Blog Posts by Woman s Day

  • Rice Noodles + Roast Beef = No Ordinary Summer Salad

    By Woman's Light and fresh, this savory Asian-inspired salad makes a great meal when it's too hot to even think about turning on that stove.Day Kitchen

    The lettuce-chicken-veggies combination you're used to having in hot weather gets old fast. Cool off and enjoy this no-stove, Asian-inspired Roast Beef and Rice Noodle Salad that's ready in just 20 minutes!

    Serves: 4
    Yields: 4 servings (cost per serving for $2.15)

    Total Time: 20 min
    Prep Time: 20 min

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 454
    Total Fat: 17g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 30mg
    Sodium: 91mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 62g
    Dietary Fiber: 3g
    Protein: 16g

    Related: Discover 6 stomach-friendly foods.


    ounce(s) rice noodles
    cup(s) canola oil
    tablespoon(s) rice wine vinegar
    tablespoon(s) finely grated fresh ginger
    teaspoon(s) sugar
    green apple, cut into thin 1/2-inch pieces
    ounce(s) snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise
    scallions, thinly sliced
    red or green chilies, thinly sliced
    pound(s) sliced deli roast beef, torn
    Unsalted roasted peanuts
    , for serving
    Fresh cilantro
    , for serving

    Related: Try 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

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  • Outdoor Party Idea: Family Field Day

    By Woman's Day Staff

    Invite family, friends and neighbors to show off their skills by competing in a variety of games in your yard or a local park. Once everyone breaks a sweat, you can all take a time-out to enjoy some simple, satisfying snacks.

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  • How to Turn Your Pets into Best Friends

    Get tips for introducing two furry family members and helping them bondBy Natalie van der Meer

    There are many pros to having two pets: They can become playmates and cuddle buddies, and even learn good behavior from each other. But without a smooth introduction, things can get hairy-fast. The good news: It just takes a little know-how to get things off on the right paw. Read for strategies to make initial meetings between two dogs, two cats and a dog and a cat go swimmingly. Photo by Getty Images

    Related: Check out 9 bad habits that are good for you.

    Dog Meets Dog

    With dogs, a low-key first impression goes a long way. Arrange their get-together on leashes outdoors and ask a friend to hold one dog while you take the other. A head-on encounter can be off-putting, so walk one up alongside the other, and have treats on hand to reward good social behavior.

    Cat Meets Cat

    Felines need a long time to acclimate to any other animal, so make sure your cats can keep their distance at first. Close off a room where your new cat can live for a few days. The cats

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  • Dessert Remix: Frozen Greek Yogurt Banana Split (It's Healthier!)

    Greek yogurt has a rich and creamy texture, and its tangy flavor gives this dessert the perfect combo of sweet and tart. By The Casserole Queens

    Traditional banana splits don't have the high protein Greek yogurt offers. This just-as-tasty Frozen Yogurt Banana Split does, and for only about 250 calories per serving. Photo by John Kernick

    Serves: 10
    Yileds: 10 servings (cost per serving of $0.71)

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 251
    Total Fat: 13.5g
    Saturated Fat: 8.5g
    Cholesterol: 51mg
    Sodium: 38mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 29g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Protein: 4g

    Related: Discover 6 stomach-friendly foods.


    can(s) (8-ounce) crushed pineapple
    cup(s) plain Greek yogurt
    5 tablespoon(s) sugar
    1 1/2
    cup(s) heavy cream
    1/4 cup(s) maraschino cherries
    pound(s) fresh strawberries
    1 tablespoon(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
    cup(s) chocolate syrup, plus more for serving
    3 bananas


    1. Line an 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving a 4-inch overhang on the two long sides.

    2. In a food processor, purée the pineapple (with the juices), 1/3 cup yogurt,

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  • Katie Couric's Workout Confession: 'I Get Uniboob!'

    Discover the benefits of keeping fit and the funny downfalls of workout wearBy Katie Couric

    I love that it stays light so long after work in the summer, giving everyone more time to be outside enjoying the all-too-brief season. But as we bust out of doors for some exercise, we're also busting out (or out of) our sports bras. For many of us, that means the "uniboob" is also in season. That's the smooshed boob-shelf hovering in the center of your chest as you jog, bike or walk. Photo: Katie with a workout buddy, Alexis Weatherspoon, by Andrew Rothschild:

    Related: Discover how to get trim and toned in 10 minutes.

    The truth is, I'm endowed, and when I'm crammed into a sports bra it's like exercising with a football strapped to my chest. The women I know who are smaller on top complain that they look as flat as a Skipper doll in their sports bras. The grass is always greener on the other chest.

