Lettuce, one of the easiest vegetables to grow, comes in enough colors (from green to scarlet and purple), forms (heads or loose leaf) and flavors (buttery to tangy) to suit any palate. Microgreens, iceberg, crisphead and Romaine lettuces are the mos... Read more
Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
Chris Downie, Motivation ex... Read more
Pests can invade, destroy, and annoy both the garden and the gardener. While bugs are an inevitable (yet sometimes rewarding) presence in your garden, you don’t need harmful chemicals to ward off these little visitors. Many tried and true organ... Read more
I subscribe to several email newsletters, including one that delivers recipes to my inbox just before lunch each day. The recipes are always mouth-watering and tempting, but they're not always healthy.
A recent email offered five recipes for... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... 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
I am meeting up with my best friend and her sister this weekend for dinner. We normally go for Mexican food, so I wanted to see what people have ordered that is healthy. I know restaurants don't really know much about "portion control" so I know I ha... Read more
It is so difficult for me to eat healthy. All of my 19 year old life has been spent eating unhealthy foods. I honestly don't even know where to begin anymore. I live on-campus so eating healthy is much more difficult, and I am a full-time student tak... Read more
My name is Robin and I joined this website to help support a healthy lifestyle change. I am over weight and I'm ready to get control and start living healthier. I have also joined a 12 week training session for a Triathlon June 1, 2014. I'm... Read more
I am so above and beyond confused about what to eat. There is so much research out there about what to eat,how much, and how often. There's low carb, there low calorie low fat, juicing, and so many more. I really need help please.
Plus some of... Read more
Freeze your meats in marinades! I buy meat in bulk, cut off the excess fat and pre chop it then I mix up my marinades myself (so that I can use less fatening items and healthier ingredients) lable the freezer bag with whatever you are mixing up then... Read more
I remember seeing these commercials about this hormone cortisol that is produced when you're stressed and under pressure. It inhibits us from losing weight. So since I'm under a lot of stress and pressure at work, I got a great idea to eat extremel... Read more
Now that school is out for most kids across the country, families are making the trek to the great outdoors to soak up some fun and sun. Camping and hiking top may family's lists for their summer vacations. However, with these activities comes the ri... Read more
At my house, every person who came to the table—child or adult, resident or guest—got the no thank-you helping. When a new food came your way at the table, you had two options. You could take a serving or say "no, thank you." The latter response didn... Read more
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