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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.
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For a quick breakfast you can take on the go, try one of this week's tasty meal ideas. Save time during the week by making your breakfast ahead of time on a Sunday. Or pack up a healthy meal to bring to work. With this healthy meal plan, there's no excuse for not eating breakfast every day this week.
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Slim down while staying satisfied with the healthy 400-calorie dinners in this 7-day meal plan. Loaded with veggies, lean protein and whole grains, these meals will keep you feeling full all evening long so you'll be less likely to crave late-night snacks.
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At the heart of every good salad is a great salad dressing. And even though grocers stock their shelves with endless varieties of the bottled stuff, chances are you have the ingredients for a killer salad dressing right in your pantry. Skipping the bottle for homemade dressing can save you calories, unnecessary added sugars and excess sodium. All you need are six basic ingredients, 5 minutes and one simple formula to whip up delicious vinaigrettes. With a little ingenuity, you'll be well on your way to ditching the store-bought dressings for good.