Between backyard barbeques, beach picnics and the never-ending parade of wedding and grad party buffets, summer may seem like a huge seasonal pitfall for someone who's trying to eat healthy and/or lose weight. But the good news is, your goals don... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
During the hot summer months, we automatically add salads to our menu plans. A big bowl of crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed lightly with an oil-and-vinegar dressing is always refreshing during the warmest time of the year... Read more
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
A few years back I typed up a list of New Year’s resolutions on a small piece of cardstock, laminated it, and put it in my wallet. On that list was the resolution to eat a salad every day, simply because eating salad always made me feel like I... Read more
Day 1 of my diet. Hate that word, but need to get my weight down to get back to a healthy blood sugar. Starting at 159lbs with an initial goal to get to 140. I'd like my fasting sugar between 90-100, not the 218 I was at yesterday! #hatetype2diabetes... Read more
Well today is the 18th day I've been dieting but I just added exercise yesterday. I am definitely not in very good shape and walking 3 miles in the last two days has really taken it out of me. However I am not giving up that easy!!... Read more
I always have veggies on hand, and I don't worry about them spoiling. My favourite is frozen chopped spinach (the kind in clumps that you can use bit by bit). Besides the usual peas, mixed veggies, and beans, I can often find diced broccoli, cauliflo... Read more
One of my all time favorite vegetables to cook with is peppers. Peppers are easy to find and affordable. They are also a great source of Folate, Magnesium, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Potassium. Here are 13 recipes... Read more
We love bell peppers. Served raw, they're a tangy and low-calorie snack and a great addition to any salad. When cooked, their natural sweetness is highlighted. We've picked a pack of pepper recipes that are both delicious and nutritious! Chic... Read more
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