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
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the US, we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time o... Read more
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
All of us are striving to cook in a way that's healthy and simple. Unfortunately, healthy and simple can sometimes add up to bland: A plain piece of broiled fish or baked chicken isn’t particularly exciting, right?
The remedy for the h... Read more
We eat them in pies, pick them for fun, carve them and paint them. Their illuminated faces light our porches every year. Cinderella even rode to the ball in one!
We have a thing for pumpkins, especially this time of year. But did you know that p... Read more
I need some fast and easy receipts that DO NOT USE any onion or garlic, or pepper or any kind. Are you up to the test? I'd like them to be main dishes or casseroles if possible. Please I need help.... Read more
First, let me exclaim that I'm asking this out of pure scientific curiosity. I don't demonise or praise HFCS, simply because it doesn't pose a problem for me as I mostly eat fresh and rarely eat HFCS packaged food (a tablespoon of peanut butter every... Read more
I am hoping to break a 1.5 month plateau. I have alternated my exercise routine, changed my work schedule (12 hours a day 3x a week,) plan to get more sleep.
I also want to jump start my metabolism via natural supplements so I... Read more
I was looking at all the different kinds of pancake syrups and was hoping to find a reasonably priced natural one from actual maple syrup. The cheapest one was slightly under $7.00 and then I looked at another one. This one had no high fructose corn... Read more
So, I just recently discovered these and kind of wanted to share. No one loves a strong cup of black coffee in the morning more than me, but recently, lattes in the afternoon have started sounding good for some reason and I bought some lighter, decaf... 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
Fall in love with sweet potatoes again and again with these 10 deliciously healthy recipes.Nutritional GoodnessOne medium tuber contains 105 calories and 4 grams of fiber. These babies are bursting with antioxidant vitamins A and C, potassium and man... Read more
Spring is right around the corner, and as I glance around my home, I see that a thorough cleaning is in order. Dust bunnies are multiplying under my bed, spider webs are glistening on my chandelier, and a layer of dust has settled on all places... Read more
I went on the master cleanse detox diet for 7 days about two weeks ago. I lost about 12 lbs. I have since gain back 3 lbs. I think because I didn't follow any of the steps Stanley Burroughs outline in the The Master Cleanser book. I hardly drank the... Read more
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