If both of you agree that ants on a log is getting a little old, add a fun new twist to snack time with this adorable, nutritious recipe. And, yes, it's fine to take some to the office for yourself. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.
Sandwiches made with bread are so last year-and not just for those who have given up gluten. Add more crunch with this fruity, protein-rich snack or meal.
1 large apple
2 Tbsp peanut, tree nut, or seed butter
2 Tbsp granola
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Use an apple corer or melon baller to remove the apple's core. Cut half an inch off the top and bottom of the apple. Cut apple crosswise into four 1/2-inch-thick slices. They will look like bagels with holes in the center. Rub the cut side of the lemon over both sides of the apple slices to keep them from browning. Spread peanut butter on two of the apple slices. Sprinkle granola over the peanut butter. Top with remaining apple slices.
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Cars hold a special place in the imagination of the American man, even ones who, like me, feel like they're trying to read a book in braille when they open the hood.
I'm a laid-back guy who enjoys hunkering down with the paper on the train, but when I drive I take on a weird, type A personality. Why do men have this near-Pavlovian response when we get behind the wheel? It bewilders my wife, Karel, and you too, I figure. I'll try to explain what's going through his mind as he drives, but be forewarned: My only car is a 2003 Honda Element, so it's going to be a bumpy ride.
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These words are like a narcotic, stimulant, and aphrodisiac to a man. Once someone has uttered them, the car will begin to move faster, his focus will deepen, and the need to make even better time will set in.
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A trick for not going crazy when dinnertime rolls around: Have a few tried-and-true recipes under your belt. Here, cooking pros Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion, authors of the new cookbook Keepers, share their go-to. Add a salad and bread and you're done. REDBOOK.Read More »from The Lasagna Recipe That's a Total 5 P.M. Lifesaver
Skillet lasagnaSkillet lasagna
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb sweet or hot Italian sausages, casings removed
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
Large pinch of hot red pepper flakes
1 tsp dried oregano
2 (28-oz) cans whole peeled tomatoes
1 sprig basil, plus a handful of basil leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 (9-oz) package no-boil lasagna noodles
4 oz mascarpone cheese or cream cheese (½ cup)
½ lb fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced, patted dry
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We've all been told to avoid red wine, dark berries, and black coffee in our quests for pearly whites, but what about foods that actually brighten your smile? Try these natural solutions for a brilliant beam. By Julia Marino, REDBOOK.Read More »from 12 Foods that Naturally Whiten Your Teeth
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Seeds and nuts
Chewing these lightly abrasive, hard foods rubs plaque and stains off the surface of teeth, says Dr. Matthew Messina, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. Pop a few almonds for a mid-afternoon snack-they're full of protein, healthy fats, and the crunch you need to get pearly whites.
- Redbook | Parenting – Thu, Aug 15, 2013 5:59 PM EDT
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Just like with food allergies, each person's metabolic response to carbs-or what I have termed "carb sensitivity"-is unique. My program is an extremely specific type of elimination diet that hones in on insulin levels to restore metabolic health. The progress of your weight-loss, your decrease in cravings, and how you feel overall indicate whether you're sensitive to certain carbs.
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There's one comment every new mother gets, usually from someone you could never imagine being yourself: an empty-nester-or, worse, some mom of a teen, touching your shoulder as her daughter stands next to her, visibly annoyed.
"It goes so quickly. Just you wait."
I've abhorred those words since the moment my little girl was born. Every time, it's like a cast spell, and I ward it off by thinking, No. We will go slowly. We will not be like you.
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- Redbook | Healthy Living – Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:03 AM EDT
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