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
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
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... 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
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
How do I get more protein? I don't eat much meat so it's hard. When I try to eat more nuts it raises my carb rate a lot. Eating eggs increases my fat. How do I get the protein without the other stuff?... Read more
Yummmmm milkshakes are my favorite!!! .5 cup of artic zero ice cream salted carmel only 35 cal per serving and 1 cup of unsweetened almond vanilla milk 30 cal. Blend well. Have awesome shake for only 65 cal!!!
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Ran some errands this morning, bought some healthy foods and a scale for my meats. And as I pushed the elevator button to go up 2 floors, I decided the stairs would be the better choice. Only 2 floors but a improvement. #healthy #icandothis... Read more
Meat Sale! Got 6 pounds of Brisket for $15.74 and since I found everything at 6:30 am I bought about $60 worth of reduced meat . Mainly steaks 5 packages stewing meat 6 pounds, pork chops 4 lbs, ground meat 8 lbs. Protein Ready!!... Read more
I don't use the full amount of salt, called for in the recipe, while the food is cooking. It is so much easier, for the individual to add the amount of salt, or other seasonings, to their own plate, without overdoing, for someone else, that might be... Read more
A Sparkteam for STRICT Vegetarians and Vegans. Vegetarians can be people that eat eggs/dairy. Vegans eat no animal products at all. Come to chat about life or get advice/support from other veg heads!... Read more
Pickling is a great way to extend the season and use up extra produce.
If heat or pressure canning is a bit intimidating to you, consider refrigerator pickles instead. You can preserve just about any fruit or vegetable in a salt and vinegar brine,... Read more
While fast food isn't typically the healthiest option, sometimes it is necessary when you are on the go. For this reason, our Food on the Run series attempts to provide you with helpful information to make nutrient wise choices when eating away from... Read more
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