Cravings. We all get them, even the most disciplined of us. But when you're trying to lose weight or eat better, cravings for sweets, treats, or rich foods can become your downfall—if you let them. Instead of depriving yourself of fun foods... Read more
Whether you've been told you need to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your ticker, one of the first things you'll likely change is your diet. Heart-healthy diets... Read more
It’s happened to all of us: The 13 x 9 pan filled with brownies calls to you. ''Eat me!'' it pleads. You comply and take a sliver. And then another. Then another. Suddenly, half the pan has disappeared and even the dog is judgin... Read more
Providing your family (or even just yourself) with a hot, nutritious breakfast every morning might sound ideal, but if you're like most people, the chances of that happening on busy weekdays are slim to none. Not anymore! Start your day off right... Read more
Did you know that overindulging on the weekends can lead to a weight gain of nine pounds a year? To stay on track and still have fun with friends and family, serve some of these healthier party foods. (Click on each appetizer for a wide selection of... Read more
Day 6: sticking to low carb 1000 cal day eating plan, no soda, and 20 minutes on the treadmill everyday. Finally, making myself a priority. I have a long way to go (40 lbs) but I am getting stronger everyday. Anyone else just got past week 1?... Read more
So several people on this board have told me that low-weight high-rep strength training is not very effective... yet the strength-training classes I've seen are all about doing 5 or 6 sets of 8 reps with low weight (in my case, just 3 lb because at... Read more
So, what happens if you go over on fat, but are under for everything else? I know 1 day won't make or break me in the grand scheme of things, but I'm just curious what happens if that becomes a trend?... Read more
Hungry Girl (LIsa Lillien) has many great low cal/low fat recipes and recipe makeovers in her books as well as on on her website (hungry-girl.com). You can also subscribe to her email list and get daily messages. Note that some recipes are a touch... Read more
We've gathered a list of some of the newest content on SparkPeople.com! Take a look at this month's top headlines.12 Skinny DipsTry one of these low-fat recipes for a perfect poolside snack.5 Secrets of Naturally Thin PeopleEver wonder why so... Read more
Are you tired of eating plain, boring chicken breast every night for dinner, or are you having a hard time eating enough protein to meet you daily needs? Studies suggest that eating protein helps you feel fuller for longer and keeps your bo... Read more
I bought some saffron (small container about $5) as I never tried this before.
Here's what we made:
Saffron Zucchini and Herb Couscous and Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Saffron
If you try it let me know how you like it.
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My local grocer only had high fat ricotta last night when I needed it for a dinner recipe. It was fine in yesterday's recipe - not too disastrous, fat-wise - but now I have 1.5 cups of full fat ricotta and I want to use it up in a healthful way. Any... Read more
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