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Recipes & Healthy Eating

All recipes have been approved by MyPlate and/or Operation Live Well dietitians.

What's better than food on a stick? Try this watermelon kabob recipe to get your kids excited about fruit. Visit our recipe e-books for more ideas.

What's better than healthy berries and cool frozen yogurt in the summer? Visit our recipe e-books for more ideas.

Mixed nuts are a health, protein-packed treat. Visit our recipe e-books for more ideas.

New to cooking or just need a few tips to freshen up your skills? Download our "A to Z Guide of Cooking Tips."

Summer's winding down but that doesn't mean you can't still fire up the grill. Check out our latest e-book, "Grill and Chill," for great grilling and "no cook" recipes.

Following up on its successful healthy cookbook, Operation Live Well has launched its second e-book to help make cooking nutritious meals at home easier. The Department of Defense wellness initiative’s second downloadable e-book is a ‘how to’ guide about growing and using fresh herbs. The e-book features information about how herbs can take your meals to the next level. There’s also a handy guide for pairing herbs with your favorite dishes. Visit for more.

A few nuts is healthy and delicious. A handful can be too many calories to be called a snack!

Make this savory Butternut Squash Quiche for your next brunch or Sunday get-together #OLW

The Cinnamon Pear Smoothie is a new spin on the summer smoothie #OLW

Waffle Hearts - Cinnamon Pear Smoothie

Necessity is the mother of invention. Raiding the fridge led to this tasty Tom’s Garden Fresh Salad #OLW

Waffle Hearts - Tom’s Garden Fresh Salad