My watermelon memories go way back…
Thumping and selecting the perfect melon at the local produce stand, chilling it to perfection, slicing a big wedge and devouring the dark, juicy fruit, and wiping the excess juice from my chin wi... Read more
By now you know the importance of getting at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (if not, click here). Perhaps you are still not convinced? Use the excuse-buster list below when you find yourself reasoning your way out of reaching for the... Read more
Summer is the season for cooking fresh and fabulous feasts. The summer months bring ripe and juicy produce that nearly falls off the vines, farmers markets in their fullest glory, and perfect weather for celebrating the bountiful harvest in your very... Read more
Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement for every healthy eater. But when you buy more fresh produce, do you end up throwing away more than you eat? You're not alone.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American... Read more
You ate them in February, from half a continent away, and they were flat and bland—passable, but nothing to write home about. Now, you take a bite from one grown half a mile away, and it’s spectacular—sweet, juicy, and flavorful.
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I have four overripe bananas and I want to do something with them. Surely, I thought, someone has a healthy banana muffin or bread or bar recipe of some kind. I'm a vegan, no refined flour or sugar, and I don't use oil or eggs (found several "vegan... Read more
I tend to eat a medium banana for both snacks, then take a long walk. It suits me fine but I'm wondering if I can make it healthier without adding too many calories and without cooking? (I don't like chocolate and don't care much for peanut butter)
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I'm out of sugar but I have everything else I need to make banana bread! I do have brown sugar, but it's rock hard and I'm worried about it causing diarrhea- anyone know anything about that?
What if I just skip the sugar the recipe calls for? H... Read more
Hey, I am thinking of making banana bread tomorrow. I am lactose intolerant so I use a soy spread instead of butter. Because of this, I have to add a little bit of vinegar to help the cake rise;if I don't it stays flat, or, rises in bumpy way.
M... Read more
My MIL recently gave me a really delicious recipe for zucchini bread. First time I baked it, it was delicious and everyone loved it. But I wanted to make it healthier.
3 eggs, beaten
1c. vegetable oil
3 tsp v... Read more
Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off the banana. tha's how the primates do it. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.... Read more
This SparkTeam is for those interested in losing weight AND changing their life! Phrases like "banana diet", "lose weight fast" and "starving" are DEFINITELY not allowed! Let's all get fit for LIFE.... Read more
I grew up with a native black walnut tree in my back yard. Its ugly green corrugated round fruit would ripen and eventually fall in our yard each year serving as a routine lawn-mowing hazard. My brothers liked to use them to practice their baseball p... Read more
Editor's Note: Cooking for one can be tricky! It's even more challenging to eat healthy on a budget when the world (and the grocery store) seems to cater to couples and families instead of singles. So what's a healthy eater to do? Coach Nicole recent... Read more
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