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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Eating Right to Look Younger

Aarti shares farmers' market tips on eating the right food to look younger.
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
Season 2, Episode 10

Smart Snacking

Join the Drop 5 team for great snacking ideas to keep hunger -- and excess weight -- at bay. Melissa d'Arabian makes a classic Seven-Layer Dip that piles on the flavor without all the calories and Deviled Eggs filled with protein, not fat. Samantha Cassetty gives you smart snack guidelines so you can make good choices wherever you are and Aarti Sequeira learns about "burst" exercises and the best pre and post-workout snacks.

Mar 27
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 12

Be Sweet to Your Waistline

Give your sweet tooth some love without derailing your healthy lifestyle. Melissa d'Arabian bakes up an Apple Oat Crisp that's warm and comforting, plus Whole Grain Ginger Snaps that are a little spicy, a little chewy, and 100 percent guilt free! Aarti Sequeira heads to an ice cream shop for a few scoops of advice on how to enjoy ice cream sensibly, then joins Samantha Cassetty in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute to get the unsugar-coated truth on the variety of sweeteners out there today.

Mar 27
9:30am | 8:30c



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Samanta Cassetty's Favorite Recipes

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Most Popular Recipes

Sesame Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Red-Cooked Chicken with Assorted Vegetables

Sweet Sip of Youth

Guiltless Guacamole

Healthy Seven Layer Dip

Healthy French Toast

Whole Grain Gingersnaps

Quick Multi-Grain Cereal (5-Minute Microwave Method for 1)

Classic Oven Fries

Chicken Pot Pie

Flounder with Corn and Tomatoes

Black Bean Soup

Apple-Oat Crisp

Quick Multi-Grain Cereal (Stovetop Method for 4)

Chunky Vegetable-Bulgur Salad

Chocolate Dream Ice Cream

Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding

Texas Chicken Burgers

Pasta Primavera

Poached Pears with Fresh Ginger

Salmon Cakes

Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark

Chipotle-Orange-Glazed Salmon

Deviled Eggs

Kale "Chips"

Greek Chicken Burgers

Salmon over Sweet and Sour Cabbage

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.