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Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

<b>Makes 4 servings</b> <i><br>Per serving: 410 cal, 10 g fat (3 g sat), 49 g carbs, 610 mg sodium, 13 g fiber, 33 g protein</i><p><b>Use a Pasta Impostor</b><br>Vitamin- and antioxidant-packed zucchini ribbons sub for half of the fettuccine, giving you all of the volume (and even more flavor) without the carb bomb.<p><b>Elevate Your …

Easy Chicken Recipes

7 Beyond-Easy Chicken Recipes<p>Seriously—the longest one tops out at 30 minutes<p>People are eating more chicken than beef for the first time ever, reports Priceonomics. Why? It’s more affordable, easier to cook, and healthier—so it’s basically a no-brainer. Of course, you could always use an exciting …

How to Make Slow Cooker French Onion Soup | Slow Cooker Recipes | Allrecipes.com

French Onion Dip {Hot & Cheesy}

When I was a kid, our culinary adventures were not particularly, well, adventurous. We ate a lot of pot roasts and broccoli cheese soup and …

Healthy and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

7 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes<p>No need to slave over the stove for hours tonight—just grab a crock pot instead<p>Too busy to cook? Then you <i>need</i> a slow cooker. Just throw a few ingredients in the crock-pot, let them cook while you're at work or out and about, and dinner's ready when you are. Not sure …

Healthy Cookie Recipes

7 Warm, Gooey (But Still Healthy!) Cookie Recipes<p>These cookies are so tasty, no one will guess that they're also better for you<p>When your next cookie craving strikes, whip up one of these more nutritious (but still oh-so-delicious) recipes.<p>Mitch Mandel<p>Chips Oh Boy! Cookies<p>Vitamin E-rich walnuts make …

Hearst Magazines

Food Network<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 73%<p>O, The Oprah<br>Magazine<p>SAVE 72%<p>The Pioneer<br>Woman Magazine<p>NEW<p>Good Housekeeping<p>SAVE 82%<p>Popular Mechanics<p>SAVE 80%

6 Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Recommended daily dosage: 2,300 international units (IU)<p>Need a supplement? It's best to get A from a beta-carotene source, such as a large carrot or a cup of sliced cantaloupe<p><b>B Vitamins</b><br>The eight B vitamins help maintain metabolism, muscle tone, and a sharp mind, says Mary Ellen Camire, Ph.D., a …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

12 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight<p>These surprising bad habits are keeping you from hitting your weight loss goals<p>So you’re eating well, working out, and that number on the scale still won’t budge. Even worse: Between tailgating season, Halloween, and the holidays, losing weight is about to get even …

Be More Like Olivia Pope on Scandal

11 Ways to Be More Like Olivia Pope<p>For all those times you find yourself wondering, “What would Olivia Pope do?”<p>If you ask a roomful of women which current TV character they’d most like to be, we bet you’d hear a whole lot of “Olivia Pope.” Season three of <i>Scandal</i> premieres tonight, promising lots …

Birth Control FAQ

<b>Birth control slip-ups, effectiveness, and troubleshooting</b><p><b>If I'm on the ring or the patch and forget to replace it on the right day, do I need to use backup?</b><br>While clinical trials have shown that you may have one or two days of leeway, experts suggest taking extra precautions. "The safest course of …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated<p>Time to drink up—and we don’t mean heading to the nearest happy hour. First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced her latest stay-healthy initiative with a Partnership for a Healthier America: Drink just one more glass of water a day. Sounds easy …

White Cheddar Beer Bread

White Cheddar Beer Bread.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 26, 2013 98<p>This is going to be a story in where I tell you how I ate all the crunchy topping off of …