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UPDATE: Watch Chef Meg on Better TV!

Monday, October 10, 2011


WooHoo! What an exciting time here at SparkPeople! Not only did our first cookbook become a best-seller on Amazon.com (we were the #1 cookbook for several days!), but now our own Chef Meg, author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," is making her national TV debut!

UPDATE: click this link to watch Meg's interview and demo better.tv/view/C465532P234234V1505150


Tune in to the syndicated show "Better TV" tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 11) to see Chef Meg talk about the book--and cook up one of our favorite recipes from "The SparkPeople Cookbook": Three-Cheese Macaroni! Yum!
Check local listings for exact times and stations: www.better.tv/view/about-better

Have you ordered a copy yet? What are you waiting for? www.sparkpeople.com/linkexchange.asp?ic=29&il=4739&lnk=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Esparkpeople%2Ecom%2Fcookbook

Also coming this week:

  • A feature on "The SparkPeople Cookbook," with interviews and photos with the authors and member Hallelul--only in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati-area members, please pick up a copy of the paper on Wednesday! We'll share the link for those of you not in Cincinnati.

  • Shape magazine (www.shape.com/) will host a "twitterview" with Chef Meg on Friday at 1 p.m. Follow @sparkpeople and @Shape_Magazine on Twitter, and search for the hashtag #eatingright! You'll even be able to ask (er, tweet) questions at the end of the hourlong interview. Be sure to "stop by" Twitter.com on Friday.

  • Fitness magazine will be giving away three copies of the cookbook on their blog, the Fit Stop (www.fitnessmagazine.com/blogs/fitstop/category/fitness/). Be sure to stop by and check it out--and tell Fitness readers why you love SparkPeople.com!

  • Also, anyone in the Dayton area can tune in to the ABC22/FOX45 morning news and see Chef Meg make a quick and easy Mini Apple Tarts recipe from The SparkPeople Cookbook on Friday morning at 8:50.

    Supporting the cookbook is one of the most important ways you can help us Spread the Spark. The site you know and love will continue to be 100% free, but we think this cookbook will help you take your program to a new level. You'll ditch the diet and lose weight--while eating food you love!

    Order "The SparkPeople Cookbook" today and get 500 SparkPoints plus bonus recipe cards and a kitchen chart pack available only to those who buy the book. Click the link here to order or find it wherever books are sold. The book, which has a suggested retail price of $27.95, is on sale for $16.36 on Amazon.com--a great deal! If you buy two (what a great gift!), you'll even get free shipping.

    In addition, you can help us Spread the Spark by:
    • Write a review of "The SparkPeople Cookbook" on Amazon.com and other sites to encourage others to buy a copy. Share your Success Stories so others can learn about SparkPeople.com.

    • Sharing this blog and forwarding the emails we send about the cookbook. (Don't get the Recipe of the Day email? Click here to sign up: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/email_flags.asp!)

    • Sharing info about the cookbook in your Teams and on the Message Boards

    • Sending me (editor@dailySpark.com) photos of you with the cookbook when you spot it in stores or get yours in the mail! I'll share them on the dailySpark.

    • Joining the official SparkTeam today: teams.sparkpeople.com/TheSparkPeopleCookbookOfficialTeam&gcode=TLL4AI2F2I!

    • Liking SparkRecipes.com on Facebook to get exclusive updates from Chef Meg and me! (Click here to "Like" SparkRecipes: www.facebook.com/SparkRecipes)

    Cheers,
    Stepfanie
      
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    HALLELUL 10/11/2011 6:07PM

        Okay watching the video up'd this recipe on my list. Yummy it looks so super good!

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    K__IERRA123 10/11/2011 3:39PM

        Woo Hoo!! I was the first to review the book on amazon.ca! I love this book.

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    HI-NRG 10/11/2011 12:38PM

        Missed the show (7am here) but I found it on the Better TV website.

    Here is the link:

    http://better.tv/view/
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    Great job chef Meg!

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    JANEYINMADTOWN 10/10/2011 2:02PM

        Good Luck Chef Meg!

