Healthy Eating and Living

Eating a more nutritionally balanced diet and increasing exercise are just a few of the ways you can improve your overall health. Get tips from Cooking Channel on how to make smarter choices when cooking and eating, including slimming down your favorite foods.

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    Make Smart Ingredient Swaps

    Bobby Deen

    Bobby Deen loves Southern comfort foods — but not their nutritional stats. On Not My Mama’s Meals he subs in leaner ingredients to slash calories, but not flavor. Meal Makeovers | Bobby's Best Recipes

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    Cook With Fresh, Healthy Ingredients

    Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos + More Fresh Recipes

    Eat lean proteins (spicy steak tacos, anyone?), tons of fruits and veggies and whole grains to feel good, from the inside out. Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner

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    Eat More Superfoods

    Quinoa and More Superfoods

    No cape needed: These foods are known to prevent disease, control weight and help maintain overall health. The Top 20 Superfoods | Quinoa + More Whole Grains

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    Plan Out Quick Weeknight Meals

    Pita Pizzas + More Weeknight Dinners

    If you have an enticing dinner plan, you won’t be tempted to order in. These cheesy pita pizzas trump pie delivery any day. 10 Delicious Dinners Under 1 Hour

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    Avoid Dieting Pitfalls

    Common Diet Mistakes to Avoid

    There are so many rules when you’re following a diet plan. Are the choices you’re making earning the results you want? Top 7 Mistakes Dieters Make | Fad Diets: Yay or Nay?

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    Indulge, Guilt-Free

    Lighter Chocolate Mousse Pie

    Satisfy your sweet tooth (and your conscience) by enjoying lighter desserts that only taste sinful. 35 Low-Calorie Dessert Recipes

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    Revamp Restaurant Favorites

    Chicken Parmesan + Healthy Italian Recipes

    Saucy Italian fare and Chinese stir-fries are diet-friendly when you make them in your own kitchen. Healthier Italian Recipes | Better-For-You Asian Food

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    Drop Those Last 5 Pounds

    Drop 5 Lbs With Good Housekeeping

    Shed those pesky inches with tips from Melissa d’Arabian, Aarti Sequeira and a panel of fitness and nutrition experts. Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping | Exercise at Home

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    Don't Skip Breakfast

    Breakfast Burrito Recipe

    Kick-start your metabolism in the AM by eating a nutritionally balanced breakfast: the most important meal of the day. 40 Seriously Tasty Breakfast Recipes

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    Set Realistic Goals

    New Years Resolution

    Turn your wish list into a to-do list – and set yourself up for success – by creating resolutions you can stick to. 7 Easy New Year's Resolutions

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    Get Your Omega-3's

    Healthy Salmon Recipes

    Aim to eat salmon, rich with omega-3 fatty acids, up to four times a week to reap numerous health benefits. 31 New Ways to Cook Salmon

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    Eat Smart When Dining Out

    Aarti's Restaurant Tips

    Outsmart restaurant menus by watching out for oversized portions and surprise calorie traps, and planning in advance. Aarti's Cheat Sheet | Best & Worst Fast-Food Salads

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    Enjoy Your Comfort Food Faves

    Healthy Chili Recipe

    Stay cozy during the cold winter with trimmer big bowls of chili and remade old-fashioned family recipes. Healthy Chilis, Soups & Stews | Bobby's Lean Comforts

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    See How Chefs Stay Slim

    Chuck Hughes' Diet and Workout Tips

    We asked Cooking Channel chefs how they fight the bulge, stay fit and fend off temptation in the kitchen. Chefs' Workout Routines & Diet Tips

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    Go Meatless

    Penne With Spinach Sauce

    Whether it's just Mondays or more often, opting for alternate protein sources can greatly improve your health. Our Best Vegetarian Recipes | Meatless Mondays

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    Discover New Chicken Recipes

    No-Butter Chicken Recipe

    Sauteed Indian style, baked beneath a crunchy crust, grilled or simmered in a stew, this lean bird is anything but boring. 45 Healthy Chicken Dinner Ideas

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    Get Creative With Kale

    Kale Caesar Salad Recipe

    The bitter supergreen becomes oh-so-delicious when marinated, baked into crispy chips or dressed in a Caesar-style salad. 12+ Kale Recipes

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    Gluten-Free (but Maybe not Glutton-Free) Desserts

    Gluten-Free Desserts

    Have your (gluten-free) cake and eat it, too, with these 19 delicious dessert recipes. 19 Gluten-Free Desserts

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    Defy Aging

    Jason Wrobel

    Can chef Jason Wrobel's is using superfood secrets to help increase your life span, one meal at a time. How to Live to 100: Find Out More

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    Learn Healthy Cooking Techniques

    Cooking in Parchment + More Healthy Cooking Techniques

    See how Cooking Channel chefs steam, poach, bake, roast and grill delicious meals to perfection. Watch Clips From Our Shows

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    Don't Get Tricked

    Fat-Free Food Labels

    Food products plastered with buzzwords like fat-free, high-fiber and antioxidant-rich might not actually be good for you. Watch Out For These 7 Food Labels