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
Chocolate and moderation used in the same sentence? I know, it sounds crazy! But these calorie-controlled chocolate fixes will satisfy your cravings without putting a dent in your calorie budget. No longer do you need to resort to fat-laden, triple-c... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu... 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
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
I am trying to get over my cake addiction. I started eating cake twice a month which was good because I am trying to maintain my weight. But now my discipline is gone. I am now eating cake once or twice a week! My weight has been going up 3-5 lbs a w... Read more
We have a family Fourth of July thing coming up, and I've been asked to bring a cake. I agreed because I'd like to be able to enjoy a piece without too big a hit to my calorie budget, and the next person on the potential baking list tends to make su... Read more
Forget the anti-nausea tablets! Chew a small piece of ginger or drink ginger beer / ale (there are also ginger capsules available) before setting out on a journey. Ginger will settle your tummy in no time, and it's safe for small children and during... Read more
I prefer Ginger root for stir fries. I store my ginger root in a zipper bag in my freezer. When I want the ginger I just remove the end skin and grate the frozen root over the pot.It goes through the fine grater and sprinkles over the surface. No cl... Read more
If you've been struggling with the "no eating between meals" rule, you're in luck: in recent years, that diet myth has been debunked. Snacks are important, especially when are active or trying to lose weight. Go too long without eat... Read more
It's been just over a year since my favorite four-legged fitness buddy stumbled into my life. One March evening, my husband and I found the stray puppy darting back and forth across a busy street. She didn't have a collar or microchip, and by... Read more
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