We created a breakfast, lunch, and dinner specifically for one Cooking Light Diet subscriber and her family, with each recipe using six ingredients or fewer and repeating ingredients throughout the day for less waste.
December 16, 2015
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Diet Like a Cook
The Cooking Light Diet is a subscription-based, calorie-driven meal-planning service that provides easy, delicious weekly menus for people looking to turn weight-loss aspirations into reality. It offers recipe options based on dietary preferences, the ability to reschedule favorite meals, an editable shopping list feature, an option to plug in leftovers, and more. "Through this diet, I have learned how not to deprive myself of my favorite foods, and instead how to incorporate them in a smarter way," says subscriber Katie Anderson.
Cooking Light Diet inspires people to channel their love for cooking into meals that bring the family together and offers a sustainable lifestyle alternative to the usual quick-fix approach of other dieting services. Here's what a day on the Diet looks like.
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Breakfast: Veggie Eggy Scramble
Katie admits that she and her family "aren't big morning people." They rush through and typically grab what's convenient. We like the idea of getting them to incorporate veggies into the morning meal, and it's not hard or time-consuming to do. Katie can spend a few minutes prepping everything the night before (including beating the egg-cheese mixture) to make the next morning a breeze. When they need this to be grab and go, they can stuff the scramble into a whole-wheat pita.
Salads are a favorite lunch option for the Andersons, and Katie is particularly fond of Greek salads. This quick-to-assemble sandwich is basically a salad in a pita, one that's full of crunchy lemon-feta Greek slaw and filling, convenient rotisserie chicken.
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