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Double the Savings: Easy Meals for Two on a Budget 

While it takes some getting used to, you’re better off budgeting now than blowing $50 on take out later. So here are some easy meals for two on a budget that will help you stay on track no matter what you're saving for.
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14 Easy College Meals That Make the Grade

If you're looking for a way to step up your food game without going broke or losing out on valuable time that could be spent studying (or playing beer pong), check out these easy college meals.
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Save This List of Meals for Dinner to Make Your Weeknights Easier 

Between deciding what to wear, deciding how to pitch your latest idea, deciding when to workout, and deciding between Hulu and regular cable, the last thing you want to work on is deciding what to make for dinner. So we've put together this list of meals for dinner to get you started.
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Prepared Meals Delivered: Get the Scoop on 6 Popular Services

Prepared meals are the easier version of meal kits, but are they worth the investment? We'll take a look at six of the top services that help you get prepared meals delivered to your door.
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Easy Low-Carb Meals: 11 Recipes to Keep You on Track 

To help you get rolling on your healthy eating goals, try these easy low-carb meals that don't require tons of time or cooking skills.
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13 Easy Chicken Dinners to Whip Up This Week

Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? Yeah, we’ve been pondering tonight’s dinner since breakfast this morning. And we found the answer in these 13 easy chicken dinners. Is your next meal lurking in this list?
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9 Heart-Healthy Meals You'll Love With All Your Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but you can reduce your risk by making healthier lifestyle choices. To get started, try this roundup of heart-healthy meals that anyone can make.
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Attention, Veggie Lovers: Try This 5-Day Vegetarian Meal Plan

It's hard to decide what you want to meal prep. How are you supposed to know what you're going to crave four days from now? But fear not: With this vegetarian meal plan, you'll find lots of vegetarian and vegan recipes that are super cravable.
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Two-Week Planner: 14 Quick Low-Carb Meals

Whether you're cutting carbs for weight loss or simply because you want a healthier lifestyle, there's no reason you have to banish yourself to the same boring chicken salad day after day, night after night. With these 14 quick low-carb meals, you can enjoy delicious recipes for days.
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12 Low-Carb, High-Protein Recipes to Whip Up Any Night of the Week

In a world where everything is overly complicated, we want to make healthy eating easy. So here are 10 easy, yet totally delicious, high-protein, low-carb recipes you can work into your weekly meal prep (that is, when we're not handling it).
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Low-Cal, High Flavor: 500-Calorie Meals You Can Count On

Whether you're trying to lose weight or just want to be more mindful of what you're eating, this medley of 500-calorie meals (many with even fewer calories) can help you enjoy healthy eating any day or night of the week.
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14 High Protein Dinners That Can Keep Up With Your Lifestyle

Protein is a macronutrient, along with fat and carbohydrates. It’s an important part of your plate, and most of us don’t get enough of it. So we’re sharing 15 delicious, high-protein dinner recipes you can make on your own
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5 Low-Calorie Meals & 10 Healthy Hacks to Get You Through the Workweek

When you’re looking for low-calorie meals, everything can seem like it’s off limits. But with these tasty recipes and easy health hacks, the world is your lunch box (or dinner plate).
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The Heat Is On: How to Choose the Best Countertop Oven

We're not talking about the rinky-dink toaster ovens or—gasp!—hot plates of your college days. Today's countertop ovens do just about everything a regular oven can do but with much less space, fuss, and mess. Learn why these space-saving ovens can become your most-used kitchen appliance.
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11 Low-Carb Meals That Anyone Can Make (Yes, Even You)

Finding low-carb meals to eat has never been easier than it is with these 11 delicious recipes (10, plus a bonus recipe—because you, dear reader, deserve more). So get your fork and get ready to dig in.
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12 Healthy, Quick Meals for Those Extra Busy Weeknights

These healthy, quick meals are made with basic ingredients commonly found in your fridge. They take roughly 30 minutes to prepare and require minimal steps. Whip one up and make your night a little easier, a little healthier, and a lot more delicious.
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Fast Dinner Ideas: 8 Meals That Will Light Up Your Night

To make your weeknights a little more palatable, try these fast dinner ideas — including one-pot and single-skillet options — that take no more than 30 minutes to prep and cook. Then you can get back to the things you want to do. (Did someone say Netflix?)
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Food Delivery Near Me: Eat Well Without the Hard Work