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    Help Us Spread the Spark! Now on sale! 'The SparkPeople Cookbook'

    Tuesday, October 04, 2011




    It's here! It's here! The SparkPeople Cookbook is here! Can I get a WooHoo!? Today is the official launch date for our long-awaited follow-up to The Spark, but the praise and cheers from SparkPeople members, friends, and the press have been pouring in for some time now. We're thrilled you've been so supportive, and we're thankful that you love it as much as we do. Due to your unwavering support, the book has already become an Amazon.com "best seller"! www.sparkpeople.com/cookbook

    Ditch the diet and lose weight, while eating food you love!

    Order "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight" today to receive 500 SparkPoints plus FREE bonus recipe cards and a kitchen chart pack!

    Wait until you see this book! 500 pages, dozens of full color photos, almost 200 recipes, hundreds more meal ideas – all available now! Order Today!!

    If you haven't yet ordered a copy of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," order it today! Written by our healthy cooking expert Chef Meg Galvin with SparkRecipes editor Stepfanie Romine, this is more than a collection of healthy and delicious recipes. It is a healthy cooking bible--an endless source of inspiration, education and ideas for anyone who's on the road to healthier living (and for anyone who doesn’t want to travel that road without great tasting food!).

    This book will take a prized place on your kitchen counter and inspire you daily!
    Watch now: Meet the authors! www.youtube.com/watch?v=x51K1IPA_vk
    The SparkPeople Cookbook combines Chef Meg's classic training and passion for healthy cooking with makeovers of comfort foods and favorite SparkRecipes--plus it's packed with dozens of slow cooker favorites, quick-cook or no-cook meals, Slim It Down options to save even more calories, "make your own" ideas for sauces, dressings and spices, success stories of SparkPeople members who lost weight while eating food they love and so much more!

    Just as SparkPeople.com isn't a diet site, this isn't a diet cookbook. The SparkPeople philosophy is about changing your life, one step at a time; "The SparkPeople Cookbook" focuses on changing your life one meal at a time. In writing and researching The Spark, members told us that the difference between SparkPeople and a diet was that ours is a way of life. They lost the weight, started moving (and liking it) and changed their lives forever. But for many of our members, something was missing: They lacked confidence in the kitchen. Some were seasoned home cooks whose favorite recipes relied heavily on fat and salt; others could barely boil water. Many people were living on frozen diet meals. They were healthier, but they didn't love their food. We knew we had to help.

    Take member IHEARTNOAHSDAD for example, who lost almost 60 pounds and kicked a daily fast-food habit to the curb:


    It’s incredible how you can reverse course by making small, consistent changes: the more good stuff I ate, the better it tasted… Vegetables actually taste good!

    With "The SparkPeople Cookbook," food can taste good and be good for you! Chef Meg ditches bland and boring food--she's a chef, so she doesn't do deprivation--and she replaces it with dishes that her entire family eats and loves. She loves sauces (even creamy ones) and uses real ingredients once deemed off-limits to anyone focused on health--like butter, bacon, and full-fat cheeses. How can you eat like that and still lose (or maintain) weight? Easy. By knowing how to use those ingredients in small portions, in ways their strong flavor will have maximum impact; by bulking up meals with loads of fruits and vegetables; and by choosing lean proteins, whole grains, and fiber-rich foods to ward off hunger. You'll be satisfied by these meals, and they'll soon become family favorites.

    In "The SparkPeople Cookbook," you'll find recipes like:

    Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Dill Sauce: (One of Chef Meg's favorites!) Less than 200 calories and 7 g fat for a restaurant-quality meal that's ready in under 30 minutes. The "creamy" sauce has no cream or butter, but boy is it good!

    Peppercorn Steak with Herbed Blue Cheese: That's not a mistake. You can eat steak when you're watching your waistline. Here, Chef Meg swapped herbed butter for herbed blue cheese. You can use less because of the powerful flavor of the cheese, and you still get a rich finish to your steak (for less than 250 calories!).

    Spring Cupcakes with Citrus Icing: The "confetti" in these cupcakes is zucchini and carrots, but no one will ever guess. They're light, sweet and fluffy with a rich orange icing that makes them festive enough for a special occasion (though, at 145 calories each, they're light enough for any occasion).

