Fixing Dinner Contest

Eat Well, Live Better Magazine




Let us fix your dinner: Are you in a recipe rut (or need a favorite food made healthier)? We want to help you fix your healthy-eating challenges.

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One lucky family may be featured in an upcoming issue—and get a free copy of an EatingWell cookbook.*



The Winners: 

Nicole Lessmann Rogers and her husband Sam Rogers, both former intelligence collectors/analysts in the Army,now living near Houston, Texas. 

The Challenge:

“Our lifestyle is pretty hectic of late, and finding time to prep clean, healthy meals during the week is a challenge,” Nicole says. “I would love some simple, healthy recipes that we can eat throughout the week.”

While Nicole and Sam are no longer in the Army, they still juggle the demands of full-time work (Nicole for Homeland Security as an enforcement and removal assistant, and Sam as a project engineer for a construction-services company) with eating healthily. “If I don’t do most of my meal prep on Sundays, eating healthy mealsgoes out the window during the week,” says Nicole, who also keeps up an active CrossFit and running routine. And since Sam frequently travels for work, it’s often hard to know who will—or won’t—be home for dinner.

At Eat Well, Live Better, we’re huge fans of the “prep once, eat twice” (or more) approach, which can help families like the Rogers eat well all week. These recipes are hearty, healthy and just as good a day or two later as they are on the first night you prepare them.


Abbreviated Rules

Subject to Official Rules at The Fixing Dinner Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. E.T. on 9/1/16 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 8/1/17. Open to U.S. military personnel, U.S. military retirees and their spouses who are legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older. Limit one (1) entry per person and per valid email address throughout the Contest Period. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation.