SparkPeople Recipe Requests Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=62 If you need a recipe for a special occasion or dietary constraint, post here to get ideas from other members. SparkPeople Recipe Requests Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=62 Fall recipe ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34352344 Fall is right around the corner. Apples tend to be the staple fruit. Do anyone have ideas of what to make or the best Fall recipes for someone who has to watch her carbs/sugars? Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:29:32 EST Meals for Two - Me and my 13 Year Old Daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34345005 My oldest recently moved out and I want to look at meal planning in a way that will encourage my 13 year old to try new things. She's already on a bit of a kick at times (it's not consistent) where she wants to move away from processed foods - so I am hoping to find links or recipe resources that will provide us with recipes that we'll both like. Our tastes vary though - while she is slowly expanding from beyond the typical kid likes (chicken nuggets, fries, KD, Mr. Noodles and other 'package... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:38:09 EST No-banana smoothies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34332276 I'm not sure how to even search for this... is there a way to find smoothies that DON'T contain bananas or tofu? Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:00:43 EST Protein shakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34324964 I see that many people drink protein shakes as meal replacements. What kind do you buy and where do you get it? Are there many calories in them? Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:30:01 EST Looking for a flavorful bok choy recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34320590 Hello Spark friends! :-) <BR> <BR> I have discovered that bok choy is a good source of dairy-free calcium and I would like to know if anyone out there has a tried and true recipe that features or includes it? <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:49:34 EST Simple Protein Powder Dessert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34265256 Lately I have been reading a lot of recipes that use protein powder to make pancakes, cookies, home-made bars and other baked goods (or just generally things that aren't drinks). <BR> <BR> I particularly like this website. http://proteinpow.com/. So far I have only successfully made protein pancakes which are nice but I'm trying to branch out. <BR> <BR> I like that it is very taste-orientated, but I'd like to know if there are recipes that are more budget-friendly. Like I just don't have ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:24:27 EST Search for tea cookie recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34257296 Today's Spark People extras had a go-to web for treats to go with Tea. It showed tempting pastel sandwich cookies stacked on a plate. When I clicked on it, there were hundreds of recipes for tea, but I didn't find a recipe for the cookies in the picture. I didn't go thru all 17 pages of recipes - only 4. Maybe I wasn't patient enough. Does anyone have a recipe for those sandwich cookies? Our Women's Social Club has a tea party in the spring for which we take in cookies. I'd love to hav... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:19:40 EST Lost Sausage Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34248604 Yesterday there was a Crockpot Sausage recipe with Fire Roasted Tomatoes and other vegetables on Spark People. Before I could get it down or saved, it had disappeared. Did anyone get it? Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:19:08 EST Need new flavor profile for old, favorite recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34224303 For years, one of my staple recipes has been a stew/chili type dish that I love. I vary it a bit sometimes (adding mirepoix instead of just onion, for example) but the basic ingredients are: <BR> <BR> 1- Grass-fed ground beef (2 lbs, +/-) <BR> 2- Grass-fed calves liver (8 oz) <BR> 3- Canned tomatoes (42 oz), tomato sauce (8 oz), tomato paste (3 oz) <BR> 4- onion <BR> 5- garlic <BR> 6- chili powder (1/4 cup ++) <BR> 7 - cocoa powder (1 TB +) <BR> 8 - cinnamon (1/2 tsp) <BR> 9 - oregano (2 tsp... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 15:21:42 EST I need help, quick! Healthy kid friendly meals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34181196 My husband and I have been looking after his little sister since Tuesday while his mother is out of town. It's now Friday and the only thing I have found that she would eat was tacos. She is 9 years old and bursts into tears when it comes to eating. <BR> I have tried spaghetti, baked chicken nuggets, chili dogs, mac and cheese....the issue is, she will stare at it and just tell me it's not like what her mom makes, so she doesn't want to even try it. <BR> I understand she is missing her mom,... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:58:35 EST banana bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34164771 I am want to make banana bread and would like to convert my current recipe. My ingredients are: <BR> 3 peeled ripe bananas <BR> 3/4 cup honey <BR> 1/4 teaspoon baking soda <BR> 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour <BR> I need to use coconut flour as some family members are allergic to almonds. <BR> What changes to the recipe would you recommend. <BR> Thanks <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:22:36 EST easy, cheap snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34121108 Any ideas, that'll keep me in my daily limit Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:37:30 EST Batch Cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34115189 Hi Sparkpeeps, I am new since yesterday to Sparks, and was looking for a "Batch Cooking" group. Any suggestions? Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:16:26 EST flavour to protien drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34070989 does anyone know anything to add flavour to a homemade protein shake? I blend cottage cheese and eggs with milk tottaly bland taste, I can easly add chocolate syrup that would make hella good but don't want the sugar that comes with it, also peanut butter is ruled out aswell because of the extra calories, I cant really be putting any extra calories in my diet because I am a weightlifter doing years of bulking diet but now want to be at a low bodyfat, I have 3000 caleries as it is with protein... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:54:37 EST canned pumpkin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=34016663 Our neighbor gave us cans of pumpkin and I have no idea what to do with it (besides make pie). Any ideas? Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:49:12 EST Salad recommendations, please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33989552 Since I've started tracking my food I've been eating a lot of salads. But I don't want to get bored with the salads, so I want to try new ones. The problems is that there are so many out there and I don't quite know where to start. <BR> <BR> So my question is, what's your favorite salad? I'm especially looking for ones that can keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:59:33 EST Refrigerator rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33983878 Hi, Coleen here, I am looking for a recipe I lost. Hope u can help me! I do miss making <BR> these rolls. I remember that they were made with butter milk, shorting, self-rising flour. <BR> You could keep them in frig. for as long as the dough last. Please help if u can. <BR> <BR> Thank you, Coleen Taylor <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:24 EST Turkey Breast filets??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33970378 I found some turkey breast filets on sale at my grocery store and thought I would give them a try. Problem is I don't know what to do with them???? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be helpful. <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:18:03 EST Recipe for bone broth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33922982 I am looking for crockpot bone broth recipes. <BR> Prefer no chicken feet or cows feet! <BR> Am trying to make it with 2 lbs marrow bones and a 4 lb bone in veal breast. <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:31:32 EST High Protein Vegetarian Dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33917352 I was hoping anyone who regularly cooks meat-free food could share their dinner recipes. <BR> <BR> I have found recipes posted on threads to be better suited to my needs than what I find on Google, pinterest and a range of cooking sites (though I have found great recipes in these places). <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some new high-protein vegetarian dinners under 400 calories. <BR> <BR> I am trying to branch out and cook different things. I normally make soups, teryaki tofu or some kind of... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:42:53 EST FODMAP Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33897545 I am interested in finding FODMAPPERS for support and suggestions. <BR> Thanks Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:50:34 EST Any good SLOW COOKER recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33761666 I have a couple really good slow cooker recipes that I will post when I look them up (Ginger Pot Roast, Basil Chicken) but I'm looking for some variety. What's your favorite? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Basil Chicken <BR> Crock Pot Cards <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 lb baby carrots <BR> 2 medium onions, sliced <BR> 2 cups celery slices and leaves <BR> 3 lb chicken <BR> 1/2 cup chicken broth <BR> 2 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp black pepper <BR> 1 tsp dried basil <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Preparation <BR> 1. Pla... Sat, 31 May 2014 15:42:46 EST vegetarian protein. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33733929 My daughter wants to go vegetarian, and my protein levels are currently too low. How do I incorporate both? Also she has always been a picky eater, any suggestions? <BR> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:44:15 EST Cherry Almond Butter Tart (Gluten free) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33720970 Made this yesterday and they loved it. Very little sugar and fresh cherries. Serves 6-8 <BR> <BR> You can make the tart shell up to two weeks in advance; it will keep if you wrap it tightly and store it in the freezer. We use cherries here, but you can use any in-season fruit. <BR> <BR> ½ cup sugar <BR> ½ cup crunchy almond butter <BR> 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened <BR> 1 large egg <BR> ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract <BR> &#8539; tsp. pure almond extract <BR> 1 cup gluten-free all purpo... Sun, 25 May 2014 18:32:21 EST Healthy Spanish rice?? Oh, and salad question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33714395 I have not looked in the recipe archives, so this may have already been answered, but I'm looking for a healthy flavorful brown rice/Spanish rice dish and also what a cooked serving size of it is! <BR> The other thing is, does anyone else have trouble tracking their salads?! Mine are never quite the same and I can spend tons of time trying to set up a 'group' listing only to use a couple of different things the next time. Any help here? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Priscilla-from-Texas <em>213</em> <... Sat, 24 May 2014 16:27:38 EST Meal Ideas for a Cancer patient & her family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33686238 The wife of one of my coworkers was recently diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. They set-up a Care Calendar and are looking for volunteers to help them with meals for the family of 5 two nights a week. They would prefer healthy meals (casseroles & mexican were two specifics they mentioned) with no onions. Anyone have any ideas for something that would travel over there and reheat well? Thanks! Tue, 20 May 2014 13:01:07 EST Low fat gravy recipes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33664996 As a Brit, we have sunday lunch every week and that means roast meat and gravy. I have do healthy versions of most things but I would like a good rich gravy that is low fat and not instant. If you have recipes, I would love to hear them...especially chicken gravy. Sat, 17 May 2014 09:21:38 EST cottage cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33635514 my husband bought cottage cheese at the store, how do i began to eat cottage cheese Mon, 12 May 2014 23:16:19 EST Drinking Your Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33632704 Is Crystal light and those types of drinks okay if you just can't get water down? Mon, 12 May 2014 13:43:38 EST Traditional collard greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33572429 One of my favorite things to eat when I visit southern states is collard greens, but they're not usually available where I live. I got a gorgeous bunch of the raw greens yesterday though, so could anyone give me some tips on how to prepare them? Thank you! Sat, 3 May 2014 07:51:56 EST Adding vegetables to diet without kids noticing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33527722 I'm trying to get more vegetables and a grater variety of vegetables into our diet. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 07:26:06 EST What the heck is this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33465580 There is a picture of a round bread-like item sprinkled with slivered almonds on the main SparkPeople page under the heading "Our Best Easter Recipes." I'm having trouble finding this recipe when I click on that selection. Can you point this newbie in the right direction? