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Five on Friday: Top Recipe Pins from our MyPlate Partnership

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices—from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on  Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient. Since launching our partnership with Let’s Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), and USDA’s MyPlate on shared Pinterest boards back in February, you have pinned, re-pinned, and commented on thousands […]

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Do you make the healthiest lunch in America?

Do you pride yourself on toting the best-looking lunch to your office? Or do your kids’ friends swoon over their lunchbox treasures? We’re looking for the healthiest, tastiest lunches in America, and one photo and a description to prove it. From now until May 24th, enter your original photo and description in one of 2 categories: Lunchbox for Kids or […]

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Who Taught You To Cook?

I’m a Southern girl. We Southern girls grow up learning how to cook, right? Wrong. Despite the fact that my biscuit-making, pressure-cooking grandmother lived with my family as I grew up, I didn’t learn one thing in the kitchen from her. My own mother kept me out. It was never said, but it was implied: “You shouldn’t be cooking. Go […]

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Fitness Tips from the First Lady

When I was invited to a round-table discussion at the White House with the First Lady and representatives of her Let’s Move! initiative, the primary focus was on healthy eating. Cooking Light, other media partners, Partnership for a Healthier America, Let’s Move!, and USDA’s MyPlate have committed to offering healthy recipes via a new Pinterest page. During our conversation, the importance […]

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Iron-Chef-Style Proof that School Lunches Can Actually Taste Good

Here’s an iPhone shot I snapped of the dish from the Great American School Lunch Challenge, held in Washington DC and presented by Cooking Light. Reps from two U.S. schools faced down in a 30-minute, Iron-Chef-Style contest in front of 800 people to produce tasty school lunches under strict budget and nutrition limitations. Chef Jose Garces, teamed with two people […]

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Healthy Tips from the Let’s Move! Google+ Hangout

The First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative strives to bring nutrition and fitness into schools and homes to ensure children grow up healthy. Here at Cooking Light, we also work hard every day to create delicious healthy recipes, as well as nutrition and fitness tips to help families stay healthy.  We were so excited to hear the First Lady was participating […]

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Fireside Hangout with the First Lady

Join First Lady Michelle Obama for her first-ever Google+ Hangout to discuss Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Watch here, or at youtube.com/letsmove:

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What You Didn’t Know About Dinner at the White House

Last week I was invited along with representatives from other media companies to the White House to join First Lady Michelle Obama for a round-table discussion about healthy eating. My thought as she walked in the room (other than, man, I should get bangs) was to try to stay honest. Not to play the “I work for Cooking Light and […]

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Partners for a Healthier Plate

What gets us excited at Cooking Light? The first crop of summer tomatoes? Yes. Trimming another 5 minutes off an already-quick recipe? Sure. Partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to promote healthy cooking? Um. How about YES! We are happy to announce that Cooking Light is working with Let’s Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), […]

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