How to Eat Less: Becoming Portion Aware

The eleventh Healthy Habits challenge: Be portion aware. Find simple strategies that can help you eat a little less—without even thinking.

250-Calorie Main Dishes

Start with a main dish that’s lower in calories, pair with simple roasted or steamed vegetables or a salad, and you’re on the road to a healthy dinner any night of the week.

Low-Cal Entrées with High-Octane Flavor
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Low-Cal Entrées with High-Octane Flavor

At Cooking Light, we’re not much for counting calories. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet is all about balance. But there are times when counting on a lower-calorie main dish just makes sticking to a healthy eating plan easier. Start with any of these simple main dishes, all ringing in at 250 calories or less, and pair with a salad or steamed vegetable, and you can rest easy that a healthy meal waits at the end of the day.

Low-calorie for Cooking Light should never mean low-flavor, so we’ve stuck to our motto of “Making Healthy Taste Great” by adding small amounts of high-impact ingredients—like pancetta in this pizza—for maximum flavor.

View Recipe: Tomato-Mozzarella Pizza

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe