If you’ve wandered into a natural food store lately, you might have noticed that the selection of sweeteners seems to have multiplied. Powders, syrups, and liquids with exotic-sounding names catch your eye, each claiming to be tastier, healthie... Read more
Eating healthier may seem like a daunting task, especially when you're not sure how to start. Will you go hungry? Will your meals taste like cardboard? Will you have to give up your favorite foods?
Don't worry. When you make small change... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
No matter what season it is, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in the cooler months, it becomes that much more crucial. Not only will it fill your belly, ward off hunger, and keep you going strong until lunchtime, but the thought o... 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
I was addicted to sugar but didn't know it. I had a Mello Yello every morning, junk food all day, but because I ate a lot of veggies I thought I was pretty healthy. I started a 10 week challenge that entails avoiding added sugar or sugar substitutes... Read more
I have just returned to SparkPeople after a year of non-participation. I got so tired of the tracking that I fell off the wagon. Now I am back on and trying very hard to eat right. If someone had waved a giant Hershey bar in front of me at 10 this mo... Read more
So, I'm kinda addicted to sugar.I get cravings that I honestly don't know how to make it through. I know eating fruit is supposed to help, but when i eat an apple while wanting a brownie, it tastes like cardboard. Any timeline for tastebuds changing?... Read more
What are substitutes for sugar besides artificial sweeteners? I keep running into this when baking, making desserts, and just anywhere you typically need sugar or may add it to. I have found that honeys not bad though I don't know if that's the best... Read more
i will be working at a fair from tomorrow for the next ten days. fried dough..poutine..burgers, fries, ice cream, candy and caramel apples, and MAPLE SUGAR. free cheese at the dairy booth. on and on.... Read more
I love Maple flakes. They taste great on my oatmeal. You can also add it to yogurt, sprinkle it on fresh fruit or berries. Add a small amount to sweeten cream or flavor your stir-fry. A small amount goes a long way. The serving size is 2 teaspoon... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
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It's a piece of cake to bake sugar-free desserts. These delicious treats are sweetened with maple syrup, honey, and fruit juice concentrate! Sugar-Free Blueberry TartsMakes: 4 tarts (8 servings)Prep:20 minutesChill:2 hours or overnightB... Read more
Okay, there is just no point in drinking coffee without maple sugar. Lukily, miamojo has saved me with the pure maple extract idea. I'm going to go get some. All the other changes have gone fine. This is my only struggle so far.... Read more
Yesterday was a lovely day. A walk in a maple bush after a lovely sunny blue skied drive through the country side. I really enjoyed the tour which included family stories and anecdotes and an intiation into the new methods for collecting and produc... Read more
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