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Easy Meals for Many Hands

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Many hands make light work–and in the kitchen, that can be a blessing. Whether you’re cooking a fresh meal on a slower night or stocking the freezer with easy meals to reheat throughout the busy week, working together as a family can be a fun exercise in teamwork, nutrition and teachable moments. We’ve put together a few colorful recipes we think you’ll find rewarding to make with your loved ones.

Easy Meals for Many Hands

Great Flavor for Kitchen Cooperation

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Indian food doesn’t need to be hard to make, but getting the great flavor from chopped vegetables and tons of spices means recipes tend to have a good number of moving pieces. Measuring out spices is a great teachable moment for younger kids, and older kids can practice their dicing and slicing skills–no matter which way you dish up this delicious meal, you can turn making it into a fun opportunity to come together as a family.

Great Flavor for Kitchen Cooperation

Get Cozy with Calories, Part 2

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Kit Broihier and Allison Stowell chat about calories, common misconceptions about them, and how they can be useful or problematic. Whether you’re working to lose weight or trying to understand what a nutritious and nicely proportioned diet looks like for you, they’ve got insights on how counting calories can help us or skew our perspective.

Get Cozy with Calories, Part 2

Bowls for a Crowd

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Chopping up a bunch of veggies for dishes like this Chicken Fajita Bowl can seem like a massive nuisance if you’ve got to do all the work by yourself. If you’re cooking with a family, however, veggie-full bowls suddenly become a piece of cake! (Well, not literally…) If you’ve got small kids, investing in some kid-friendly vegetable knives is a nice way to give them a helpful job that lets them safely practice knife skills.

Bowls for a Crowd

Protein as Flexible as Your Family’s Tastes

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It won’t take many hands to make this simple carnitas recipe, but it’s one that can satisfy many mouths. Have your family help chop veggies to stored prepped in the fridge and make this pork the inspiration for a number of easy-prep meals to keep your family interested and happy all week long.

Protein as Flexible as Your Family’s Tastes

Get Cozy with Calories

by in Audio Tips

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Kit Broihier and Allison Stowell chat about calories, common misconceptions about them, and how they can be useful or problematic. Whether you’re working to lose weight or trying to understand what a nutritious and nicely proportioned diet looks like for you, they’ve got insights on how counting calories can help us or skew our perspective.

Get Cozy with Calories

A Zippy Start to School-Year Dinners

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Cooking with a large number of spices can seem intimidating, but when you split the work up between a few people, this meal is a snap. Put someone in charge of chopping veggies, someone in charge of measuring spices, and someone in charge of watching the stove, and quick as a wink, you’ll have this hearty meal on the table.

A Zippy Start to School-Year Dinners