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Healthy Mealtime Inspiration in Your Pantry

(Family Features) One of the secrets to ordering less takeout and serving more nutritious homemade meals may be as simple as keeping a well-stocked pantry of canned foods. By cooking with canned foods, you can cut down prep time, meaning less time in the kitchen and more time with family.

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Monday 02/18/2019
Good-for-You Meals with Grape Taste
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When it comes to balancing heart-healthy meals with appealing flavors, it’s important to lean on nutritious ingredients that pack mouthwatering taste. For example, grapes are a delicious yet subtle way to incorporate a little something extra into your diet while adding a juicy burst of flavor.

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Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Of the many challenges parents face daily, encouraging healthy eating habits for their children can be one of the most vexing. While the consumption of nutritious foods like vegetables is good for kids while they’re young, it can also serve an important role in encouraging lifelong healthy habits.

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Diversify Your Dinner Menu
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options.

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Hearty, Comforting Dishes for Cold, Dreary Days
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) On crisp winter days when the wind blows cold, warming up from the inside-out with hearty comfort foods can feel like a worthy solution. From chili to cornbread, flavorful and filling foods prepared without an overload of ingredients certainly can provide a feel-good boost on chilly evenings.

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Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Heat up your next get-together by inviting family and friends over to try a DIY trend, the hot-pot party. It can be easy to prep and your guests can enjoy cooking and customizing their own meals.

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A Tasty Take on Trendy Toast
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) While many food trends come and go, some desired food traits seemingly never go out of style. For example, dishes that provide nutritional benefits will pretty much always be popular, along with types of foods that can be customized to match personalized preferences and tastes.

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Cutting Down on Cooking Time
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) You may be spending too much time in the kitchen and not enough time enjoying meals with loved ones. However, simple solutions like Perdue Fresh Cuts can make it easier to prep and clean up meals using chicken, saving you up to 30 minutes. For more information, visit perdue.com/freshcuts.

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Friday 02/15/2019
Fulfill Your Family’s Nutrition Mission
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:58 am

(Family Features) Eating healthy as a family starts with a plan involving nutritious ingredients, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate them is through meal prepping. By organizing recipes and the ingredients you’ll need to make them ahead of time, you’re saving time in the kitchen and helping ensure your family members won’t go off-course.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Online Conference Connects Global Startups and Investors
Posted: February 13, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The current startup business environment today is full of opportunities for investors who want to get in on the global economy.

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Saturday 02/09/2019
Shopping for Love
Updated: February 13, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the grocery store. You might just pick up a date and the ingredients for a successful date night. According to a survey commissioned by ALDI, 32 percent of adults have gone on a date with someone they met at a grocery store or know somebody who has. In fact, the grocery store rivals bars as being a good place to find someone “date-worthy.” Visit aldi.us for more information.

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Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes
Updated: February 13, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) As you prepare to take on the day, one of the most beneficial ways to energize yourself each morning is by fueling your body with the proper nutrients, including protein.

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Friday 02/08/2019
Simple, Flavorful Recipes to Reimagine Mealtime
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) While it can be easy to fall into a routine of cooking the same recipes week in and week out, getting creative with mealtime can be as easy as making simple swaps and trying new flavor combinations with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

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3 Steps to a Healthier You
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Starting a diet or diving headfirst into a workout plan may be the first steps to enhancing your personal health, but once you’ve started down the path to better fitness and nutrition, it’s important to find ways to stay on track.

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Simple Ways to be Heart Smart
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 2:34 am

Discover recipes chock-full of heart-healthy pecans

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A Dairy-Inspired Comfort Food Favorite
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Warm meals that come together quickly are a necessity for busy families, especially on weeknights filled with homework, practices, meetings and more. Serving up comfort foods that require less time in the kitchen make for more moments spent together at the table.

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Thursday 02/07/2019
Corporate Takeover Tale Offers Blueprint for Survival
Posted: February 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) Sponsored News- "In the United States, corporate takeovers have become more of the norm across all types of businesses," says Richard Wanderer, author of "The Holiday Party: A Tale of Corporate Takeover."