    Quinoa with Pea Pods and Peppers: We didn't forget "the good stuff." We wrote an entire chapter on salads and another one on vegetables with recipes like this one, which is crunchy, fresh, and packed with protein. Finished with tangy lemon juice and fresh parsley, it's bursting with flavor as well as nutrients for only 228 calories, plus 4.5 g fiber and 8 g protein.

    www.sparkpeople.com/cookbook

    We promised you more than recipes, didn't we? We also included:
    • A chapter on teaching your kids how to cook, with tips from parents who've lost weight and changed their lives.
    • Quick and tasty “Make It a Meal” suggestions to turn every main dish into a well-balanced meal (plus Slim It Down suggestions to make any recipe fit into your meal plan)
    • 150 meal ideas and recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare—plus dozens of other, more elaborate meals for days when you have more time to cook.
    • Two weeks of meal plans—with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks—all about 1,500 calories per day.
    • Dramatic before-and-after photos and stories of how SparkPeople members lost weight--while eating food they loved.

    This is one of the most important ways you can help us Spread the Spark. The site you know and love will continue to be 100% free, but we think this cookbook will help you take your program to a new level. You'll ditch the diet and lose weight--while eating food you love!
    Order "The SparkPeople Cookbook" today and get 500 SparkPoints plus bonus recipe cards and a kitchen chart pack available only to those who buy the book. Click the link here to order or find it wherever books are sold. www.sparkpeople.com/cookbook

    In addition, you can help us Spread the Spark by:
    * Using the cookbook cover above as your SparkPeople profile photo
    * Sharing this blog and forwarding the email we sent today announcing the cookbook
    * Sharing info about the cookbook in your Teams and on the Message Boards
    * Sending Stepfanie (editor@dailySpark.com) photos of you with the cookbook when you spot it in stores or get yours in the mail!

    Cheers!
    Chris "SparkGuy" Downie

      
      Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    BELLALUCIA 10/13/2011 7:03PM

        I ordered it today! I can't wait to get it!

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    K__IERRA123 10/11/2011 3:38PM

        I love this book! Thank you thank you thank you!

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    MARATHON-RUNNER 10/6/2011 6:05PM

        I'll be looking for it in stores!

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    JANEYINMADTOWN 10/4/2011 6:01PM

        Its sure to be a best seller!

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        emoticon I want to say I love the title. Who came up with it? It says exactly what is there but in a pleasant way.

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    MARLYKNITS 10/4/2011 2:18PM

        Fabulous!!

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    SHEENADEE 10/4/2011 12:22PM

        p.s. If there were a SP cookbook emoticon, I'd be using that today...just a thought.

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    SHEENADEE 10/4/2011 12:09PM

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    Mine shipped from Amazon early this morning and I can't wait for it to arrive.

    Happy to help you advertise it in my teams, etc.

    Best of luck with all the sales!

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    NEW on SparkRecipes.com: Make Over Any Recipe, Add to Your Tracker

    Thursday, September 22, 2011



    When SparkPeople members ask, we answer.

    You told us that you love being able to add SparkRecipes to your meal planner, but you don't always follow a recipe exactly. You like to make them your own. You wanted an easier way to edit and track the recipes on SparkRecipes.com.

    Now you can!

    Here's how:
    Click on any recipe. I used this one as an example: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=72105
    Click "Create a Recipe Makeover"

    Add, edit or delete ingredients, and change the directions as needed.
    Click save.
    Your recipe will be titled like this: MAKEOVER: Vanilla Yogurt Parfait (by SP_STEPF)

    Your recipe will not be visible to other members unless you share the link with them. It will show up in your recipe box.

    Bon appetit!
    Stepfanie, editor of SparkRecipes.com

      
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    MILMOM2000NEW 11/3/2013 6:20AM

        I only spotted that button yesterday! WAOOO!!!!!! Great change for the better! :) LOVE it!

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        I've done this several times and love the option. I can add my own ingredients or just tweak some of the ingredients in the original recipe. It's great. emoticon

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        Have already used it! Thanks a lot.

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        This sounds great!

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        Fabulous!


