SparkPeople Recipe Requests Messageboard If you need a recipe for a special occasion or dietary constraint, post here to get ideas from other members. SparkPeople Recipe Requests Messageboard Crockpot recipes help So, since the end of Aug to now, I have gained a good 6 or so lbs as I have gotten back to lifting weights and working out again. I didn't really change my eating habits, so I am going to guess a lot of it is muscle memory and gaining muscle as I have done a lot more heavier lifting (for example, starting at benching 25 lbs on each side and now at 45 lbs) <BR> <BR> So, I know a lot of losing weight has to do with what you eat. I know something like chicken is VERY good for you, but I hate co... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:56:45 EST Crockpot soups and chilis I love stocking ingredients for soups and chili during the winter. Does anyone have a favorite recipe? Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:00:53 EST Tuna I eat tons of tuna salad, but I really don't like the light mayo. Any tuna ideas that doesn't include mayo at all? Sat, 8 Oct 2016 08:06:41 EST Banana Bread recipe Does anyone have a favorite banana bread recipe that is low cal but tastes great? I have bananas that I have to use -- VERY SOON! Thanks! Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:53:09 EST Amounts of servings. I enjoy making the recipes on Spark. There is only one thing that I find a problem with and that most of the ones that I use/want to use, does not say how much of a portion for each person. Can this be corrected in some way? Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:24:37 EST Butter Lettuce Does anyone know a nonsalad use for butter Lettuce besides using it as taco shells? Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:11:47 EST crockpot I need new ideas for the crock-pot. Preferably chicken or beef. I already do roast and BBQ chicken. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:57:38 EST Need help. Non-fishy fish recipes? Fish is so healthy but I really can't stand the taste or smell. I've learned about only buying the 'lighter' tasting fish and being sure it's fresh. <BR> But most recipes still taste too fishy. Do you have a non-fishy tasting fish recipe to share? Even if you just post the name of it I can Google it. <BR> Thanks for helping me out. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 15:03:23 EST LOW CARB/LOW SUGAR MEALS??? Looking for some Low Carb/Low sugar recipes……..Thanks!!!! Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:17:18 EST Recipes with spinach powder My granny handed me down some spinach powder bought from Hortonspicemills . Is this an organic product and I'm looking to find a use for it. Many provided me with recipes of smoothies but I'm not at all interested in using it in that way. I would rather use it as a base for soups or in dips, frittatas, pasta, that sort of thing.I have used it on tortillas. It was tasty. My experimentation with re-hydrating the powder usually finds the base rather grainy. Anyone have experience in using it i... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:21:30 EST Low carb breakfast ideas that DONT include eggs!? I was wondering what other options is there for low carb breakfast that doesnt need to have/use eggs. <BR> <BR> I eat a lot of overnight oats or toast/cereal, but I'm trying to take in less carbs, starting with breakfast. <BR> <BR> Bonus points if it can be prepped the night before!!! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 17:35:01 EST Potatoe salad calorie count I have a potatoe salad I make but am not aware of the nutrional value - how can I do that here Sun, 31 Jul 2016 21:06:01 EST recipe of beef left over? Can someone help me out with the recipe of beef left over? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:11:49 EST Need a salad or appetizer I would like a recipe that has the nutition information so i can count it to take to a pot luck luncheon. <BR> <BR> thanks, <BR> <BR> also need a recipe to use up left over roast. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:23:40 EST Not losing on Paleo My husband, son, and I have been doing Paleo for over 3 months. They both lost about 20 pounds, and since March, I've lost 7. I've been at a standstill for about 2 months. I just maintain. I workout 5-6 days a week doing weights, and spin classes through Peleton. I track every morsel of food. I'm 5'2" and weigh 164. Years ago I lost weight and got to 122. I want to be around 130, but the scale will not budge. I even bring the scale on vacation. I eat around 1300 a day, maybe some da... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 17:00:06 EST Weight Loss Recipes WITHOUT Artificial Sweeteners Hi all, <BR> On the lookout for healthy, low-carb baking (muffins, scones, etc) without using artificial sweeteners. I don't like that awful aftertaste. Is this possible??? Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:59:56 EST Happy 4th of July! Curious as to what others are doing for the holiday? Low-sodium means no hot dogs for me, but I'm thinking of healthy burger/summer salads. Anyone have any recipes or tips to share? Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:03:47 EST Kidney Disease, low protein,low potassium recipes I have chronic kidney disease stage 2 and have trouble finding recipes for my condition. I think I need a kidney cookbook. I need a low potassium,low protein diet. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:14:21 EST Making healthy smoothies WITHOUT yogurt? Yogurt -- the smell, the taste, the horrid after-taste just makes me ill. