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Healthy Restaurant Franchise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Restaurant Franchise.

How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  Read more

Best and Worst Sushi Choices

Sushi, in its traditional form, is rice and fish, which makes it a light and lean meal option. However, as sushi's popularity proliferated in the West, some of its health benefits were lost in translation. All-you-can-eat sushi, deep-fried rolls,...  Read more

Printable Cookbook: Slimmed-Down Restaurant Dishes

A couple of months ago, we asked you to make over your favorite restaurant meals for our first SparkRecipes contest. From the dozens of entries we received, we chose 10 semifinalists. From there, we tested the recipes, considered our choices and trie...  Read more

Healthy Restaurant Finds

It’s almost impossible to drive down the street today without being ambushed by a few themed restaurants and fast-food joints ready to throw a burger down your throat and ruin your best nutritional intentions. But in this ruthless wilderness, y...  Read more

Restaurant Rating Scorecard

It’s getting ugly out there. With “stacks,” “towers” and “explosions” of menu items, plates are coming out of the kitchen absolutely huge with food. It’s almost like a conspiracy against weight loss. Th...  Read more

"Healthy" foods cause so much pain
Updated 4/11/2014 7:54:20 AM

Hello everyone, I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori...  Read more

How do i learn to like healthy foods?
Updated 4/12/2014 8:12:31 AM

I only like a small number of bland foods. I rarely use salt and pepper. I like bananas, apples and oranges, steamed green beans and broccoli. I like fried chicken (as long as there are no spices added), oven roasted Turkey, the only beef I li...  Read more

eating healthy at comic cons?
Updated 4/6/2014 11:15:19 AM

Alright, I'm all set for my first trip to c2e2 and I'm super excited! I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with eating at comic cons while trying to lose weight (or at least stay health). Luckily I'm going solo, so I don't have to worry abo...  Read more

Need to get healthy
Updated 4/5/2014 11:52:13 PM

I am 43 single mom of 4 Adult children. I graduated with a BS in Environmental Biology, Native American Studies, and Geography. Just before graduating I was in a car accident that has damaged my back enough to cause me not to be able to find work in...  Read more

Vegetarians Less Healthy A New Study Says....
Updated 4/9/2014 8:24:00 PM

Just wanted share something interesting I read this morning. http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/s
tudy-vegetarians-less-healthy-lower-qu
ality-of-life-than-meat-eaters/...  Read more

Out to Dinner

4If I know in the morning that I am going out for dinner I will monitor my breakfast and lunch food intake. And I will drink water before I go....  Read more

Copy Favorite Restaurant Meals

Take your favorite restaurant meals that are high in calories, fat, and everything else not healthy and make your own version that is healthier....  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Panera is Leading the Way with Calorie Facts on Menus

The Panera Bread Company announced last Wednesday they will introduce new calorie containing menu boards. Panera has willingly shared full nutrition information on their web site for a while. We used their information to share our Panera Bread Fo...  Read more

In the News: Fast Food Giant to Post Calorie Counts

Would you think twice about your choice if fast food restaurants put calorie counts on their menus? The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food (Yum Brands, Inc.) said recently that it will voluntari...  Read more