The New Trend in Fast Food

Change is a-comin’, and it’s been coming for a long time in the way that we eat. The trend towards eating whole and unprocessed foods is making its way from farms and grocery stores to regional and national fast food chains. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015 released June 30th, consumers are shifting away from long-time […]

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Breakfast Salads: Bacon, Egg, & Kale

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—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar […]

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Mini Red, White, and Blue Pancakes

If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you a truth that I can’t easily hide: I love a good theme. In recent months, I’ve thrown theme parties for Frozen, The Lego Movie, and, my personal favorite, Jimmy Fallon. (We were meant to be life-long best friends. We just haven’t met yet, but when we do…) Holidays are, of course, no exception. When […]

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Show Patriotic Pride With These 4th Of July Fruit Recipes

Nothing screams “U-S-A!” quite like a red, white, and blue-themed Independence Day picnic table. From icy pops to tangy salsa, these fruity recipes are sure to put a spark in your Fourth of July menu. Mojito Fruit Salad Red, White, and Blue Protein Smoothies Celebrate with Red, White, and Blue Pops Red, White, and Blue Sangria Spritzer Stovetop Summer Fruit Crisp Easy and Healthy Fruit […]

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A Healthier Summer Treat: No-Cook Fro-Yo

Summer becomes a lot sweeter with a scoop of something homemade, creamy, and cold. Real-deal ice cream can run you upwards of 300 calories per scoop. And while the offerings at trendy yogurt shops may be lower in calories, they’re full of sugar (27g in a small), artificial flavors, and fillers and are surrounded by an endless display of calorie-dense […]

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Summer Desserts in a Cup, Part 2: Peach Crisp in a Cup

Hotter than hot days call for cool, single serve treats: portable, pre-portioned, perfect when you want a quick dessert that serves just one or two. This week, peach crisp, the perennial summer dessert classic, takes cup form. It’s also no-bake and endlessly adaptable: try any stone fruit or berries in place of peaches, any nut in place of pecans, and […]

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How to Get Good Grilled Flavor When You Don’t Have a Grill: The Indoor Grill Out Experiment

Afternoons spent on the deck tending to the grill and imbuing meats and veggies with exuberant levels of char is one of the glories of summer. And scarfing down an array of fare with that smokey oomph is as voraciously welcomed as any first-of-the-season tomato or peach. Unfortunately for my smoke loving palate, my apartment is a bit–shall we say–deckless at the moment. And as […]

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How to Help Your Produce Last Longer

  This article originally appeared on All You. By Julia Warren We’ve all experienced it: You grab a recently-purchased container of strawberries out of the fridge and find it moldy. Or discover that the broccoli you want to use for dinner is now limp. Instead of getting caught off guard by ingredients that have gone bad, here are a few […]

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6 Things Millennials Really Want in a Grocery Store (We’re Serious This Time)

Whole Foods recently announced the launch of 365, a budget-friendly, organic, and fresh foods market targeted at millennials. In light of this news, we decided it was time to outline our wishes for the new grocery store chain. Last week, one of our fellow millennials here at Cooking Light, Rachel Johnson, offered a satirical list of needs of young shoppers. (Some of you picked up on the […]

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Which Wood Should I Use for Grilling?

Smoky flavor is barbecue’s signature, and wood is what brings that essence to the grill. The type of wood is mostly a matter of personal taste (we love the sweetness of applewood in our Applewood-Smoked Chicken with Dijon Rub), but choose based on the flavor and intensity the wood will impart. As a rule, avoid evergreen woods like pine. Use […]

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