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6 Protein-Heavy Salads to Make Your Desk Lunch Less Sad

To eat healthier, you don’t have to force-feed yourself green juice and rabbit food. Instead, try keeping yourself full and happy with protein-packed salads that are equally satisfying and healthy for desk lunches or dinners at home.

We’ve rounded up six of our favorite salad recipes — kicking off with the above Composed Mediterranean Chicken Salad filled with chicken, halloumi cheese, cucumbers and red peppers — and there’s plenty more where that came from with Cooking Channel’s other healthy lunch ideas.

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That’s Amore! Watch Laura Vitale Do Date Night on the Simply Laura Premiere

Love is in the air on the Simply Laura premiere. To kick off Season 2, Laura Vitale whipped up steakhouse-quality food with her husband, Joe, for a date night at home. The multicourse meal included splurgeworthy seared New York strip steaks with green beans, Burrata-topped crispy ribollita and amaretto tiramisu for two.

Watch the full episode to see how date night came together for Laura, and watch new episodes of Simply Laura on Saturdays at 10:30am ET.

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Road Trip with Debi and Gabriele on Their New Show, Extra Virgin Americana

The first family of Tuscan cooking is taking its show on the road. Extra Virgin Americana follows Debi Mazar, Gabriele Corcos, their daughters — Giulia and Evelina — and, of course, Uncle Robert as they road-trip across the country searching for food and fun.

In the premiere episode, they traveled to the Grand Canyon and cooked with breathtaking views behind them. Check out their helicopter ride, a travel back in time while they fill their RV at one of the oldest gas stations and much more when you watch the full episode below. And for more behind-the-scenes moments, flip through Debi and Gabriele’s road-trip photo album and their cross-country location guide.

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Brinner Recipes for Sleepyheads Who Love Breakfast Food

To snooze or not to snooze; that is the question. When your alarm blares in the morning, getting out of bed in time to brew coffee and make a hot breakfast is usually nixed in favor of sleeping an extra 15 minutes. However, you can get the best of both worlds by making brinner instead.

Even though you can make standard breakfast fare — eggs on toast, quick French toast — with the extra time you have in the evening, you might as well treat yourself to something more hearty and special. Below, we’ve picked six of our favorite brinner recipes, from savory cheddar-jalapeno waffles to breakfast pizza (pictured above in all its egg-topped glory).

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Everything You Need to Know About Drinking — and Making — Kombucha

If you haven’t tried it already, be assured: Kombucha is coming for you. This delicious, nonalcoholic fermented tea beverage is increasingly showing up in bottles and taps. Better still from a Superfoodnerd’s perspective, it is enjoying a revival among DIY home brewers, who are discovering that kombucha is eminently makeable, so long as you can track down a good source for the very particular symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast necessary to transform sweet tea into sour kombucha.

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Watch the Dinner at Tiffani’s Premiere for a Macho, Macho Meal

Get ready to see grown men cry on Dinner at Tiffani’s. In the Season 2 premiere, Tiffani Thiessen prepared a manly meal for her husband, Brady Smith, and their friends Matthew Lillard and Nashville star Eric Close. She kicked things off with a juicy blue cheese-bacon Ultimate Lux Burger and beer-battered fries, she also served something a little healthier with a hearty wedge salad with homemade ranch dressing.

Watch the full episode below to see the guys weep tears of joy over all of that, plus her salted caramel snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, and see more of this season’s photo booth fun here. Dinner at Tiffani’s airs Wednesdays at 8pm ET.

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Go Pinkies Out for High Tea on Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers Season 3 Premiere

If your New Year’s resolution is to be fancier, Rev Run and his family are here to help. In the Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers Season 3 premiere, Rev’s wife, Justine Simmons, wants to host a traditional English high tea, but Rev is not so sure that tiny sandwiches will satisfy his friend Perry.

Watch the full episode below to see them compromise with a combination of tea sandwiches — Justine’s dill-smoked salmon and Rev’s meatball sliders — lemon-strawberry scones and, of course, mixed berry tea.

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Say “Taco the Morning to You” with Breakfast Taco and Burrito Recipes

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat more tacos, nix Taco Tuesdays in favor of taco weekends with Mexican-inspired brunch. Stuff tortillas with eggs for breakfast tacos and burritos — like Kelsey Nixon’s Breakfast Tacos with Chorizo, Egg and Potato, pictured above — and get ready for a fiesta in your mouth. And if you wash it down with a ice-cold margarita, we won’t judge.

Check out more of our favorites below, and then get more Mexican brunch ideas here.

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Breads and Cakes So Full of Vegetables That You’re Basically Eating a Salad

News flash: You can have your cake and eat it too without breaking your New Year’s resolutions. In fact, carbs don’t have to be your enemy if you fill your breads and cakes with vegetables. Sneaking veggies into treats like chocolate cupcakes and trimming down the fat and calories in carrot cake will basically turn your favorite desserts into salads. OK, maybe not quite as healthy as salads, but there are ways to indulge in a balanced way.

Below, check out five vegetable-filled desserts — starting with Bobby’s Red Velvet Cupcakes that use beets as food coloring — and get more healthy dessert recipes here.

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Kelsey Nixon’s Mesmerizing Food GIFs Will Move You

Every day, we eat with our eyes first, but today you’re in for a real feast. Scrolling through your Instagram feed and drooling over delicious food is a thing of the past now that cinemagraphs of jaw-dropping recipes are here. For Kelsey Nixon’s new show, Kelsey’s Homemade, we’re highlighting the best finishing touches from her recipes in GIF form, and they’re the food equivalent of a yule log — you can’t look away.

Check out three of our favorites below, and then fuel your addiction with more of Kelsey’s recipe cinemagraphs here.

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