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A Healthy Pasta Salad You Won't Be Embarrassed to Serve Your Friends

Repeat after us: Pasta salad doesn't need mayo.<p>The term pasta salad can, frankly, make the heart sink. Images spring to mind of bowtie noodles prepared hours before serving, thick with mayonnaise, home to all sorts of unseasoned raw veg. This dish has been brought along by one too many well-meaning …

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Southern Chicken Salad

The secret to a home-style Southern chicken salad is the chopped hard-boiled egg and dill pickle relish. Chopped red onion and chopped celery add …

For Father's Day, Make Your Dad Some Killer Wings

Welcome back to <i>Sunday Sustenance</i>! Last week I set fruits and vegetables ablaze in the name of delicious cocktails. Today, I’d like to take a step …

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6 Colorful Lunches To Pack This Week To Lose 6 Pounds

It's hard to stick to your diet when lunchtime comes around at work and all you want to order is Chinese food. But, a simple fix to staying on your …

Healthy Eating

This Meal-Prep Plan Will Set You Up For A Week Of Healthy Eats

Cook now, feast later: We're kicking off our 7-Day No-Added-Sugar Meal Plan with a smart prep routine that will make the week ahead even easier. (And tastier!)<p>In order to get the most out of the meal plan, we suggest grocery shopping and doing the prep work on a Saturday or Sunday, then starting …

16 Zucchini Recipes That Aren’t Zoodles

Zucchini is one of my all-time favorite vegetables, and it's rare that I don't have one or two sitting in my produce drawer just waiting to be …

Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy.

<i>Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated Marie-Pierre St-Onge’s title.</i><p>The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.<p>The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, …

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35 Reasons Why Tonight's Dinner Should Be a Sandwich

Somewhere along the line, the sandwich got defined as lunch food. That's a shame, because if you stuff good bread with enough hearty, flavorful …

Smoked Beef Ribs with Salt and Pepper

6 servings<p>Here’s everything you need to know to make these Texas-inspired ribs on a charcoal or gas grill. If you ever considered getting a pellet smoker such as a Traeger grill, recipes like this will make you glad you did.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup whole peppercorns<p>¼ cup Diamond Crystal or 2½ …

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30 Whole30 Recipes to Help You Survive Your Summer Diet

If you're attempting Whole30 this Summer, allow these seasonal recipes to help keep you on track. There's not a single no-no ingredient listed in any of these approved recipes (don't worry, I checked!). Though you might be saying bye to dairy, grains, legumes, and sugar, you know what you can't …

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Guacamole recipe: Chipotle finally shares their secrets

Guac and roll<p>While the summer sunshine’s been a little spotty recently, once it really gets going you’ll want to up your picnic basket arsenal. We’re …

Healthy salads: Dressings and toppings that are good for you - TODAY.com

If you want to be virtuous, you order a salad, right? Don’t go patting yourself on the back just yet! A classic Cobb with chopped bacon, egg, blue cheese, avocado and creamy dressing clocks in at over 1,000 calories. Likewise, a standard restaurant's chef salad is typically loaded with Swiss …

The Best 3-Ingredient Recipes For Weight Loss

Weight loss meals can be a real hassle to prepare. They require a long list of healthy ingredients that each have a long prep time. Not to mention, …

Food

This One-Pan Chicken and Rice Is a Dinner Miracle

Allow me to paint a picture for you: It's dinnertime, and you have a table of hungry people waiting with anticipation. You open the oven door, pull …

11 Hummus Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Store-Bought for Good

Let’s be honest: Making homemade hummus sounds hard. Or rather, it’s hard to make hummus that’s equally as good as store-bought versions. But that …

These Buffalo Chicken Totchos Will Probably Change Your Life

Swap tortilla chips for tater tots and FEEL THINGS!<p>2 pounds frozen tater tots<p>Buffalo Chicken:<p>2½ cups rotisserie chicken, shredded (bones and skin discarded)<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>¾ cup buffalo sauce<p>2 green onions, thinly sliced<p>Cheese Sauce:<p>1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese<p>1 tablespoon …

9 High-Protein Sandwiches With No Meat

In the world of meal prep and healthy lunch ideas, the humble sandwich often gets overlooked. Which is a shame, because high-quality, 100-percent …

11 Easy Make-Ahead Lunches You Can Take to Work

Packing your lunch for work is a twofer: It's much easier to eat healthy if that's what you're going for, and unless you're packing filet in that …

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:52 minPrep:10 minInactive:30 minCook:12 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories395 …

Our best recipes for beef and pork ribs

As prime summer grilling and smoking season arrives, you’ll need a few rib ticklin’ (sorry) recipes. Here are a few picks from the Recipe Finder to get you started.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Coffee BBQ-Sauced St. Louis-Style Ribs, pictured above. Spare ribs trimmed of …

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Quinoa Salad Recipes For When You're Feeling Extra Healthy

Eat well AND feel good.<p>Of all the great ways to make quinoa ― the nutritional powerhouse seed that grows plentifully on the other side of the equator ― the quinoa salad is perhaps the most perfect. Yes, we’re saying it’s better than quinoa breakfast hash. And even better than quinoa nachos. Why? …

9 Ways to Up Your Bean Game That Go Way Beyond Hummus and Soups

At the beginning of 2016, the word ‘pulse’ started to appear all over foodie websites. No, they weren’t suddenly interested in finding your …

You'll Want to Pour This Avocado Dressing Over Every Salad You Eat — and You Should!

[1]<p>Creamy Avocado Dressing<p>Sprinkle of Green [2]<p>Notes<p>This sauce is also great to use as a dip. Sweet potato chips go perfectly with this, and it's a nice variation from the usual guacamole.<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 ripe avocado<br>• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<br>• 1 cup water<br>• Handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves<br>• 1 …

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Baked Rice With Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

Are you always trying to find ways to make plain rice more appetizing? Well, your search has ended. In this recipe, fresh spinach, herbs, and …

Korean Fried Chicken Recipe

IMAGE Michael Angelo Chua<p>We made the fast-food favorite, sweet Korean fried chicken, even better! Complete the meal with a bowl of kimchi fried …

10 Awesome Bloggers Share Their Favorite One-Pot Recipes

We're fully on board with the one-pot phenomenon here at Kitchn. These low-effort, high-reward meals are always greater than the sum of their …