Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Anyone who grew up making popcorn balls will remember fondly the quick, hot work of shaping the sticky mixture into balls that would quickly set up. It’s an old-fashioned treat that we’re bringing back because they’re a 100% whole-grain dessert. That’s right—popcorn is a whole grain, and popcorn balls are an easy way to turn those grains into a sweet, […]

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Whole Grains Quick and Easy

Whole Grains Month kicks off tomorrow, so this is a good time to answer a key question: How can you add whole grains to a busy life, when you don’t have time to simmer brown rice or wheatberries for 45 minutes? Many of us have the impression that whole grains are tricky and time-consuming to cook, but in fact, there […]

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Whole Foods Insider’s Guide: Punch Cards

A little background before you read Part 7 in my Insider’s Series to Shopping at Whole Foods: I started working for Whole Foods Market in 2007. I worked off and on for the company at multiple stores throughout California until last year. I’m sharing all the tips, tricks, and strategies I learned during my time at the grocery store so you can learn to […]

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New York’s “Healthy Happy Meals” Plan Could Improve Nutrition for Children

It’s been a year since New York City Council Member Ben Kallos proposed setting standards for nutritional content in fast-food meals aimed at children. The so-called “Healthy Happy Meals” bill, which is still winding its way through the city’s political process, would limit the calories, fat, and sodium in a meal served with a child’s toy and also require such […]

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Whole Grains for Breakfast

There’s no better way to start the day than with a good workout followed by a healthy breakfast. Why? You get your metabolism active, and your brain ready to take on the day. Chock-full of fiber and nutrients, these whole-grain recipes are the perfect option for breakfast. Not only do they keep you fueled throughout the morning, but they also set […]

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Starbucks and Panera Say Sayonara Artificial Ingredients in Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

This article originally appeared on allyou.com. By Kate Geraghty Pumpkin spice flavored food and drinks have become just as much a part of fall as colorful leaves and cooler weather, and one product towers high above the rest in popularity: the pumpkin spice latte. While the “PSL,” as we mega-fans call it, is justly beloved for its sweet mix of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, […]

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Taste Test Award Winner: Kerrygold Soft and Creamy Dubliner Cheese Wedges

I honestly don’t consider myself much of a snacker. Not because I’m opposed to the idea of munching in between meals, I’m just not really all that into the commonly accepted “snack” foods. Granola bars, trail mix, mixed nuts, and even candies don’t really do it for me. I’ve learned from experience that keeping a bag of any kind of […]

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10 Tips to Grocery Shop Like an Expert

Grocery shopping is super time consuming—or it can be if you don’t have a plan. We test kitchen folk spend a lot of time shopping for groceries, not because we aren’t good at it, but because we test a lot of recipes. Over the years, I’ve gotten pretty good at getting in and out of the grocery store efficiently, and here […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners — August 31 – September 4

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. If you like having […]

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Eating on the Go: Helpful or Harmful to Weight Loss?

Munching while moving could lead to higher calorie consumption. This article originally appeared on MIMI.com. By Kelly Bryant With so many places to be and so many things to do, eating on the go has become the norm. There are days when it feels nearly impossible to sit down and enjoy our three square meals, which is why travel-friendly foods […]

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