Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
Ginger, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, chocolate, peppermint. The flavors of the holidays are comforting and the perfect end to a wonderful meal. These recipes include nutrition-packed ingredients that turn holiday favorites into healthier treats the whol... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
During the hot summer months, we automatically add salads to our menu plans. A big bowl of crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed lightly with an oil-and-vinegar dressing is always refreshing during the warmest time of the year... Read more
Okay. My baby sister decided to give me a belated, (6 months), birthday gift and it was: The Wheat Belly Book, The Wheat Belly Cookbook, and two non-stick pans and non-stick cooking utensils.
I read The Wheat Belly Book and it makes sense to get... Read more
Hi, my name is Nikia and I am 33 years old. I am new to spark people but not new to weight loss. I have previously lost weight before and had even made it pretty close to my goal weight. Anyway, during the last 13 months I have gained most of the... Read more
I am finding it very difficult to plan meals from your menu planner to take all three things into consideration. Any ideas how to effectively create a weight loss progam considering all those things.... Read more
I mowed our tiny back yard today and wore my HRM (finally got the battery fixed, yay). Out of curiosity, though, I tried the default calories-burned entries to see how they compared. Goodness, it was way off!
The whole back yard only took me 2... Read more
Buy staple ingredients for your favorite meals in quantity when they are on sale. Then all you have to do is add the fresh stuff to make a great meal. I always have wheat, (I have a wheat grinder to make the freshest flour) white flour, yeast, s... Read more
I start every day with a healthy green smoothie. Having some fresh ingredients on hand helps me be successful in getting a good nutritious start to my day and gives me energy through my exercise routine .... Read more
I was raised on a farm in the Midwest. We had a creek running through our 10 acres of pasture. The water brought hours of summer fun in addition to providing hydration for our animals as they grazed in the field. I showed horses for years as part of... Read more
With the recent Consumer Reports findings of metal in protein drinks, you may see new options being promoted at your local health food store. One new up and coming drink catching some buzz is wheatgrass juice.
Agropyron plants are closely related... Read more
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