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
It's easy to get off track when it comes to eating during the holidays. Although the traditional holiday table can be filled with high calorie and high fat foods, there are ways to save calories without sacrificing taste. Here we share healthy ma... 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
What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?
While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th... 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
So I am trying to find a few new websites to help with meal planning, tracking food, and just living healthier too. I think most have a website they like to go for something related to food or being healthy. I also thought sharing the sites or resour... Read more
Today's Spark People extras had a go-to web for treats to go with Tea. It showed tempting pastel sandwich cookies stacked on a plate. When I clicked on it, there were hundreds of recipes for tea, but I didn't find a recipe for the cookies in the pi... Read more
I absolutely LOVE Uncle Ben's wild rice (original) but it's so loaded with sodium. I've searched high and low for a good copycat recipe but am getting discouraged. We have some guests coming this weekend and I'm making a meal where that would go pe... Read more
I posted this today on the "Recipe Request" message board, but I just noticed that board gets very little traffic compared to this one. So, I'm re-posting here:
For years, one of my staple recipes has been a stew/chili type dish that I love. I v... Read more
I purée equal amounts of fresh garlic and ginger. In a storage container this will last forever in your fridge, easy to add these healthy ingredients to salad dressings, stir fry or other dishes!... Read more
I love to add ginger to my entrees, but found that even the smallest piece would go bad before I used it up. Then I discovered that you can freeze the ginger without peeling it, and then grate it into your recipe as you need it. Now I buy the bigge... Read more
Submitted by a SparkPeople member, these cookies are perfect "for the Santa who's watching his figure." Ginger aids digestion, too. Use smaller cookie cutters if you want to cut down your portions.
1 cup all-purpose white flour... Read more
At only 50 calories a piece these soft cookies are sure to please! This is another recipe we found through a member.
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 teaspoon g... Read more
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