They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
Its lunchtime at the office and you’re hungry. Your morning has been stressful, and your co-workers are pooling their money for some fried take-out from the local burger joint. You decline their invitation (even though comfort food so... Read more
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... Read more
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig... Read more
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
I've allowed myself into a big pitfall the last few days. In an attempt to regain some energy, I had consciously made the decision to eat a little above my calorie range for a few days. I'm hoping to replenish my zapped energy and maybe even a coup... Read more
I had an appointment this morning with a dietitian. She recommended SparkPeople. I have a lot to learn about health, fitness, eating right and I know I will need TONS of support! I look forward to making new friends that are in the same fram... Read more
About 4 yrs ago, I was in the best shape of my life. I was very active: I ran, did triathlon, and about a week before my tri, I ended up with triple injuries, which put me out of the race. I was determined to not let myself go,... Read more
We all know it's important but what has worked for you all? I recently changed jobs and now have an out of the house schedule of 6:45 am to 6:30/7 pm. I also have two small children (4.5 & 2). I used to pre-cook for several days or keep meals to 30 m... Read more
On sunday nights, while cooking that nights meal, I also cook a healthy vegetarian meal for the week's lunches. I portion it out when cool, and have a ready to grab-and-go lunch that I like and is healthy for me. Plus the added benefit of making sure... Read more
...when it comes to meals, that is. I eat a lot of frozen meals for breakfast and lunch during the week (like Weight Watchers and Lean Cuisine meals). It takes the guess work out of what I'll eat, their fairly healthy and they're always handy, so "no... Read more
Want to get kids off to a healthy start this school year? So does SparkPeople! That's why our very own Samantha Donohue, dailySpark blogger and healthy lunch packer extraordinaire, wrote our latest e-book: A Month of Fun and Healthy School Lunche... Read more
CONTEST CLOSEDSparkPeople want to help you get your kids off to a healthy start this school year. That's why we are giving away 10 copies of our latest e-book: A Month of Fun and Healthy School Lunches from SparkPeople, written by ... Read more
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