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Week 1: Equipping Your Kitchen

Week 2: Hot Tips About Food Storage

Week 3: Healthy Eating on the Run

Week 4: Grocery Shopping Made Easy

Week 5: Healthy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes

Week 6: Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites

Week 7: Cooking in Small Spaces Using a Microwave Oven

Week 8: Explore the World of Snacks

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Keep Lunch Safe Without a Refrigerator

Keep Lunch Safe Without a Refrigerator

I'm trying to save money by bringing lunch from home more often, but we do not have a large refrigerator at work. I have to wait in a long line to use the microwave oven to reheat foods. Do you have any ideas?

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August is Sandwich Month

August is Sandwich Month

Save some money by bringing a sandwich to work instead of going out to eat.

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Preserving Herbs and Vegetables

Preserving Herbs and Vegetables

I have lots of lettuce, fresh herbs and zucchini grown in my backyard. I just bought a stand-alone freezer. What freezes well?

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Stock Your Vehicle with Healthful Snacks

Stock Your Vehicle with Healthful Snacks

We are going on a little road trip this summer. Every time we stop to fuel our car, my kids ask for treats at the convenience store. What can I do?

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Freezer Meals Save Time & Money

Freezer Meals Save Time & Money

Do you feel like you are constantly running and don't have time to cook?

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7 Steps to Creating a Summer Stir-fry

7 Steps to Creating a Summer Stir-fry

Are you looking for a delicious, quick and easy meal idea? Enjoy a delicious stir-fry made with a variety of colorful seasonal summer vegetables. Check out what's available at your grocery store, a farmers market or your own garden. In-season fresh vegetables are at their best quality and, often, best price. When you make a stir-fry, you do not heat up your oven, so your kitchen will stay cooler, too.

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Save Some Bread With These Tips

Save Some Bread With These Tips

Using day-old bread can help you stretch your food dollars. Some bakeries offer day-old bread at discounted prices. You might buy a few loaves because you found a great deal; unfortunately, you might get tired of it before you use all of it. What can you do with it?

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Homemade Salad in a Jar

Homemade Salad in a Jar

I would like to have salads more often for lunch, but the prepared ones are kind of expensive. They do not have my favorite ingredients, either. Do you have any ideas for me?

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Healthy Snacking Made Easy

Healthy Snacking Made Easy

Having healthy snacks available does not take a lot of time. It just requires a bit of planning for nutritious food options when you’re on the go.

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"Cook Without Looking" Try a Slow Cooker!

"Cook Without Looking" Try a Slow Cooker!

Wouldn't it be nice to be greeted by the aroma of a steaming pot of homemade soup, stew, chili, or chicken fajitas (this month's recipe) at the end of a busy day? You just need to do a little work in advance and use a slow cooker.

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