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Cooking Tips to Get in the Kitchen

Cooking Tips for National Culinary Arts Month

It’s National Culinary Arts Month, and you don’t have to be a chef to appreciate or make good food. It’s the perfect time to take a moment to brush up on your skills or think about teaching your loved ones to cook with these cooking tips.

If you’ve ever looked at a recipe and wondered what it was talking about, this quick guide can help.

Cooking Terms Image via Style Caster

 

With this infographic, you’ll be ready to prep your next recipe. And check out part 2 for more knife skills.

Knife Skills Part 1 Image via Illustrated Bites

 

Need a refresher on the basics in the kitchen? Learn to cut an onion, fry an egg, roast a chicken, and more.

Kitchen Basics Image and Recipes via Yhe Kitchn

 

With this guide, you’ll be ready to build the foundation of good flavor for a variety of meals.

Guide to AromaticsImage via Lifehacker

 

This guide will help you make the most of fresh herbs, from pairings to storage.

Guide to Flavoring with Fresh Herbs Image via CookSmarts

 

Fresh herbs can be expensive and don’t last. If they don’t work for you, spices are a great way to add punch.

Guide to Flavoring with Spices Image via CookSmarts

 

You can get your kids in the kitchen early with this guide for skills and recipes for any age.

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Healthy Celery Recipes for Spring

Celery Recipes for National Fresh Celery Month

It’s National Fresh Celery Month and the perfect time to find new, inventive ways to eat the veggie with these healthy celery recipes.

First up is a light Apple and Celery Slaw that you’ll love with summer meals.

Apple and Celery Slaw
Image and Recipe via Food Network

 

Make Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks to lighten the classic game day dish.

Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

 

Be adventurous with this recipe for Kombu Celery as a snack.

Kombu Celery
Image and Recipe via Bon Appetit

 

Skip the food court with this Black Pepper Chicken.

Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken (Copycat)

 

Serve this rich and creamy Vegan Cream of Celery Soup with salad for a light meal.

Vegan Cream of Celery Soup

 

Lighten up your spring picnics with this Easy Avocado Egg Salad.

Easy Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

 

Whip up a light and refreshing salad with a kick with this Thai Celery Salad.

Thai Celery Salad

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Hot Breakfast All Month

National Hot Breakfast Month

It’s National Hot Breakfast Month! Fight the winter blues with these meals to warm your soul.

First up are Frozen Healthy Breakfast Burritos, perfect for busy Monday mornings.

Frozen Healthy Breakfast Burritos
Image and Recipe via Tone and Tighten

 

Make Brown Rice Porridge with Figs and Blueberries for a hearty start to the day.

Brown Rice Porridge with Figs, Blueberries, and Pistachios
Image and Recipe via Kitchen Sanctuary

 

Do hot breakfast right with these Southwest Baked Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests.

Southwest Baked Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests
Image and Recipe via Recipe Runner

 

Go gluten-free for your family with Banana Coconut Flour Waffles.

Banana Coconut Flour Waffles
Image and Recipe via PALEOHACKS

 

Whip up Egg Breakfast Pitas with Feta and Spinach and skip the morning drive-thru trip.

Egg Breakfast Pitas with Feta and Spinach
Image and Recipe via Alissa Rumsey

 

Do brunch for the whole family with Banana, Quinoa, Oats ‘n More Breakfast Bake.

Banana, Quinoa, Oats ‘n More Breakfast Bake
Image and Recipe via The Fit Fork

 

Whip up this Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Casserole for a guilt-free weekend breakfast.

Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Casserole
Image and Recipe via Little Spice Jar

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Preparing for the New Year

Healthy Meal Planning

As you get ready to take on a new year, we can help you start meal planning for success.

Use these tips to get started.

So You Want to Start Meal Planning

 

Interested in trying a vegan diet? This meal plan can help you make a smart effort.

Weekly Vegan Meal Plan #1 (Shopping List Included): Zero waste and less effort

 

Learn to mix and match for the perfect meal.

 

Prepare to shop for a smooth trip to the store.

Before You Shop

 

These tips can help you make smart and healthy choices at the grocery store.

Grocery Shop Like a Pro

 

Looking for healthy meals you can prep in advance? These freezer meals are perfect for you.

24 Healthy Freezer-Friendly Dinner Recipes

 

Not much of a cook? Try some of these No-Cook Meal Prep ideas.

No-Cook Meal Prep for the 1,800–2,100 Calorie Level

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Coming Together for the Holidays

Healthy Holiday Dishes

This week, we have some healthy holiday dishes for your parties and meals.

First up is a guilt-free appetizer, Turkey Cranberry Meatballs.

Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

 

These easy Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbreads are like holiday pizza.

Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbreads

roasted cranberry and goat cheese flatbreads

 

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls help you keep your holiday portions under control.

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls

 

One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken is a simple meal for holiday entertaining.

One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken {Paleo}

 

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes & Figs are the perfect holiday potluck side.

Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Grapes & Figs – Gluten Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

 

Hearty Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is great for holiday guests.

Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash {Paleo & Whole30}

 

Make holiday dessert easy with Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries, and Pecans.

Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries and Pecans

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National Chili Month

National Chili Month

October is National Chili Month, which is perfect for fall tailgating, parties, and meals.

This Turkey Chili with Kale is hearty, filling, and packed with veggies.

Turkey Chili with Kale
Image and Recipe via The Vintage Mixer

 

Dump and forget about this Crockpot Creamy Taco Chicken Chili until dinnertime.

Crockpot Creamy Taco Chicken Chili

Crockpot Creamy Taco Chicken Chili

 

Use your favorite ground meat in this Crockpot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili {Paleo}

 

This Slow Cooker Verde Chicken Chili is nice and spicy for fans of heat.

Slow Cooker Verde Chicken Chili

 

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili is better for you than the classic beef version.

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

 

Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili is rich and filling, even without the meat.

Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

 

This Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili delivers with big flavor you’ll love.

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe

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Cooking Smart with Secretly Healthy Dinners

Secretly Healthy Dinners

For Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month, we have ways to hide veggies in your diet with secretly healthy dinners.

This Secret Chicken Noodle Soup also has veggies blended in the broth.

Secret Chicken Noodle Soup

Secret Chicken Noodle Soup

 

Make this Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti with Garlic Kale to satisfy your fall cravings.

Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti with Garlic Kale
Image and Recipe via Pinch of Yum

 

Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes is the perfect hearty meal.

Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

 

Green Goddess Mac and Cheese mixes plenty of greens into your childhood favorite.

Green Goddess Mac and Cheese
Image and Recipe via Simply Recipes

 

This Flatbread Salad Pizza is loaded with veggies and delicious.

Flatbread Salad Pizza with Pesto, Shaved Asparagus, Mushrooms and Feta

 

Get your veggies with Creamy Butternut Squash Noodles with Bacon and Spinach.

Creamy Butternut Squash Noodles with Bacon and Spinach

 

Your kids will never know what these Hidden Veg Meatballs are hiding.

Hidden Veg Meatballs

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