What to Eat This Week: Grilling Edition

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Okay, okay, so we might be jumping the gun just a bit on this one — but given the fantastic weather Mother Nature has blessed us with this weekend, I think it’s safe to assume that the grills are comin’ out of storage. Grilling provides that oh-so amazing, charcoal-y flavor your little George Foreman simply can’t replicate, try it might. Plus, it’s the easiest way to cook anything and everything. Proof: The slideshow of super-simple and delicious recipes below. Happy grilling, friends!

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Pack the Perfect Picnic: 10 Insanely Delicious Recipes for a Weekend Picnic

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This weekend’s forecast calls for 70-degree weather and sunny skies, and you know what that means? It means the only season that matters has officially arrived: picnic-season. Eeeeeee! There is nothing I love more than soaking up some vitamin D with my dog lounging next to me, a Scrabble board in front of me and friends surrounding me. Oh! And I can’t forget the most important picnic essential: food. So. Much. Food. (Because a good Scrabble game requires ample amounts of brain-food. Duh.)

But making food for a picnic can be a tricky task: You want dishes that taste good cold, won’t get soggy, and are easily packed. This combo is pretty tough to find, which is why, come picnic-season, many folks resort to the most lack-luster meal of all time: a turkey sandwich on whole wheat.

To help you avoid this boring, brown-bag-lunch fate, we’ve rounded up a bunch of easy, healthy, picnic-friendly recipes for you to choose from. So pick a few, dust off that picnic blanket and enjoy!

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The Checkup: What the Heck Is Carb Backloading? And Should You Be Doing It?

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• I always eat my biggest meal for dinner, and I’ve been told time and time again how terrible this is. But looks like all those naysayers might’ve been wrong: A new study shows that consuming most of your carbs in the evening—or carb backloading, as the experts call it—could help with weight-loss and inflammation. Ha! take that, nay-sayers. [Q by Equinox]

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Start Your Day Off Right: 26 Genius Ways to Eat Quinoa for Breakfast

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Remember a couple years ago when nobody knew how to pronounce the word “quinoa,” much less knew what it actually is? Today, the protein-packed seed, loaded with all nine essential amino acids, is everywhere, and the quinoa moment doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere, any time soon.

To wit: Have you noticed that quinoa isn’t just a dinnertime staple anymore? Lately, it’s been making its way onto the breakfast table in all sorts of unexpected forms: breakfast bars, pancakes, porridge—you name it, you can make it with quinoa.

And the more I think about it, the more sense it makes. I mean, what better breakfast is there than one loaded with fiber, protein and antioxidants? None, right? So to get the ball rolling on your quinoa-for-breakfast obsession—because, trust us, you will be obsessed—here are 20 of our favorite breakfast recipes starring everyone’s favorite superfood.

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