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  • How One NYC Mom Uses the Cooking Light Diet to Beat Takeout Temptation

    2020 required a lot of…we’ll call it “adjustment.” From all of us. Abnormal became the normal, time lost all meaning, and food was often a crutch we leaned on all too willingly while living through a global pandemic. New York City resident Heather Wells was no exception to this “adjusting.” As associate director of events for Pace University’s Manhattan campus, … Read More

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  • Therapist and Mom of 3 Says This Meal Plan Helps Make Life Less Stressful

    Quick: Think of a job that sounds stressful. What’d you come up with? If you said “parent,” we’ll give you that one. Did anyone have “therapist for therapists”? Because maybe it’s just us, but…that seems pretty stressful. And when you combine parent and therapist for therapists…well, let’s say whoever that person is could probably use some catharsis. Well, we found … Read More

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  • What Members Are Saying About Us In 2021

    member reviews of the Cooking Light Diet

    It’s February, which means if you had a New Year’s resolution you’re either sticking to it and enjoying your best life, or you’re slowly backing into a bush to avoid the rest of this article. via GIPHY But seriously, this time of year is generally lousy with people attempting to make healthy and sustainable changes to the way they live. … Read More

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  • Pat Lawrence Lost 30 Pounds and Has Kept It Off for 4 Years Eating Her Favorite Food

    Patricia Reidy Lawrence has always loved cooking. The Long Island, New York, native used to cook dinner—often from scratch—for her kids every night. And like many people before her, Pat found that Cooking Light magazine really broke her out of a routine, opening up her repertoire to new techniques and previously despised ingredients (looking at you, avocado and mushrooms). And, like many … Read More

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  • Make 2021 Meals Your Most Delicious Yet!

    2021 meals from Cooking Light Diet members

    *This post focuses on 2021 meals—recipes Cooking Light Diet members and their families have been enjoying so far this year. If you’re here, it means you love delicious food. How do we know that, you ask? Well, for starters, you’re here, aren’t you? You had to have found your way here somehow. Odds are, you were either considering a less stressful … Read More

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  • Gluten-Free Meal Plans Live Here!

    The Cooking Light Diet is the best gluten-free meal plan

    If you didn’t already have it marked on your calendar, today is National Gluten Free Day! So to all of you gluten intolerant and celiac folks out there: Celebrate! This is your day. We’d offer to throw you a parade, but—you know—coronavirus. For now, we’ll keep our distance and compromise by providing you with a sampling of delicious gluten-free recipes. … Read More

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  • Yes, You Can Actually Lose Weight On This Meal Plan

    *This post addresses how the Cooking Light Diet is a lose-weight diet plan. Since the Cooking Light Diet was launched, we’ve been fortunate to share dozens and dozens of success stories. Whether our members are saving money at the grocery store, feeding hungry teenagers, or losing lots of weight and maintaining that loss, we’re incredibly proud to provide a service … Read More

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  • Can This Diet Work For Me AND My Spouse?

    delicious diet for two

    This post discusses how the Cooking Light Diet can be used to create healthy meals for two. It’s that time again: With a new year on the horizon, a lot of us are reflecting on (and regretting) the food decisions we’ve made over the past couple weeks/months/year. January brings with it the promise of a fresh start, and folks everywhere … Read More