For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... Read more
In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Since many foods contain carbohydra... Read more
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
Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
The Spark dietician once told me veggie juices are approx 20 cals/half cup and fruit juices are approx 70 cals/half cup. I compared to JuiceRecipes.com and it was almost spot on calorie-wise. Much easier way to estimate IMHO.... Read more
I LOVE V-8 juice and am really enjoying using my new Bella Rocket blender. I'm looking for a great veggie juice recipe that will fool my taste buds into thinking it's the real thing - carb friendly, of course! GO!... Read more
I have EXTREME digestive issues. I am allergic to so many different things...dairy, gluten and soy are the big ones. It's really hard to find foods without those things in them. I do the gluten free diet and have for well over a year since I was d... Read more
I quit drinking soda. Just water, tea, and juice. I still eat everything I want to eat, just in moderation. I only go out to eat once a week. I usually don't eat after 8pm. I stay under my calorie goal. And I exercise 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes!... Read more
I keep a large jar of Dill Pickles in my fridge. They are practically calorie free, and when I get the urge for a snack or something other than bland vegetables, I have a pickle. Sounds silly, but it has kept me from attacking the cereal, cookies o... Read more
What's the secret to cooking like a healthy chef? Think beyond the usual flavor boosters of sugar, salt and fat. While they taste good on the tongue, they're not exactly good for us, are they?Today I'm sharing some unusual yet delicious f... Read more
Pickling is a great way to extend the season and use up extra produce.
If heat or pressure canning is a bit intimidating to you, consider refrigerator pickles instead. You can preserve just about any fruit or vegetable in a salt and vinegar brine,... Read more
Well, the doc did some bloodwork and he prescribed prenatal vitamins (no not preg.) and something for the diarrhea that too many tomatoes have caused and a mouth rinse for the blisters in my mouth.
Now, you realize that the tomatoes truly are a... Read more
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