Planning and Prep

Learn the Language: Cooking Vocabulary

"Sauté" and "simmer" describe different techniques, and "diced" and "minced" are not one and the same. Following healthful recipes is easier if you understand cooking vocabulary.

You don't have to be a chef to be savvy - and healthy - in the kitchen. See tips and trends on ingredients, tools, techniques, meal ideas, food prep and more from food and nutrition experts.

Home Composting: Put Your Scraps to Use

Celebrate Earth Day by starting your own compost pile! Composting is a magical process. Given time, kitchen scraps, grass clippings, shredded paper or leaves can yield this black gold soil.

When money is tight and time is short, it may seem difficult to maintain a healthy diet. But mealtime doesn't have to be costly, complicated, or unhealthy: eating right can be affordable, convenient and nutritious.

Enhancing the Flavor of Your Meals

The foods you enjoy are likely the ones you eat the most, so make taste a kitchen priority when preparing healthy, nutritious meals.

5 Quick and Healthy Meals without Using the Stove

Turning on your stove is not a requirement for delicious, healthy meals at home. Angela Lemond, RDN, CSP, LD, recommends using a few key kitchen gadgets to save time and keep things cool in the kitchen.

Be creative in planning menus and trying new foods. Here are some healthful and helpful ideas to get you started.

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