A New Reason to Say “Cheese” at Your Next Cookout (Ad)

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and it’s finally here! Weather permitting, we’re all looking forward to three solid days of friends, food, and outdoor fun. And what better way to mark the occasion than with the most beloved of summer traditions: the cookout? Around the pool, in the park, after the parade…there’s nothing like a cool beverage […]

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Slushy Sippers: Strawberry Rosé Wine Slushies

Make mine a slushy, please! A wine slushy, that is. I guarantee you that on a hot afternoon or balmy evening, wine slushies are absolute perfection. They’re fantastically refreshing, stretch a modest bit of wine farther, and are chock-full of fruit. They taste like a virtuous fruit smoothie, but with a bit of a naughty edge … which is my idea […]

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Forget Flying Hungry: Tips for Packing TSA-Approved Foods

We’ve all been there. You get to your flight’s gate (silently congratulating yourself for getting through security sans bag search), and you realize it’s two hours until your (meal-less) flight, and you’ve got no food on hand. The closest thing to a decent meal nearby is a $12 burrito that probably contains your daily sodium limit and then some. So how do we avoid this (way too […]

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5 Genius Ways to Use Avocado

Forget the guacamole and branch out of your avocado cooking repertoire this summer. Avocados, especially in their current peak season, can be used in just about everything from pasta sauce to irresistible snacks. The bonus is they’re jam-packed with healthy good-for-you fats. Here are five easy suggestions to help kickstart your avocado obsession: Using another summer time favorite, this Strawberry-Avocado Salsa […]

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Fast Food Survival Guide for Summer Road Trips

Planning on hitting the road for the holiday weekend or for a summer vacation? Before you throw everything in the back of the car and skip town, you’ll need to prepare for what you’ll eat along the way. After all, who wants to arrive to their destination exhausted from traveling and stuffed from all the burgers and fries eaten along […]

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The 8 New Rules for Eating Great Breakfasts Every Day

What you should really be eating for the most-skipped meal of the day, and why you should start if you haven’t already. Seize your morning with breakfast. It not only sets the tone for the entire day, but it also offers us a way to jumpstart your engines to better health. The quality of this first meal is essential; many […]

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What You Need to Know About Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast has long been a favorite of vegans, who use it as a cheese substitute. But now nutritional yeast is everywhere—maybe you’ve seen it in the market, or on a food blog. Here’s what you need to know about the popular seasoning. It’s simply deactivated yeast—similar to the kind in your bread or beer. To make the seasoning, manufacturers feed the yeast […]

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The Worst Things to Feed Your Kids on a Road Trip

If you’ve ever found yourself huddled in the backseat of a car with bags of Goldfish crackers, Cheerios, and a squirmy toddler strapped in a carseat, you know the mess kids can make on road trips. And boy, do I mean mess! Now I don’t have any kids of my own, but I do have my friends’ kids, so I’ve seen the […]

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Quick and Easy Memorial Day Barbecue Menu

We’re a week away from Memorial Day, which means we should all be putting finishing touches on our menu. (Or, if you’re like me, you’re thinking about it for the very first time!) If you still need to fill your list of things to fix or if you’re just looking for inspiration for flavorful sides, use this easy Memorial Day barbecue menu to help shape […]

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Taste Test: What We’re Snacking on This Week

The best part about working at Cooking Light? Tasting new healthy snacks before they hit the grocery shelves. With our help, you’ll choose the best store-bought products in both taste and nutrition. Snack smarter with these new winning picks. Halfpops – White Cheddar Half popped popcorn, you say? How can the pieces at the bottom of the popcorn bucket possibly be as good as […]

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