These Mini Gingerbread Houses Are Almost Too Cute for Their Own Good

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Gingerbread cookie season is upon us and if you're feeling even slightly adventurous, it may be time to move past plain old gingerbread men and women and dabble in making your very own gingerbread houses. Intimidated? Don't be! It's fun! You can start small. And by small we mean very small. Mini. As in mini gingerbread houses.

Vegan Weight-Loss Meal Plan on a Budget

Lose weight the right way and save money at the same time with this budget-friendly vegan meal plan. With this 1,200-calorie meal plan, you're on track to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week without feeling like you're breaking the bank on specialty "diet" foods. The meals and snacks in this plan feature healthy plant-based whole foods that are high in protein and fiber, like beans, edamame and tofu, to help you feel satisfied while cutting calories.

Better-for-You Food Gifts (That Aren't Candy or Cookies)

When it comes to gifting, you can't go wrong with food. But during the holiday season, indulgent food is everywhere. So instead of gifting another box of cookies or tin full of almond bark, opt for a more luxurious yet lighter, savory food gift this year. Many of our delicious gift ideas are good for a long time too, so the recipient can choose to dive in now or wait till a little later when all the fun holiday food is gone.

Meet the 10 Finalists for PEOPLE's Sexiest Chef Alive 2018!

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This story originally appeared on People.com by Sonal Dutt.

The Best Wine Advent Calendars You Can Get in the U.S.

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This story originally appeared on bhg.com by Sheena Chihak.

7-Day, 1,200-Calorie Low-Carb Meal Plan to Lose Weight

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Research suggests that eating a low-calorie, low-carb diet can help you lose weight.

No-Sugar-Added 1-Day Meal Plan

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Sugar lurks in more places than you think—in pre-made salad dressings, sauces, cereals, crackers, and flavored yogurts, to name a few. So it's not surprising that on average, most Americans eat almost twice as much added sugar as they should. Natural sugars, found in fruits and dairy, don't count towards that total. It's hard to overeat them and they come with a bevy of other nutrition benefits.

7-Day Meal Plan: Our Best Budget Dinners to Save You $130 This Week

Cooking more meals at home is a sure way eat healthy and cut down on total food costs to save you big bucks over the course of the year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American family spends upwards of $7,000 on food annually, with 43 percent of that total (or roughly $3,000) going toward restaurant and takeout meals. And with a dinner out costing anywhere between $12 and $30 per person (or an average of $21), it doesn't take long for the bill to add up.