These Slow-Cooker Freezer Meals Are Going to Save Your Weeknights

Pictured Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Meal-Prep Freezer Pack

The slow cooker is the reigning king of convenience. In the morning, you chop up some veggies, add a protein (or not), throw it all in your slow cooker and press start. And voilà! After a long, busy day, dinner is ready.

7-Day Meal Plan: Meal-Prep Dinner Plan to Not Cook This Week

Give yourself a break from cooking this week with an easy meal-prep dinner plan. With make-ahead steps you can do on Sunday and ingredient shortcuts that help cut down on prep during the week, you'll get dinner on the table each night with little to no cooking required. To keep things quick and simple, the recipes in this meal plan rely on preprepped or no-cook ingredients, like rotisserie chicken, prechopped veggies, canned beans and frozen edamame.

The Best Lunch Foods for Weight Loss

cucumber chickpea bowl

When you want to lose weight, lunch may be the culprit that's holding you back. So often you're rushed and pressed for time—or eating at your desk. And while it may not be ideal, a rushed lunch doesn't have to send you into an afternoon slump. In fact, there are some speedy foods that are simple to throw together and can help you reach your weight-loss goal. And, guess what: you know (and probably love) all of them.

A Traditional Christmas Dinner Menu

Sticking to Christmas tradition, this classic dinner menu features holiday favorites like braised Brussels sprouts, juicy beef tenderloin, buttery-herbed potatoes and our healthier take on creamy eggnog. Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time, so you can spend your evening with family and friends rather than in the kitchen.

On the Menu:

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toasts

A Simple & Impressive Menu for Throwing the Perfect Stress-Free Dinner Party

We believe dinner parties should be spent relaxing alongside friends and family. This meal plan, including store-bought apps and a make-ahead dessert, is the key to a laid-back evening you'll actually enjoy. Stunning secretly-easy recipes, such as 5-ingredient sour cherry-glazed pork roast and big-batch grapefruit punch, are bound to elicit oohs and aahs from the crowd without requiring hours of work.

On the Menu:

Honey Buzz Cocktail

A Very Festive Hanukkah Dinner Menu for the Festival of Lights

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We've planned out your Hanukkah feast, filled with festive and delicious recipes, such as root vegetable latkes and pavlovas with cranberry-ginger sauce. This menu features two Hanukkah food traditions—latkes and salty cheese. Save yourself time the day of and make the gougères and pavlovas up to three days ahead.

Smart Ways to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

They say taxes and death are the only two constants in life, but it sure seems like the holidays circle around all too quickly each year. And with those sacred and merriment-filled days comes a familiar angst: the eating, drinking and family gathering seem endless, while sleep and normal stress-management routines take a back seat. This year, take a different approach—one that allows you to enjoy your favorite holiday foods—and keep your health and sanity in check.