Fun Food

3-Ingredient Yogurt-Covered Pretzels for Easter

Between the pastel colors and tasty sweetness, Easter sweets just feel like a celebration. Here’s an easy homemade treat—Yogurt-Covered Pretzels. A DIY cousin to the thick coated pretzel snacks, these glazed pretzels have just the right touch of sweetness and a tiny pop of springtime color, but they don’t have any additives or unhealthy fats like many store-bought varieties. Plus, they’re easy to make, […]

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Toasts with the Most: Toast with Greek Yogurt and Citrus

As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending ‘bad-for-you’ food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, […]

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Weekend Brunch Inspiration: Baked Eggs-in-a-Tomato Cup

Low-calorie, beautiful in presentation, and bursting with flavor, these baked eggs-in-a-tomato cup make an easy and delicious dish to serve at brunch on the weekends. While they’re baking in the oven, you can prepare a batch of mimosas, whip up a side of strawberries and cream, and set the table before they’re done. When the eggs are set and ready […]

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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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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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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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A Taste of Nostalgia: PB&J Smoothie Bowl

Growing up, my favorite smoothie combo was strawberry and banana. A trip to the mall wasn’t complete without stopping at Smoothie King for a kid-sized Angel Food (which was bubble-gum pink and downright delicious). But now that I’ve started making smoothies at home, I wanted to bring something new to the duo. Smooth and creamy peanut butter immediately came to mind because it pairs so […]

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The Ultimate Spring Break Breakfast: Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

Here at Cooking Light, we’re all about the smoothie. We love a good green smoothie. We dream about the breakfast smoothie. And we’re particularly fond of the under-250-calories smoothie. You name it, we’re blending it—and now pouring it into a bowl. The smoothie bowl, while fairly self-explanatory, is more than just a straw-to-spoon switch. It’s the relaxed, sit-down version of an on-the-go smoothie, […]

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Toasts with the Most: The Perfect Avocado Toast

As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending ‘bad-for-you’ food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, […]

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Paint a chocolate egg, and eat it, too!

Kollar Chocolates sent us a DIY Edible Chocolate Egg Painting Kit. Before I opened the box, panic and dread set in. A stream of childhood memories of oily food paint messes and bad chocolate flooded my mind. With skepticism, I sifted through the bubble wrap to find this neatly wrapped kit. The Kollar Coloring Kit comes with three dark chocolate eggs, a paintbrush, […]

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