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December 5, 2016 - 9:07am

Do you ever feel pressed for time trying to get a meal together? Yup, us too—which is why we love giving ourselves a helping hand up front by taking advantage of make-ahead meals.

These mouthwatering meal-prep ideas are just the inspirational eye-candy we need to make a plan to eat healthy (and deliciously) this week.

Related: How to Meal-Prep on Sunday for a Week of Healthy Dinners


 


 

 

1. These beautiful make-ahead morning bowls are serious motivation to get out of bed.

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December 2, 2016 - 9:41am

'Tis the season for all things peppermint—whether it's hot cocoa spiked with minty flavor, candy canes being hung on a tree or smashed on top of chocolate bark (like in this Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Bark recipe). And there are plenty of reasons to love mint, beyond the icy cool flavor. Here are four unique and somewhat surprising health benefits to this often overlooked herb.

Boost Your Memory

Keep your shopping list or to-do list top of mind with peppermint tea. In a study presented at the British Psychological Society, people who sipped a cup of peppermint tea before taking a memory test performed better than those who drank chamomile tea or hot water.

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November 30, 2016 - 9:57am

Gathering together with family and good friends during the holiday season for festive dinners and celebrations is what makes this time of year so special. Show the host or hostess your gratitude with a thoughtful gift, such as hand-woven dish towels, gourmet sea salt or specialty chocolates.

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November 29, 2016 - 9:01am

There's no shortage of sweets, treats and cookies during the holiday season. But sometimes, the kids (and if we're honest, grownups too!) just need a little break from the sugar high. I know that my own kids are much more likely to enjoy their food when they get to help make it. All that dipping and snipping and stirring is so tantalizing for little hands. These festive treats and snacks have celebration written all over them—with just enough sweet or no sweet at all. And I especially love them because they're so easy, even the littlest kids can help! Try not to worry about spills or crooked garnishes; let your kids make a mess and have fun. They will be so proud to have made these deliciously healthy holiday treats—great for gifts, parties or just enjoying on a chilly afternoon.

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November 29, 2016 - 9:00am

I LOVE this time of year: the food, the decorations, the music, all the parties and celebrations, spending time with family. I especially love giving gifts. Finding the perfect something for all the people in my life is like solving a big warm-fuzzy puzzle.

But my nostalgic holiday idealism is always at odds with true-life realism. I'm busy. We're all busy. And short on cash after three trips to the toy store. If I'm being honest I will admit that while I love Christmas, every year I get stressed out because there's not enough time for everything I need to do and not enough money for all the stuff I want to buy. And then it happens, always at the eleventh-and-a- half hour, that I remember: teacher gifts, co-worker gifts and last-minute hostess gifts for the party I sort of forgot about until now. Does this stressful predicament sound familiar...

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