When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
Ever notice how the grocery shopping experience seems specifically designed to entice us to buy more? With all of the family-size packaging, buy-one-get-one sales and better deals for bigger quantities, food shopping can be particularly challenging f... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth... Read more
Living alone is not without benefits—peace and quiet whenever you need it, undisturbed organization and order (or guilt-free sloppiness), and room to stretch out and relax. But some things are just more fun when you have someone to share them w... Read more
Day #1. Two frozen bananas sliced into half and coated with low fat plain yogurt. Put them into the freezer and soon you will have a healthy snack. Sat fat 0.35g,sodium 3mg,cholesterol 7mg. Happy healthy snacking. Let me know how you like it family!... Read more
I love using dried beans for cooking. They are inexpensive and nutritious. Most Sparks recipes are for canned Beans (which is easy). I'd love to see your dried bean ideas.
I tend to soak mine overnight and change the water to reduce the flatule... Read more
A friend just brought a massive tray of chocolate-covered fruit, nuts, etc. etc. My understanding was that dried fruit was one of "tricks" that "seems" healthy, but in fact is NOT unless you can limit your portion to a very small amt.
What are t... Read more
According to the U.S. Food Cost Average Report for October 2008, a family of four with two elementary age children can cut about $180 per month from their grocery bill simply by adopting some lower cost shopping habits.Over the last few weeks we have... Read more
Think it's easy to eat healthfully only if your wallet is overflowing and you have a personal chef on call? Think again. It's easy for the rest of us, too, and all we have to do is alter our shopping and eating habits slightly. The latest issue of Co... Read more
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