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
Dr. J. Scott Smith of Kansas State University in Manhattan recently studied Heterocyclic Amines (HCA's), which are carcinogenic compounds that form when meat is cooked at high temperatures. He found that adding rosemary extract to ground beef red... 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
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... 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
Why is there no meat on my meal plan?? I just signed up today (pre-diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea) and there is no meat on my plan??? I can't do it without meat and the substitues dont seem to have any. And is Spaghetti/Marinara actually include the p... Read more
Has anyone noticed that lately that the Spark site has been slow? When you click something like a response, it freezes or takes a long time to react. Sometimes my computer times me out saying the response was too slow.... Read more
For about a week when I try to do anything on my Other Goals page it freezes and won't let me track anything. I have to close out of SparkPeople and open it back up to get back to my other pages again. Also, one day when I added one item to my Nutr... Read more
I've decided try eating the recommended cups of veggies a day. It's not that I can't eat them plain, but I was wondering if anyone knew any quick ideas (or seasonings they like on them) to make them taste better? I usually eat green beans, corn, and... Read more
Even if you cook for only one or two buy the larger packs of meat, larger cans/packages of other foods and you can divide it up by portions or by quantity you usually use at once and freeze the rest or use in another recipe. This is much cheaper the... Read more
Buy a freezer or can your food and plan ahead (like in the old days of canning) - this will give you healthier options and saves money in the long run.Buy meat in bulk from a farmer or butcher - you will know where your animal comes from and have mea... Read more
A Sparkteam for STRICT Vegetarians and Vegans. Vegetarians can be people that eat eggs/dairy. Vegans eat no animal products at all. Come to chat about life or get advice/support from other veg heads!... Read more
October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Have you ever thought about giving up meat? If you're not interested in going vegetarian, have you ever considered flexitarianism? While about 3 percent of American adults are vegetarian, about 10 percent are mo... Read more
Fresh artichokes are a classic spring treat, but you can enjoy artichoke hearts all year long.What Are Artichoke Hearts?Buried within the rough leaves of an artichoke, is the sweet and tender “heart.” These little treasures have a buttery... Read more
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