This Week's Best Links


By: , SparkPeople Blogger

We've rounded up some interesting and informative links from around the web.

Find coupons on some of your favorite brands, at
Do you have a favorite coupon site?

Advocacy group sues Coca-Cola over Vitamin Water, from the
Do you drink Vitamin Water for the "health benefits"?

Scientists Show How Vegetables Fight Cancer, from
Do you integrate multiple colors of vegetables and fruits into your diet each day?

10 Healthy Snacks to Keep at Work, from
What healthy snacks to you keep on hand?

Why Music Makes You Drink, from Women's Health
Do you imbibe in alcohol in moderation?

Afternoon Snack: Frozen Chocolate Bananas, from Vitamin G
Do you snack on frozen fruit?

Homemade Vegetable Stock, from CheapHealthyGood

What links did we miss this week? Did you read anything interesting that we should have seen?

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  • 41
    Try this link to save on food purchases. I've used them in Ohio and my Mom uses them in Kansas. We figure we save between 30-50%. There is no income cap. They take cash credit cards and food stamps:
    - 2/9/2009   3:50:57 PM
  • NLS3628
    10 Healthy Snacks to Keep at Work - what about 100 cal packs....There are so many choices now..... - 2/5/2009   1:59:27 PM
  • 39
    I've bookmarked the Eat Better America site! - 2/3/2009   8:43:47 AM
  • 38
    Thanks. I drink water and take a Multi-vitamin. - 2/3/2009   12:12:10 AM
  • 37
    Frozen banana sounds great but, no idea why chocolate needs 2 table spoons of vegetable oil! I have smuckers dark chocolate topping which I will use and roll in almonds......mmmmmhhh! Thank you! - 2/2/2009   4:52:20 PM
  • LAURAT3244
    I need some inspiration on my eating habits.
    I am a sugar acolic or something like that.
    excercise habits or ok.
    I strength train 2 days a week with a trainer of a group of 4-5.
    I am 63 and am told that I have the endurance of a 40 year old.
    was told that at Boot Camp also,so excercise is not the problem,I just can't get it with the sugar problem.
    I don't eat many real meals.............mainly sugar and can't seem to stop.
    Just seem to be a real looser in the wrong way.
    Thanks for listening.

    laurat3244 - 2/2/2009   1:13:08 PM
    I havent seen that coupon link before. Thanks for sharing!! :-) - 2/2/2009   10:26:17 AM
    Frozen Chocolate Bananas!! Oh, they are SOOO on my grocery list this week!!
    Homemade stock/broth!! SHAZAM!! Even a domestically challenged (me) can 'do' these! THANKS!! :) - 2/2/2009   10:19:20 AM
  • 33
    Great links! Going to make the bananas tonight!

    Glad someone else mentioned the recipes from too. Anyone who likes banana muffins, they have a great reduced cal/fat banana chocolate chip muffin recipe!! - 2/2/2009   9:31:08 AM
  • 32
    Great links and wonderful to have as favorites too. Loved the coupons link and I have truly enjoyed having frozen bananas in the past and I'll make sure to have them again soon. THANKX - 2/2/2009   8:13:50 AM
  • 31
    Thanks for the sharing such great links. - 2/2/2009   6:00:46 AM
  • 30
    I was able to link to the vitamin water article. Perhaps too many were trying to get to it at the same time.

    I always check before going to the store. I usually can save on yogurt and often a couple other things. The coupons do out date, so I don't print them unless I plan to use them.

