Get Cooking!

The third Healthy Habits challenge is to cook at least 3 meals more per week than you are now, even if that means cooking breakfast or lunch (for freezing, maybe).

Top 10 Healthy Convenience Foods

Here are our top ten healthy convenience food products that make dinner a little quicker and no less tasty.

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Convenient Food: Boil in a Bag Brown Rice

8. Boil in a Bag Brown Rice

Brown rice is a clear nutritional winner: It provides fiber, B vitamins, iron, and vitamin E. A ½-cup serving also serves up one-fifth of the daily recommendation for selenium, an antioxidant that helps regulate thyroid function and benefits the immune system. Going the boil-in-bag route makes brown rice one of the quickest ways to get more whole grains in your diet. Watch out for flavored rice mixes, which are very high in sodium and flavor additives. Stick with the basic variety and add your own flavor, like in our Quick Paella or Southeast Asian Fried Rice.

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe