To all Cooking Light enthusiasts... It is with great pleasure, excitement, and exuberance that I introduce you to our first Cooking Light branded products. Cooking Light is jumping off the page, and landing in true physical form – onto your dining room table.

That’s right folks, we are coming to life like never before. Four deliciously crafted, undoubtedly healthy soups (and yes… meticulously scrutinized by the editors) are now available for purchase in BJ’s Wholesale Clubs nationwide. Get excited. We sure are.

The guaranteed goodness you’d expect from us, ready-made for those days when time just somehow slips away. And sometimes, well… the healthy cook just needs a break. Cooking Light brings the goodness that you’d expect from us, for the days when you need a fast way to slow food.

Here’s what we are serving up:

Turkey Chili with Black Beans:Big chunks of plump, juicy turkey and smoky black beans make for a hearty spoonful, a bold combination balanced in a bounty of vegetables, with slow-simmered tomatoes, braised onions, and a hit of spice from fresh green chilies. Make it yours with a spoonful of sour cream, crunchy baked tortilla chips, or a sprinkle of sharp cheddar cheese. So good, we had to share it with you.

Chicken Tortilla Soup:Plump, tender chicken thighs and roasted chili peppers build a deep, flavor-packed base that is thickened with authentic corn tortillas and fresh, sautéed vegetables. A hit of Monterey jack cheese adds creamy satisfaction, and a dash of zesty lime juice balances bold spices. Try it with some baked tortilla chips, fresh cilantro, and a dollop of light sour cream – we left some room for it.

Roasted Vegetable Soup:Delicately roasted potatoes meet earthy-sweet carrots and leeks in a hearty puree of sautéed vegetables, with the bright flavors of extra-virgin olive oil, thyme and fresh parsley. Perfect with some crusty whole grain bread, fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Creamy Butternut Squash:Rich creamy butternut squash and savory caramelized onions meet the bright balanced flavors of tart-sweet Granny Smith apples. A touch of light cream and honey add an elegant finish. For the ultimate experience, top it with a tablespoon of toasted walnuts.  You’ll love the added crunch factor.

Check here for a BJ’s Wholesale Club location near you.

And stay tuned… more products to come!