    I am looking forward to trying the coupon link that Stepfanie listed. - 2/2/2009   5:59:18 AM
  • 29
    Thanks for the links...I found some very good ideas although the article regarding the Vitamin Water was not available. - 2/2/2009   12:53:53 AM
  • 28
    I really enjoyed checking out the links. Good information and ideas.
    Keep them coming. - 2/1/2009   9:18:35 PM
  • 27
    What stores take coupons that you print because I have found that my grocery won't take them. - 2/1/2009   8:07:02 PM
  • 26
    Thanks! I always appreciate this "clipping service"! - 2/1/2009   5:31:44 PM
  • JUSTME52
    Keep up the good work - I enjoy checking out most of the links - 2/1/2009   5:04:48 PM
  • 24
    I keep Fiber One and 90 calorie granola bars at my desk - just in case. Everyday I pack either one cut up apple and a tablespoon of reduced fat peanut butter or 2 T of humus and some carrot or celery sticks - to have either mid morning or afternoon. - 2/1/2009   4:58:58 PM
  • 23
    I love the links they are GREAT , please keep them coming and I will be sure to keep a look out for other interesting topics that was not covered. I use broth in most of my food that cause for water(greens, veggies, beans,etc.) yummy..
    Thanks again, - 2/1/2009   4:33:34 PM
  • 22
    There are a lot of Canadians on this site also, it would be much appreciated to have sites for coupons etc for us too..
    Thanks for all the ideas..very interesting article :) - 2/1/2009   2:04:40 PM
    Thanks great coupons. - 2/1/2009   1:40:01 PM
  • 20
    Loved the choc banana link i am going to make them. yum yum - 2/1/2009   11:36:41 AM
    Hey, Stepfanie! You write fabulous articles, and this one is no exception. Gotta love the veggie broth recipe! I'd been looking for one. My fave coupon site is She is so reliable! - 2/1/2009   11:30:20 AM
    Thanks for the notice about the Vitamin Water story. I swapped links. Sorry about that! It worked yesterday, I promise! :) - 2/1/2009   11:27:02 AM
  • 17
    Thanks for all the links and articles. - 2/1/2009   11:12:17 AM
    Yum, that chocolate banana recipe looks so good! I'm always in need of a good snack for work so I'm going to make a big batch of popcorn right now! - 2/1/2009   11:01:49 AM
    Here are a few links I find very helpful. Enjoy! / - Some really good strength training moves and some very interesting (if not very scientific) articles on nutrition. / - A great FAQ section and on-line fat percentage calculator. / - A superb companion to Sparkpeople to get more information on the foods you eat. - 2/1/2009   10:39:29 AM
  • 14
    Keeping the frozen fruit article, it's been years since I've had a chocolate covered banana....doing them in bite size portions will make it easier not to munch til their gone, at least for me. I've finally learned how to incorporate small treats, such as dark chocolate (or chocolate in general) back into my nutritional plan without going overboard and it's great, I'm able to eat ONE Hershey Stick or ONE Bliss and get enough enjoyment out of it without trying to eat an entire monster bar or bag. I love being in control of my food instead of vice versa! - 2/1/2009   10:36:41 AM
  • 13
    Thanks for the links!!! - 2/1/2009   10:30:10 AM
  • 12
    Good links. Thanks for sharing! - 2/1/2009   10:19:46 AM
  • 11
    The Coca-Cola lawsuit link isn't working. - 2/1/2009   10:07:09 AM
  • 10
    Thanks - lots of interesting stuff there. And coupons are always a good thing! - 2/1/2009   9:59:06 AM
    Thanks for the links. I got on the snack one and the soup - 2/1/2009   9:28:00 AM
  • 8 is an excellent site for recipes and other healthful tips.
    Thanks - 2/1/2009   9:26:03 AM
  • 7
    Went to the link about snacks & was disappointed. Protein snacks will stick with you longer and not cause the insulin surge that a straight carb snack will cause. Even if you're not diabetic, if you've been significantly overweight, its important to pay attention to blood sugar for weight loss. - 2/1/2009   9:16:03 AM
  • 6
    Thanks for the healthy snack link. I used to buy the 100 calorie packs, until I started reading what's in them lol. I do like goldfish crackers- you can portion them (or anything else out) in zip lock bags so you don't over eat. I also keep Fiber One bars at work for aftenoon slumps. - 2/1/2009   9:14:23 AM
  • 5
    Thanks, enjoyed the 10 healthy snacks article. - 2/1/2009   8:29:43 AM
  • 4
    Thanks for the coupon link! - 2/1/2009   8:03:04 AM
  • 3
    Just wish I could get my hubby to eat more veggies! - 2/1/2009   7:47:41 AM
  • 2
    I liked the article aobut the helathy snacks to keep at work. I have some fiber biscuits and cerial bars in my desk, and some small packages of raisins. Trying to avoid things with a lot of chocolate or sugar. - 2/1/2009   4:52:27 AM
  • 1
    The article regarding Vitamin Water was no longer available. - 2/1/2009   3:52:22 AM

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