it’s a great source of protein. But are you getting a little tired of your average PB&J? There are quite a few ways to turn this ordinary sandwich into an exciting one! How…

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Delicious Beef Stew

Here’s what you need: Ingredients 3 pounds boneless beef chuck (well-marbled), cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1-inch chunks 7 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1-1/2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups dry red wine  2…

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Meatless Monday Recipes for Everyone

  You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy eating meatless at least once a week. The idea of Meatless Mondays has been around for awhile, and now more and more people are choosing to go meatless even more often. Not only does avoiding meat help to reduce saturated…

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Ice Pop Recipes For Summer Breakfast

From Food Network Kitchen Frozen treats are one of summer’s highlights, so why not enjoy them at every meal, including breakfast? Embrace the warm weather by starting the day with these easy, portable ice pop desserts featuring in-season fruits and filling additions like oats and chia seeds.

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11 Refreshing Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Refreshing Homemade Ice Cream Recipes Nothing screams Summer like ice cream, but you don’t have to run to your favorite ice cream shop every time you have a craving. Ice cream makers can be found pretty inexpensively (Cuisinart makes a great one for under $100). After you’re up and churning,…

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GRILLING-Shrimp Avocado Mango Salsa

Shrimp With Avocado-Mango Salsa A great, different take on grilling for the summer! INGREDIENTS Vegetable oil cooking spray 8 cups baby spinach 1 cup couscous 1 lb medium shrimp, shelled and deveined 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1 large mango, peeled and diced 1 medium avocado, diced 1 medium tomato, diced 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/2 jalapeño…

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Meal Planning for Spring from Gatheredtable

Planning for Spring from Gatheredtable Spring cannot come soon enough this year. After a winter of record breaking snowfall, I have never been more ready for the freshness of spring: asparagus, leeks, ramps, rhubarb, fresh peas and more. As the ground starts to thaw, I am determined to make the…

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Cooking with your kids: Get in the Kitchen and Cook

Cooking with your kids 3 Reasons to Cook With Your Kids 1. Cooking Kids are Less Picky. Many parents know the stress of picky eaters. Some won’t eat broccoli because it looks like a tree, others won’t try new foods because they dislike textures. When kids help to prepare foods, they are more…

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Broccoli Fritters Recipe with Parmesan cheese

In this broccoli fritters recipe there’s a lot of broccoli and very little pancake. The broccoli is not grated or pureed, but left in small, recognizable bits that are bound lightly, faintly, to their batter of egg, parmesan and flour. And when you cook them right — that is, to…

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Love this Easy Lasagna Recipe

Easy Lasagna Recipe Check out this super easy recipe to make the most delicious lasagna. This lasagna recipe is a lot easier than most. We might be taking some shortcuts, but that does not take away from the great taste! Be sure to get a parent’s permission and supervision before…

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Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Easy Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe If there’s one dish guaranteed to be on every Indian restaurant menu, it’s chicken tikka masala, which is composed of grilled chunks of chicken enveloped in a creamy spiced tomato sauce. What’s behind this simple dish’s tremendous popularity? “Tomato sauce has universal appeal. When the…

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Easy Chocolate Desserts are a Girls best friend

Chocolate Fondue This is a pretty simple recipe, but it is delicious and vital for all chocolate-lovers to know! What you’ll need: 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, reserve 1/4 cup to thin if fondue begins to thicken 4 bittersweet chocolate bars, chopped, 3 1/2 ounces each Instructions: Heat 1/2 cup…

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