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
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
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." We've heard it all of our lives. If only it were so simple.
Our bodies crave fruits and vegetables more than just about any other food because we tend to get far fewer of them than we need. We ofte... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Im, adding add more vegetables in my diet and thinking about the vegetable juices. I can't afford a juicer and was wondering which of the brands such as V-8 are healthier. I heard they have a lot of added sodium. I use a V-8 type juice as a base... Read more
I guess I was supposed to introduce myself. My name is Theresa. I've celebrated 50 birthdays, have a wonderful husband of 27 years and two grown boys, 21 and 19. I've made great progress in the past few years with exercise but less in the area of foo... Read more
I would really like to become more consistent in eating a moderate healthy diet. I've done Weight Watchers with some success, but really don't have the time to go to meetings. I'd rather use that time to exercise, plan and prepare healthy meals and o... Read more
No matter how many ways I try to change it, it won't budge. I've tried accessing it from the sidebar, from my SparkPage, and from the Feed tab, all to no avail.
A few other things are malfunctioning as well. Here's one of them --
I do not... Read more
I hate to waste fresh vegetables, but sometimes I have a hard time using them all before they go bad. I love bagged frozen veggies just fine (love the convenience of steamfresh), but I don't like the taste of frozen spinach, in particular.
Was... Read more
When I make a vegetable salad with several cans of veggies and fresh onion, celery, bell pepper, I freeze the leftovers. Then I can add tomato sauce, low fat chicken broth and have a hearty soup. You can also add turkey or chicken.... Read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables serve as a nutritional powerhouse for most healthy diets. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, they also help protect against disease. Sure there are small health risks from pesticides, but those are e... Read more
The 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that all Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Government guidelines aside, you surely grew up with your mom telling you to eat your vegetables. Or maybe you even hear it now fr... Read more
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