Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b... Read more
Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. The Natural Resourc... Read more
Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? Now you can! Below, your favorite SparkPeople experts share the secrets of their healthy lifestyles. Just like you, they have to deal with... Read more
I drank 9 pounds of water yesterday due to dry mouth from a bladder med. I switched to a different one today that does not have that side effects. I was striving to lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks. Do you think that is too much? Is 5 more reasonable?... Read more
OK, I'd like to take an informal poll, if a few people are willing. Do you use a fruit and vegetable wash when washing vegetables, or water only?
I'm particular, so I bring a bottle of fruit & vegetable wash for our breakroom at work. I also ha... Read more
I take 1/2 frozen banana and slightly soften it in microwave for maybe 20 seconds and add frozen blueberries and put in food processor to make an "ice-creamish" dessert.. I love regular ice-cream and this helps as a substitute..... Read more
Eating organic dried fruit is an excellent way to satisfy your sweet tooth ! Dried figs, apricots, prunes, etc have decent amounts of fiber and if organic, have no nasty sulpher added to them.4... Read more
Excellent flavor. Great snack.At $2 a bag, it's a bit pricey but it's great to keep in the car to prevent a trip to the drive-thru.A 1oz bag of BananaMon (banana cinnamon) is 110 cals and provides 3* servings of fruit with only 2mg sodium. It's fruit... Read more
Rethink your shopping list with these tips for dishing up a nourishing meal.Problem #1: "Healthy foods are too pricey."Cut back on organic. Just buy it for foods on the newly extended "Dirty Dozen" list—produce with the... Read more
Last week, the folks at You Bar added yet another DIY product to the mix: You Trail Mix --the first customized trail mix in individual serving sizes, with your customized name and nutrition facts printed on each package. You can choose from more tha... Read more
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