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any recipes that have a substitution for yogurt in smoothies, please? <BR> <BR> I am especially interested in fruit-based smoothies (blueberries, strawberries, oranges, etc.) <BR> <BR> All help is greatly appreciated! Thank you! <BR> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:47:17 EST Need a salty snack besides popcorn Does anyone know how I can season up some Fiber One cereal maybe? I love the crunch of something salty but I tend to go overboard with crackers. <BR> <BR> Popcorn and nuts don't have the right crunch for me. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:07:48 EST Nightshade free recipes needed I am looking for healthy recipes that don't contain any nightshades. I was recently diagnosis with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and all of my trigger foods are nightshades. Nightshades include; tomatoes, potatoes, egg plant, goji berries, and any peppers with capsacin. So if any one knows of any delicious recipes without nightshades definitely let me know! <em>4</em> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:08:03 EST Healthy recipes without chicken or fish My husband has found out that he is allergic to many foods. He has always been allergic to fish (he can eat shellfish just not things like cod or salmon) but recently he has been having a reaction to many dishes that I have always prepared. He went to the doctor and after some tests we have found out that he is allergic to not only fish but chicken, peas, celery and oranges. So if you have some yummy recipes without these ingredients please send them to me. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:58:32 EST Low sodium! Hello! I'm new to the low sodium diet-thing, anyone got any good receipts? I've started my salt-free spices (Mrs Dash!), but I have a feeling I will get bored of that before to long. I am a big lover of salty things so this is going to be a challenge for me! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 20:38:29 EST sandwiches I enjoyed an arugula sandwich today nothing but a bun and light mayo, s &p. <BR> <BR> Your favorite to make at home? <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 19:14:48 EST What's Everybody Grilling? It's starting to get really hot here in AZ and I like to grill almost every night because it keeps the heat out of the house. Does anyone have any grilling favorites you'd like to share? I do the usual chicken, burgers, and chops but I'd love to hear what others are doing to make grilled meals interesting and tasty. <em>4</em> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 18:41:39 EST UNCOOKED CABBAGE I realize cabbage is not a favorite of many folk, but it is low calorie, low fat and has tons of fiber to keep me full! So my question is, does anyone have any recipes, other than cole slaw, that is low carb (low sugar) and uncooked; it is getting hot here in AZ and I would prefer not to have to cook if I don't have to... <BR> Thank you in advance!! <BR> Cate Wed, 1 Jun 2016 21:12:21 EST Need to fix this cole slaw I bought a summer cole slaw at a local deli & it needs help. It has a vinegar dressing but not enough to make it taste its usual yummy.Any suggestions? Mon, 30 May 2016 22:19:07 EST Planting a vegetable garden What is your favorite vegetable to garden Wed, 25 May 2016 19:33:49 EST Looking for a recipe for Almond Milk The cost of a 1/2 gallon of almond milk is about $4 - so I am looking for a way to make it. Esp with two of us having to be on it (it can get expensive) <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a recipe for it?? Wed, 25 May 2016 14:09:47 EST Strawberry Jello Dessert Back when I was doing Weightwatcher's I got a recipe for a Strawberry Dessert. The recipe included fresh strawberries, yougurt, jello and 7-up. Does anyone out there have this recipe. It was so good and I have lost the recipe. <BR> <BR> Does anyone out there have this recipe? I would be so greatful. Thu, 19 May 2016 17:43:45 EST sweets What can I eat when I am craving sweets but need to eat low calorie? Thu, 19 May 2016 14:41:07 EST Protein Powder Recommendations Can anyone recommend a whey protein powder? I'm looking for something that tastes good and blends in water with a spoon. Not sure what else may be important when choosing a protein powder. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance Fri, 13 May 2016 21:45:13 EST Easy breakfast recipes I often eat cereal or oatmeal, and am interested in trying something new. Does anyone have any suggestions for some yummy breakfast recipes like omelettes, wraps, fruit parfaits. Anything! I would love to hear. <em>4</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 22:11:15 EST Best way to make healthiest veggie chips? I'm looking to make veggie chips out of real veggie slices. No dehydrator. <BR> <BR> Do you have to use oil? What happens if you don't coat them, or if you just brush a little on the pan to prevent sticking? <BR> <BR> Any good recipes that someone has tried? Thank you. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:33:24 EST healthy mediterranean recipes any recommendations? Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:57:41 EST too much milk! I accidentally bought too much milk and it's about to expire. Can anyone suggest a recipe that will use a lot of it up? I thought of egg custard, but I hate to keep such a sweet temptation in my house. I'm sure there's something obvious, I'm just not thinking of it. Thanks for any help! Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:59:46 EST Peanut Butter Chicken At the Chinese restaurant we had down here they had the best Peanut Butter Chicken ever they are closed now i would like the recipe for it if anyone knows how to make it. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 16:22:41 EST Healthy recipes, while on a budget Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for recipes to make a healthy meal, while on a budget. Anyone know of any? Much appreciated! <BR> <BR> Thanks Fri, 1 Apr 2016 22:04:22 EST Bored with ground turkey Does anyone have some good recipes for ground turkey? They have to be made with simple ingredients. We are not doing super low fat...more high protein and lower carbohydrates. Thanks!!! Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:23:51 EST no wheat at all help? ok my coach keeps getting on to me for my wheat intake and starch intake. i'm not sure what i can substitute for the bread and everything i love so dearly that he cut out. i'm clueless considering that is all my family cooks on a daily basis. and to keep item in the house for salads is near impossible. for what i bring in is what all wants on a regular basis. i bring fruit my nephew wants all of it. i bring yogurt and my son wants all that before i even get one bit lol. any suggestions on wha... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:44:21 EST Rice Cooker Recipes Recently purchased a small rice cooker. does anyone have recipes to share? Sun, 13 Mar 2016 20:52:09 EST Leftover Pulled Pork I made a two pound pork tenderloin in the crockpot the other day for BBQ sandwiches. We didn't eat even close to half as BBQ so now I have a ton of pulled pork without any sauce leftover. Any suggestions on what I can do with it so it doesn't go to waste? Thu, 3 Mar 2016 10:35:41 EST Pulled Chicken suggestions. I have pulled chicken on my menu for next week. Anyone have any tips or secrets to make this awesome? I've done it with pork but not with chicken. I want to WOW hubby. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:05:50 EST Poundcake help I know its not diet food but I was asked to bring a lemon pound cake to a Super Bowl party. It turned out too lemony. What could I bring to help tone it down. I was thinking about blueberries but not sure how to serve them. Maybe with cool whip? <BR> Thanks for any suggestions. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 00:16:04 EST Watercress recipes? I just bought a huge bunch of watercress! <BR> <BR> I read in a mag that it is delicious raw in an egg salad sandwich! <BR> <BR> Any other ideas? Thu, 4 Feb 2016 04:29:20 EST Turkey Meatloaf with Califlower mash potaoes I made this Turkey meatloaf, was so good. I grated a med onion and a med carrot, then chopped 1/4 cup of mushrooms and mixed it all together. Cooked in oven for about 45 mins. I also cooked up a cauliflower (whole one) mashed it up and put in 1/4 cup 1% milk. Sodium free salt and some pepper, then topped it with low cal jack cheese and put it in the oven. Everything was so good. <em>4</em> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:33:27 EST Jenny Craig Florentine Pizza I love the Florentine Breakfast Pizza from Jenny Craig, but it is pricey! I was wondering if anyone out there has been able to come up with a recipe that is similar to the original...any suggestions Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:35:06 EST Fish Looking for fish recipes that include Tilapia or Parmesan. Anybody got anything good? Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:38:45 EST crockpot recipes Need some good healthy crockpot recipes for 4 people. Sat, 9 Jan 2016 18:26:38 EST Picky Recipes for Picky Eaters I, like many people, eat like a 5 year old. I love mac n cheese, pizza, mini corndogs, and I dislike many veggies and a lot of fruits. Many recipes include vegetables, leafy greens or just things I do not like. Are there any recipes for foods that are more "child-like"? I do eat spinach IN things, bananas, apples, potatoes, corn, things like that. But tomatoes are one thing that is common in recipes that I cannot eat. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 19:12:19 EST Easy, healthy and tasty recipe ideas? I'm trying to enjoy cooking more - but not there yet....Looking for easy, healthy recipe ideas for my family. Lean meat recipes preferred. <BR> Thank you! Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:37:43 EST Hiatal hernia I'm looking for recipes that do not produce a lot of stomach acid. I was just diagnosed with a hiat all hernia that is causing GERD and reflux. Thanks for the help. Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:02:10 EST Sugar Free Meringue If you know how to make sugar free meringue cookies please share the recipe with me. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:05:00 EST SCD Diet Hi My wife is having IBS issues and was told by the doctors that she should start the SCD diet. We were able to go to a few websites and find what she can and cannot eat. The problem is neither of us are cooks so we are trying to find easy recipes that we can make. Does anyone know a few? I could order a book on it, but would rather reach out to a community for help  Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:00:50 EST holiday drink or punch Looking for a tasty, light punch or mocktail recipe. Sun, 20 Dec 2015 06:26:39 EST Lee's famous spicy chicken Can anyone make chicken like lee's spicy? I cannot seem to find the recipe anywhere. