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Easy, healthy recipes for the week ahead: Mongolian-style beef bowl, overnight oats and more

Use your favorite takeout dishes as inspiration for a satisfying menu of better-for-you meals made at home.
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Besides saving time and money, meal prep offers some science-backed health perks. 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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