We all know that our pets are curious creatures and can often find their way into things that aren’t intended for them. Houseplants can provide a tempting snack option to some dogs and cats, particularly those that like to chew on things or gra... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still remember how it tasted: The snack that my best friend introduced me to in the 10th grade. So delicious, it soon became part of an everyday after-school ritual. We’d each cut a plain white bagel do... Read more
Oatmeal with 1/2 c 2% milk, 1/2 small banana, 1 truvia & coffee 1fbsp coffee mate pumpkin spice, 2 tbsp canned evap milk
I love bananas but they are very high calories. So I slice the slices in half --maybe fourths. Just enough to have some ban... Read more
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
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 love to read food and healthy living blogs in my spare time. In the last few weeks, I've been seeing the same frozen treat pop up in various incarnations all over the healthy living blogosphere: banana soft-serve "ice cream." With a mild intoleranc... Read more
We're big fans of Lisa Lillien, better known as Hungry Girl, and her guilt-free favorite food swaps. Last year, she dished about her tactics for avoiding holiday weight gain, and she gave us a sneak peek into some of her upcoming projects, including... Read more
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