Whether you're craving Asian fusion or American comfort food, there's probably a food delivery service ready to bring dinner to your doorstep. Yet for all the convenience these companies seem to offer, there are some definite drawbacks. So before you type "food delivery near me" into your browser, learn the truth about your best options.
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Dinnertime Simplified: 12 Quick, Easy Dinner Recipes

Before you pick up takeout from your favorite Thai place or circle the Whole Foods parking lot half a dozen times, allow us to introduce you to twelve, quick, easy dinner recipes you can make any night of the week.
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12 Easy Chicken Dinner Ideas for Any Night of the Week

Before you reach for takeout, we have a few easy chicken dinner ideas that get your meal from prep to plate with minimal casualties. From Mexican favorites like chicken enchiladas to a quick stir-fry, we've got enough dinner ideas to set you up for the whole week.
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Hello Fresh Recipes: What You Need to Know Before You Get Cooking

Since Hello Fresh is the largest meal-kit provider in the United States, we wanted to find out how much time, money, and effort is really involved in Hello Fresh recipes. Here's what it takes to whip up one of their meals.
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The Best Prepared Meal Delivery Service: Who Takes Home the Trophy?

Unlike meal kits, the best prepared meal delivery services send your dinner fully assembled. But with many, you'll have to sacrifice freshness. Find out which one gives you the best of both worlds: no work in the kitchen, plus a delicious, freshly cooked meal.
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Freshly Meals vs. Tovala Meals: How Do They Compare?

There are two meal kits that offer fresh food with virtually no meal prep: Freshly Meals and Tovala Meals. Do these meal delivery services truly live up to their promises? We're breaking it down to see exactly how Freshly Meals compare to Tovala Meals.
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The Best Meal Kits for Singles: Actually, There’s Only One

Cooking for one is about as gratifying as rush hour, so meal kits sounds like the single person’s dream — except for one little issue. We'll explore how these services ignore singles and what you, as a single person, can do to get the one-serving meals you want.
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What to Make for Dinner: 10 Tasty Recipes That Take 45 Minutes or Less

We've searched far and wide to bring you a list of easy recipes that will work any night of the week so you never have to wonder what to make for dinner. From 20-minute tacos to a tasty twist on meatloaf, these dinner ideas won't take more than 45 minutes from start to finish.
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Blue Apron Meals: How Easy Are They, Anyway?

Blue Apron meals are billed as a convenient alternative to the traditional struggle of slugging around grocery store aisles, looking for dinnertime inspiration. But do they deliver the convenience they promise? Find out if Blue Apron meals are worth the price, plus take a look at your other options.
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Cooking for Two: 6 Simple Steps to Save You Time, Money, and Stress

To help solve your cooking-for-two quandary, we've come up with six helpful tips that will leave you and your plus-one with a satisfying meal any day or night of the week.
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Plated Meals: How Does This Meal Kit Measure Up?

Do Plated meals deliver on what they promise? We take a look at this high-end meal kit subscription services to see if the meals are worth the price. And more importantly, do they really give save you time in your busy week?
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Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes for Winning Weeknight Meals

Looking for easy healthy dinner recipes? Add some pantry staples to your grocery list, then whip up one of the tasty recipes that follow for a healthy meal any night of the week.
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HelloFresh vs. Blue Apron: How These Two Meal Kits Measure Up

With so many meal delivery kits out there, it can be hard to choose. So we're pitting HelloFresh vs. Blue Apron to see how they compare and how (or if) they make life any easier.
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Weeknight Warrior: Easy Dinner Recipes for Two in 30 Minutes or Less

Dreaming of easy dinner recipes for two that won't take much time, cost a fortune, or require multiple trips to the market in search of hard-to-find ingredients? We got you. Each of these meals takes no more than 30 minutes to make.
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Small But Mighty: 6 Tiny House Appliances You Can’t Live Without

Adopting a downsized space doesn’t mean you’ll have to skimp on substance or style. Here's a list of the six main appliances you'll want to consider for your diminutive domicile.
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Easy 30-Minute Meals for Any Night of the Week

It’s Monday night at 6 p.m. You just got off work and know that you didn’t have time to meal prep yesterday. Luckily, if you have half an hour to spare, you can make one of these 30-minute meals.
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Hot Stuff: Is the Steam Convection Oven Really All That?

