May 2013

Cooking Light magazine contents for May 2013
May 2013

75 Healthy Summer Tips

Get your summer started with these 75 tips for a healthy, happy season. more

The Cookbook Awards

Stay tuned as we count down the 100 best cookbooks in a variety of categories. more

May 2013 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's May 2013 issue. more

Which Wines Go Well with Chicken Caesar Salad

We have two drink strategies that pair perfectly with chicken Caesar salad. more

Our Best Spring Recipes

From the markets and out of the gardens come the first sweet offerings of the season. Dig in with these delicious spring recipes.


10 Gourmet Taco Ideas

Enjoy a 10-recipe gallop deep into taco territory, including classic combos and some fun, new ideas for great, easy hand food.


Quick Rice Stir-In Ideas

These 8 rice stir-in options are quick and easy to make and serve as a great side dish to a variety of main dish meals. more

Carrot Growing Guide

A lovely assortment of the root veggie our gardening gurus like to call "soil candy", a fresh crop of carrots is a vibrant, sweet treat. more

70+ Delicious Ways to Make Carrots 

Carrots can be used in a variety of recipes from soups and side dishes to desserts.


Our Favorite Carrot Varieties

Fresh from the Cooking Light Garden, these carrot varieties are easy to grow and vary in size, shape, and color. more

20-Minute Biscuits

Made from scratch with whole grains and less fat: A new method makes biscuits an everyday option. more

Taste Test: Bargain Bourbons

We gave some good-bet whiskeys a run just in time for the Kentucky Derby. more

Healthy Habits Hero: Sam Kass

Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let's Move! and White House Assistant Chef, gives readers his tips for eating breakfast daily. more

Four Ways to Boost Your Breakfasts Efficiently

Healthy Habits Coach Allison Fishman Task tells you how to maximize nutrition with minimal fuss—in the morning or the night before. more

The Art of Smart Kitchen Design

Light, space, and storage—lots and lots of storage—are the hallmarks of this Denver family's kitchen. more

Pound Cake Recipes

Enjoy our favorite healthy pound cake recipes that deliver full flavor in every bite.


Secrets from the Cooking Light Test Kitchen

Secrets, Tips & Recipes from America’s Healthy-Cooking Experts


Dinner Tonight

One of these simple dinner menus can be on your table in well under an hour.


Easy Microwave Recipes

In most kitchens, the microwave is a reheater and a defroster. But there are ways to coax out delicious flavors and textures that you'd swear came from an old-fashioned, slow-cook oven.