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    QUERIDAANA 11/28/2011 5:51PM

        This is a real life saver for me. Thank you!

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    CMFARRELL36 11/14/2011 2:18PM

        This sounds like it will be a huge help, especially now I've got The Cook Book!
    Thank you.

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    TKESLER99 10/12/2011 10:01AM

        I love this new feature! Thank you!

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    1HAPPYSUSAN 10/5/2011 1:08AM

        Great, thanks!!

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    I can finally start using the Tracker (I improvise too much for the old one!) emoticon

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    KSABBY 9/29/2011 2:58PM

        awesome!

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        This is one of the best changes you have made. I love how you keep incorporating user input.
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    ZOOMTOWN04 9/27/2011 7:37PM

        great!!!!!

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    MEDIAMS7 9/27/2011 1:41PM

        Great for substituting types of meat, vegetables or spices to suit your tastes, or your family's tastes! Thanks!

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    CHERRYALLIE 9/27/2011 1:25PM

        I like this idea!

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    MADLILA 9/27/2011 10:50AM

        great for us vegetarians!!

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    SATYAGRAHA 9/26/2011 8:13PM

        This is amazing! I'm always wanting to change some ingredients in recipes that I find. This is so wonderful and will be used often!

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    JDOL1028 9/26/2011 3:47PM

        Completely awesome!!!!!

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        This is sooooooooo great!!! It'll make our lives MUCH easier!!
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    THATGIRL7 9/26/2011 2:43PM

        Nice idea! Thanks a lot!

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    DINALORI1969 9/26/2011 10:35AM

      Great idea! As a vegan I'm constantly making substitutions (soymilk for cow's milk, tofu for ground beef, etc.) so this feature will make nutrition tracking *SO* much easier. Thanks!

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    2BEEFIT 9/26/2011 10:06AM

        cool!

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    PRINCESSNURSE 9/25/2011 7:39PM

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        Thanks!! I will use this a lot!!

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        Thanks for the help.Need to try this.


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        That's great and will really be helpful. Thanks for adding this feature.

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        I've used this several times...Love it! emoticon

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    ELEPHANTGIRL75 9/25/2011 7:13AM

        This will make my life sooo much easier. Wish I'd known about it this past week!

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        Thanks a lot! This is awesome!

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        emoticon emoticon this will be such a useful tool, and so easy also, thanks again...

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    LADYHAWK2_99 9/25/2011 12:08AM

      YAY!!!!! I was tinkering with oatmeal recipes (different kinds of milk, different sweeteners, different flavorings) and it got VERY tedious having to reenter all the same ingredients over and over with only one change.

    THANKS!!!

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    'The SparkPeople Cookbook' is an Amazon Best Seller--Let's Keep Spreading the Spark!

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011


    WooHoo!
    We sent an email this morning announcing "The SparkPeople Cookbook," which will be available Oct. 4. We're absolutely thrilled with the support you've shown. In fact, you've, once again, blown us away, SparkPeople members!

    The cookbook is currently #52 on Amazon (out of ALL books!), the #1 book in the low-fat "diet" section and #10 in all diet cookbooks. We want to keep that momentum going and break into the top 100--and even higher--today. If you haven't yet purchased a copy, this is the time to do it!

    Here is our SparkPeople affiliate link to buy the cookbook on Amazon:

    www.amazon.com/Sparkpeople-Cookbook-Love-Your-Weight/dp/1401931324/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311778069&sr=1-2&tag=babyfitcom-20

    Did you miss the email that SparkGuy sent this morning to tell you all about the cookbook?
    If so, here it is again. Please share that email if you have it, and this blog post, too.

    SparkGuy News: 'The SparkPeople Cookbook' Is Almost Here!

    WooHoo! What's my reason to shout it today? The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight is almost here! Written by our own healthy cooking expert Chef Meg Galvin with SparkRecipes editor Stepfanie Romine, this cookbook proves that eating for health and weight loss can be delicious and satisfying. You don't have to give up delicious satisfying foods when you're watching your weight. You can eat to lose weight but still absolutely love your food!

