Slushy Sippers: Raspberry-Riesling 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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Taste Test: What We’re Snacking on This Week

The best part about working at Cooking Light? Tasting new healthy snacks before they hit the grocery shelves. With our help, you’ll choose the best store-bought products in both taste and nutrition. Snack smarter with these new winning picks. Garden Fresh Gourmet:  Available in an outrageous variety of flavors, Garden Fresh Gourmet’s salsas range from spicy to sweet to tangy. Low in calories but […]

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5 Avocado Hacks That Make Almost Any Meal Healthier

It’s taken a long time for the avocado to really come into its own as the rich and versatile treat that it is. Fat-phobes were wary; many cooks didn’t realize that, beyond guac, this fruit enhances breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and even desserts (on the island of Java they make chocolate smoothies out of it). Today the plant fat is seen […]

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Our Newest 5-Star Dinners

We enjoy hearing reader feedback on recipes, but what we like even more is when it’s 100 percent positive feedback. These main dishes are a few of our recent home runs that got some serious five star loving from those who tried them: This Vietnamese Pork Salad is like a deconstructed spring roll, but hearty enough to count as a main dish. What […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—June 13 – 17

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in about an hour so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. If you like having a healthy meal […]

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Foods and Oils That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

Steer clear of these disease-carrying pests without harmful chemicals. As we move into the warmer months of summer, there’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had. However, with outdoor fun comes the inevitable and inescapable presence of mosquitos. Whether you’re worried about contracting the ever-looming Zika virus or fearful of an itchy bug bite, it’s important to know the best […]

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Smart Shopping and Healthy Meal Planning with the Cooking Light Diet

When you’re on a tight budget, grocery shopping and meal planning often poses a challenge. And, as we all know, eating healthier foods can be quite expensive. Echoing that sentiment is Jessica Lynch, who just recently joined the Cooking Light Diet and asked this question in our Facebook group: Since success in slimming down depends heavily on decisions made at […]

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4 New Ways With Our Favorite Summer Food: Corn

Nothing is quite as satisfying about summer as biting into a steaming ear of fresh corn. When the weather gets warm, corn is abundant in every grocery store, farmers’ market, and roadside stand. While steaming and grilling are delicious classics, there’s many more ways to enjoy this flavorful veggie. Comforting and filling, this Creamy Corn Risotto is a great way […]

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3-Ingredient Avocado Lemonade 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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The Aperitif—It’s What’s Before Dinner

Summer is the season for these delightfully delicate drinks.  The purpose of an aperitif is to open the palate. Taking its name from the Latin verb aperire (“to open”), the aperitif is a light, dry premeal drink that serves to stimulate the appetite and ready one’s stomach for the food yet to come. Not too sweet and not too boozy, these beverages […]

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