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Fuel Up for a Busy Day

(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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Wednesday 01/16/2019
Kick Off the New Year with 8 Better-for-You Recipes
Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:33 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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New Year, New Family Habits
Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:33 am

Simple ideas to make healthy eating easier

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Family-Favorite Comfort Foods
Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:33 am

3 dairy-inspired dishes for weeknight dinners

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Put a Healthy Twist on Your Favorite Foods
Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:33 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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Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind
Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:33 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 17, 2019 - 2:33 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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Warm Up with Sweet and Savory Comfort Food
Updated: January 17, 2019 - 2:33 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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Tuesday 01/15/2019
Hearty And Healthy California Sweet Potato Chili
Updated: January 18, 2019 - 2:39 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 - 2:52 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 - 2:52 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 - 2:48 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 - 2:48 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 - 2:52 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 - 2:52 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 - 2:52 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 - 2:37 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 - 2:37 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 - 2:37 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 - 2:37 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 - 2:37 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 - 2:51 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 - 2:39 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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A Fitting Snack for Holiday Festivities
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) The to-do list for holiday hosts seems to be a never-ending one, starting with planning, guest lists and preparation then ending with goodbyes and cleanup. The hours of work that go into a festive get-together are almost always worth it in the end, and family members surely appreciate the hospitality – especially when it comes to food.

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Heighten Holiday Flavors
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Holiday hosting is all about providing guests a cozy atmosphere, good company and, quite often most importantly, food that tastes as good as it looks. While mixing and matching quality ingredients for dishes that appeal to the crowd is key to achieving successful seasonal flavors, you can take it a step further with the kitchen equipment used to craft those crave-worthy meals.

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Go Beyond Pecan Pie this Holiday Season
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) When deciding which dishes to serve this year at holiday gatherings, consider going beyond traditional recipes and use beloved seasonal ingredients in new ways.

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Holiday Treats That are Twice As Nice
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) With 334 days leading up to December, make the most of the season by enjoying the holiday’s quintessential flavors like gingerbread – with double the festive treats to please every taste.

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A Holiday Gathering Guide for Hosts
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Gearing up for a big crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near. This year, avoid any nagging feelings of doubt with this step-by-step guide to prepare for large gatherings.

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Holiday Pairing Perfection
Updated: December 24, 2018 - 2:39 am

Festive flavors and seasonal sips

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Wednesday 12/19/2018
What To Get The Gamers On Your List
Updated: December 21, 2018 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—You can give the gamers in your life the freedom to explore and play a curated catalog of over 100 great games across a variety of genres, all for one low monthly price. That’s because right now, new members can sign up for Xbox Game Pass and get the first month for only $1.

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Thursday 12/13/2018
Holiday Foods with Heightened Flavor
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Holiday hosting is all about providing guests a cozy atmosphere, good company and, quite often most importantly, food that tastes as good as it looks. While mixing and matching quality ingredients for dishes that appeal to the crowd is key to achieving successful seasonal flavors, you can take it a step further with the kitchen equipment used to craft those crave-worthy meals.

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Twice-As-Nice Holiday Treats
Updated: December 17, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) With 334 days leading up to December, make the most of the season by enjoying the holiday’s quintessential flavors like gingerbread, peppermint and cinnamon – with double the festive treats to please every taste.

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Friday 12/07/2018
5 reasons hazelnuts are about to become your new favorite nut
Updated: December 19, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - People are going nuts for nuts due to their versatility, nutrition content and snackability, but where does the humble hazelnut rank among its nutty friends? If it wasn’t on your radar before, here are five reasons hazelnuts are about to become your new favorite nut.

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Thursday 12/06/2018
Bold Flavor Boosts for Tradition-Worthy Holiday Meals
Updated: December 10, 2018 - 3:03 am

(Family Features) Holiday gatherings provide perfect opportunities to get creative in the kitchen. Spending quality time with family and friends over an unforgettably delicious meal is what the holiday season is all about, after all. Make sure to be the one everyone is raving about because you've brought something new and delicious to your event by transforming ordinary seasonal recipes with a clever, bold twist.

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Holiday Inspiration for Every Occasion
Updated: December 10, 2018 - 3:03 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is full of opportunities to eat, drink and gather around the table with the ones you love. Whether it's a family dinner, office potluck or neighborhood brunch, good food is a cornerstone of nearly every great holiday celebration.

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Thursday 11/29/2018
Simple Tips to Upgrade Your Next Casual Gathering
Posted: November 29, 2018

(StatePoint) From special occasions to everyday get togethers, you can upgrade any gathering without a lot of extra work by serving delicious pairings of small bites and sparkling wines.

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Simplify Holiday Entertaining
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave and ready to serve in minutes.

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Old Fashioned with a Twist
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Cocktail trends may come and go, but one staple remains a fixture on drink menus two centuries after its invention – the Old Fashioned.

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A New Level of Holiday Hosting
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) It can be easy to impress your holiday guests without overdoing it in the kitchen by putting to use recipes that require little time to prep. After all, those precious moments with loved ones are meant for reflection and conversation, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for lesser dishes.

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Savor the Season with Comfort Foods
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Few things go together quite like the holidays and comforting seasonal recipes.

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Comforting Dishes for Cooler Days
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) There's almost nothing like a warm dish to help melt away the chills of winter.

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Saturday 11/24/2018
Punch It Up this Holiday Season
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 2:57 am

(Family Features) If you are looking to host an unforgettable holiday cocktail party, punch can make a memorable impression on your guests and bring your get-together to the next level.

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Friday 11/23/2018
Easy Holiday Hosting and Toasting
Updated: November 28, 2018 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) If the very notion of holiday hosting has you feeling a bit overwhelmed, get organized with these simple ideas that can help you serve up a successful holiday celebration.

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A Host’s Guide to Holiday Gatherings
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) Gearing up for a big crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near. This year, avoid any nagging feelings of doubt with this step-by-step guide to prepare for large gatherings.

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Freshen Up Holiday Entertaining
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 2:56 am

Add tasty, crunchy grapes to seasonal dishes

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8 Recipes to Help Ring in the Holiday Season
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 2:56 am

Festive dishes and drinks to get in the holiday spirit

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Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining Tips
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is meant for spending quality time with friends and family, not stressing out over hosting. With some simple tips, you can cut down on hectic preparations while creating a memorable holiday full of food and fun guests can savor.

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Wednesday 11/21/2018
Congressional Briefing Supports Humane Farming
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 2:57 am

(NAPSI)—America has been blessed with a bountiful supply of safe, abundant and affordable food. To make sure that food is also humanely raised, a diverse delegation convened a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill called “The Humane Table.”

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