Melissa Van Hien

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19 Cauliflower Recipes to Hack Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Cauliflower is *definitely* making a comeback as your go-to powerhouse veggie. Remember when Cauliflower rice recipes were all the rage? Before that, everyone went <i>crazy</i> for the ever-popular cauliflower pizza. Now that everyone knows the veggie is the chameleon of the vegetable world, healthy …

Cheap flights: Best day to book, top sites and insider secrets

There are plenty of ideas out there to make long-range travel cheaper and faster, such as Elon Musk's Hyperloop and supersonic airliners. But until they actually arrive, we're stuck with regular air travel, which can take all day and put a serious dent in your bank account. I can't do anything …

How to Make the Best 7-Layer Dip (Without a Recipe)

It's easy to upgrade the classic dip. Here's how to achieve maximum deliciousness in every layer.<p>Last week, party food guru Dennis Prescott unveiled …

The Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free Dessert That Anyone Can Eat

It's a Thanksgiving miracle: This dessert will satisfy even the most restrictive diet—and it's easy to make.<p>My sister, bless her, has decided to embark on the Whole30 diet. She's on week three of the 30-day grain-free, alcohol-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, legume-free, meat-and-veggie-focused meal …

The 13 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

These lucky 13 crock-pot recipes are easy to prep in the a.m., and ready to gobble up when you get home. You’ll love 'em on busy weeknights...and …

Best Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking with a crockpot helps create layers of flavor in everything from hearty stews to healthy chicken dishes. Even desserts can benefit from the …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

'Tis the Season for Very Strange Airfare Sales

What's your pleasure? Mystery destinations, unknown airlines, gluttonous all-you-can-fly deals or maybe just a nice, simple impossible fare.<p>Find all …

6 secrets for snagging low airfares

Want to make Chris’s eyes roll? Then ask him: “what’s the best day to buy airline tickets?” 🙂<p><b>My eyes roll and I sigh every time I see a study or</b> …

23 Healthy Lunch Sandwiches That Will Make You A Champion At Life

Be the sandwich master of your own universe.

10 DASH Diet Recipes That Taste Damn Good

Stick to the DASH plan while dining on tacos, pad thai, and crepes with these under 400-calorie meal ideas that'll make you forget you're on a …

20 Delicious Sandwich-Free And Healthy Lunch Ideas

20 Sandwich-Free And Healthy Lunch Ideas That Everyone Would Love<p>Reema Prabhakar<p>Read full profile<p>Are you bored of eating sandwiches for lunch? …

15 Ways To Make Quick, Healthy Summer Lunches

Yum.<p>Lunch is one of those meals you often forget about until you're starving. And once that point of hunger desperation has been reached, the idea of making the meal a healthy one gets overtaken by the need to get food into your belly <i>fast</i>. Pizza, burgers, whatever's quick. Unfortunately, this is …

Healthy Eating

The Best Protein Powder for Every Goal

Mixing this simple powder into a shake, smoothie, or even pancakes can make your weight loss goals that much more attainable.<p>But here’s the thing: …

Nutrition

Here's The Secret To Saving Almost $400 On Your Next Plane Ticket

Fortunately, we just got a lot more science to offset the art.<p>The good folks over at Expedia have just released a study on when you should buy your next plane ticket.<p>Using data from Airline Reporting Corporation, Expedia determined that "while it's impossible to guarantee when travelers can find …

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Vacation packing tips from professional stylists and closet organizers

The perks of summer travel — the promise of tranquil balmy days and ample pool time — can be eclipsed by the anxiety of preparing for the trip.<p>Not the least of the stress producers is the process of packing. It can seem to be an overwhelming task, full of fear that you'll bring too much or too …

10 Smart Things To Pack in Your Carry-On (And One Not To)

Packing for a vacation, business trip, or mandatory family visit can seem like solving a jigsaw puzzle. How do you bring everything you need and …

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USA TODAY's Travel blog

This Is the Absolute Best Time to Book a Flight

Timing is everything.<p>We all know that flights get more expensive as the departure date gets closer, and flights are full enough these days that …

Five Best Cheap Travel Booking Sites

Getting away for a little holiday shouldn't have to be expensive. There are lots of great sites to help you plan your next trip, whether it's for …

Why These Flights Were 50% Off (and How to Get One Next Time)

You may have missed this, but if you were paying us any attention last week, you saw social media explode with tales of $400 Australian airfares. At <b>Hopper</b>, we noticed the absurdly cheap prices, blasted them out on Facebook and Twitter, and sent our users a notification that flights from Australia …

Air Travel

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …