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
Green beans are just hanging off my plants and I'm ready to can and cook some for dinner. In past years I'd put green beans, small potatoes and some small quartered onions in the crock pot with some fat back and cover with water, toss in a bay leaf,... Read more
My name is Bonnie, gained alot of weight and need to act on this right now. I need any and all the help I can get to get me to stay motivated. When you weigh as much as I do at 5'1", help is definitely needed. I will give you the support that I am... Read more
OK this AM I baked the Flaxseed, wheat, bran muffins posted by kimberk24. If you like carrot cake, these are for you. Mine looked nothing like her picture BUT tasted amazing. This recipe broke one of my rules, it contained a small amount of brown... Read more
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My name is Rachel and I just joined up. I just finished my PhD ,graduated in December and moved to Chicago. I am a cancer survivor and have intracranial hypertension. I can't afford to not take my health seriously and am det... 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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