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Monday 02/04/2019
Fall in Love with UPtv's New Uplifting Series: Design Twins
Posted: February 04, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Fans of wholesome television have a double treat in store, as the UPtv network launches its new series, "Design Twins," on Valentine's Day.

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Thursday 01/31/2019
A Winning Spread for the Big Game
Updated: February 04, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Big-game watch parties call for big-game snacks, but that doesn’t have to mean complicated recipes or hours spent in the kitchen. Small bites and hearty dips made with real ingredients can be easy to prepare, and make an impressive spread that guests can enjoy from opening kickoff to the final whistle.  

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Wing It for Game Day
Updated: February 04, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When bringing your friends and family together to watch the game, you’ll likely want to avoid any fumbles in the kitchen. Fret not and opt for a big batch of easy-to-make wings while incorporating these stress-free tips into your game plan to help ensure a resounding success:  

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Cooking Up Comfort
Updated: February 04, 2019 - 2:30 am

Hearty dishes for cold, dreary days

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Wednesday 01/30/2019
Guacamole is a Fan Favorite: What to Know this Game Day
Posted: January 30, 2019

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that guacamole is a fan favorite when it comes to game-day entertaining.

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Tuesday 01/29/2019
How Self-Publishing Made This Author A Best-Seller
Posted: January 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When Jess Michaels isn't obsessively checking her steps on FitBit or watching daytime Court TV, she's a best-selling author who writes historical romances with heroines who speak their mind.

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Friday 01/25/2019
Tips For Finding Good Nutrition
Updated: February 01, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one out of every eight U.S. households experiences food insecurity. Access to healthy food is an important factor in your health, and for millions of Americans, it remains elusive.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Game Day Eats and Treats
Updated: January 31, 2019 - 2:39 am

Score major points with delicious dishes

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Fuel Up for a Busy Day
Updated: January 30, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) While some may say being busy is good, it’s not always good for a healthy lifestyle. With less time to prep, the thought of planning nutritious meals and snacks may feel overwhelming, but with simple changes, you can power through your hectic schedule.

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Put a Healthy Twist on Your Favorite Foods
Updated: January 29, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) Whether it’s a simple date night at home or a weeknight meal for the entire family, finding inter-culinary balance between everyone at the table can sometimes be difficult.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Kick Off the New Year with 8 Better-for-You Recipes
Updated: January 28, 2019 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) A commitment to eating better-for-you foods and living a healthier lifestyle in the new year doesn’t need to break the bank.

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Family-Favorite Comfort Foods
Updated: January 28, 2019 - 2:43 am

3 dairy-inspired dishes for weeknight dinners

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Warm Up with Sweet and Savory Comfort Food
Updated: January 28, 2019 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) If chocolate for dinner sounds too good to be true, it’s because chocolate is usually associated with decadent desserts. However, it can also take comfort food to a whole new level when paired with savory ingredients like red meat.

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Wednesday 01/16/2019
New Year, New Family Habits
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:30 am

Simple ideas to make healthy eating easier

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Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Planning health-conscious New Year’s resolutions typically includes cutting back on unhealthy foods during meals from breakfast to dinner. However, it’s also important to cut out sugary, calorie-laden snacks that can counteract all your hard work throughout the rest of the day.

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A Positive Path to a Healthy New You
Updated: January 21, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For many people, the New Year brings the resolve to just say no to indulgent food and drink, to inactivity and to a host of other unhealthy habits.

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Tuesday 01/15/2019
Hearty And Healthy California Sweet Potato Chili
Updated: January 18, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a new take on an old favorite. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, it’s easy to make. Serve with an array of garnishes, allowing diners to customize their bowls.

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Monday 01/14/2019
Why Your New Year's Resolution Should Be to Eat More Fiber
Posted: January 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The start of a new year is a great time to check in with yourself and think about how you want to improve for the year ahead. But unfortunately, many New Year's resolutions aren't realistic and wind up lasting just two to three weeks. Here's a resolution that's easy to stick to and can also make a big difference in your overall health and wellness: eat more fiber.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
6 Drinks to Sip Your Way to Wellness
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Stir up sippable, flavorful drinks and snacking soups for easy ways to add more wellness to your day. Start with robust flavors like turmeric, cayenne and ginger then pair with wholesome ingredients like pineapple, dandelion greens and cucumber to create delicious sips to help you awaken, stay energized or replenish.

