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
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
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
I've been off meat for 6 weeks and now it's time to start calorie counting again. Even on a day when I over eat, at least I can feel good knowing I'm eating food my body can use instead of the empty, fast calories that were my go to foods.... Read more
Just placed frozen butter beans, smoked turkey, dill weed, black pepper, a few pinches of salt, and a couple tablespoons of butter into my crockpot for tomorrow night's dinner. Now to decide on the accompaniments. That's a meal alone for me, lol! :-D... Read more
Freezing rain out right now and its suppose to continue until after lunch, so i guess i am walking inside today. I just made a strawberry,banana, blueberry smoothie with almond milk, a little bit of yogurt and stevia its so good.... 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 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
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