Party food. The phrase alone is enough to induce fear and panic in anyone who is trying to eat healthier. But a Halloween-themed party menu, often dominated by candies, cakes and sugar, is extra scary!
Don't fear Halloween parties this year!... Read more
It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.All of these... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
I have plenty of recipes for beans but every time I cook dry beans they cook uneven. I have tried 4 times with 2 different bags of beans, soaking for different lengths of times, cooking at different temperatures, I soak and cook in plain water. I a... Read more
I am looking for good and simple dry bean recipes. Suggestions? I don't know why something so simple to our ancestors is so difficult for me to cook well. I like sweet and savory bean dishes.... Read more
I am trying to increase my fiber intake, and preferably naturally. By this I am trying to increase my intake o foods that se naturally high n fiber. Does anyone have any practical suggestions on incorporating high fiber foods into yr daily food cho... Read more
I use the sparkle ap on my android phone, which works great but would like to add Fiber to the list of items to track without having to log onto the website to see it. I can currently see calories, carbs, fat, and protein. I'm hoping there is a way... Read more
According to the Mayo Clinic, an apple or pear with the skin contains high fiber. Other high fiber sources are raspberries, strawberries, bananas, artichokes, pistachios, pecan, sunflower seeds, and almonds, lima beans, black beans and kidney beans.... Read more
I like to keep black beans and chick peas in my fridge. When I heat a healthy (usually organic) meal, I've noticed that there is usually lots of sauce left over. I can add fiber to the meal by adding the beans. I add chick peas to curry meals and... Read more
"Food with Integrity" is the holistic philosophy that guides the Chipotle restaurant chain. Some of the key words that are used in their "food with integrity" motto include words like unprocessed, sustainable, naturally raised, added hormone free, a... Read more
Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark is featuring a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. My boyfriend could live on black beans and rice. He actually... Read more
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