Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
A self-described foodie, Ashley goes weak in the knees for pricey items like avocados, coconut oil, fresh mozzarella, raw nuts, and Nutella. “We love to eat. What can I say?” admits Ashley, who blogs at (Never Home)maker with her husband... Read more
A self-described foodie, Ashley goes weak in the knees for pricey items like avocados, coconut oil, fresh mozzarella, raw nuts, and Nutella. "We love to eat. What can I say?" admits Ashley, who blogs at (Never Home)maker with her husband,... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
From hot summer days through those cool early fall months, farmers markets are in full swing, yielding a bounty of beautiful, fresh, local produce. Visiting a farmers market is a lovely weekend outing, but there are many other reasons... Read more
Ok peeps! I have gone from a size 26 to a 16 with still more to go! I have come to the conclusion that this summer is the year I will get that bathing suit! Problem is - what size to buy? I took my measurements and according to the size chart I am a... Read more
My birthday is coming up, and I told my boyfriend that I'd like my present to be a bike. The problem is, I have no idea what to expect when shopping one: my past bikes were all from, like, Walmart or Meijer or other similar big-box retailers. They se... Read more
I nor hubby ever bought a new car and we probably will never buy a new car. We buy nice used cars from people in our community. When we are ready for a car we start searching craigs list or just drive around looking at parked cars with for sale signs... Read more
I buy ground meat (grass-fed in my case but that's not the question here). WHY do folks buy pre-formed patties, which cost more, than simple ground meat? I really REALLY do not get it. I add in my selection of spices and finely-diced onion, none o... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder1 cup Kefir (plain)1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk1 cup frozen strawberries1/2 of a frozen banana (or you can use fresh!)1 T Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves3 packets SplendaBlend all ingredients in blender and e... Read more
A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
You've peeked inside our fridges, and we've spilled our secrets about exercising in public. Now we're going to let you take a peek at our meal plans. On a recent blog, someone wanted to know what a typical day is like for a SparkPeople expert in term... Read more
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