This 4th of July, don’t let your bikini bod fall by the wayside – pay attention to the food you eat and party the right way with healthy, whole food alternatives to the usual fare. Who said healthy eating wasn’t fun?

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When you get home, the last thing you want to do is worry about cooking a hearty meal. Of course, you want a delicious, hearty meal, but cooking it? No way, who’s got time for that? Lucky for you, making a filling, piping hot soup can happen with very little effort and excellent results.

Try one of these 10 easy homemade soup recipes and have your dinner ready in no time. Who knew life could be so simple?

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How to Cook Grains

Grains are relatively easy to cook, but with so many grain options and cooking times, knowing how to make the perfect pot of brown rice, quinoa or oats can actually be quite difficult.

Never fear! We’ve got this helpful chart from PopSugar.com that will help you in a pinch. Keep a copy in your kitchen for easy reference.

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It’s no secret, meat is full of protein and humans need a certain amount of protein in their daily diet. Does that mean we have to eat meat?

NO!

There are tons of plant-based, vegetarian-friendly protein options that are not only chock-full of the nutrients we need to function optimally, but they’re actually really tasty! No, we’re not kidding! Give one of these a try next time you’re looking to beef up your protein options without the beef.

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Did you know how easy it is to make ice cream? Yes, we’re serious. Freeze a banana. Blend it in your Magic Bullet. Presto. Add chocolate chips, a tablespoon of peanut butter, even fresh mint leaves for all the classic ice cream flavors. Plus it’s healthy. What could be better?

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Do you bake your Thanksgiving pie or do you buy it from the store? How big was your Thanksgiving bird? Is cranberry sauce a must at your dinner table?

These little details are what make the Thanksgiving holiday so special – the traditions, the meal. Imagine a Thanksgiving without Aunt Patty’s stuffing, or that classic end-of-meal pumpkin nog. Around the world and around the nation, these traditions differ, but one thing is certain: we should all be grateful for what we have!

This fun infographic puts the numbers together. Take a look and let us know how your celebration will look this year!

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If the thought of cooking for your family and friends this Thanksgiving is stressing you out, imagine cooking for a family of judgmental hamsters!

Okay, maybe this adorable little rodent family isn’t as harsh as your aunt Patty or as drunk as your drunk uncle, but they’re still a tough crowd to please.

Happy Tuesday and an early Happy Holidays! We’ll see you at dinner.

 

They say size doesn’t matter, but when you’re looking for a good time, you need to make each move count…

Don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Now, the thing you need comes in a smaller, more compact size.

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We’re talking about the all new Magic Bullet Mini! With the Mini, you can enjoy your favorite drinks, meals and snacks wherever the day (or night) may take you!

So, whether you’re heading out of town with your significant other or just to the office, the Magic Bullet Mini is light as a feather and fits anywhere you put it with ease. Now you can chop, mix, blend, whip, grind and more – wherever you are – all in just 10 seconds or less, for the fastest, tastiest meals ever.

Stop disappointing your loved ones and surprise them with the all new Magic Bullet Mini! They’ll thank you in ways you never imagined.

Now available at CVS pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreens and online at MagicBulletMini.com.

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You know you’ve always wanted to throw something terrible into your morning smoothie. We’ve all been there. I giant scoop of ice cream? A donut and some milk? Well, the crazy people at Buzzfeed were, well, crazy enough to do it.

So, can you smoothie it? Generally, no. But you might be surprised at what you CAN smoothie!

Watch this video and tell us: what’s the craziest thing you’ve thrown into a smoothie?

A hoagie? Sure. PB&J? Absolutely. A burrito? Nope! But why? With a wheat or flour wrapping that usually encases meat and other fixin’s, it seems like it’d qualify just like a pita or anything else normally considered a sandwich.

Well, The Atlantic has put this question to rest with 4 solid qualifications that will help you figure out, what exactly is a sandwich?