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Home-Cooked Meals for a 24/7 Workweek

Nora Tobin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Eating healthy can be a very difficult endeavor for most of us who have rigorous work schedules. Whether we are getting to the office in the dark or leaving well after dinner time, it's not exactly ideal for maintaining a healthy and fit body.

Can An App Help You Drink Less Alcohol?

Cooking Light | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Cutting the equivalent of a glass of wine per day will move the calorie equation, and other health indices, in the right direction. And, as with food, it makes sense to track the pinot noir, IPAs and caipirinhas if I want to reduce the consumption. Of course, there's an app for that.

Are American Diets Getting Better?

Cooking Light | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
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In the end, it's hard to pinpoint cause in the behavioral change of a whole population. Change comes from thousands of small nudges, ranging from education programs to clearer labeling to the availability of better-tasting food that doesn't play to the appetite for junk.

Why Heirloom Foods Help You Lose Weight

Cooking Light | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

One of our Social Diet members, Patrick Pittman, talks about expecting more from your food when you're watching calories. The reasoning is simple: Every bite needs to be outstanding if you're eating fewer bites.

Lighten Up, America!

Allison Fishman Task | Posted 11.07.2013 | Home
Allison Fishman Task

More than 200,000 miles on the road. Over a million calories consumed. And I'm here to share the whole story with you.

Nobody Said Losing Weight Was Fun

Cooking Light | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

While it would be nice to think that once we reach our goal weights, we can ease up on the throttle and cruise along without further sacrifice, many people who have lost weight permanently adjust permanently to some sacrifices. The reward for doing so: knowing you're staying at a goal that you reached the hard way.

Why Willpower Is Overrated In Weight Loss

Cooking Light | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
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My thesis is that willpower and motivation are far from the same thing, and that you acquire willpower by discovering motivation within yourself.

How Home Improvement Is Helping Me Shed Pounds

Cooking Light | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living
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My favorite workouts involve hauling dirt and crossties, building a raised-bed garden, carrying lumber, digging holes and hammering nails for a deck and a pergola.

Do You Really Want Everyone Looking At Your Food Diary?

Cooking Light | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

I basically felt shamed into sharing my diary. But, of course, a food diary is like any other diary that you know will be read by others: You can always lie to it. So far, the UP band does not contain a lie-detector algorithm... but I'm sure that's coming.

'My Goals: Move More. Eat A Little Less. Still Enjoy Life.'

Cooking Light | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

I've never really been on a diet, but the time has come. I can't promise I'll lose tons of pounds, but my goals are this: Move more. Eat a little less. And still enjoy life.

Using Social Media To Reach Your Weight Loss Goal

Cooking Light | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Is this approach silly? Is it overcomplicated? No doubt some will say yes. If the real goal is a holistic, adjusted approach to eating that can be sustained for the rest of my life without turning me into a permanent neurotic record-keeping calorie bore, should I even be using these crutches?

Will This Health Editor Succeed In His Weight Loss Goals?

Cooking Light | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

"Cooking Light advocates healthy body weight through good food chosen in right proportions, deliciously cooked, and eaten in sensible portions. I'm a good cook, healthy eater, careful shopper. I just need to do a little work on the sensible portions front."

Miami Chefs Dazzle at Slow Food Event

Scott Mowbray | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
Scott Mowbray

South Beach has been long known for a year-long spring break vibe, and less known, until recently, for great cooking. But Miami's food boom has been gaining attention for a few years, and now the buzz has been turned up.

'Cooking Light' Names Trailblazing Chef Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home

On Wednesday, Cooking Light announced the winners of its Trailblazing Chef Awards. There are some seriously talented chefs in the mix; the magazine ch...

WATCH: Cooking Light's Light Up The Night

Posted 10.04.2012 | Taste

With the recent focus in food moving toward healthier eating, many people are looking for recipes that are just as flavorful without all the calories ...

Five Healthy Convenience Foods

Cooking Light | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Cooking Light

Through years of recipe testing, we've learned that there are great time-cutting products out there that meet our standards -- for nutrition and flavor. Here are our top 10.

Foods To Boost Your Brain

Cooking Light | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Just like the right diet can help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer, health experts are finding that certain foods may boost your mind. Stay on top of your mental ball game with these foods.

Guilt-Free Cupcakes

Cooking Light | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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Whether it's making a batch for your family, treating your co-workers or just a little something for yourself, these small delights seem to always fit the bill.

8 Healthy, Money-Saving Recipes

Cooking Light | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
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Cooking on a budget? Don't skimp on nutrition! You'll feel good about feeding your family these creatively delectable recipes.

5 Ways To Cook With Guinness

Cooking Light | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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There's more to St. Patty's Day than shamrocks and pots of gold. We're bringing you recipes featuring a famous Irish stout that has become beloved by the masses. Cheers to celebrating this decidedly jolly holiday to the fullest.

100-Calorie Oatmeal Toppings

Cooking Light | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Cooking Light

Think beyond brown sugar to kick up the flavor and texture of your bowl. Swirl, sprinkle or top with any one of these options for less than 100 calories. (Even bacon! It's surprisingly good.)

Which March Food Magazine Should You Buy?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Home

In previous iterations of our monthly food magazine round-ups, we've noticed various themes across several magazines. For March, this is not the case....

8 Healthy Office Snacks

Cooking Light | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Before you dig in your drawer for spare change and head to the vending machine, plan ahead and stash low-calorie, nutritious snacks in a cabinet, drawer, or your briefcase.

The Top 5 Healthy Cookbooks

Cooking Light | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Cooking Light

We were well into our review of a quarter-century of cookbooks when we were again struck by how fast the "healthy" category changes.

Oops! 6 Entertaining Mistakes

Cooking Light | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Cooking Light

It's your worst nightmare: intimate dinner or big splashy event, and something goes horribly wrong. The causes can be legion. The only known antidote: humor & quick thinking.