    Just as I've heard from so many of you that my book, "The Spark," sits on your bedside table and serves as a tangible reminder of your commitment to a healthy lifestyle, I hope that "The SparkPeople Cookbook" will take a similar place of honor in your kitchen. This is a book you'll return to time and again, whether you need a quick weeknight meal, inspiration for your annual neighborhood potluck, or a cupcake recipe for your son's birthday. (Psst: here's a sneak peek recipe from the cookbook that's a "healthy" kid-friendly cupcake that grownups also love!)
    recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1009209

    The book is chock-full of hundreds of recipes and meal ideas, dozens more variations, plenty of lists and sidebars with quick tips, substitutions and "Slim It Down" options. Plus practical, easy tips throughout to make healthy cooking quicker and easier, like no-cook breakfasts, a dozen slow-cooker recipes, tips for turning leftovers into meals, five-minute pasta and salad ideas, and so much more. With so many variations, options, ideas, and inspiration, this cookbook will become your constant kitchen companion!

    Like the site that inspired it, this cookbook is intended to guide you, step by step and goal by goal, to creating a healthier you. We don't expect you to become a gourmet healthy chef overnight. Instead, we'll give you tips to learn at your own pace and suggest ways to improve your diet by cooking one meal at a time. The SparkPeople Cookbook shows that healthy eating can be simple and fun, and, best of all, delicious!

    So why write a cookbook when you can access SparkRecipes.com for free? The SparkPeople Cookbook distills the best of SparkPeople.com and SparkRecipes.com into one book. And, it works perfectly with the online SparkPeople program-the nutrition information from all the recipes is even loaded into the nutrition tracker so that you can easily track what you cook! But it's much more than just delicious recipes! Inside you'll get:

    • 150 meal ideas and recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare, plus dozens of other, more elaborate meals for days when you have more time to cook

    • Makeovers of popular member-submitted recipes

    • Quick and tasty "Make It a Meal" feature that suggests easy ways to add sides that will turn every main dish into a well-balanced meal, complete with calorie and nutrition information!

    • Success Stories (including follow-ups from The Spark) that show how members cooked their way to weight loss!

    • Nutrition and healthy kitchen chapters that give you a quick, easy but comprehensive crash course on how to create nutritionally balanced meals for you and your family

    • Results from the SparkPeople "Ditch the Diet" Taste Test, which proves that you don't have to eat boring and tasteless food to lose weight

    • Two weeks of meal plans-with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks-all between 1,400-1,600 calories per day

    • And much, much more-almost 500 pages with 100 beautiful color photographs!

    Try these recipes from the book!

    • Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken. There's a reason why this is the No. 1 recipe among SparkPeople members. It's easy to make with infinite variations, and it's full of hunger-busting fiber and protein. Chef Meg's made-over version slashed the salt and added a serving of vegetables in every portion. Only 165 calories and 2.5 g fat per serving! (Try the new recipe tonight!) recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=871817


    • Three Cheese Macaroni. So rich and creamy (yet easy!) you'll say, "Blue box? What blue box?" 2/3 the fat and half the calories of the original-only 260 calories and 8 grams of fat for a heaping cup! (Get a sneak peek at the recipe here: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=892784)

    • Tilapia with Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon. Fish that's easy to cook, impressive enough for company-and only 105 calories and 2 g fat a serving? Yes! And it's ready in just 30 minutes!

    • Dark Chocolate Cake. Let's just call this decadent-and-healthier cake our dark little secret. It has half the calories (228), plus twice the protein (8 g) and fiber (4 g) than a typical slice of cake!

    Pre-order your copy today (www.sparkpeople.com/cookbook)to get 500 SparkPoints plus FREE bonus recipe cards and kitchen chart pack available only to those who buy the book. Please encourage your family, friends (and SparkFriends) to purchase it, too!

    Get your copy-and use it. Keep it on display in your kitchen, so you'll constantly be reminded of the importance of healthy cooking! This is one of the most important ways you can help us Spread the Spark. The site you know and love will continue to be 100% free, but we think this cookbook will help you take your program to a new level. So ditch the diet and lose weight-while eating food you love!

