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
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 U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... 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
Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. The Natural Resourc... Read more
Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
I've been addicted to this low calorie recipe, so I thought I'd share... It's stuffed cabbage in a skillet... No stuffing required, super easy!! Spray a large pot, and put your shredded up cabbage with 1/2 cup of water ...... Read more
I have tried many recipes here on SP and have many left to try in my collections. It is a great resource. The one suggestion I have is the serving amount. It is missing in the vast majority of recipes, the only way to find out is to make it and th... Read more
Does anyone else have the challenge of properly tracking the meals you make?
I'm a pretty decent cook, and rarely use a recipe - or if I do, it's more for guidelines/inspiration than anything. I was taught how to cooked based on how things tast... Read more
What's the secret to cooking like a healthy chef? Think beyond the usual flavor boosters of sugar, salt and fat. While they taste good on the tongue, they're not exactly good for us, are they?Today I'm sharing some unusual yet delicious f... 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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