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May 11, 2017 - 9:24am

Mason Jar Salad

I'm always looking for healthy lunch ideas that I can make ahead and bring to work. I've gone through the sandwich phase, the soup phase and, of course, the not-so-healthy takeout phase. But lately, I've been on a new kick.

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Enter the Mason Jar Salad. Mason jars are a choice vessel for layering colorful, nutritious veggies. You probably already have some hanging around in your kitchen. They're the...

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May 10, 2017 - 9:43am

Grilled Summer Vegetables

My no-fuss answer to cooking up the haul from the farmers' market: Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill until crisp-tender. Drizzle with vinaigrette made with minced shallot and plenty of fresh herbs. Pile leftovers on crusty baguette with melted fontina or fresh mozzarella for lunch the next day.

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If you've been an EatingWell fan for a while, you know this: we want you to be as excited about eating vegetables as we are! We want your picky husband or wife...

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May 5, 2017 - 9:52am

Figuring out what to give my mom for a Mother's Day gift used to be easy. When I lived close to her, I'd always cook up one of her favorites—black-and-white cookies, a roast chicken and risotto, homemade cheese crackers—then grab a card, arrange some flowers and call it a day. But ever since moving 800 miles from home, I find I need to do a little more planning. Since she loves to cook and eat as much as I do, here are a few of my favorite food-related gifts that I think any mom will enjoy.

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May 1, 2017 - 9:43am

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This month I'm taking on EatingWell's salad-a-day challenge. That's right—every day for the next 31 days I will be eating salad for lunch. (If you want to hold me to my word, follow me on Instagram to see my progress and delicious salad solutions.) But I'm not one of those people who packs the same thing for lunch every day. I get bored easily—when I'm cooking for myself, I never choose recipes that make more than 2 servings, because I only want to eat the leftovers once. Introducing the salad trend that's changing my life: spiralized...

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May 1, 2017 - 9:26am

Avocados are not only delicious, they're super satisfying and help keep your body healthy too. Just in case you need even more encouragement to eat your avocados (c'mon guacamole isn't reason enough?) here are 4 healthy reasons avocados are so good for you.

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Weight Management

Despite the fact that they're high in calories for produce (about 100 calories in half of an avocado) avocados can actually help when it comes to a trimmer waistline. People who regularly eat avocado (about a half of one daily) are more likely to have smaller waists and...

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