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5 Tips for a Better After-School Snack, According to a Dietitian — Tips from The Kitchn

In an ideal world, the after-school snacks you set out for your kids would fit the following criteria: your kids look forward to eating them, and you feel good about serving them. I'm here to tell you that it's totally possible to achieve this. Here are my five simple tips to make it happen.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Lillian from Bellingham, Washington — My Healthy Recipes

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Name: Lillian Perry
Location: Bellingham, WA
Age: 23
Occupation: Events Coordination Assistant
Number of people in household: Just me and my fluffy cat, Miss Charlotte.

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10 Tangy Slaw Recipes to Pair with Roast Chicken — Recipe Roundup

A simple roast chicken is just about the easiest, most delicious thing you can make for dinner. All you need is a whole chicken, some butter, fresh herbs, and maybe a lemon. Once you can do that with your eyes closed, it's time to get creative with the sides. A vegetable-forward slaw will make any dinner feel a little more special, and it couldn't be quicker to make — especially if you have a food processor. Here are 10 great slaw recipes to get you started.

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Which Has Better Prices: Trader Joe’s or 365 by Whole Foods Market? — Shopping

Trader Joe's and 365 (Whole Foods' younger sibling) have a lot in common. They both advertise quality ingredients and good values; lean heavily on their respective house brands; pre-package all meat, fish, and poultry; and are a go-to source for on-trend products like flax seeds and coconut flour.

Of course, there are some differences between the two. Trader Joe's has all those delicious frozen specialties (think: bite-sized spanakopita and mac and cheese balls), plus a ridiculous selection of nuts (there are 20 different types of almonds at my local store!). And 365s have a huge salad bar, hot-food steam tables, rotisserie chickens, and a more robust range of household necessities (like baby food, baking needs, ice, and trash bags).

Both offer much to gourmands and enterprising home cooks. But all differences aside, where will you get more bananas for your buck?

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Recipe: Brown Butter Parmesan Pasta — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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There is something eternally satisfying and soothing about buttered pasta. Toss warm strands of spaghetti with a pat of rich butter and a sprinkle of grated Parm and you've got an ultra-comforting meal that comes together in minutes. Use that as inspiration, then up the ante with nutty brown butter, golden toasted panko, and a double dose of cheese and you've got a comforting dish that's fancy enough for when friends pop over.

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5 Things We Learned About Meal Prep from Instagram — On Trend

By now it's probably obvious that we're pretty obsessed with meal prepping at Kitchn. Sure, it might not be as sexy as whipping something up on the fly, but meal prepping provides a host of benefits, including saving you money, helping you eat more healthfully, and ensuring that those hanger pains stay at bay.

While there are a ton of posts out there for recipe ideas and schedules for meal prepping, sometimes the only way to get inspired is by seeing it in action, which is why I love looking through the #mealprep tag on Instagram. Here are a handful of things that become painfully clear about meal prepping when you scroll through.

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