    SparkCheers,
    Chris "SparkGuy" Downie

      
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    BUTTERFLYBRAIN 2/26/2012 11:05AM

      I just purchased the book from amazon how do I add my points


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    MJRVIC2000 10/27/2011 3:15PM

        My wife and I ordered and received our SparkPeople Cookbook, and loved it so much, we ordered seven more books to give as Christmas gifts. God Bless Everyone, Vic.

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    JOLIEFLA 10/25/2011 7:28AM

      There are some very enticing recipes in this cookbook. HOWEVER, a large percentage of the book's content is devoted to non-recipe content, e.g., "Satisfying, Sustaining and Stress-Free Eating", "The Science of Satisfaction", "The New Healthy Kitchen", and a wide range of case studies. This extra content may be of interest to some, but I wanted a cookbook, plain and simple. As a result, I am somewhat dissatisfied with the book. As case studies and other non-recipe content are abundant on the SparkPeople website, you may want to consider the value of this cookbook for you, as an individual, before you purchase.

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    RUN4MYDOGS 10/15/2011 12:56PM

        It's HUGE! I can't believe how many good sounding recipes are in this book. I was expecting a thin book, this puppy is almost 500 pages!


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    MARYELLEN301 10/10/2011 1:39PM

        I received mine the other day and a "fallen away" Sparker was visiting. She began reading the success stories and recommitted to getting both her and her family back on track!

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    NEWFREEDOM7 10/4/2011 1:08PM

        Just ordered mine and am anxiously awaiting its arrival!! Thanks so much!
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    KEEPITSIMPLE_ 10/3/2011 10:18PM

        I can't wait to get my book. Thanks!

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    HEATHBAR35 9/30/2011 11:26AM

        I can't wait to get it in the mail!! :)

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    CLIFMALISSA 9/29/2011 1:37PM

        Pre-ordered & can't wait until it arrives.

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    SUPERSYLPH 9/28/2011 12:17PM

        emoticonI'm super excited about this cookbook!

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    LAURALOVESSPARK 9/28/2011 7:18AM

        emoticon emoticon can't wait until I get my book! emoticon

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    SLIMHOPES3 9/28/2011 6:44AM

        Hope it will also be available on Amazon UK. emoticon

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    SUSIEMT 9/27/2011 5:17PM

        I preordered mine! Can't wait for it to arrive!

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    ANNESYLVIA 9/27/2011 12:53PM

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    WALIDGAZALA 9/27/2011 6:27AM

        Great, So beautifully organised.

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    MARLYKNITS 9/26/2011 5:58PM

        Love it!

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    RUN_BAKE_BLOG 9/26/2011 7:23AM

        Thanks for the friendly reminder...Have to get my copy!

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    SPARKLINSUE 9/24/2011 12:10PM

        Pre ordered mine in UK, can't wait.
    The bonus cards etc are they just for people in the USA? If so can I nominate a spark friend to receive them on my behalf as I know you don't post stuff overseas? I am fine with that but would love a friend to benefit instead..or do they come with the book?
    Either way, I am ready for mine to arrive, at last a cookbook we can use, not one full of stuff that is high in cals sugar and fat. Thanks

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    ASHOAF1 9/22/2011 2:51PM

      Looks great! Can't wait until it comes out!

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    SUETEA 9/22/2011 2:27PM

        Looks lovely!

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    CAROLFAITHWALKR 9/21/2011 10:26PM

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    MASRITE 9/21/2011 9:24PM

        Checked out the salsa chicken (love crockpot recipes!) and saved it. Have to try that one. Looking forward to checking out the new cookbook.

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    SUNNYSPARKER 9/21/2011 8:09PM

      I've pre-ordered my copy -- and just waiting for it to be delivered. I'm anxious to read the book, browse through those recipes, and get busy in the kitchen! Let the cooking begin!!!
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    CGARR442 9/21/2011 7:25PM

        So many great look recipes!

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    KPRICE354 9/21/2011 6:49PM

        Impressive! Especially considering the book is not even out yet. That would be pre-order only numbers! emoticon

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    JANEYINMADTOWN 9/21/2011 6:10PM

        Congrats!

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    SHANDIEGO 9/21/2011 6:06PM

        YAY!!

