Lighten Up, America!

We sent Cooking Light's tireless contributing editor, Allison Fishman Task, on a mission: to crisscross the country in search of favorite regional foods and to lighten them for a country that is starting to think hard about what it eats. Buy the Book: Lighten Up, America!

Lighten Up, America: Breakfast

Whether you're grabbing breakfast on the go or sitting down to a relaxing brunch, these classic dishes deliver classic American flavor without the calorie regret later in the day.

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All-American Granola

Lighter American Breakfasts

Here are dishes that fit any morning routine, whether you're in need of a quick weekday smoothie or a more decadent weekend brunch. But each is made just a little bit healthier, and that feels just right.

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Eggs Benedict

America's Favorite Regional Egg Dishes

Each region of the country has their own favorite ways of crackin' the incredible edible.

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Blueberry Soy Smoothie

Regional Favorites: Slurp-Worthy Smoothies

Get your fruits and veggies on the go with these smoothie favorites from across the country.

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