When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
In the US, we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food any time of the year. Although it's nice to have watermelon in February and asparagus in August, many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in se... Read more
It's easy to get off track when it comes to eating during the holidays. Although the traditional holiday table can be filled with high calorie and high fat foods, there are ways to save calories without sacrificing taste. Here we share healthy ma... 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
What are some ways to eat or use grapefruit and oranges other than peeling or cutting them and eating them fresh? I like both but am getting bored and looking for new ideas. Someone once shared a recipe where I think u halve a grapefruit and then bro... Read more
I bought some, can use them together or separately. What are some of your favorites ways to use either? My goal is to start trying more things I've never tried before, these were for this week. :)... Read more
I just purchased The Spark (the original orange book) and am a little disappointed that I can't get the points as instructed in Appendix E AND that points are not available on my points page.....
While I'm sure I'll enjoy the book...it's disappo... Read more
Is it better to consume1/2 cup of orange juice or a medium size orange? I would assume it would be the orange because you are consuming all of it and getting the benefits of all the nutrients.... Read more
I try to keep oranges in the house ... a fresh orange is better for you (being a diabetic myself) than drinking a cup of orange juice. I also enjoy putting an orange slice in my water ... kicks it up a bit and is a nice change... Read more
If you post on the Orange County Nest boards...this is your SparkPeople home.
(If you don't post on the OC Nest boards, you will probably have no idea what we are talking about half the time.)... Read more
To help increase your immunity this cold and flu season, give yourself an extra boost of vitamin C (no supplements required!). This antioxidant is found in a wide range of foods from potatoes to bell peppers. Check out these 5 delicious, vitamin-C ri... Read more
By roasting these hearty winter vegetables, we soften their strong tastes and bring out their natural sweetness. Minutes to Prepare: 15Minutes to Cook: 30Number of Servings: 8Nutritional Info Servings Per... Read more
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