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
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
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
Eating is no longer an activity only experienced around the table with friends and family. Quick, how many times this past week have you eaten on the run? No place is safe either – the car, your desk, maybe even the shower! Our time is strapped... Read more
Yet to this day I cant eat anything without gaining. I will work hard for a week to get off 2 pounds and can gain it back in one bad meal. My metabolism is seriously jacked up. If you want to maintain your weight I truly recommend the slow way.... Read more
Getting close to my first mother's day without mom 😞 considering a 5k walk for heart disease for the family as a sort of reunion in june. Maybe together we can turn this around and put my generation on the right track...... Read more
So, SPARK says that I am not getting quite enough protein. When I run my daily nutrition report, I'm coming out in the 50s for protein, and the low end of the range it says I should aim for is 60.
In general, I eat 2 eggs and a slice of turkey bac... Read more
Easiest way: eat more lean meat (beef/pork/poultry), eggs, and seafood. These options will boost protein without adding too many carbs. I realize they're obvious choices, but no one else mentioned them.... Read more
I buy Sorrento and Spring salads and baby spinach, all in cellophane. I'd place a paper towel in an opened bag to absorb moisture and fold the opened end, but the greens began to rot soon. A few nights ago, I opened a Spring mix and tossed it back i... Read more
Plan, plan, plan. I make batches of healthy snacks which need no refrigeration. Example : sugar free meringues, I change the flavouring often so I don't get bored ; meat crisps (put lean meat in the oven until it is crispy). I keep tupperwares at... Read more
A recent study finds that Americans aren’t willing to put their money where their mouth is for healthier restaurant options. Are some foods worth the extra cash?Footing the BillA study published in June finds that a large chunk o... Read more
We hear over and over that we should cut back on processed foods to have a more healthful diet. On the surface that sounds good but is that really accurate? When you review a time line of How America Grew related to food trends over the last 50 years... Read more
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