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
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... 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
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
If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still remember how it tasted: The snack that my best friend introduced me to in the 10th grade. So delicious, it soon became part of an everyday after-school ritual. We’d each cut a plain white bagel do... Read more
Should ALL the calories I exerted from exercise be added to my nutrition tracker? That seems counter productive to me. I know the calories get added on automatically when I track my fitness, but at the end of the day I don't eat as many calories, car... Read more
Ready to leave Spark People, because I can't seem to figure out how to add sodium to tracker. Have high blood pressure and need this information. Use to have it when i last used this program. Any help out there 39... Read more
I am happy to report that I have lost my initial goal of 24 pounds in 12 weeks! Thanks to SparkPeople, I journaled every bite of food I consumed, and I ran nutrition reports to ensure I was getting enough nutrients while eating only REAL (not highly... Read more
When shopping for groceries stick to the perimeter of the store and avoid the aisles. The perimeter usually contains your produce, meats, dairy aisle and bakery allowing to reduce the amount of processed and sugary foods you purchase.... Read more
After work, I was starving and was munching on many different snack foods when I decided to cook a large plate full of frozen broccoli. I sprinkled some hot chili oil and seasoning on top, then ate it. It almost immediately stopped my feelings of h... Read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables serve as a nutritional powerhouse for most healthy diets. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, they also help protect against disease. Sure there are small health risks from pesticides, but those are e... Read more
Editor's Note: This is a part of a series about how to re-create some of your favorite healthy foods at home. A double-dose of blueberries (frozen and dried) gives these muffins extra flavor, and whole-wheat flour adds fiber. Although they’re not th... Read more
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