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Heart-Smart Eating Can Be Delicious and Nutritious
Updated: January 14, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Keeping your heart in good shape starts at mealtime. Fortunately, there’s no reason to skimp on flavor to spread the love to your heart.

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Friday 01/04/2019
Tips to Throw the Best Parties this Awards Season
Posted: January 04, 2019

(StatePoint) It’s awards season, which means that it’s time to celebrate the talent behind all your favorite movies and television shows.

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Thursday 01/03/2019
Which Tarot Card Corresponds To Your Zodiac Sign
Updated: January 05, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s interesting news for the many people who wonder what the future holds. The tarot and the zodiac are intimately connected.

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Six Mindful Ways To Revolutionize Your New Year’s Resolutions
Updated: January 05, 2019 - 2:31 am

This post is written by Tara Sowlaty and Jesse De Lowe of How You Glow is sponsored by The Incredible Egg. All opinions expressed are their own.

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Wednesday 01/02/2019
Make Game Day a Win
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) It’s game day, which means your party needs food and needs it fast. Use recipes that can pump up the crowd this season and make every game a win.

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Boost Your Breakfast with Protein-Packed Recipes
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re a casual exerciser, a professional athlete or just looking for a nutritious breakfast, kick off your day with protein-packed recipes.

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Brighten Up Your Brunch Menu
Updated: January 07, 2019 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) Waking up early is hardly anyone’s favorite thing to do, especially on the weekends. Instead of planning an elaborate menu for brunch with family and friends, keep your plans simple and hit that snooze button. Transform a favorite recipe with new, inspired ingredients instead of traditional brunch fare.

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Wednesday 12/26/2018
Comfort Food Made Quick and Easy
Updated: December 31, 2018 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) A steaming bowl of savory soup is the perfect comfort food when the wind is howling, rain is falling or the temperature is dropping. It’s a time to cozy up and enjoy the warmth of being inside while indulging in some of your favorite flavors.

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Fight the Cold with Better-for-You Comfort Foods
Updated: December 31, 2018 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) Few things go together quite like cold weather and comfort foods. However, those hearty dishes that are typically craved on blustery days are usually not classified as “healthy.”

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Beat Winter Blues with a Little Help From Vitamin D
Updated: December 31, 2018 - 2:52 am

Wholesome ingredients can help up your intake during the dark days of winter

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A Wholesome, Hearty Dish to Take the Chill Off Winter Days
Updated: December 31, 2018 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) As winter chills settle in, one way to warm up from the inside-out is with family meals centered around a delicious bowl of comfort food like pasta, soups and stews.

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Cinnamon-Apple Crostata
Updated: December 31, 2018 - 2:52 am

Need a dessert that is not only delicious but easy to make?  Try this recipe for Cinnamon-Apple Crostata.  You'll have a hard time waiting to sink your teeth in to the flaky crust with a burst of cinnamon and apples. Find more delicious dessert recipes at Culinary.net.

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Thursday 12/20/2018
Give The Gift Of Delicious Coffee
Updated: December 22, 2018 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—Have you ever wondered what to buy a friend for the holidays and wished you could get them something that they would enjoy every day? Everyone has at least one friend who simply cannot live without their coffee. If that friend uses a pod brewing system, they are choosing convenience and speed but sacrificing flavor and value. When they buy coffee pods, they are paying about $40 per pound of coffee. A drip coffee maker brews somewhat better-tasting coffee but people probably waste half the coffee that they brew. That is like doubling what you pay per pound of coffee.

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Fuss-Free Holiday Recipe Inspiration
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) Hosting holiday dinners can be stressful, even for the most seasoned home cooks. Between gift giving, cookie baking, home decorating and more, there’s often little time left to think through a festive feast for a hungry crowd of family and friends.

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