Many people believe that the road to healthier eating is paved with stones made of sad soups, cold salads, and sensible shakes. The perception of diet food as being fat-free/sugar-free, frozen meals, bland bars, and rice cakes galore is a prevalent one. The belief is that foods you love to eat are replaced by foods you have to eat, and the whole process feels restrictive, discouraging, and blah.

Just don't tell Cooking Light Diet community members that.

Folks are raving about all the delicious "diet food" they're receiving in their weekly Cooking Light Diet menu plans. And they're sharing pictures of those delectable meals in our community Facebook group. Take a look at what they've been eating lately.

Pilar from Kansas whipped up this vibrant Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry dish:

Kathleen from Massachusetts recently dined on Pilaf with Chicken, Spinach, and Walnuts:

Cynthia from California made this divine looking Rustic Tomato Soup with Cheesy Toasts and Avocado-Butter Lettuce Salad:

Stephanie from Kansas celebrated National Pizza Day with this tasty individual-size Cheeseburger Pizza:

Joyce from AZ has us craving some melty Two-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Roasted Asparagus:

And Ken and Jessica Hess from Alabama are jockeying to replace some of our photographers and food stylists with their beautifully plated "diet" dishes. Here, Shrimp Pad Thai.

Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Sweet & Hot Pepper Open-Faced Egg Sandwiches

Want your diet food to look this good? Then join the Cooking Light Diet today! It's not about what you can't eat—it's about what you can. Enjoy!


If you’d like to know more about the Cooking Light Diet, visit, or email us at We’d love to hear from you! Have a great week.

*Members following the Cooking Light Diet, on average, lose more than half a pound per week.More Great Weight-Loss Help: