Meal Planning 101

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

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How to Turn Frozen Ravioli into Healthy 20-Minute Weeknight Dinners

In a pinch, frozen ravioli and a jar of pasta sauce are all you really need to get dinner on the table fast. But there's a whole lot more you can do with frozen ravioli, even on the busiest weeknights. This easy dinner formula combines premade ravioli with super-simple ingredients to help you get a healthy meal on the table in no time.

Meal-Prep Plans for Weight Loss

Dive in and start hitting your weight-loss goals today with help from these easy-to-follow meal-prep plans for weight loss. Featuring delicious recipes and helpful meal-prep tips, you're set up for weight-loss success. These meal plans cover a whole range of diets, lifestyle and calorie levels, including plans for general healthy weight loss, vegan meal plans to lose weight, diabetes weight-loss meal plans and so much more. Follow the helpful meal-prep steps at the beginning of each week to prep your meals ahead of time, so they're all ready to go for the busy week (or weeks) ahead.

How to Tips to Start a Diabetes Meal Plan

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30-Minute Dinner Solutions: The Ingredient Staples You Should Always Have on Hand

It's no surprise that making a healthy dinner is a whole lot easier when you have a plan in place. Taking the time over the weekend to take inventory of what you already have on hand, write out a menu and grocery shop can make dinnertime much easier. But the reality is, things don't always go as planned and some nights you're left standing in your kitchen at 5 o'clock scratching your head trying to figure out what to make. It's nights like these when you can rely on pantry staples to make healthy, affordable and fast dinners at home.

Meal-Prep Plan for Diabetes: 1,500 Calories

The secret to healthy eating isn't really a secret. Planning and preparing meals at home is the easiest way to eat a nutritious diet, and research suggests that people who meal-prep at home are more likely to have a healthier diet and less likely to be overweight or obese. Still, knowing that it's healthier to cook at home and actually doing it are two different things—and most people get tripped up by the planning and shopping involved.

What Is Tomato Paste & How to Use It

Tomato paste is an essential pantry staple to have on hand for whipping up delicious, deeply flavored meals—it can transform a ho-hum recipe, like a soup or sauce, into something really special. A little bit goes a long way, though, which is why you'll most often find tomato paste in small 6-ounce cans. With most recipes only calling for a tablespoon or two of tomato paste, even if you buy the tiniest can, you'll still have so much left over.