Fun Food

Sweet Lime & Watermelon Ice Pops

Sweet, sour, salty–ice cold! Watermelon and lime bring out the best in each other, and that is truly the case in these ice pops. Fresh lime zest is included to punch up the citrus flavor, bringing out the best in the watermelon’s sweetness. Read below for the recipe. Sweet Lime & Watermelon Pops Makes: 4 Pops 4 teaspoons fresh lime zest 1 cup watermelon chunks […]

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3-Ingredient Fudgy Banana Pops

This summer, we’ve created a seriously delicious series of 3-ingredient ice pop recipes. If you can imagine it, we’ve managed to make our favorite summer flavors even easier to enjoy by combining them, freezing them, and licking them for a cool slurpable treat. Check back each week as we reveal another pop. Let us know in the comments if you […]

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Slushy Sippers: Strawberry Rosé Wine Slushies

Make mine a slushy, please! A wine slushy, that is. I guarantee you that on a hot afternoon or balmy evening, wine slushies are absolute perfection. They’re fantastically refreshing, stretch a modest bit of wine farther, and are chock-full of fruit. They taste like a virtuous fruit smoothie, but with a bit of a naughty edge … which is my idea […]

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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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Paleo Sushi Salmon Roll with Cauliflower Rice

The Paleo Diet isn’t rice friendly, so we’ve turned to the Internet’s favorite solution: Cauliflower rice! Mixed with a little bit of coconut milk, cooked cauliflower rice has a similar sticky rice consistency, perfectly able to roll up with sashimi grade salmon. Feel free to switch to a preferred protein, if desired! You can’t go wrong with flavor combos in these […]

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6 Whole-Grain Bowls Under 400 Calories

When food is arranged on a plate, the likelihood that one or more portions will be off-balance is far greater than if it’s in a bowl. Plates have centers and edges to be filled. Plus, not only are they getting bigger, up 36% since 1960, but they also have a center, or focal point, which often falls to meat. A […]

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Spicy Tuna and Beet Hand Rolls

Hand rolls are the cutest, and this Cooking Light-approved hand roll is no exception: We are all about the thinly sliced beet, marinated tuna, and bulgur-brown rice combo, which packs an extra fiber and whole grain punch. Feel free to switch up your veggies and protein for salmon, if you prefer. Spicy Tuna and Beet Hand Rolls 1 teaspoon white miso […]

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This Sweet Potato Sushi Burrito Is Vegan Dreams Come True

We know, we get it: Sushi Burritos are the Internet’s fault. But, when it comes to spicy sweet potato subbing for spicy tuna in this vegan version, we might be on the train. It’s really not hard to love the sushi burrito—it’s essentially everybody’s basic sushi dreams in one, portable option. What could be better? (Did we mention again this […]

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Obsessed with Korean: The Mashups

As a country, we seem to be quite smitten with Korean food—and for good reason. It’s anything but subtle, boasting intense flavors ranging from fiery to potently garlicky to fermenty-funky to salty-sweet … or some glorious combination of all the above. Here, an exploration of some of the defining dishes from this burgeoning cuisine.  Here for the last installment of this Korean food (and drink) series, I’ve […]

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Empanada Bash: Festive Recipes Guaranteed to Deliver a Good Time

Empanadas are an often overlooked perfect party food. Portable, flavorful, and you can make them ahead. What’s not to love? Recipes by Sandra Gutierrez This Whole-Wheat Empanada Dough is light and flaky, yet perfect for baking instead of messy frying. Best part? Unbaked empanadas made with this dough can be frozen for up to 4 months, great for prepping ahead of a party. Freeze […]

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