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Champion Chili

Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili

This cook-off winning chili will easily feed a family of four for two nights, or a family of two for most of a week. Bake a big dish of Pumpkin Cornbread to go with it, and your family will smile when you lasso them for dinner.

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Foods in the Mediterranean Diet

Join dietitians Allison Stowell and Kit Broihier on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET for this free, one-hour webinar. This webinar is good for one CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered.

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Alli’s Sample Meal Plan

Rainbow Pizza

I’m a meal planner. After all, is there any other way to feed a family of four that’s going in different directions every day, leaving me with little time to make dinner? I also hate to waste food. With both attributes in mind, I offer you this menu that will take your busy household from Sunday to Saturday with more home-cooked meals, less time in the kitchen, and likely less waste too. Scroll all the way down for a shopping list.

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Prepping-Friendly Dal

If you want a quick-cooking, flavorful, comforting dish with great nutrition, and which both makes a huge batch and is just as good (if not better) the next day, you may feel like you're looking for a unicorn. You're not. You're looking for this fresh-as-anything dal.

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Food Safety for Leftovers Lovers

I’m not known to be much of a fan of leftovers (my husband doesn’t mind taking them to work the next day for lunch, so I’m usually off the hook). However, I don’t like wasting food, so many times I will “refashion” leftovers into something that seems more like a new dish than just a reheat-and-eat situation. Even though I am pretty diligent about making quick use of leftovers that are hanging out in my fridge, sometimes something gets pushed to the back and when I finally find it, it’s a little “iffy” food safety-wise. That leads me to the first rule of leftover food safety: when in doubt, throw it out.

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