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    BADCHULO 9/21/2011 5:18PM

        Oooh.. glad to hear about the Kindle version...

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    ANNCHER 9/21/2011 4:53PM

        So cool! I can't wait. emoticon

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    SHFELKEY 9/21/2011 4:48PM

        There is a Kindle version available for only $15.09 on Amazon!

    http://www.amazon.co
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    SHEENADEE 9/21/2011 4:35PM

        These sample recipes look sooooo good. I just place my order on amazon.com and ordered one of Coach Nicole's DVDs while I was at it. I had a $10 gift card thanks to SP's colon cancer/screening surveys so I feel like I got a great deal.

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    PRETTYLILHEFFER 9/21/2011 4:29PM

        I love that SP have a cookbook coming out, but the recipes are so detailed. Is this going to have an 'easy' section, so to speak? I only cook for myself, and don't have all these spices and such recipes ask for. Plus, I am not the best cook, or recipe follower in the world. I'd love recipes that are quick, easy to understand, and doesn't use alot of items that I won't touch again .

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    DFROMTX 9/21/2011 4:27PM

        Sounds great!! Are all the recipes different than those in recipe section on line?

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    MRSB929 9/21/2011 4:26PM

        just pre-ordered it! woo hoo! cant wait to get it!

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    RD03875 9/21/2011 4:13PM

        I have asked this question all over the Spark site and I never get an answer, WILL IT BE AVAILABLE FOR iPAD OR iPOD??????

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    HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/21/2011 4:13PM

        emoticonBest of Luck to Chef Megan and the entire Spark team. Should do real well!

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    MERAINA 9/21/2011 4:03PM

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    Vote for SparkPeople!

    Monday, September 19, 2011

    Hi all!

    SparkPeople has been nominated (by our amazing members) as a top 5 fitness site by Lifehacker.com, but we need your vote to win #1 (it only takes a second)!

    We love when readers get to vote for awards because it gives SparkPeople members an easy way to Spread the Spark and help SparkPeople win, so please help us out -- we're currently in 2nd place!

    All you have to do is visit the following link and vote for SparkPeople at the bottom left of the article. One small note that some users said they had trouble voting while using internet explorer, but that it worked fine in firefox and chrome browsers.

    lifehacker.com/5841439/five-best-fitness-tracking-web-sites-and-services

    THANKS and SparkCheers!

      
      Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    NAVYMOM41 2/13/2012 8:06AM

        emoticon SP is emoticon in my book!

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    MKHOWARD1954 1/6/2012 12:11PM

        Thank You for SparkPeople. This is the best. No where else can you find so many ways to get help to make life better. People do not even need to be overweight to be helped with this site. There is help for people with medical conditions, people that need to begin exercise program or people who just need friends. Thank you so much for opening your heart to others in need. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    COOKINGSTARS 9/30/2011 4:43PM

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    MACEWOMAN 9/27/2011 1:13PM

        Well drat, I didn't make it in time. Poll was closed. SP made a strong showing though.

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    GRACEISENUF 9/25/2011 11:34AM

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    ERINMARIE424 9/24/2011 7:36PM

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    DEBBIEG8S 9/21/2011 3:47PM

        I tried to vote yesterday afternoon but the poll was already closed. SP didn't win, but they made a strong finish anyhow. I don't care what the poll said, SP is the best and we all know it!

    Debbie

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    1BEACHWALKER 9/21/2011 2:49PM

        I just went in and the poll is closed now. But, I had voted before for SP and I wish we could hve gotten SP into first place. But, we did get a really close 2nd! emoticon
    Pretty good out of 5!

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    SEATOWN_GAL 9/21/2011 12:45PM

        I went in, but it would not let me vote! Sorry as I would have- SP ROCKS!

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    MARTHA6163 9/21/2011 6:56AM

        Apparently they only took votes for a small period of time and if you look at "related stories" at the bottom it appears "fitocracy" one which I think it offers absolutely nothing compared to sparkpeople. Thanks sparkpeople for all you do to make healthy communities.

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    TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/21/2011 1:20AM

        There was no place to click to vote for anything on that page.....hope Sparks wins anyway.

