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
Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
Why is it that sometimes I find a food, like pickles, that the jar says have zero calories, but I have to look at five or six entries on the food tracker before I find one that says the right amount? A lot say 5cal but the jar says none?? Just odd... Read more
Any new mamas here? Just had baby #2 in April; gained 38 and have lost 18 ... Need to ditch the last 20 so I can fit back into my clothes ... And would then like to lose another 35 from there!!!... Read more
Does anyone know of an app/website/whatever that creates a diet for you based on the food you have available to you?
Basically, I'm a fly-in-fly-out worker, so for 16 days straight out of every 28 I live on a camp and am stuck with the food that... Read more
My latest "find" is to buy the 16oz tub of organic lettuce, there are several kinds, like Spring Mix, Baby Romaine, Baby Spinach, at larger, modern supermarkets like Safeway or Whole Foods for $6. This tub is HUGE ~11 in L X 8 in W, lasts a long tim... Read more
Just because a food is labeled organic does not mean it is good for you, organic soda is still soda. There is evidence that soils rich in organic matter produce more nutritious food, food with more vitamins, flavonoids, and minerals.... Read more
Each month, we like to share what we're reading. Here are the healthy and inspiring titles that have piqued our interest this month.
Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön
They say: In thi... Read more
For nearly two years we have heard about the dangers and potential health risks of plastic bottles due to a chemical known as bisphenol A or BPA. In response to concerns regarding water bottles, baby bottles and plastic storage containers, plastic gu... Read more
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