You've probably heard this advice before: For a healthy grocery trip, shop the perimeter of the store. Avoiding the middle aisles is a good tactic to help you make great choices and pick the most nutritious foods, but if you stick to this advice... 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
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
Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
When frozen bags of fruit get too expensive I turn to canned fruits. I place them in the freezer, then I make a fruit smoothie using only plain yogurt! So delicious & still healthy. Enjoying a mandarin orange smoothie now! Try one today!... Read more
So much to do today. Canning beets. Got the water problems fixed so the laundry has to be done and all the other stuff as well. Shooting for 15,000 steps today as well as cardio drumming. Life is good. We are all blessed. Enjoy your day.... Read more
Wondering how to ensure I'm not harming my milk supply while losing 2 lbs per week? Anyone have any advice or experience? The rec. calories to eat was definitely set at weight loss levels, but I read that I need an extra 500 while breastfeeding?... Read more
I have started menu planning/shopping for a month at a time. To ensure that I have all the ingredients for each meal I separate my meals into sacks. If I am making chili that calls for 2 cans of tomato sauce and 2 cans of beans I put all of that in... Read more
What has been helping me with losing weight is to be able to visualise how much I've lost (and need to go)... To do this I visualise it in terms of cans of coke (or any canned drink)...Most are 330ml which equates to 330g (in the UK anyway), so it's... Read more
For people who want to cut alcohol down to the bare minimum in order to have a better lifestyle. Having one drink instead of two to ensure less calorie consumption and better weight loss!
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A symbol of rebirth and renewal, eggs are closely associated with spring and Easter. Dyeing these iconic orbs is a popular spring pastime that yields a beautiful decoration, protein-packed treat.With so many people interested in making their own heal... Read more
When you go to the grocery store, you probably check several labels and tags. First, you check the shelf price tag and look for any specials. You might also compare the cost per ounce, which is also listed on the shelf tag. Many of us check the nutri... Read more
By: Stepfanie Romine, SparkPeople Blogger
We talk a lot about giving up bad habits & starting good ones, but which ones are the most important? Which will have maximum impact on your life?
Here, we've rounded up eight habits we belie... Read more
I live in Bedford, VA. Itâ€™s the site of the National D-Day Memorial, since this little town lost more men per capita than any other place on June 6, 1944. So the Normandy Beaches were our primary destination after leaving the Czech Republic... Read more
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