Whether you want to trim your waist or shave off a few sizes, Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping offers easy and satisfying ways to lose weight. This 10-episode Cooking Channel series hosted by Melissa d'Arabian is packed with dozens of slimming recipes, time saving cooking and shopping tips, fat burning exercises, dining out do's and don'ts and more. Along the way viewers even get help from a nutritionist, a fitness expert and food correspondent Aarti Sequeira. If you make small dietary and lifestyle changes, Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping promises big results.

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Season 2, Episode 2

Boost Your Mood Food

Add a spring to your step and a smile to your face with mood-boosting recipes and ideas from the Drop 5 Lbs team. Recipes from Melissa d'Arabian include Chipotle Orange Glazed Salmon, a hearty Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup and Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark. Samantha Cassetty explains which foods lift your spirits, and Aarti Sequeira goes out for some mood enhancing exercise tips.

Dec 19
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 8

Get Back on the Healthy Wagon

Join the Drop 5 team for a boost back onto the healthy wagon. Melissa d'Arabian helps you fight hunger to stay on track with Huevos Rancheros and Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups. Special guest Dr. Ramani Durvasula explains how to effectively renew resolutions and remove the barriers that can take you off track. Plus, Aarti Sequeira joins Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Samantha Cassetty to increase willpower amidst food temptation.

Jan 2
9:30am | 8:30c



Learn more about Aarti, restaurant correspondent on Drop 5 lbs With Good Housekeeping.
Aarti Sequeira’s Bio


Learn more about Samantha, Nutrition Director of Good Housekeeping.
Samantha Cassetty’s Bio

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3 Painless Ways to Eat Less Meat

Eating less meat can be great for your health. Get Aarti's tricks to make a meatless meal a delicious one.
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Samanta Cassetty's Favorite Recipes

She loves every recipe on Drop 5 Lbs, but a few she makes again and again.
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Most Popular Recipes

Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Healthy French Toast

Low-Fat Sesame-Orange Dressing

Spanish Chicken and Rice

Chicken and White Bean Chili

Morning Glory Muffins

Horseradish Salmon

Sesame Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Low-Fat Creamy Chive Dressing

Apple-Oat Crisp

Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding

Chunky Vegetable-Bulgur Salad

Huevos Rancheros

Lighter Brownies

Soba Noodles with Shrimp, Snow Peas, and Carrots

Spinach and Tortellini

Sweet and Sassy Nuts

Apple Oat Muffin

Pomegranate-Berry Smoothie

Caribbean Wrap

Texas Chicken Burgers

Thai-Style Coconut Chicken with Snow Peas

White Bean Hummus

Linguini with Carrot Turkey Ragu

Peppery Chickpeas

Salmon Cakes

Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese

About the Host

Melissa d'Arabian

Melissa d'Arabian is the host of Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping on Cooking Channel. As a wife and a stay-at-home mother to her four preschool-aged daughters, Melissa embodies family home cooking at its finest.