    Luckily, a run around the block isn't meant to be a walk down a runway. It's not a fashion show, it's about getting fit. And having learned about mastectomies and spoken

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  • Easy At-Home Workouts to Target Every Beach Body Problem Spot

    By Denise Austin, creator of

    Yes, it's possible to feel strong, sexy and secure when you hit the beach this season. This routine from fitness expert Denise Austin targets your arms, abs and lower body-all areas on display more than usual this time of year. Perform these eight moves two to three days a week (all you need is a set of dumbbells and a mat!), and to make this workout really work for you, add 30 minutes of cardio at least four times a week- a few brisk 10-minute walks around the block will do the trick-to boost your metabolism and blast away belly fat!

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  • Make This Restaurant Meal at Home in Just 15 Minutes!

    Pinto beans and chicken add plenty of protein to this filling and flavorful salad.By Woman's Day Kitchen

    Instead of trekking to a restaurant--and spending at least $10 on
    Tex-Mex Chicken Salad--try this fast, less expensive version. With more than 20g of protein, this flavorful and filling salad will keep you energized longer. Photo by Jonny Valiant

    Serves: 4
    Yields: 4 servings (cost per serving of $2.31)

    Total Time: 15 min.
    Prep Time: 15 min.

    Related: Try 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 427
    Total Fat: 22g
    Saturated Fat: 5g
    Cholesterol: 66mg
    Sodium: 804mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 30g
    Dietary Fiber: 9g
    Protein: 28g


    2 1/2
    cup(s) shredded rotisserie chicken
    can(s) (15 1/2-ounce) pinto beans, rinsed
    head(s) romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
    cup(s) (from 1 ear) fresh corn kernels
    cup(s) fresh cilantro
    avocado, diced
    1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    cup(s) fresh lime juice
    tablespoon(s) lowfat sour cream
    tablespoon(s) olive oil
    teaspoon(s) honey
    Kosher salt


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  • How to Turn Household Finds into a Charming Birdbath

    Use household finds to create a refreshing spot for your feathered friends in less than half an hourBy Woman's Day Staff

    TIME 20 min + drying time



    Screwdriver or pliers

    Large metal pot lid (ours was 14" in diameter)

    Epoxy (optional)

    Strong adhesive (like Gorilla glue, $9;

    Large pillar candle holder (ours was 20" tall)

    Newspaper or dropcloth

    Outdoor spray primer

    Outdoor spray paint

    Small stones (optional)
    Photo by Johnny Valiant

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    Use a screwdriver or pliers to remove the lid's handle from the pot. Plug the remaining hole with epoxy, if necessary.

    Add a liberal amount of adhesive to the top edge of the candle holder. Invert the lid and center it over the candle holder; press into place. Let dry completely.

    On a covered surface in a well-ventilated area, prime entire birdbath with spray primer. Let dry.

    Apply 2 or 3 coats of spray paint; let dry between each coat.

    If your pot lid is deep, add a few rocks for birds to perch on. Fill with water.

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  • The Healthy Morning Milkshake That’ll Keep You Going All Day

    When Joy Bauer's daughter Ayden was in kindergarten, she made this for her for breakfast and called it a Morning Milkshake. By Joy Bauer, RD

    Joy Bauer's Banana-Berry Smoothie

    This is no ordinary breakfast smoothie. This creamy, fruity drink keeps you full longer thanks to a hearty helping of fiber and protein. Photo by Alexandra Rowley

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 190
    Total Fat: 1g
    Saturated Fat: 0g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 80mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 40g
    Dietary Fiber: 7g
    Protein: 8g

    Related: Discover 6 stomach-friendly foods.


    3/4 cup(s) skip, soy or unsweetened almond milk
    cup(s) chopped bananas
    1 cup(s) frozen berries
    ice cubes
    cup(s) roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

    Related: Try 10 healthy afternoon snacks that keep you full.


    In a blender, combine milk, chopped bananas, frozen berries and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy.

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  • 4 Foolproof Ways to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

    Keep your cute companion in shape with these smart strategiesBy Woman's Day Staff

    Chunky kitty? Pudgy pup? Keeping your pet from tipping the scales can be tough. Help him stay healthy and live longer with a little extra motivation. Try these toys and tricks to get your couch-loving pet moving. Photo by iStock

    Give your cat something new to chase.

    A ball of yarn is so last year! Try a laser, like the FroliCat Bolt ($20; Your kitty will pounce, chase or bat a bright red dot of light as it creates patterns on the floor or wall. Use the handheld mode (you can flash it as you walk around the house to encourage him to follow you), or turn on the automatic timer to keep him moving when you aren't free to play.

    Related: Try easy exercise drills to slim down fast.

    Arrange a playdate.

    Dogs feed off one another's energy, so arrange a trip to the park with a pal who owns a dog that's friendly with yours. To add to your pup's workout, bring along the Chuckit Kick Fetch ball ($25; The toy is designed to be booted (kicks go farther

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