Healthy Living

Recipe: Chilled Cucumber Noodles with Sesame Dressing — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Sometimes cucumbers bore me to tears. No offense, cucumber, but your chill flavor can be a little underwhelming at times! It wasn't until I began spiralizing cucumber into long, elegant strands that my affection for this vegetable really began to change.

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Recipe: Red Fruit Salad with Lemon-Vanilla Bean Syrup — Jewels of June

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I suppose one could make the case that dressing a fruit salad is a bit like gilding the lily, especially when the fruit is at the height of season. To that argument I say, a little extra bling never hurt anybody!

In this fruit salad from Yossy Arefi, the bling comes in the form of sweet-tart lemon-vanilla bean syrup.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Caroline from Memphis, Tennessee — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Caroline Mitchell Carrico
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Age: 29
Occupation: Museum curator
Number of people in household: 4 (myself, husband, 3.5-year-old, and 15-month-old)

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Parents Eat Better When Their Kids Eat Healthy Food, Says Study — You’re a Parent Now

When you live in the same household as someone, it's a not a surprise that you would all eat similarly. Unless someone is making specific meals for every individual — which would be too much work — everyone is going to be eating that pizza, or salad, or whatever you're having for meals. So it's generally accepted that children eat how their parents do. But a new study found that managing a child's diet can also impact the parent's.

Specifically, parents who actively monitor their children's food eat better foods than caregivers who don't manage the diets of their children. The longitudinal study, called the Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project, took place over the course of two decades in two parts.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Lauren from Mendham, New Jersey — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Lauren Kretzer
Location: Mendham, New Jersey
Age: 36
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom and part-time recipe developer and private chef
Number of people in household: 3

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My Healthy Morning: Colu Henry — My Healthy Morning

Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Healthy Morning, where we show you how one person greets the day in a way that makes them feel their best. Each post will chronicle how that person defines healthy for themselves, and the habits and recipes that make their morning a little bit better.

Writer and cookbook author Colu Henry lives in Hudson, New York, with her husband, Chad, and their dog, Joshie. She is the author of the recently released Back Pocket Pasta, which is all about making delicious and sophisticated pasta recipes on the fly (and who doesn't want that?). As the former Director of Special Projects at Bon Appétit and current co-owner of Otto's Market in Germantown, Colu has made a career out of food, which is why we were hungry to get a peek into how she does breakfast. Read all about how Colu's morning routine in this week's My Healthy Morning post.

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