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Food and Kitchen Tips

Eat More Mindfully

Do you eat so quickly that you usually end up stuffing yourself? Or do you eat in front of the TV, and before you know it, your meal is gone? Let's fix it!

Revamp Your Snacks

It’s important to make sure you are choosing nutritious, healthy foods when you decide to snack.

VIDEO: Healthy Halloween Treats!

Trick or Treat! Here are some fun, festive treat ideas with a healthy twist.

VIDEO: Make a Lower-Carb Pasta Meal

Instead of regular pasta, try substituting with lower-carb spaghetti squash. Michael Marks will make a pasta mélange and inspire you to put together your own veggie-packed pasta dish.

VIDEO: In Season: Winter Squash

Michael Marks shares an easy way to peel and cut butternut squash, a tasty fall food that can be roasted and enjoyed as a side dish. You can also use it for soups or add it to casseroles.

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Find more videos, on-the-go tips, and other articles to help with meal planning and food preparation.

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Light & Healthy Meals for October

Keep your meals light and healthy this fall with these tasty recipe and snack ideas!

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*Estimates are rounded to the nearest 200 calories. An individual's calorie needs may be higher or lower than these average estimates. Developed from the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines for Americans.