Kimberly Holland

Recent Posts By Kimberly Holland

A Great Reason to Wake Up in the Morning: Breakfast Banana Split

If a banana split isn’t a good enough reason to get out of bed in the morning, I don’t know what is! Trust me, I have days when I need all the inspiration in the world to crawl out from under my covers. I’ve found that making—and then of course enjoying—a breakfast banana split is an excellent reason to get out […]

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What Is a Slimcado?

Even though we have made food our lives and we fancy ourselves pretty knowledgeable about all things healthy living, Cooking Light Nutrition Editor Sidney Fry and I were stumped when we ran across a “Slimcado” in the local Fresh Market a few weeks ago. We both desperately needed an avocado for our own dinner recipes, but the Hass avocados were […]

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The Perfect Use for Your Summer Peaches: Peach Upside-Down Cake

Beth Lipton, food director at sister brand Health magazine, says peaches are “the quintessential summer fruit, and they represent the season perfectly — they’re sweet and fragrant and luscious, just like summer itself.” So when Short Stack cookbooks wanted her to pick something super seasonal for a summer edition, she knew just wanted she wanted to do. Here, find her summer twist […]

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We Tried It: Justin’s New Snack Packs

Nut butters are among the best snacks you can have. I’m not ashamed to admit I keep stacks of nut butter packets at my desk so I can get a quick bite when I’ve hit an afternoon slump. They’re rich in protein and unsaturated fats. They’re also high in filling fiber, and if you pick an all-natural one (or better yet—make […]

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What Do “Healthy” Food Labels Really Mean?

Today’s grocery store products look more like a NASCAR racecar than a box of food. Across many of the options (at least the healthier ones), you’ll find logos that indicate the food is everything from organic to made in the U.S.A. All of those logos may look super official, but you may be surprised to know some of them are mostly self-appointed terms. Not […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy, Clean Dinners — July 20-24

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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Are They Clean?: Condiments

Hidden sugar, salt, and fat are lurking in most convenience products, so if you’re looking to clean up your diet, they’re one of the first places to start. They’re not, however, always the easiest places to adhere to the clean eating philosophy. After all, they’re called convenience products for a reason. They don’t require a lot of effort, and they save you buckets of time. […]

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Is Agave Healthy?

The health-forward food community has its darlings: kale, quinoa, coconut oil. All of these foods have had their turn in the healthy foodie spotlight–and in most cases, rightfully so. For years, agave nectar (also called agave or agave syrup) was promoted as the healthy eater’s alternative to regular table sugar and artificial sweeteners. As it turns out, the pro-agave chorus was […]

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Oh Kale Naw! Your Greens Aren’t Going to Kill You (Probably)

I have an unimpassioned relationship with kale. I’ll eat it. Sometimes, I’ll even enjoy it (I’m looking at you, kale salad at Chef Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto in Manhattan’s West Village). But unlike many of my fellow foodies, I don’t fawn over the leaves of green. In the last day or so, I’ve seen apoplectic friends on social media sharing a […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — July 13-17

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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