From the world's best blueberry muffins to meals so good you'll want to elope with them, learn how members are utilizing this service to make healthy eating easier.

By Matthew A. Moore
September 16, 2020
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So, a horse walks into a bar.

Bartender says, "Why the long face, friend?"

Horse says, "2020."

AM I RIGHT?! I'm here all week, folks. But in all seriousness, 2020 has been stressful. There's no sugarcoating it, and we're not really in the business of coating anything with sugar over here anyway. We're in the business of serving up healthy and delicious meals. More specifically: healthy, delicious, easy homemade meals. Meals that you can make no matter your level of  stress (or culinary skill). Meals that you and your whole family will love. Meals that can help keep you sane in trying times.

And that is one of the reasons we launched a subscription-based meal-planning service over five years ago: to help take the stress out of planning mealtimes while ensuring you and yours are eating mindfully. It's called the Cooking Light Diet, and if you haven't heard of it (or subscribed), we're here to change that. That it's helped lots and lots and lots of people lose weight is no secret. But maybe a lesser known tidbit about the service is how many other benefits there are to enrolling.

We've compiled some of those benefits below, straight from the mouths of our members. From meals so good they'll make you consider leaving your significant other to dinners worthy of college athletes, learn how the Cooking Light Diet can help take the stress out of the rest of your 2020 and beyond.

And then subscribe to the Cooking Light Diet here.

Easy homemade meals to-go? Check!

A lot of people out there have no idea that you can lose weight by eating meals like Chicken and Waffles with Kicky Sriracha Syrup...but you can! The Cooking Light Diet goes beyond weight loss, though, by saving its members countless hours they would've otherwise spent agonizing over what to cook. No matter how busy your day—and it sounds like member Pamela Jane Thornton's was busy indeed—you'll find easy and delicious meals on your Cooking Light Diet meal plans.

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Meals good enough to leave your spouse over.

Some weight-loss services send you ready-made meals that only require a little microwave time before they're ready to eat. But what those meals make up for in time saved they fall extremely short in the not-tasting-like-cardboard-and-sadness category. Plus, it's not a sustainable way to eat healthy for the long term. So, get you a meal plan like Liz Striegl did: One that not only helps you lose weight, but has meals so good that you'd consider leaving your spouse for them.

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Click here to read Liz and Nate's Cooking Light Diet success story.

Recipes that can help you lose weight.

With a name like Cooking Light Diet, the recipes have to help people lose weight, right? Right! Stick to your plan and you will see results. Just ask Colleen Margaret Tippie. Congrats on the success so far, Colleen!

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Community-recommended meals!

Another benefit of the Cooking Light Diet—aside from delicious recipes—is our Facebook Community. It's a fantastic source of information for new or existing members to share their favorite meals. Member Cyndie Moran used it to discover this divine-looking Sausage, Spinach, and Apple Breakfast Sandwich...

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...while Donna West sourced this "delicious" drumstick recipe thanks to a previous post from a member. If you're contemplating making a switch with how you plan meals or lose weight, be sure and join this Community today!

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Click here to read Cyndie Moran's Cooking Light Diet success story.

First-time favorite recipes!

If you're making a recipe for the first time, you never know how it might turn out. Maybe it's too salty, maybe it's too time-consuming, or maybe it's just not what you thought it'd be. Regardless, sometimes you need to take that new-recipe leap. And that's exactly what Joyce Van Huis did, not once...

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...but twice, both with laudable results! Be more like Joyce: Take the leap.

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Click here to read Joyce's Cooking Light Diet success story.

Meals your whole family will love.

We get it...trying to sell your family on eating "diet" recipes alongside you at each mealtime might seem like a tough sell. But those worries will wash away once you start feeding them Cooking Light Diet meals. Don't take our word for it, though! Just ask Sheila Keyes' college athletes...

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...or Michele Handal-Werner's husband and kids. No matter who you're feeding, these meals will fulfill!

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Recipes worth repeating.

Not everyone loves eating the same thing over and over again, but some of us do! And for those who don't, Sue Given would argue that's because they're not subscribed to the Cooking Light Diet...yet!

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Click here to read Sue Given's Cooking Light Diet success story.

The world's BEST muffin recipe—two ways.

It's common knowledge that our Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffin recipe is THE BEST blueberry muffin recipe in the world. At least, it's common knowledge amongst Cooking Light Diet members. So whether you're short on berries like Pat Lawrence...

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...or you want to mix it up like Kirsti Shaw, make sure you schedule this recipe into your weekly meal plan ASAP.

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Soups so good you'll never buy canned again.

Anyone who's ever been sick knows the soothing powers a can of chicken soup can possess. Well, Lori Dominick would argue that once you make this recipe off the Cooking Light Diet, you'll never go canned again.

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Click here to read about Lori Dominick's Cooking Light Diet success story.

Recommitting to healthy eating (with a little help from friends).

Lastly, we'll leave you with two uplifting posts centered around recommitting to more mindful eating. Patricia Lawrence recently decided to start following her meal plans in earnest, and it seems like both she and her husband are pleased with the results so far.

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And then there was Sue Given, another Cooking Light Diet superstar who, despite an incredible amount of adversity this year, has recommitted to re-losing 70 pounds using our meals. You got this, Sue!

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For more inspiration, easy homemade meals, or ways you can use the Cooking Light Diet to make 2020 less stressful, be sure and join our Facebook Community.

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