About Us


Cooking Light is a long-established health, nutrition and fitness authority that inspires readers to eat smart and live a healthier lifestyle. As a leader in translating cutting-edge nutrition research into recipes and guidance for the home cook, we offer the tools you need to make better choices for everyday healthy living. Each recipe is tested by our staff of Test Kitchens professionals and registered dietitians to meet stringent nutritional requirements and high flavor standards; each story is vetted by our advisory board of leading physicians, nutrition experts, and research specialists.

Cooking Light is the world’s largest and most trusted food and lifestyle brand—making healthy food taste great, and making healthy living an enjoyable part of our every day lives.

Cooking Light offers fresh, nutritious and easy-to-follow kitchen-tested recipes for every day living or special occasions. So whether you are in a hurry to prepare a quick and easy dinner tonight or need a game plan for the perfect party, Cooking Light provides the tools for cooks of all levels to feel confident in creating great tasting, healthy meals along with a variety of tips and advice for ways to embrace a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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CookingLight.com is a trusted daily advisor and community hub that empowers readers with nutrition tips, quick, healthy recipes, web-exclusive videos, fitness guides, and expert resources and support to make enlightened choices about food, nutrition, and a healthful lifestyle. As the leading online resource for a healthy lifestyle with the largest collection of healthful, dietitian-approved recipes online, the best of the Cooking Light philosophy is just a click away.

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Supper Clubs
The first Cooking Light supper club was born in 1999 when readers in Northern California got together on our online message boards to organize the first gathering. Today, our supper club family has grown to hundreds of clubs around the world who meet regularly to cook and share recipes from the magazine. Inspired by our readers’ grassroots clubs, we now host a series of Supper Clubs events where you can sample light dishes, meet other members, and watch our executive chef Billy Strynkowski demonstrate recipes and cooking techniques. For tips on starting your own supper club, visit CookingLight.com/supperclubs.

Cooking Light & Aramark: Power Lunch Program
Cooking Light has partnered with Aramark, the leading provider of corporate dining services, to feature our recipes in corporate dining facilities of Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Cooking Light branded chef’s tables are now showcased in 30 corporations including: Eli Lilly, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, L.L. Bean, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Grainger, and Johnson & Johnson. From sampling and giveaways to expert-led cooking demonstrations to signage and sweepstakes, Cooking Light seamlessly integrates our advertising partners into a healthy, delicious dining experience.

Casting Call 
Cooking Light Casting Call competition, a search for a new wave of culinary excellence—self-taught cooks, professionally trained chefs or cooking school students to compete for the title Cooking Light “Healthy Cook of the Year.” Contenders must prove a vision and talent for making healthy taste great in new, innovative ways for the chance to win a grand prize package worth $10,000.

Taste Test Awards 
The “Taste Test Awards,” a celebration of a year-long search for the most delicious, nutritious potables and edibles—examines hundreds of brands in 32 best-selling grocery store and artisanal categories. The results are then featured in Cooking Light as a special shopping incentive on a full promotional page. Participating winners’ products will be showcased along with a $5 rebate for a qualified purchase. Winners will also receive a tout for our Microsoft Tag interactive bar code. Through a snap of the page with any enabled mobile phone, consumers will receive product coupons and a Cooking Light recipe featuring participating products.

Cooking Light Books
Every year we publish a Cooking Light Annual Recipes cookbook that aggregates the hundreds of recipes featured in our magazine, each professionally tested and approved by our Test Kitchens. We also publish additional series with popular titles including The Cooking Light Complete Cookbook, The Best of Cooking Light Everyday Favorites, and themed cookbooks from the Cooking Light Cook's Essential Recipe Collection. Visit www.oxmoorhouse.com for a complete list or to order. You can also create a customized cookbook by choosing select Cooking Light recipes―and uploading your own family recipes and photos―at Tastebook.com.

Most of our food images and videos and are produced on location in Homewood, Alabama, in the Time Inc. Food Studios. Special thanks to the Alabama Film Office for their assistance.