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  • 11 of Our Best Winter Soups and Stews

    11 of our best soups and stews

    It’s December. Winter isn’t coming—it’s here. And unlike the director more interested in Netflix and a galaxy far, far away than finishing what they started, the cold weather isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But we digress. When the temperature dips outside, it necessitates warmth inside. And we don’t just mean turning the thermostat up. No, we are getting all Chicken Soup … Read More

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  • What’s Cooking In Our Facebook Community: 10/9/19 to 10/30/19

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    It’s a rare condition, this day and age, to read any good news on your internet page. Unless you’ve stumbled upon the Cooking Light Diet Facebook Community, that is! In all seriousness, the internet is a dark and twisted hellscape of toxicity. And because of that, there are rules to follow: Never read the comments. Don’t click on a link if you don’t … Read More

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  • 7 No-Fail Tricks for Successful Meal Prep from People Who Do It Every Week

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    Everyone knows that cooking meals at home is the best way to eat mindfully and take care of your body. Everyone. Even the CDC encourages it. Fast food is delicious, sure, but calorically, it’s inadvisable and unsustainable. But prepping and cooking meals at home can also be very, very hard. Life has a tendency of getting in the way, whether it’s … Read More

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  • Florida Couple Flawlessly Feeds Hungry Teenage Exchange Student for 10 Months Thanks to Best Family Meal Plan

    Thom and Darren and their best family meal plan

    Floridians Thom and Darren Carlisle were never looking for a weight loss tool. The retired veterinarian and massage therapist, respectively, have spent their entire 21-year marriage prioritizing fitness. They’re in the gym almost daily, with Darren staying in the weight room while Thom gravitates toward more group-based fitness like kickboxing classes. The Carlisles also ate healthy in conjunction with exercising, … Read More

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  • Here’s How To Curb Sugar Cravings

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    Sugar is life in America. It’s everywhere, and the marketing apparatus intent upon upping consumer sugar intake has been incredibly effective. How effective? The USDA has reported that per-capita soft drink consumption has increased by almost 500% in the past 50 years. And that’s just soft drinks. We’re basically living inside a Willy Wonka fever dream, folks. And unless you subsist … Read More

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  • Ask A Dietitian: What’s So Great About “Natural Foods?”

    Our expert dietitian Carolyn Williams shares her thoughts on "natural foods" and what that label does—or doesn't—mean to the consumer.

    *This post focuses on “natural foods” and the science behind that phrase. One of the many advantages to joining the Cooking Light Diet is having access to our staff of professionals. In particular, members can tap into the expertise of our James Beard Award-winning lead dietitian, Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, who’s been an instrumental part of the team since we … Read More

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  • What’s Cooking In Our Facebook Community: 9/5/19 – 9/18/19

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    Admit it—when you hear the word “diet,” your mind automatically conjures up sad food images. In your head, you probably picture what’s cooking thusly: steamed, unseasoned veggies, bland chicken breasts sans salt, maybe even someone maniacally throwing your unfinished pint of ice cream into oncoming traffic. It’s an incredibly stigmatized word thanks to years of preconditioning, old fads, and older-still … Read More

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  • 11 Gluten-Free Incentives To Use This Meal Plan

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    A gluten-free meal plan can be tricky, y’all. We all know life is hard enough without having to avoid gluten like the plague. Can you imagine trying to put together a weekly meal plan and having to eliminate bread and pasta from your list of options? Well, for folks suffering from a gluten allergy or celiac disease, that’s not an option. Unless you’re … Read More