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Healthier takeout favorites: Chicken fried rice, chicken sliders and more

Easy and nutritious versions of the comfort food classics you crave.
Buffalo chicken sliders with gorgonzola slaw.
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

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Besides saving time and money, meal prep offers some science-backed health perks. For instance, when you make meals at home, you’re not relying on fast food, takeout and prepared foods that studies link to poor diet quality and negative health outcomes. And when you prepare meals with nutritious ingredients, you’re limiting the ultra-processed foods that may raise the risk of heart disease and negatively affect your mental health.

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