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    CEEHJAY 9/20/2011 4:38PM

        At 4:37 pm on 9/20, I tried to vote -- unfortunately, the poll is closed.

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    PRAIRIECROCUS 9/20/2011 1:19PM

        I voted !
    Good Luck !

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    DDOORN 9/20/2011 11:52AM

        Help! I can't see where to vote...! I've logged in, looked around the page. Someone suggested lower left corner...just cannot see anywhere to vote!

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    FLORIDASUN 9/20/2011 10:09AM

        Of COURSE sparkpeople will make #1...it's a given...we ARE #1!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    KNITTABLES 9/20/2011 1:55AM

        I voted, WTG

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    RD03875 9/19/2011 10:56PM

        I voted

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    MSLZZY 9/19/2011 10:48PM

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    MORTICIAADDAMS 9/19/2011 9:19PM

        Done!!

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    BOOMAC1961 9/19/2011 9:11PM

        Consider it done!

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    KRYS210 9/19/2011 8:39PM

        We are almost in the lead!

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    SHELL- 9/19/2011 8:03PM

        Love Sparkpeople hope we win!! I voted?? emoticon

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    TSANC01 9/19/2011 7:54PM

      Just voted for SP.

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    FABN50S 9/19/2011 7:40PM

        I voted yes!!!!!!! It looks like SP is moving up

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    ~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 9/19/2011 6:25PM

        done and passed it along to a couple of my teams!!!

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    BLONDWUNN 9/19/2011 6:03PM

        I voted for SP! YESS!!!

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    DIDMIS 9/19/2011 5:58PM

        Couldn't find where to vote. I have Internet Explorer.

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    AGAIN4ME 9/19/2011 5:48PM

        I love my Sparkpeople!!!

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    MARIAALAN 9/19/2011 5:40PM

        Also done!!!

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    ONLYTEMPORARY 9/19/2011 5:30PM

        Did it! Ours is the best!

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    SHANDIEGO 9/19/2011 5:14PM

        done & done!

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    SHEENADEE 9/19/2011 5:10PM

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    LOVESLIFE48 9/19/2011 5:08PM

        Done!!

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    JANEDOE12345 9/19/2011 5:01PM

        Can we vote more than once? I plan to do so again tomorrow if the site lets me.

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    MIRAGE727 9/19/2011 4:49PM

        Done! What's the name of this site again?
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    GAARAMA 9/19/2011 4:41PM

        Voted!

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    LIGHTNINGRUNNER 9/19/2011 4:40PM

        Voted this AM

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    CINDHOLM 9/19/2011 4:25PM

        Yes, I voted like a good Sparker!!

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    JANEYINMADTOWN 9/19/2011 4:20PM

        Youve got my vote!

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    ARCHIMEDESII 9/19/2011 4:18PM

        Like a good American, I did my civic duty and voted !

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    BAM0827 9/19/2011 4:18PM

        I voted - had to use Mozilla my IE and my phone didn't show the voting buttons. Otherwise I would have voted 3 times!

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    ILSAWING 9/19/2011 4:14PM

        Voted! I love Spark!!!

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    WINDANCER99 9/19/2011 4:10PM

        Voted. Sure hope SP wins!

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    RUNNER12COM 9/19/2011 4:02PM

        I definitely voted. Heck, I was one of the folks who submitted SparkPeople when they first asked for nominations.

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    JUNEAU2010 9/19/2011 3:54PM

        Happily commented!

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    MONTY68 9/19/2011 3:50PM

        Hi
    Thank you. I have internet explorer and I had no trouble voting. As of that vote, we are only 45 votes out of first place. I did try to vote again and it said they had already counted my vote.
    So, everyone, lets make it official that we are #1.

    Monty emoticon

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    WENDYSPARKS 9/19/2011 3:40PM

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    KAYYVAUGHN 9/19/2011 3:35PM

        Where did you vote? I want to do it now. I didn't see the icon.
    Kay

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    SANDYBRUNO 9/19/2011 3:34PM

        You have my vote now.

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    SHARON-MARIE 9/19/2011 3:32PM

      I voted this morning, from SP's link on my Facebook page.

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