Food and Drink

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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Zucchini Noodles Tossed in a Cilantro-Avocado Pesto

When all of the food trends unite, it really is something quite magical. Was this my goal here? No, I promise. Somehow, all of my cravings just ended up in a single bowl—and it truly was (is) magical. Okay, so maybe not magical, but delicious? You better believe it. First, you’ve got to start with a spiralizer (If you haven’t jumped […]

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Breakfast Salads: Fig, Farro, and Blue Cheese

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar carb/sugar overload that’ll have you […]

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4 Perfect Summer Salsas

One of my favorite all-purpose flavor boosters is Avocado-Mango Salsa: It’s sweet and tropical, it’s rich, it’s savory, and it goes with everything from fish tacos to grilled chicken to good ol’ chips. It’s also really easy to make. Now that we’re in the prime of summertime produce, I look to fruit and veggie salsas all the time as a quick way […]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These 4 Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a creamy dollop of ice cream smushed between two soft cookies? Even better, think back to the nostalgic days of rectangle ice cream sandwiches in your lunchroom cafeteria. Man, those days were good! During the summer, ice cream sandwiches have been popping up everywhere. From cereal bar versions to brownie versions to our very own S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches, […]

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Four Must-Have Meads

What was once thought to truly be the nectar of the gods, mead is making a powerful return into the hearts and glasses of people across the country and the globe. One of the world’s oldest fermented drinks, mead is a combination of honey, water, and yeast. Thanks to the surge in popularity, some meaderies are now experimenting with the addition […]

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Our Favorite Pickled Recipes for Preserving Summer Produce

Did you know that you can pickle just about anything? Really! Cukes aside, a little vinegar brine adds incredible tang and sweetness to fruits and vegetables, from starchy corn to juicy peaches. More than just a centuries-old method of preserving, pickling brings unexpected characteristics out of the produce we eat all the time. They can transform dishes now, two months […]

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Make Your Own 100-Calorie Snack Packs

The Cooking Light team is big on snacks. In fact, we taste test hundreds of snacks every year and pick the best of the best. But when when we have pies in the office kitchen and multiple items to taste test on a daily basis, we have to plan smart and give ourselves quality snacks that are filling but not bursting with calories. […]

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Papaya Breakfast Boats with Yogurt and Granola

It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with smoothie bowls. We’ve tried—and loved!—a nostalgic PB&J blend, a seductive chocolate and raspberry fusion, and a beachy, tropical mango mix. But as much as we love healthy smoothies, we’re digging the idea of serving a much simpler treat with a delicious edible bowl. I’d rather eat it for breakfast, but let’s be real, fruit bowls […]

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