Come try the recipes that members have raved about for years.
Credit: Gina DeSimone

For centuries, a battle has waged amongst mankind.

On one side, there are the adventurous eaters; those that say "variety is the spice of life!" They've never met a meal they wouldn't try at least once. They've never met an ingredient they'd turn their nose up at and exclaim, "Yucky!" And, perhaps most significantly, they abhor leftovers. They'd rather eat shoe leather than have the same meal two days in a row.

On the other side, you've got the Apple Jacks crowd. No, they don't exclusively forage on artificially-flavored apple breakfasts. Rather, their motto is "we eat what we like!" If variety means spice, this crowd is claiming a spastic colon. These people (my people) can eat the same exact three meals every day for ten years, exclaiming "Wow, this is amazing," after each repetitious morsel. This side believes if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and they meal plan accordingly.

The divide between these two factions has grown steadily more chasmic as the years ticked by. If a household contains members of both, what could you possibly do to appease everyone? For generations, this question spiraled through the ether, maddening whatever brave soul was emboldened enough to try and take it on.

And then one day not so long ago, a light appeared on the horizon. A beacon of hope to households that fed both the variety crowd and the leftover crowd. Suddenly, adequate variety and amazing leftovers were attainable in one easy-to-use website.

But just what was it that had come along and united all eaters under one happy plate?

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Yes, for years the Cooking Light Diet has been able to accommodate members no matter how they like to meal plan. You can schedule the same meals you love over and over again, or you can have a different dish at every sitting. There are 5-ingredient, 15-minute meals that can be whipped together in a jiffy, and there are meals you can big batch and eat every day for a week.

And to ensure that both types of eaters get what they want, we're adding more options to the Cooking Light Diet every month. And to make extra sure we're adding options people really want to eat, the 10 recipes listed below that have been added to meal plans this month came directly from member's mouths. They told us in our Facebook Community what recipes they wanted, and we listened. We've also even included some of those recipes as Dinners for Two options in the meal plan (you can toggle that in your CLD settings). Find any of them and schedule them into your weekly menus using the Search feature when logged into your Cooking Light Diet membership.

So, what are you waiting for?! No matter what side you fall on, Cooking Light Diet has the healthy, delicious meals you'll love. Cheers!

Slow Cooker Lazy Lasagna Soup

Credit: Jennifer Causey

Air-Fried Breakfast Bombs

Credit: Gina DeSimone

Chicken and Rosemary Dumplings

Credit: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Southern Shrimp and Sausage

Credit: Photo: Oxmoor House

Also available on the Dinners for Two meal plan.

Slow Cooker Chicken, Bacon, and Potato Soup

Credit: Photo: Iain Bagwell

Also available on the Dinners for Two meal plan.

Open-Faced Avocado-Bacon Tuna Melt

Credit: Photo: John Autry

Also available on the Dinners for Two meal plan!

La Bamba Casserole

Credit: Randy Mayor

Brunswick Stew with Smoked Paprika

Credit: Photo: Oxmoor House

Also available on the Dinners for Two meal plan!

Spinach and Lentil Soup with Cheese and Basil

Credit: Johnny Autry

Also available on the Dinners for Two meal plan!

Spicy Air-Fried Chicken

Credit: Gina DeSimone

Also available on the Dinners for Two meal plan!