Dinner Done Right

Healthy One-Pot Meals

As things get busy this week, you can turn to these easy one-pot meals for a simple dinner.

Make this Crockpot Black Bean Soup for a simple one-pot meal you can dump and go.

7-Ingredient Crock-Pot Black Bean Soup

 

This Simple Roast Chicken with Carrot Kale Pesto is sure to be a fall favorite.

Simple Roast Chicken with Carrot Top-Kale Pesto

 

Whip up this Thai Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry with Shrimp instead of takeout.

Thai Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry with Shrimp
Image and Recipe via The Domestic Man

 

This hearty Mushroom Spinach Artichoke Pasta is perfect for cool fall evenings.

One Pot Mushroom Spinach Artichoke Pasta

 

Make this comfort food classic the easy way with Slow Cooker Pot Roast.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

 

Make date night healthy with this easy Paleo One-Pan Salmon Dinner for 2.

 

You’ll be ready for fall with this Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Compote recipe.

Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Compote (#30MinuteMondays)

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Protecting Your Eyes

Contact Lens Health Week

It was Contact Lens Health Week, and healthy habits = healthy eyes.

Contact Lens Health Week

 

Avoid eye infections with these smart tips.

Changing Your Contacts

 

Start early with healthy contact lens habits.

Caring for Your Contacts and Eyes

 

Have kids who wear contacts? Teach them how to keep their eyes healthy.

Your Contacts and Handwashing

 

Don’t forget to replace your case!

Contact Case Safety

 

Water and contacts don’t mix!

Water and Your Contacts

 

Even contacts made for it can be bad to sleep in.

Sleeping in Your Contacts

 

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Keeping Your Water Clean

National Water Quality Month

August is National Water Quality Month, and with lead pipe contamination in the news, it’s the perfect time to talk water safety.

Protect your home’s water by not using antibacterial soaps or cleaning products.

Don’t flush unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain.

Don't Flush Drugs

 

Don’t put anything but water down storm drains.

Protect Storm Drains

 

Fix leaky cars and put a liner in your driveway to catch oil and other car fluids.

Avoiding Car Fluid Leaks

 

Avoid using pesticides and chemical fertilizers in your yard.

Smart Gardening

 

Choose nontoxic household products whenever possible.

Responsible Cleaning

 

Pick up after your pets and avoid paving your property.

Pets in Your Yard

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Putting Children First

National Child Support Awareness Month

This week is National Child Support Awareness Month, and we have resources to help you and your kids.

Back-to-school can be expensive. Check out this local, free back-to-school haircut event.

Need help with back-to-school supplies? Find free school supplies in Illinois.

Back-to-School Creativity

 

Want to give back to help students in Illinois with supplies? Give to Operation Backpack.

Getting All Kids to School

 

Need help finding childcare? chambanamoms.com’s local guide can help you.

In Smart and Safe Hands

 

Find family-friendly events, including free ones, by following chambanamoms.com.

Free Fun for All

 

Child support resources in Illinois for parents, employers, and even lawyers are just a click away.

A Guiding Hand

 

Find fun ideas for spending time with your kids as a father and much more.

Father-Daughter Day

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The Perfect Peppery Bite

Healthy Radish Recipes

This week, we went spicy with the in-season, peppery veggie you love, radishes.

First up was a light and refreshing Radish Pineapple Mint Quinoa Salad, perfect for summer.

Radish Pineapple Mint Quinoa Salad

 

Don’t waste the greens from your farmers market find. Make Radish Leaf Pesto.

Recipe: Radish Leaf Pesto

 

These fresh Herbed Goat Cheese and Radish Tartines are a super simple party food.

Herbed Goat Cheese and Radish Tartines
Image and Recipe via Camille Styles

 

This Creamy Radish Soup is a unique way to eat your veggies.

Creamy Radish Soup
Image and Recipe via Eating Well

 

Spring Pea & Roasted Radish Risotto is tonight’s deliciously in-season entrée.

Spring Pea & Roasted Radish Risotto
Image and Recipe via Noming Through Life

 

Try this Watermelon Radish, Orange, and Goat Cheese Salad for a refreshing side.

Watermelon Radish, Orange, and Goat Cheese Salad
Image and Recipe via Alexandra’s Kitchen

 

Hearty Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salad won’t disappoint your taco craving.

Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa

Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salad

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Go Crazy for Grapefruit

Grapefruit Recipes

Make use of in-season grapefruits with sweet and savory recipes this week.

First up was a trendy lunch option, Grapefruit and Avocado.

Grapefruit and Avocado Buddha Bowl
Image and Recipe via The Skinny Fork

 

This Grapefruit, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad makes the perfect party appetizer.

Grapefruit, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad
Image and Recipe via The Kitchen Paper

 

Ruby Red Grapefruit and Cranberry Chicken is a tangy and delicious entrée.

Ruby Red Grapefruit and Cranberry Chicken

 

This light Grapefruit Yogurt Cake makes a tasty breakfast or dessert.

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake
Image and Recipe via Shutterbean

 

Glazed Salmon with Spicy Grapefruit Relish is a savory twist on your favorites.

Glazed Salmon with Spicy Grapefruit Relish
Image and Recipe via Martha Stewart

 

This Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad is filling enough for a light summer dinner.

Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad
Image and Recipe via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

 

Baked Grapefruit with Coconutty Crumble is the weekend brunch you want.

Baked Grapefruit with Coconutty Crumble
Image and Recipe via Scandi Home

 

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Developing Vaccinations

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccines save 9 million lives around the world each year.

Another 16 million deaths could be prevented by increasing vaccine use around the world.

Shots Around the World

 

Do you know how vaccines work to protect us? Learn more.

The Importance of Vaccines: Myths vs. Facts

 

Are your kids up to date on their shots for this school year? Make sure they’re ready!

Summer Health Checklist

 

These shots can protect your kids in the future. Make sure they get them!

 

Know your whole family’s shot schedule. (And don’t forget flu shots!)

Shot Schedule

 

Trials for Ebola vaccines started in February. How close are we?

The race is on to stop Zika virus in it’s tracks with a vaccine. A look at the challenges.

Preventing Zika Virus

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