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
OK, this is an odd question, but I am just curious if anybody has any information about this.
A couple of weeks ago, I made a shrimp and veggie stir fry for myself. I used organic purple cabbage from my own garden and a homemade sauce. It tu... Read more
I know this is lame but I just want to complain about how much I miss the vegetable tracker. I loved how the colors filled in when I clicked on them. So motivating!
I also prefer the water tracker at the top but if I could only get one thing c... Read more
ok, so I have been a member for 5 / 6 years now.
when I first started I did really well. Lost over two stone, felt great and then fell off the wagon.
Just logged back on to have some inspiration, and had inspiration immediately when I noti... Read more
Just because your carrots are no longer crisp, or your potatoes are slightly soft, doesn't mean you need to toss them. At this point they are perfect for roasting.
Carrots, potatoes, onions, cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, cherry or grape tom... Read more
this week I am starting again with spark but had originally signed up a year ago. Now I am serious about changing my mindset and producing results. Yesterday I really blew it, I had 3 slices of OMG sweet potato pie it was sooooooooooo go... 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
For nearly two years we have heard about the dangers and potential health risks of plastic bottles due to a chemical known as bisphenol A or BPA. In response to concerns regarding water bottles, baby bottles and plastic storage containers, plastic gu... Read more
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