Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. The Natural Resourc... Read more
It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Last week the food pantry gave us 3 pound hams. I was planning to thaw it enough to cut a good chunk off and put it back in the freezer, but had vehicle problems and the entire ham thawed. I am thinking of trying to make some things I can freeze, b... Read more
When frozen bags of fruit get too expensive I turn to canned fruits. I place them in the freezer, then I make a fruit smoothie using only plain yogurt! So delicious & still healthy. Enjoying a mandarin orange smoothie now! Try one today!... Read more
I LOVE frozen 🍇 grapes! They're so refreshing! Also if u pluck them off...put in a colander and rinse well...then dump them in a big ziploc baggie along with a pkg of ur fav sugar free jello...shake well and freeze. Super yum! Like Popsicles!... Read more
Whenever I use up the last of a bag of dry cereal, I save the bag by folding it and putting it in the freezer. Then when I am re-packing quantity meats, the bags are right there. Freezing them kills any germs and keeps them handy. They are much bette... Read more
One way to save money when grocery shopping is to buy large packages of food, then prepare the food and freeze in single serving bags or containers for later use.This savings can apply to both meat and vegetables.For meat, I usually buy a large size... Read more
A Sparkteam for STRICT Vegetarians and Vegans. Vegetarians can be people that eat eggs/dairy. Vegans eat no animal products at all. Come to chat about life or get advice/support from other veg heads!... Read more
This summer was hot, with temperatures averaging in the 90s for months here in Cincinnati with no rain for weeks on end. The heat took its toll: Gardens wilted, fields dried up, and farmers struggled. With summer fading fast, you might think that th... Read more
Most Americans are encouraged to consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. With certain disease conditions such as hypertension or congestive heart failure, 2,000 milligrams or less is encouraged. However, the average adult American take... Read more
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