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The foods that’ll keep your gut happy (and healthy) while traveling

The thrill of traveling is the chance to break out of your usual routines. But when your gut gets out of <i>its</i> usual routine, you might have a problem. …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Let’s start with some housekeeping. There are only two weekends left before we enter …

Italian Food

This Is the Best Way to Cook Chicken Breasts, According to a MasterChef Champ

As a frugal 20-something living on my own in the Big Apple, I'm practically the poster child for "ballin' on a budget" — especially when it comes to grocery shopping. While picking out my weekly staples, I usually just grab whichever meats are most affordable for the sake of giving my wallet a …

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20 Quick and Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes

Quick and easy weeknight dinners are an absolute must in my meal plan. And on nights when chicken is on the menu, I turn to a pack of meaty chicken …

Cooking

Wonder Wings

<b>Recipe: Wonder Wings</b><p>We all love gathering around the tailgate to celebrate our teams, but arguably the best part of tailgating is the food. …

Cooking

In 15 Minutes, Genius One-Pot Mac & Cheese Can Be All Yours

Let’s say that—in, oh, about 15 minutes—you could be staring at a big pot full of mac & cheese, with all the ease of cracking open a box and shaking out the foil packet. But instead of noodles in a slurry of cheese-ish dressing, these would be hugged by a truly gooey, molten cheddar sauce that …

10 healthy eating habits from around the world that Americans could learn from

Eating healthy doesn't have to be overly complicated.<p>But eating the same health foods every single day brings up another problem — boredom. This keeps you from enjoying your meals and makes you resent the healthy foods you once loved.<p>Instead, to avoid this mealtime rut, consider adapting eating …

Nutrition

10 Crowd-Pleasing Soups That Are Perfect for Empty Bowls

Are you thinking of hosting an Empty Bowls gathering in your area? Empty Bowls is about raising funds and awareness to fight hunger and building …

Cooking

This no-nonsense baked ziti recipe is a one-pot wonder

I spent last weekend in Southern California, which had me asking many questions, namely: Why don't I live there? And how might I live there? And am I …

Italian Food

The 13 Best Bang-for-Your Buck Items from Whole Foods on Amazon

Hate to schlep to the store for heavy items like olive oil and beans? Now you can get 'em for cheap via Amazon Prime, straight to your door.<p>The Amazon-Whole Foods merger is the gift that keeps on giving. Earlier this week, the online giant's $13.7 billion acquisition caused prices to drop …

Food

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Healthy Eating

8 Trader Joe's Foods I Always Keep in My Freezer (and the Recipes I Make With Them)

Trader Joe's is like my therapist, my happy place. As soon as I walk in, all my troubles melt away as I feast my eyes on all of TJ's amazing food. I can pick up basics like raw almonds and cashews, dried baby bananas (my new obsession), almond butter, and a bag of baby avocados and never walk away …

Make These Spicy Honey-Garlic Chicken Thighs Tonight

There are seemingly endless ways to cook chicken, but this one in particular should be at the top of your must-make list. With a Sriracha-honey …

Cooking

This Expert Shares His Method for Grilling Tender, Juicy Pork Chops

When I'm dreaming up my dinner menus, pork chops always fall to the bottom of the list. They take the back seat to favorites like flaky baked salmon …

21 Lighter Meals That Help You Get Back on Track After a *Big* Weekend

Weekends are a great time to let loose with friends and good food, but between midnight munchies and boozy brunches, it’s dangerously easy to let …

Healthy Eating

How to Grill Chicken

Grill chicken like a pro with these simple tips from Food Network.<p>Grill Better Chicken<p>When you grill chicken on the bone it's more flavorful. Use …

BBQ

How to Grill Vegetables (and Anything Else That Isn’t Meat) | GQ

Sure, grilled burgers and steaks are the stuff of summer dreams. But fruit, vegetables, and even bread—yes, bread!—taste way better when grilled. Here’s how to do it.<p>Every man knows how to grill a burger. (It ain't hard.) Fruit and vegetables—not to mention bread and cheese—require a little …

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The healthy eating habits you should adopt from Italians

Italian food is indisputably delicious, arguably the best of all cuisines. But eating microwaved lasagna in front of your favorite sitcom re-run is …

Italy

12 Stovetop Chicken Dinners That Take 30 Minutes or Less

Eaten simple or dressed up, hot or cold, in sandwiches or salads, chicken is one of those things that's pretty perfect all year long. Ovens, on the …

Cooking

6 Easy, Healthy Weeknight Dinners for One

Healthy Eating

7 Classic Summer Salads That Will Stand Out at Any Party

Summer parties are ramping up, and that means your host and/or guest duties are too. It doesn't matter which category you fall into because both …

Healthy Eating

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

BBQ

The 11 Basic Egg Recipes Everyone Needs to Know

If you ask me, eggs are one of the most perfect foods. They're budget-friendly, protein-packed, have a relatively long life in the fridge, and are …

Breakfast

Cook Once, Eat All Week: 10 Big-Batch Summer Suppers

When the weather is balmy and perfect, it can sometimes feel especially hard to get dinner on the table. Wouldn't we all rather be soaking up the sun …

Cooking

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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10 Ways to Add Protein to Your Smoothie, Without Protein Powder

Let's say you're craving a smoothie, but you also need to add a little protein to your diet . . . a protein smoothie is an excellent way to do that! Whether it's for a powerhouse breakfast or a post-workout snack, we love blending up a frosty glass of nutrition for a lightning-fast meal (that takes …

10 yummy ways to use leftover rice

<b>One can never have too much rice!</b><p>I’ll never forget the surprise on my aunt’s face when she asked 11-year-old me what food I would take with me to a …

Pie

6 High Protein Weight Loss Dinners That Actually Taste Good

Being on a diet doesn't mean that you have to deprive yourself, especially when there are so many delicious and healthy recipes out there. We found …

3 Simple Salad Dressings to Give Your Lettuce Something to Live For

Sign us up for carrot-ginger.<p>We've all had the Sad Dinner. The kind of dinner that you're eating for health reasons, or just because it's what's in your fridge and you can't muster the strength to go to the grocery store. One shouldn't be ashamed of the Sad Dinner—it's an inevitability.<p>But these …

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