Lighten Up!

Tuesday 5:30 PM on Premiered Apr 01, 2003 Between Seasons


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Lighten Up! is a cooking show hosted by food writer Rose Reisman which aired from 1998 to 2000. The episodes typically have a theme, such as mushrooms or soups and stocks, and Reisman creates dishes based on the theme using recipes from the cookbooks she has written. The show's title " Lighten Up!" emphasizes the host's focus on meals that are tasty, but low-fat and low-calorie. Reisman often has guests in the studio who help her prepare the dishes, although she leaves the studio on occasion and explores other aspects of food production, such as visiting a trout farm. Her guests usually have cooking or nutritional expertise and offer her viewers important tips on healthy eating and preparing nutritious meals. Reisman' s recipes use easily found, low-cost ingredients that the average viewer will have no trouble obtaining. Each episode strives to help the viewer develop healthier eating habits while doing so in a lively, engaging way.