Five dishes you should really work into your meal plans for the month.
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February, the slightly awkward month where you're craving spring vegetables but settling for warm soups to survive, can be a bit tricky for food plans. Load up on protein-filled breakfasts, hearty vegetable plates, and even enjoy a sweet treat from our round-up of what you should be eating this month. 

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Berry Green Smoothie

February might see your New Year's resolutions waning. Keep up the healthy (and tasty) eating with this produce-packed smoothie. Hidden amongst the sweet berries and banana is a hefty dose of spinach and protein-rich Greek yogurt. It's a surefire way to keep you full in the morning. 

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BBQ Beef-Stuffed Potatoes

Your slow cooker should be working overtime in February. Between the sun setting early and hectic schedules, cooking dinners on weeknights can end up being a struggle for both motivation and time. Setting a hearty meal to cook in the morning, like these flavorful stuffed potatoes, will make life simpler.

Sweet Potato Home Fries with Scrambled Eggs

Don't settle for a pitiful breakfast of cereal or dry toast. Your first meal of the day should be flavorful and filling, just like this hearty plate of eggs and sweet potato fries. The 15 grams of protein will keep you fueled and satisfied until lunch time. 

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Creamy Carrot and Herb Linguine

Getting in your daily dose of vegetables in the winter season can sometimes be a challenge. Avoid sad out-of-season salads and try this veggie-packed pasta instead. Whole-wheat pasta provides a hefty base for a flavorful mix of spiralized carrot, parsley, and tarragon. 

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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes for Two

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with your beloved or throwing a Galentine's Day bash, these sweet treats are sure to be a hit. Modeled after the popular candy, these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes bake up two at a time, making them just right for couples or those looking to not down a dozen.