Even if you don't follow the latest advances in kitchen tech, chances are you've been hearing a lot more about steam ovens these days. So how does a convection steam oven stack up against other types of ovens? Glad you asked. Read on to compare and contrast different ovens and maybe even find a better way to cook.
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12 Simple Dinner Ideas to Help You Conquer Your Busy Week

Life doesn’t have to be complicated. More often than not, the best recipes are those with the fewest ingredients. And while we can’t make the rest of your life less complicated, we can give you a few recipes to simplify this week’s meal plan.
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Must-Have Meals: 8 Easy, Healthy Dinner Ideas That Aren’t Salad

Looking for an easy, healthy dinner? These tasty dinner recipes will have you saying farewell to frozen food, disappointing delivery, and less-than-tasty takeout, and saying hello to healthy meals in 40 minutes or less.
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Blue Apron Competitors: How Do They Measure Up?

Blue Apron and Blue Apron competitors are supposed to be “easy” meal kits. So why haven’t they made their customers’ lives any easier? Find out about the most common customer complaints and some truly easy alternatives.
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9 Healthy Weeknight Meals You’ll Want to Make Over and Over Again

Looking for a healthy weeknight meal that doesn't require much time or effort? Join the club. To help ease your meal-planning stress, we've rounded up some of the easiest healthy weeknight dinner recipes and included their nutritional information per serving.
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Healthy Dinners for Two: 9 Homemade Meals Better Than Takeout

Are you and your partner trying to cut down on takeout? Ditching the to-go bags in favor of fresh, homemade meals can help reduce calories, large portions, and unwanted ingredients. Here we collected some of our favorite healthy meals that are perfectly portioned for two people.
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Easy Meals for Two: 10 Time-Friendly Ideas for Lunch and Dinner

Whether you're looking for tasty lunchtime fare or a full-on feast for dinner, creating a flavorful meal is easier than you think. To prove it, here are 10 can't-miss recipes that ensure a nutritious and easy meal for two in one hour or less.
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Easy Chicken Breast Recipes: Few Ingredients, Fewer Headaches

In these easy chicken recipes you'll learn 12 different dinners you can make virtually any night of the week. Each one of these simple recipes contain few ingredients, fewer steps, and zero headaches.
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Simple Healthy Recipes for Chicken, Soup, Grain Bowls, and One-Pan Meals

Check out these simple healthy dinner recipes in four yummy categories: one-pan recipes, chicken recipes, soup recipes, and grain bowl recipes.
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How to Meal Prep Like a Pro: The Ultimate Guide to Meal Prep

There's a meal prep style for everyone. Here's how to meal prep in a few different ways to lower your stress levels throughout the week.
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14 Easy Meals for One Person

If you're preparing a meal for a party of one, staring at recipes fit for 4–8 people can get pretty old, pretty quick. Here are 14 easy meals for one person you can treat yourself to any night of the week.
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20 Minutes or Less: 8 Must-Try Easy Dinner Ideas for Two

Take a look at these 8 easy dinner ideas for two that will not only tantalize your taste buds in 20 minutes or less, but they also won't break the bank.
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What Should I Eat for Dinner? 15 Recipes for Dinner Inspiration

Staring at the fridge wondering, "What should I eat for dinner?" We've got you covered. Here are 15 dinner recipes that will inspire you without keeping you in the kitchen for hours on end.
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13 Dinner Ideas for Two When You’re Not Sure What to Make

Ditch the mounds of leftovers by cooking a perfectly portioned recipe for two. These 13 dinner ideas for two will make for a delicious weeknight meal — no recipe math equations or extra-large Tupperware required.
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20 Easy Weeknight Dinners to Prepare Any Night of the Week

Exhausted after work? Don't consider delivery just yet. These 20 easy weeknight dinners take 30 minutes (or less) to prepare. Most of them require little prep or cleanup, and all of them make perfect leftovers for the next day.
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Clean Eating Meal Prep Ideas: Your Week Just Got Easier

Forget stocking up on granola bars. These clean eating meal prep ideas will have you excited to get up in the morning and eat delicious, fresh meals all day.
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14 Quick Dinner Ideas: Cook a Full Meal in 20 Minutes

Scrambling for dinner inspiration? Bored by your same chicken and veggies? These recipes are easy and quick dinner ideas that break the mold.
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Healthy Meals for One You Can Make Any Night of the Week

Need a healthy meal for one without the complicated process of scaling down a family-sized recipe? From pesto risotto to stuffed sweet potatoes and single-serving chicken noodle soup, these recipes fill your body with nutrients without filling your refrigerator with leftovers.
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Goodbye, Takeout: Try These Incredible 15-Minute Meals Tonight

