3-Ingredient Yogurt-Covered Pretzels for Easter

Between the pastel colors and tasty sweetness, Easter sweets just feel like a celebration. Here’s an easy homemade treat—Yogurt-Covered Pretzels. A DIY cousin to the thick coated pretzel snacks, these glazed pretzels have just the right touch of sweetness and a tiny pop of springtime color, but they don’t have any additives or unhealthy fats like many store-bought varieties. Plus, they’re easy to make, […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus– March 30-April 3

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in 45 minutes or less so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. The Plan […]

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Foodies Take on the Gym: Part 3

This is the third post in our workout series. No matter how much we love our workout routine, there are some days when getting to the gym is a struggle. Finding ways to make exercising fun and exciting helps us stay motivated to get up and go—and take our minds off the fact that the rest of the world is still sleeping. We’re now […]

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Toasts with the Most: Toast with Greek Yogurt and Citrus

As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending ‘bad-for-you’ food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, […]

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Weekend Brunch Inspiration: Baked Eggs-in-a-Tomato Cup

Low-calorie, beautiful in presentation, and bursting with flavor, these baked eggs-in-a-tomato cup make an easy and delicious dish to serve at brunch on the weekends. While they’re baking in the oven, you can prepare a batch of mimosas, whip up a side of strawberries and cream, and set the table before they’re done. When the eggs are set and ready […]

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How to pick flower arrangements for your next party

Flowers are a central element of bringing a party together. The lighten the mood, visually and psychologically, and are especially important when pulling together a Spring Fling. I spoke with florist Shelley Montoya, of Here Come the Blooms in Los Alimitos, Calif on BloomNation. BloomNation is a little like Etsy for florists. You search local florists’ designs–no cookie cutter arrangements here–and they […]

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Books for Cooks: Mastering Pasta

You may not make fresh pasta often, but you’re richly rewarded when you do. Newbies and pasta pros alike will benefit from chef Marc Vetri‘s in-depth tutorial on forming dough, rolling, saucing, and everything in between. Vetri’s praises aren’t sung nearly enough outside his home base of Philadelphia, though just this week it was announced he’s a nominee for Outstanding Chef in […]

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(Almost) One Year on the Cooking Light Diet: Flexibility, Features, and Filling Food

My last Cooking Light Dieter post centered around the beginnings of a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed new community member’s journey. So naturally, I thought it’d be fun this time around to put the spotlight on one of our longest tenured members. Enter Steve Crozier. Steve is a web developer in the Dallas area who’s been enrolled in the Diet since May of […]

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Five on Friday: Family Dinners with Our Bloggers’ Connection

Join us each month as we round up our favorite seasonal posts from the Cooking Light Blogger Connection. This month’s theme is family dinners, and the kids will love these lightened-up classics. 1. French Bread Vegetable Pizza: There are few things we love more than a slice of homemade pizza, and this veggie version from BetsyLife is next on our list. 2. Chili Tamale Pie: […]

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Save Room for Dessert: Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

If my week of sunny smoothie bowls hasn’t given it away, I’m clearly ready for the warmer temps of spring. With the new season comes patios, picnics, and long walks outside—as well as eating lighter meals and cooking produce-centric dishes. Feed me comfort food desserts all winter long, but I’ll take soft serve and fresh fruit come April and May. This smoothie bowl […]

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