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More Slow Cooker Favorites


This time of year, when there's a chill in the air and no shortage of things to do, many of us rely on our slow cookers to do dinner. We rounded up seven of our best "set it and forget it" recipes.

Posted 10/5/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 13 comments   19,160 views
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7 Spicy Suppers


Some like it hot--myself included! If you're among those who like to turn up the heat when you eat, you'll love this week's meal plan, which is chock full of meals that are hot, hot, hot!

Posted 9/28/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 5 comments   10,960 views
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Our Cheesiest Recipes


Are you a cheese fan? Then you'll love this week's dinner menu. We've rounded up seven of our cheesiest recipes! (You might also want to check out this slideshow!
Posted 9/21/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 13 comments   19,690 views
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Healthy Kid-Friendly Favorites


Want to get your kids on board with eating more nutritious meals, but not sure where to start? How about with a week’s worth of better-for-them versions of their favorite meals? They’ll eat what you make, you get to stick to your healthy eating plan, and everyone wins!
Posted 9/14/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 6 comments   20,865 views
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Travel to Italy at Dinnertime This Week


Shake up dinnertime with a culinary tour of Italy. No fatty Alfredo or loaded lasagna here--just healthy, tasty comfort foods! We've rounded up seven healthy Italian favorites that will have you shouting "mamma mia!" Buon appetito!

Posted 8/24/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 19 comments   22,652 views
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7 Super Sandwiches for Suppertime


This collection of sandwich recipes is the best thing since sliced bread! Get a week's worth of healthy, tasty, hand-held meals!

Posted 8/17/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 6 comments   25,907 views
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Diabetes-Friendly Dinners


It's hard enough to decide what to make for dinner when you don't have any dietary restrictions. When you have to create meals that are diabetes-friendly, it can make mealtime more challenging. That's why we rounded up a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals that are healthy, simple, and delicious!
Posted 8/10/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 7 comments   16,996 views
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7 Nights of Chicken Dinners


Chicken breasts are the little black dress of the protein group. Dress them up, dress them down--they're great with any meal. Here are a week's worth of healthy, new-to-you recipes!
Posted 7/27/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 13 comments   54,416 views
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7 Terrific Tomato Recipes


Confession: I'm a tomato snob. I won't eat fresh ones nine months of the year. To me, biting into a tomato and expecting red, ripe, juicy goodness and getting a mouthful of mealy, flavorless mush isn't worth it.

Thankfully, it's tomato season, which means I'm eating these beauties morning, noon and night. Green zebras, hefty mortgage lifters, tiny little purple Cherokees... red, yellow, green, and all colors in between... raw, cooked... You get the picture!

I'm sure I'm not alone in my love of summer tomatoes, so that's why this week's menu honors my favorite summer crop!

Posted 7/20/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 19 comments   14,300 views
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Ooh La La! 7 Nights of (Fit) French Food


While a trip to Paris might not in be the budget, a few French-themed meals likely are. Put some Edith Piaf on the stereo, pour a glass of wine, and whip of one of these dinners worthy of a fancy bistro--but with less fat and fewer calories. (And this meal plan comes just in time for Bastille Day tomorrow!)
Posted 7/13/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 21 comments   15,089 views
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Weekly Menu: Meatless Meals


Whether you're vegetarian or just in search of new meal ideas, you'll love these meatless meals. They're easy on your wallet and your waistline.
Posted 7/6/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 17 comments   53,846 views
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7 of Our Favorite 15-Minute Meals


Even on your busiest nights, you always have time for a home-cooked meal--as long as you plan ahead for such occasions.

Here are a week's worth of meals that are ready in less time than it would take to round up the family's fast-food order and drive through for burgers and fries. Some of these meals are so simple they don't require a recipe and allow you to customize them based on what's in your fridge, freezer, and pantry.
Posted 6/29/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 10 comments   36,696 views
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Have Breakfast for Dinner This Week


Recently we surveyed our members about their cooking and eating habits. Most of you spend 30 minutes or so making dinner but only five minutes making your other meals and snacks.

Some nights, you just don't have 30 minutes. When your schedule doesn't allow enough time to make a home-cooked dinner, why not serve breakfast for supper instead? Breakfast meals tend to be fast, and ours are healthy to boot. This week's downloadable and printable menu has seven nights of suppers that are as good for you at night as they are in the morning.

Keep reading to see the menu!
Posted 6/22/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 15 comments   22,995 views
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7 Nights of Healthy, Hearty Salads


It is H-O-T! Rather than heat up the kitchen to cook up a heavy meal, why not serve up a cool, refreshing salad for dinner instead? Our weekly menu is full of meal-size salads that are as hearty as they are healthy.

Keep reading to see the menu!
Posted 6/15/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 17 comments   57,281 views
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A Week of Dinners on the Grill


As the song goes: "Summertime... and the living is easy..." especially when dinner is cooked on the backyard grill. You don't have to heat up the kitchen, you can enjoy the beautiful weather, and you can create a healthy, flavorful meal without any added fats or oils.

With the start of summer upon us in a couple of weeks and temperatures rising every day, who wouldn't want to head outside and enjoy dinner alfresco? That's why this week's menu this 7 Days of Dinners on the Grill!

Keep reading to see the menu, and get a clickable, downloadable, printable version.
Posted 6/8/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 7 comments   15,452 views
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