Here are the most delicious dinner recipes that are healthy without the effort. You can whip up these 15-minute meals in the midst of your busy evening — no mess, no fuss.
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The Ultimate Guide to Steam Oven Cooking

If you lead a hectic lifestyle, you might be missing one time-saving appliance in your kitchen: the steam oven. Learn how steam oven cooking could provide you with nutritious meals free of prep and cleanup in 20 minutes or less.
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12 Healthy, Easy Dinner Recipes You Have to Try This Week

Here are 12 quick, easy weeknight dinners that can be prepared in as little as 20 minutes. Keep these easy dinner ideas on the back burner for the next time you need dinner ready in a flash.
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Recipe: Miso Stir-Fry Sauce & 3 Ways to Use It With Your Tovala

Consider this post the antidote to your weeknight, “Man, I want takeout!” blues. Step one? Make a sauce that brings...
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An Interview With Tovala's Chief Culinary Officer, Alexander Plotkin

Chef Plotkin is truly passionate about helping as many people as possible enjoy healthy, delicious meals. And his culinary coming-of-age...
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The Anatomy of a Tovala Meal

Every time our chefs step into our test kitchen, they follow what's essentially a culinary checklist. When a Tovala Meal...
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Chef Q&A: The Best & Fastest Way to Cook a Whole Bird

When it comes to all things food, our Chief Culinary Officer, Alexander Plotkin, is a fountain of knowledge. He concerns...
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It's Dinnertime: Check Out How Much Time Tovala Saves You

Tovala Meals save you a lot of time and energy on a busy weeknight. To show you how, let’s walk...
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Imagine a World With Better Leftovers: The Heat Button

Imagine a world where leftovers are piping hot AND as good as they were when they were first cooked. Imagine...
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Why is the Tovala a WiFi-Connected Appliance?

When we came up with the idea for Tovala, we knew we wanted to create a device that would make...
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How We Cook With Fall Fruits and Vegetables

At Tovala, we’re all about fall because it means there are as many chances for delicious dishes as there are...
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Steam-Baking: What It Is & Why It's a Game Changer

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: steam is magical. But steam has many more interesting applications than...
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Tackling Chicken Wings for Game Day

It’s football season. Whether you’re a casual fan, a fantasy football nerd, or a diehard trying to will your team...
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How the Tovala Makes Stellar Toast with Steam

Toasting, a.k.a. the act of taking bread from good to REALLY GREAT, is one of the simplest ways to enhance...
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Baking vs. Roasting: What's the Difference?

What's the difference between baking and roasting? That's a question you probably haven't pondered too often (if at all). But...
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100% Delicious, 100% Recyclable

We believe Tovala Meals should make it easier to eat better without creating a lot of waste in the process....
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From Concept to Plate: How Tovala Meals are Made

Tovala Meals are the end result of a long and careful process. Our goal? To make sure any meal of...
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Too busy to cook? 3 quick hacks to eat well, really easily

At Tovala, we’re all about making it easier to eat better. Here are a few tips to help you eat...
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Baking vs. Broiling: Breaking Down How Ovens Cook Your Food

To be a better cook, it’s important to understand the science behind what you’re doing. That’s why we wanted to...
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Steam and All Its Friends: Why Multi-Step Cooking is Awesome

Cooking with steam is trendy—and with good reason. But cooking with steam is also nothing new. Aztecs used to take...
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Quick Tips for New Tovala Owners

Welcome to the Tovala family, we’re really excited for you to get cooking! Here are a few tips we’ve put...
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Some Overdue Compliments…

They’re the craftsman who can create dishes that we lack the imagination, skill, and time to create ourselves. They feed us, they satiate us, and they cater (pun intended) to our every culinary wish.
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Tovala announces $1.6M seed round of funding

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably felt the pain of an uncertain dinner. You know what it’s like to get...
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The Cooking Phenomena You Didn’t Know You Loved

There’s a phrase you’ll find in just about any cookbook, cooking show, or family recipe: Remove from the oven once the top is browned. Or Wait until it is golden brown and delicious.
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10 Global Dishes Made Delicious With Steam

Steam has been the key to making really delicious food for centuries, and we couldn't be more grateful. Here are some of our favorite steamed dishes from around the world!
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Kitchen Appliances Can Be Cool, Too

If a 1950s housewife were to walk into a kitchen today, she’d feel right at home. Many of the brands (GE, Whirlpool), the appliances (KitchenAid, etc.), and the behaviors are exactly the same...
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