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How to Make a Beautiful Vegetable Platter

Preparing a beautiful and delicious vegetable platter is an art every hostess will want to master at some point. Otherwise, you will find yourself eating half a wheel of brie 45 minutes into your next dinner party. So how do you make a plate full of vegetables really sing? The key lies in the quality of your produce. Forgot the shopping list; at the farmer's market or your local Whole Foods, you want to be
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Five Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Make You Want to Jump Out of Bed in the Morning

Despite dire predications to the contrary, avocado toast isn't going anywhere. Delicious and nutritious and consummately Instagrammable, it is one of the few meals you can whip up in less than five minutes that doesn't come from a box or can. The key to making it delicious? Always use the most fresh, vibrant seasonal fruit you can find. And be sure to vary the tastes and textures in each of your concoctions. I like to
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Berry Chia Pudding Parfaits

As a beauty superfood, chia seeds have a lot going for them: they are high in protein and fiber, low in calories, and teaming with beneficial vitamins and minerals. Combine them with almond or coconut milk, a bit of coconut sugar or honey and you have a delicious and satisfying chia pudding. Still, for years, my kids wouldn't eat them: The chia pudding I made just didn't look yummy. In fact, if I'm honest, that
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Spiralized Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

If you are not absurdly wowed the first time you use a spiralizer, are you even a mom? Not only does this simple gadget make any healthy meal look gorgeous, it's a great tool to engage your kids with making dinner. As many people before me have noted, kids are much more likely to eat something they've made themselves. Beets are a great vegetable to start with because they're naturally sweet. If your kids are
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Chef John Fraser’s Kale Salad Recipe

There is a reason that the word "kale" has been emblazoned on everything from sweatshirts to Edie Parker clutches in the last couple years: In the realm of superfoods, it is a bit of an overachiever. High in fiber and loaded with glow-boosting vitamins and phytonutrients, it improves digestion, helps control blood sugar and can even lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and asthma. For anyone trying to avoid processed food, gluten or simply
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Cashew Ricotta Toast with Fresh Peaches & Spicy Honey

Over avocado toast? I'm getting there, too.  And while I absolutely love a traditional ricotta toast drizzled on honey, I've been trying hard in the last year to avoid dairy (for both health and complexion reasons). This simple cashew ricotta toast—made with fresh baked whole wheat bread, peaches, mashed cashews, mint, poppy seeds and spicy honey— is my favorite new five-minute healthy breakfast. Vegan-friendly and loaded with beneficial fats and other beauty nutrients, it's also