Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. We’ve all seen what Popeye can do given a little spinach. Well it’s all true! Vegetables are an imperative part of a healthy diet. Specifically, spinach has some amazing benefits.
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Spinach is intolerant of heat and "bolts" easily unless you plant specific heat-tolerant varieties. Spinach can be Savoy (curly)-leafed or smooth-leafed and is a delicious additive to soups, sandwiches, smoothies and salads.
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When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
Prepping and cooking vegetables is among the most daunting tasks in the kitchen for a new cook, but it doesn't have to be. We're sharing 10 easy and delicious ways to serve up healthy, flavorful vegetables.
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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
I was very diligent about using the nutrition tracker last summer and fall, and I managed to take off about 20 lbs. I became lazy, for lack of a better description, and stopped tracking my food, thinking I was doing ok.
I have not lost a single po... Read more
I have had good results from using the nutrition and fitness trackers. The main thing is, I am growing so much more aware of the calories I use up. I find that it works best for me to track as I go, and sometimes, if i am running close to my total,... Read more
I was using a FitBit to track my steps-I had it synced with my SparkPeople account. Now, I am using a Nike FuelBand.
I am manually adding my steps in each day, however, my calorie and mileage count is NOT updating as it was previously with my Fitb... Read more
1 cup of spinach has your daily value of magnesium, a mineral that can help regulate blood sugar levels. Many diabetic's have low magnesium levels. loaded with calcium, folic acid and Vitamin C... Read more
I'm not a huge spinach fan, but I know that it's so, so good for you. So I started eating salads with mostly iceberg lettuce and just a little spinach chopped up very small. I gradually increased the spinach content as I got used to it. Now I can eat... Read more
It's National Pancake Day, but pancakes aren't just for breakfast anymore. And they're not just sweet treats. In my house, we make them with all things green: grated beets or zucchini, chopped and steamed spinach, kale, or Swiss chard, onions, garlic... Read more
Editor's note: Shannon is using The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight to teach herself to cook. She is blogging about her progress.I’d love to be able to say that I made as many recipes as last time, but life got busy ag... Read more
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