Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
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
When you're shopping in the grocery store, you may notice that food packages are always labeled with the latest buzz words. When the new food guide pyramid touted the importance of whole grains for example, suddenly words and logos for "whol... Read more
Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... 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
The Spark dietician once told me veggie juices are approx 20 cals/half cup and fruit juices are approx 70 cals/half cup. I compared to JuiceRecipes.com and it was almost spot on calorie-wise. Much easier way to estimate IMHO.... Read more
I LOVE V-8 juice and am really enjoying using my new Bella Rocket blender. I'm looking for a great veggie juice recipe that will fool my taste buds into thinking it's the real thing - carb friendly, of course! GO!... Read more
I mix Black Grapes,Cranberries,Pomegranate Seeds,Carrots,Ripe Red Tomatoes,Beet Root, Baby Spinach Leaves and Unpeeled Cucumbers in small equal Quantities and extract the Juice which I drink down fresh out of the Juicer to get my daily Dose of Anti-O... Read more
With the recent Consumer Reports findings of metal in protein drinks, you may see new options being promoted at your local health food store. One new up and coming drink catching some buzz is wheatgrass juice.
Agropyron plants are closely related... Read more
I was raised on a farm in the Midwest. We had a creek running through our 10 acres of pasture. The water brought hours of summer fun in addition to providing hydration for our animals as they grazed in the field. I showed horses for years as part of... Read more
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