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February 11, 2015 - 2:09pm

My husband, Dan, actually likes Valentine’s Day, the Hallmark holiday of holidays. Flowers, cute cards, a little gift, a fancy dinner out or one made together at home (with plenty of good wine, of course). And maybe a back rub while we’re binge-watching Netflix, if I’m lucky.

But now we have an almost 3-year-old. Forget spending all day cooking fancy Valentine’s Day recipes. Rarely are we afforded the luxury of lingering over three-hour candlelit dinners. (Heck, we’re lucky if we can have a five-minute-long conversation while the kid is awake, these days.) But we’d still like to enjoy a nice meal together as a family. We’re fortunate that our daughter, Lila, loves to cook and eat. So I’m planning a menu that we can enjoy together.


So what’s on my Valentine’s Day menu?

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January 7, 2015 - 10:23am

Have you made overnight oats before? My husband loves oatmeal, but often he’s running late. So he recently started making overnight oats in a jar. He can warm it up and eat it at the table if he has time. And if he’s rushed, he can just grab a jar and go.

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January 7, 2015 - 9:25am

Restaurants, particularly fast casual restaurant chains like Ruby Tuesday and On the Border, are not typically known for their healthy recipes. A single meal can easily bust your daily calorie allotment.

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I took a look at some favorite dishes at popular chain restaurants to see how they stacked up against similar recipes we've created at EatingWell. I discovered that there are a few restaurant recipes—or “copycats,” if you could call these healthy impersonators that—you can make at home. Bonus: they all come together in 45 minutes or less.

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November 20, 2014 - 2:07pm

Vinegar’s not a magic elixir—but it may be able to help your waistline, cholesterol and more! Who knew?

This may be an overshare, but I’ve been known to drink a slug of vinegar now and then. My 2-year-old daughter apparently picked up this trait: once when we were out for dinner, she took an unprompted sip of the vinegary brine from her bowl of pickles. (Good girl.) Little did I know that we were doing more than fulfilling a craving. We were also enjoying the health benefits of vinegar.

Read on to find out some of the surprising health benefits of vinegar, as reported by Gina Roberts-Grey for EatingWell magazine.


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November 12, 2014 - 9:47am

Some people have pasta night every week, but the one thing you’re guaranteed to find on my weekly menu is “Taco Night.”

This is a throwback to childhood, as we had crunchy tacos—the kind that came in a box complete with the seasoning packet to doctor up ground beef, taco sauce and shells—almost every week. But now I don’t discriminate; I love them all: fish tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, vegetarian tacos, even easy egg tacos for breakfast!

Are you ready to shake up your taco-night routine? Give one of these healthy taco recipes a try.

Don’t Miss: 3 DIY Tortilla Tricks: How to Make Your Own Taco Shells, Taco Bowls and Tortilla Chips


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