(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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Muffin Top to Mini-Muffin Top in 4 Weeks

Welcome Katie Anderson, guest blogger reporting on her Cooking Light Diet journey. Follow more from Katie on her blog, YellowDaisyChickChat.com or check back here for more updates.    I can’t believe I’ve been on a real live diet for four weeks. This is unprecedented for me. I’m not a dieter. I am, in fact, anti-diet. Unless you are obese and need […]

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Traveling? Here’s How to Keep from Overeating

For the last five years, I have averaged three business trips a month–and while my eating habits at home are typically healthy, on the road my diet takes a turn for the worse. I overeat, and I make poor food choices. This was especially true on actual travel days–whether I was driving or flying. My commute back to Birmingham, Ala., […]

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My Favorite West Coast Breakfast: Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl

Following my college graduation last May, I traveled to California for the first time in my life. Spending a week there was pure and utter bliss—is it possible to go there and not fall in love? One of my favorite things about San Diego was the abundance of healthy choices on every restaurant menu. (I mean, I swear everything I ate […]

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This powerful duo may provide a big boost to your brain health

On their own, nuts and berries are hugely beneficial to your health. They’re extraordinarily high in antioxidants. Eating a small amount of nuts may even reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Additionally, a study in this month’s Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging found that daily consumption of walnuts can improve cognitive function, or how well your brain works. (Keep […]

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A Refreshing Breakfast to Start Your Day: Green Grape Smoothie Bowl

Green smoothies are vibrant, trendy, and good for you, too—but I’ve had my fair share of not-so-tasty blends. I’m all about throwing veggies into the mix, but they have to be balanced by the right mix of ingredients. Enter green grapes. Not only do they add a gorgeous pop of color, but they also bring a juicy freshness to a spinach-based smoothie. In […]

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You’ve Got to Taste This: Oat My Goodness Granola

The Cooking Light staff is full of granola lovers, and every type is represented here: There are those of us who like to keep it loose and light, as well as an equal number who enjoy goop-y clusters. Those of us who fall in the former category (personally, I love to sprinkle loose oats over my Greek yogurt) have found […]

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Kids in the Kitchen: Sweet-Tart Orange Salad

Dress juicy citrus with honeyed vinaigrette for a bright salad the whole family will love. CITRUS SALAD WITH BALSAMIC HONEY AND PISTACHIOS Hands-on: 17 min. Total: 17 min. Blood oranges are a little bit tart; navels are sweeter—try a mix of the two for a colorful, tasty combo. ¼ cup pistachios* ¼ cup olive oil 1½ tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1 […]

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