Cooking Light Diet community members have been losing weight for years while eating delicious meals. Here are some of their favorites. 

Matthew A. Moore
April 25, 2017

Imagine you've been shipwrecked on a tiny island. Water surrounds you on all sides, and there's no land in sight. You walk along the coastline, hoping against hope to see a ship on the horizon. No dice. You start to sweat, wondering how in the world you'll feed yourself. Your stomach growls, wondering the same thing no doubt. But wait! Suddenly, you stumble across a large chest sunken in the sand. You manage to pry it open, and inside is...diet food?

This begs the question: If you were stranded on an island with nothing to sustain you but diet food, would you be happy about it? Or, like Wilson in Castaway, would you wade out into the sea and float aimlessly toward the horizon, choosing a briny end over bland and tasteless "food?" Well, if you're a Cooking Light Diet community member, you'd throw a party! Our members have been losing pound after pound eating our delicious recipes, and some are so good they'd be willing to eat them over and over again, even while shipwrecked. We asked them which recipes they'd eat in that scenario, and we've compiled some of their more delectable responses. You can find more by visiting the Cooking Light Diet Facebook group.  

Chicken with Honey-Beer Sauce
Member Carolyn Maher Nelson says this recipe is her numero uno because the sauce is "sooooooo good!!!!" Plus, if you're stranded on a tiny island, what's not to like about a recipe that has a little beer in it?!

 

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree
Jean Vetter Striegl says this dish wins on two fronts: It has great flavor, and her husband loves it, too.

Sweet Potato Noodles with Shrimp and Thai-Style Almond Sauce
Cooking Light Diet member Jennifer Jansen loves this dish! Why eat your run-of-the-mill pasta recipe when you can go the super-healthy route and feast on a dish accentuated by deliciously beautiful spiralized sweet potato? Bonus: This recipe comes together in 20 minutes.

Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita "Pizzas"
Almost everyone loves pizza, and Michele M. Handal-Werner is no exception. If she were stranded, this unique spin on pizza that incorporates cumin and cinnamon to add an earthy warmth would be her go-to. 

Shrimp Tacos with Corn Salsa
Kathy King-Long said it was hard to single out just one recipe, but if she had to, it'd be this one. Good choice, Kathy! Shouldn't be too hard to find get more shrimp if you run out in the middle of the ocean. 

Tennessee Burger with Bourbon and BBQ Sauce
Cynthia Mason Moran describes this recipe as "drool worthy," and it's one her entire family looks forward to all week. It also doesn't hurt that this is one of the recipes that's helped her lose 60 pounds*!

Read more about member success stories by visiting the Facebook group, or start your own success story today by joining the Cooking Light Diet!

*Members following the Cooking Light Diet, on average, lose 1/2 lb. per week.