NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooking Light announced today the launch of its first app, The Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker. The app is available for $3.99 on iPad® and iPhone® and is sponsored by the SPLENDA® Brand.
Offering more than 300 recipes, the app lets users design delicious, quick menus in an interactive way. Users swipe through the gorgeous photos—many shot specifically for the app—of chicken, beef, pork, fish and vegetarian entrees and then add two sides plus one dessert to make healthy and complete dinners. The app calculates nutrition per serving in real time—calories, sodium and saturated fat. If a menu meets or exceeds Cooking Light's nutrition recommendations, the app lets the user know with green and red indicators. There are thousands of possible menu combinations.
"A lot of work went into making dishes and menus that, per serving, combine to meet the healthy goals for adults," said Scott Mowbray, Editor, Cooking Light. "But the real fun is using app technology to quickly zero in on a perfect menu—or let the app suggest one and just get cooking."
The Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker also includes:
- A feature to save your favorite recipes and menus
- The ability to share recipes via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter
- Cooking, shopping and nutrition tips
- More than 200 suggested menus from Cooking Light editors
"The Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker gives our consumers exactly what they look to our brand for – quick and healthy delicious meals," said Karla Partilla, Publisher, Cooking Light. "This app takes Cooking Light's trusted nutrition information and kitchen-tested recipes to the next level, helping time-pressed cooks get a complete meal on the table each night."
iPad® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. SPLENDA® Sweetener Products are marketed by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC.
To learn more about The Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker, visit: http://www.cookinglight.com/app
About Cooking Light
Cooking Light is the nation's number one epicurean brand with the largest audience, most epicurean editorial and the most recipes. Cooking Light ranked #4 on Advertising Age's prestigious "A-List" in 2010. Founded in 1987, Cooking Light makes healthy food taste great. Each month, nearly 12 million consumers turn to Cooking Light and cookinglight.com for innovative recipes; nutrition advice and food and fitness tips. CookingLight.com is part of the MyRecipes.com network, which is home to more than 50,000 professionally-kitchen-tested recipes and boasts the highest consumer-engagement in its competitive set. Cooking Light is published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group.
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