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Meal Planning

Embracing Routine

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Too many of you are treading water instead of swimming with the current, living in a reactive state instead of a place of creating opportunities, and overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make and then never quite get what you want.

Confessions of a Teenage Foodie

Susan Kaufman | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

College has taught me how easy it is to resort to unhealthy snacks when the dining hall dinner just isn't cutting it.

The Weekly Menu Board: Why Every Family Kitchen Needs One

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Carlson

Growing up, my mom always kept a weekly menu in a journal in the kitchen, planning meals for the week on Sundays. I never really appreciated this until I had my own family and was at a complete loss for meal planning. Until one day, it finally clicked that she was onto something -- and it only took 36 years!

How Just 30 Minutes A Week Can Help You Eat Smarter And Healthier

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

Sure, I'm a dietitian/nutritionist and the common perception is that I "should" love planning healthy meals, shopping and stocking my house with all the right stuff. But I truthfully hate it. So, when I found out a friend and fellow dietitian Sarah-Jane Bedwell, R.D., just wrote a book all about planning, I jumped at the chance to interview her.

10 Ways to Pull Off the Perfect Christmas Feast

Plated | Posted 02.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

From planning your menu and getting everything to the table piping hot to creating an awesome holiday playlist, we're giving you everything you need except the food with these 10 easy steps.

Becoming An Expert Isn't What It's Cracked Up to Be

Tara Campbell | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Tara Campbell

Every once in a while I NEED TO CHECK THIS FAMILY IN. A little rechecking and retraining of how we are a team and that is takes a family to run a house -- this house anyways!

Breakfast Champions or Chumps? How Breakfast Can Accelerate Aging

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

A growing body of research demonstrates that the stress of fasting triggers a cascade of adaptive responses that slows the aging process. The concept of beneficial stress is known as hormesis, an adaptive response of cells and organisms to a moderate (usually intermittent) stressor.

8 Basic Recipes That Make Meal Planning Easy

Nick Evans | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste
Nick Evans

We all know that it's easy to find a recipe on the Internet these days. There are millions of sites and pages posting glossy, beautiful photos of recipes that you'll probably never have the time to make. But what people really need is a plan to make cooking easier.

Let's Get One Million Kids Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Our vision is to be a change agent, industry and thought leader in promoting wellness in the fight against childhood obesity. We have an incredible call list of friends, activators, influencers and doers across the globe ready to join us in making this vision become a reality.

Look Familiar? How To Plan Your Meals This Week

Kris Carr | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

When you're the conscious captain in your kitchen, you'll feel better mentally and physically. That means less garbage (and excuses), and more love in your belly. You feel centered and grounded because you're ahead of the game at home.

How to Eat Healthily (and Inexpensively) in 2013: The 365-Day-A-Year Meal Plan

Women & Co | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

If you find yourself frantically scrolling through the "quick and easy" sections of your favorite cooking sites every afternoon trying to figure out how you're going to feed your family a healthy dinner -- that they'll actually eat -- you're not alone.

Thanksgiving the Fresh 20 Way: Melissa Lanz's Healthy Food Revolution

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

Melissa saw that there was a real benefit she could provide for stressed-out parents like herself with a thoughtful meal plan that creates five delicious, budget-friendly, and healthy dinners out of just 20 ingredients each week, thus the name The Fresh 20.

Tips For Freezing Meals: Never Eat Mushy Enchiladas Again

The Splendid Table | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
The Splendid Table

Just remember three simple rules -- freeze cool, freeze fast and freeze airtight. This recipe is just about freezer proof and worth your time.

How To Break Bad Habits And Form Good Ones

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Most dieters need to learn a number of other cognitive and behavioral techniques to lose weight and keep it off. But a new habit of planned eating is crucial for success.

5 Tips for Thanksgiving When an Eating Disorder Is at the Table

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

The third Thursday in November is no holiday for eating disorders or the families supporting a loved one through treatment.

The Truth About Trendy Health Food

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

The problem with trendy foods is that they confuse people about what's healthy and what's not -- sometimes they confuse us so badly that we make very irrational choices.

8 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Weight | Tina Haupert | Posted 11.10.2011 | Healthy Living

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my shorts seemed tighter than usual. And then a few days ago, the same thing happened with my jeans. I’m g...

The PhD of Feeding Your Family

Hillary Mickell | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home
Hillary Mickell

Feeding your family in a healthy and thoughtful way should not require an advanced degree. If you follow a few guidelines and adopt a realistic attitude, you can avoid the noise and embrace the meal.

The Key To Successful Weight Loss: Planning

Tim Harlan, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2011 | Home
Tim Harlan, M.D.

For years I've been telling my patients that planning is the key to successful weight loss. You wouldn't build a house or tackle some other large project without a plan, would you?

Changing the Food Landscape, One Person at a Time: Part One

Karen Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Kelly

There is a lot of innovation going on in the realm of school lunches, none of it having anything to do with food safety bills or mandates from lawmakers. In fact, government is where the least amount of innovation is happening.

A Family Values Thanksgiving

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

People worldwide have traditions of killing the fatted calf, preparing the Sabbath meal, pouring three cups of tea, or breaking bread in communion. We sit down together. We take time.

A Centerpiece Salad

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Arugula Caprese is a hyprid caprese, made with peppery greens piled in the middle and tomato and mozzarella around the border.