Whole Grains for Breakfast

There’s no better way to start the day than with a good workout followed by a healthy breakfast. Why? You get your metabolism active, and your brain ready to take on the day. Chock-full of fiber and nutrients, these whole-grain recipes are the perfect option for breakfast. Not only do they keep you fueled throughout the morning, but they also set […]

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Starbucks and Panera Say Sayonara Artificial Ingredients in Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

This article originally appeared on allyou.com. By Kate Geraghty Pumpkin spice flavored food and drinks have become just as much a part of fall as colorful leaves and cooler weather, and one product towers high above the rest in popularity: the pumpkin spice latte. While the “PSL,” as we mega-fans call it, is justly beloved for its sweet mix of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, […]

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Taste Test Award Winner: Kerrygold Soft and Creamy Dubliner Cheese Wedges

I honestly don’t consider myself much of a snacker. Not because I’m opposed to the idea of munching in between meals, I’m just not really all that into the commonly accepted “snack” foods. Granola bars, trail mix, mixed nuts, and even candies don’t really do it for me. I’ve learned from experience that keeping a bag of any kind of […]

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10 Tips to Grocery Shop Like an Expert

Grocery shopping is super time consuming—or it can be if you don’t have a plan. We Test Kitchen folk spend a lot of time shopping for groceries, not because we aren’t good at it, but because we test a lot of recipes. Over the years, I’ve gotten pretty good at getting in and out of the grocery store efficiently, and here […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners — August 31 – September 4

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 45 minutes or less 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 […]

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Eating on the Go: Helpful or Harmful to Weight Loss?

Munching while moving could lead to higher calorie consumption. This article originally appeared on MIMI.com. By Kelly Bryant With so many places to be and so many things to do, eating on the go has become the norm. There are days when it feels nearly impossible to sit down and enjoy our three square meals, which is why travel-friendly foods […]

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What’s the Difference Between Gelato, Ice Cream, and Sorbet?

  Gelato, ice cream, and sorbet are all delicious, especially in these still steamy waning days of summer, but these three cool treats are different branches of the frozen dessert tree. Here are the creamy details: Gelato: made with milk, cream, sugar, and possibly a flavoring (mint, espresso, fruit, etc…), gelato is made in the Italian style, which means slowly stirred by […]

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We Tried It: Nud Banana Crisps

Healthy snacking is more popular than ever, but it’s still not always easy to find a snack that crunches without having poor quality ingredients. That’s why I was excited to discover these crunchy crisps. These crisps are raw, organic, gluten-free, and vegan. The minimal and simple ingredients (It’s always a good sign when you can pronounce and define what you’re consuming.) are […]

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Why Every Baker Really Needs an Offset Spatula

Whether you call it an offset spatula or a pallet knife, no baker should be caught in the kitchen without one. An offset spatula has a long narrow flexible metal blade with a rounded end and either a plastic or wooden handle to hold on to. The long blade makes it easy to smooth cake batter into the corners of […]

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Decoding ‘Authentic’ Mexican Restaurant Menus

When visiting a new city, the first thing I do is compile a list of where to eat. I typically ask around social media, or people I know who’ve been there (foodie friends have more pull) and do too much research online. When I visited Charleston, South Carolina, my list included Sean Brock’s newest brick and mortar, Minero. I brought my friends […]

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