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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How You Can Dine for a Good Cause with Chef Mario Batali

You may already be familiar with (RED), a global initiative to help end AIDS started by musician Bono and Bobby Shriver, but there’s a food-centered offshoot—EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES—that’s combining delicious events with opportunities to help raise funds and awareness to combat AIDS. Throughout the month of June, restaurants across the country will host benefit meals, as well as many other […]

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Flavor Fireworks: A Must-Have Dessert for Your Memorial Day Picnic

We all likely know of maraschino cherries in one context: they are the tasteless, florescent red orbs swimming in sticky syrup, plopped as an afterthought onto a sundae or a dollop of whipped cream, buried in canned fruit cocktail, or swimming in a tikki drink. But these cherries don’t always deserve the treatment they get. In fact, with one remarkable […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—May 23-27

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 about an hour so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. If you like having a healthy meal […]

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Homemade Strawberry-Banana “Frushi”

Frushi—say what?! Strawberry and banana fruits fill these sushi rolls, with crispy rice treats serving in place of traditional rice. No soy sauce needed—chocolate hazelnut spread is rolled into the “sushi roll” for a tasty dessert totally not found on your traditional Japanese menu. ‘Frushi’ with Strawberries and Bananas Serving: 6 1” pieces. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 ounces marshmallows […]

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6 Surprising Foods You Can—and Should—Pickle

We’re entering burger and picnic season right about now, and it’s time to take another look at a common component of both: the pickle. Pickled vegetables add a delightful tang, saltiness, and–if they’re made correctly–a nice crisp, crunch to sandwiches and snacks. But pickling goes far beyond just your average cucumber. Here are 6 surprising items that make for a perfectly […]

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