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
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Choosing healthy foods is an important part of eating right, but cooking them in a healthful way is another huge part. For example, zucchini can take on two completely different forms when it's quickly sautéed in olive oil versus battered... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... 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
My doctor recommended that I do a juice cleanse every month to give my digestive system a rest, so I just started my first. I'm not hungry at all on it and have had no caffeine withdrawls or anything like that because I actually eat pretty clean. I'm... Read more
Browsing through recipes here in spark people I noticed many grilling recipes include a marinade, when I look at the calories counted some include the marinade and some do not, most marinades end up with 90% of them being tossed or burned up on the g... Read more
I would love to hear how any of you calculate the calories of a chicken/beef/fish marinade. I don't want to get too technical about it, but know you have to count some of it, especially if it has oil or fats in it, but also some of it remains unused... Read more
Whenever you empty a jar of dill pickles, use the left-over juice to clean the copper bottoms of your pans. Just pour the juice in a large bowl, set the pan in the juice for about 15 minutes. Comes out looking like new.... Read more
There is room for red meat in a healthy lifestyle. The key is choosing lean cuts, sensible portions and healthful cooking methods.
Serve this flank steak with steamed green beans and some whole-grain bread warmed on the grill. The heat of the m... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
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