September 2013

Cooking Light magazine contents for September 2013

September 2013 Recipe Index

All the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's September 2013 issue. more

Portable Snacks

Jazz up snack time with these portable sweet and savory bites to please all tastes.


Make-Ahead Breakfasts

 Freeze ahead and microwave in minutes for a filling start to your day.


Bento and Snack Boxes We Love

Make lunch and snack times adorable again with these fun bento and snack boxes. more

5 Fun Bento Box Lunches

Make lunch a lot more fun with these healthy bento-inspired lunches for kids, teens, foodies, and more.


Easy Supermarket Dinners

We took prepared supermarket foods and cleverly transformed them into fast, satisfying meals.


Our Best Meatball Recipes

The classic meaty morsel gets a tasty upgrade in these mouth-watering, healthy meatball recipes.


325-Calorie Nacho Combos

Here are 7 lighter, fresher takes on crunchy, gooey nachos. more

Game-Day Gear

Bright, practical, comfy goods for any tailgate situation more

How to Prepare Leftover Produce

Don't let your massive farmers' market haul go to waste. Freeze extra veggies properly to enjoy them later.


A Kid in the Kitchen: Panko-Crusted Drumsticks

Matisse drums up a crowd-pleaser. more

Recipe Makeover: Blondies Made Better

Half the calories, 100% whole grain, and full of buttery brown sugar goodness—that's the new blondie. more

Taste Test: Gnocchi

We tested dumplings with less than 250 calories and 500mg sodium per serving. One brand stood out in taste and texture. more

What to Drink with a Meaty Pizza

These two drink options pair perfectly with a meaty, flavorful pie. more

Secrets from the Cooking Light Test Kitchen

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


Fig Beauty Products

These late-summer gems help soften and smooth sun-weary skin—all with an intoxicatingly fresh, clean scent.


The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

Learn how to avoid these common cooking mistakes for success every time.


Dinner Tonight

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