Ginger, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, chocolate, peppermint. The flavors of the holidays are comforting and the perfect end to a wonderful meal. These recipes include nutrition-packed ingredients that turn holiday favorites into healthier treats the whol... Read more
Let's face it. Kids are hard to please, especially when it comes to food. It's not uncommon to constantly deal with picky eaters and wee ones who want the same thing over and over and over again, and snack ideas are sometimes challenging to d... Read more
Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick... Read more
Has anyone used essential oils as an aid with weight loss? To suppress cravings, cellulite, stress eating and such? I have some friends in the business and I have used them for home remedies (migraines, colds, burns) with good results. I downloaded a... Read more
I'm just have One sunny Side up egg with Olive oil and bread. I love eggs but last time doctors said my cholesterol is High. Now I'm having allbran cereal for breakfast with fat free Milk and a banana... Read more
I just found a great Spark Recipe for Cinnamon iced green tea. However, it uses Splenda, and I refuse to use artificial sweeteners. It calls for a cup of Splenda for six servings. Would it be okay to use 1/2 cup of regular sugar instead? Or 1/4 cup?... Read more
Ok I've read a lot about a mega threes fish oil flax seed oil....I'm wondering when I use a tablespoon of flaxseed oil do I still need to take my daily fish oil? The flaxseed oil is 130 calories and according to spark article one tablespoon for the... Read more
Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics. Soak a cinnamon Stick in your tea or take a 500MG of Cinnamon pill.Cinnamon's essential oils also qualify it as an "anti-microbial" food, and cinnamon has b... Read more
Try a cinnamon stick in your coffee or a sprinkle of powdered cinnamon. Cinnamon Helps Type 2 Diabetes .....Also Helps Cholesterol....cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, and turmeric have all shown promise in enhancing insulin's action.Cinnamon is proven t... Read more
For many of us, Christmas morning is a time to indulge in a big, leisurely breakfast that we normally wouldn't partake in on most other days of the year. But if you're not careful, a festive a.m. meal could cause you to blow through a day'... Read more
My favorite snack of late is air-popped popcorn. A whopping 3 cups of air-popped popcorn is a mighty filling whole-grain snack yet only has 92 calories, plus 19 g carbs, 3 g protein, and 4 g fiber. But have you ever eaten plain air-popped popcorn? It... Read more
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