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 01:35:55 EST cauliflower Some recipes for using cauliflower? Sun, 6 Dec 2015 11:38:36 EST Ketogenic Hey all, <BR> <BR> I would love to know if anyone has a favorite and great FREE resource for ketogenic recipes. Where have you found them? Do you find Pinterest to be helpful? <BR> <BR> Anyone who's on a ketogenic diet like I am, can probably relate to the holiday struggles for finding delicious dessert goodies that also keep you in ketosis. <BR> <BR> So, if you have any recipe ideas, I would be forever grateful! <BR> <BR> Thanks bunches! Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:55:11 EST Creative Smoothie Recipes Any body got a special or creative smoothie they enjoy? Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:07:17 EST Chayote Squash Recipes request I was given 4 chayote squash. I have never eaten them nor cooked them before. I was wondering if anyone has any good recipes for them? Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:47:53 EST Meg's make over boston baked beans I have been making Meg's beans in my crock pot for awhile now, really delishious, It calls for northern white beans. Wondering if I could sub with red kidney beans ? Has any body ttried the beans? I eat them just about every day. Always have a batch in the frig waiting for me Sun, 1 Nov 2015 13:49:27 EST Breakfast Starting to get tired of eggs and oatmeal any suggestion for new breakfast please share Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:29:51 EST HOT n easy protein breakfasts I've been looking for a hot, high protein breakfast food, but all I can find are items based on oatmeal, pre-made canned meal replacements, eggs, or yogurt/cottage cheese items. I'll confess I'm a picky eater, but it seems to me there should be something quick and easy that's full of protein that's good for a cold day. Anyone have any ideas? Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:58:37 EST Meatless meals The price of beef has sky rocketed so I'm now going to fit less meat into my meals. Can you all share some of your go-to/favourite meals Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:36:50 EST protein powder Can anyone think of any recipes that I can use up my protein power? I have chocolate and vanilla. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:13:12 EST 400-500 calorie dinner I need an idea for a 400 - 500 calorie dinner. Nothing unusual please. I have a small hometown grocery and will not have access to some things you'd find in a larger store. I ate out for my lunch today and need to be extra good for dinner! LOL! Any ideas? Thanks all!!! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:43:37 EST Favorite kale recipes? What are your favorite ways to prepare kale? Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:52:23 EST Non-Refrigerated Lunch I’m looking for ideas on lunches that don’t require refrigeration or a microwave. I see tons of ideas for snacks, but I’m looking for something more substantial than seeds and energy bars. So far the only thing I’ve come up with is peanut butter sandwiches and salad. But there has to be more options out there. What’s worked for you? Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:56:06 EST Bread, glorious bread! lol <BR> <BR> Just started low carb... 1 week today! <BR> <BR> Doing ok, but really REALLY miss bread! <BR> I did get some flax pitas which are really low in carb and honestly not so bad tasting... I tried to make a "bread" using coconut flour yesterday and while it's ok, it's not bread bread ya know. <BR> <BR> From what I'm reading there really is no way to get true bread flavor and texture with out all the carbs, but I thought I would ask here! If anyone knows, Sparkpeople know! <BR> <... Sun, 24 May 2015 09:51:53 EST fast metabolism diet Hi. I am just starting the fast metabolism diet and I was wondering if anyone has recipes for phase 1,2 and 3? I found a few on sparkpeople recipes but would love more . Thanks in advance. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:23:19 EST Fruit smoothies I just purchased a Nutri Bullet for making smoothies. I've had it for a week and am really liking the fruit smoothies I've made. I have used strawberries, blueberries, a little bit of banana and throwing in a teaspoon of chia seeds along with skim milk. I would love to try some other recipes. Any suggestions? Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:06:51 EST What do you eat when craving pizza? I crave pizza sometimes, I don't know why, but do. Does anyone have a recipe for getting the taste of it without the tons of calories? I saw a recipe for wheat tortillas with pizza sauce and a small amount of mozzerella cheese heated up and rolled and sliced, maybe I should try that? Just wondered if anyone had any ideas or recipes. Thanks! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 00:44:47 EST HOW DOES SOMEONE ON FOOD STAMP FEED A LARGE FAMILY I have been slightly been trying to figure out how to feed my large family healthy food but being on food stamps makes it limited on how far they stretch. Any suggestions please? Fri, 31 May 2013 12:50:10 EST Paleo Diet Recipes I have been on here for quite some time now and have never really gotten into it, however I recently hit an all time high for my weight and it's time to crack down. In one year from this past Saturday I will be running the Mini-marathon in Indianapolis(13.1 Miles). It is time to take my diet and fitness seriously. I recently started a new lifestyle called the paleo lifestyle. I figured I would make a threat to educate those who are unsure as to what it is and get feedback from those who have ... Mon, 9 May 2011 14:24:18 EST