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
Pop quiz: Which is better: filet or prime rib? Which is leaner: ground turkey breast or lean ground beef? If you're trying to cut calories or just plain eat healthier, navigating the meat section at your local grocery store can be just as confusi... 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
"What do you eat?!” may be the question most often heard by vegetarians, as if meat is the only food group available. Obviously, as the five million thriving vegetarians in America have shown, there’s a lot to eat, without choosing m... Read more
How often do you find yourself starving when you get home at night? And how often, as a result, do you grab anything and everything in sight? Why does it seem like we can stay true to our diets so well during the day only to derail when we get home?... Read more
Ok, I'm aware of this thought...and that's a good thing.
Did not go to the store.
Did not bake anything.
Many stressful thoughts precede this desire. But hey- the cookies are going to help will they...
just a few moments of bliss..(sigh) f... Read more
I am trying to make better food choices in life. Trying to cut out the processed foods and sugary foods. Add Healthy alternatives but I tend to be a picky eater (willing to try new things, but have a hard time liking new things- even with an open min... Read more
I have been a Sparkie off and on.
I was sick about 2 years ago, and due to the nature of the beast, I lost 50 lbs unintentionally. I went from 180 lbs to 130 lbs. I wanted to stay there once I got healthy, but once I was able to eat again, I AT... Read more
I have a conundrum.
Since I started with SparkPeople, October 21, 2013, I've slowly lost 9-pounds. Losing slowly is the best way from what I understand, however, the last few weeks I haven't lost anything. I seemed to have plateaued and I think it... Read more
Ok. I work night shift and especially on my days off I can't help but feel starved. No more than an hour after supper I am rooting around for something else to eat. Then I eat til I'm miserable, and another hour later I feel starved agian. I know... 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
Today is World Vegetarian Day! And while most of us have already eaten at least two meals and maybe a snack or two, there's still one meal left to go meat-free.
While a 100% vegetarian lifestyle might not be for you, we can all benefit from goi... Read more
For the record, let me just state that I am currently sitting in my kitchen, writing this blog, and watching the Simmental cows and calves graze on lush, green pasture land outside my deck window. Yes, many of those calves will end up as retail... Read more
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