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:09:57 EST Alternatives to golden syrup. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33463664 Making chocolate cornflake nests for easter and the recipe calls for golden syrup. I don't cook with it often so are there any alternatives to sweeten my plain melted chocolate? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:45:08 EST clean condiment recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33442254 I am trying to make my own additive and preservative condiments. I found a clean ketchup recipe, but the spices are off. I made mayo, but it tastes like olive oil. Any suggestion on a paleo friendly oil that taste better. any suggestions? Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:01:03 EST new to Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33429424 I have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I knew it was going to happen but I ignored the warning signs. Now I am hoping I can get some help with menus. My A1C is 7.1, not terrible but has to be lowered. I am also overweight by about 15 lbs. I know that is less than some people reading this probably, but still it is all fat around my stomach. <BR> I am now enrolled in a water aerobics program. I live on Cape Cod and just couldn't find the motivation to get up early in the cold, snowy w... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:48:32 EST Festive fish recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33425636 I am looking for a festive fishrecipe that will serve 10 people (women). Also what do you like to serve with it? Thanks! Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:41:14 EST Easy recipes for a new cooker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33416536 Hey guys! <BR> <BR> I'm starting to cook again and I've been trying new things and spark recipes to keep a good calorie count. <BR> <BR> It's not easy to find some things in most of the recipes here(Cheddar is one, turkey bacon another, whole wheat pasta,...) and I wondered which recipes you'd recommend? Chicken is good to find, pork bacon too, veggies. Beef not so much. <BR> <BR> I'm making breakfast for me and my girls, lunch for me and dinner for the three of us again. <BR> <BR> Thank ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:28:07 EST Chicken Gloria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33409266 I made a dish a while back called "chicken gloria"...It was delicious! It had muenster cheese, fresh mushrooms, & cream sherry among other ingredients. I lost the recipe! <BR> Does anyone have a recipe of this? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:59:38 EST Ilumiworld http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33395016 Had anyone tried this? Have you lost weight with ilumiworld? Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:09:58 EST Breakfast (NO EGGS!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33355433 Hey guys :) <BR> So I am not the biggest breakfast fan... My entire family LOVES eggs, but I can't stand them. No matter how they're made or how many variations I try, they just make me want to gag. <BR> I find cereal very boring and don't really like toast. This often leaves me with very few healthy options. I often turn to waffles, pancakes, french toast, etc. Does anyone have any healthy recipes that do not include eggs? Thank you! <BR> Meredith Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:18:57 EST Favorite Crockpot Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33329260 Hi everyone! I am wanting to try more crockpot recipes...does anyone have any they would like to share that are kid friendly? (when I have tried chicken crockpot recipes in the past, they all seem to taste the same to me....like cardboard) Hoping to start a collection of good ones to help on the busy busy days my family has....THANKS!!! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:27:26 EST What is your favorite spice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33313665 <em>301</em> <BR> I find when I get bored with my food using different spices changes the taste and I enjoy my food again. I cook for two and most recipes are for 4 - 6 people so the next day I change the taste by adding a few different spices to create a new flavor profile. While away taking care of my mom in January and February I was introduced to Ground Sumac. I was surprised when I found it at our local Bulk Barn spice isle. I've put it on the outside of my roasting chicken and sp... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:32:14 EST 520 calories a day diet?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33302103 I went to a weight loss clinic the other day & I started taking appetite suppressant med & will start B12 & HCG injections next week. They put me on a 520 calorie diet for the first month! Ouch. I need low calorie low sugar low carb recipes!! Besides eating lettuce & drinking water! Ugh! Hope someone out there has some suggestions! Thanks in advance... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:18:12 EST Best Sloppy Joe recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33297084 Lately I've been craving a really good sloppy joe. I don't really like the canned stuff because it is so tangy. I prefer more of a slightly sweet but mostly creamy and savory sloppy joe. I thought my mom made them with tomato and cream of mushroom soups, but I tried and it wasn't the same. Anyone have a good recipe? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:52:51 EST Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33276797 What is the paleo diet and where do you find recipes and menus for it? Sorry I am new here. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:29:18 EST vegan advice please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33222824 i have very recently became vegan and have lot weight really fast. i try to eat more because although i do want to loose weight i want to do it in a health way. any ideas how to keep weight lose to around 1 to 2 pounds a week instead of like 7. i am gluten free and hate hate beans, any advice on what to do to fix this would be welcome. thanks :) Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:41:16 EST need quick & easy recipes for me & my 2 fussy kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33209982 Have just recently started my path to a better me, I work and have 2 fussy eaters in the house. Could anyone suggest some nice quick and easy (tasty) meals for me please. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:59:08 EST Cream Sherry Wine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33188709 I found a recipe for Chicken Gloria. It sounded wonderful, but called for Cream Sherry Wine.I didn`t know what it was and I never have wine in the house anyway. After searching the internet for substitutions and getting no where, I used cranberry/blueberry juice blend with a table spoon of balsamic vinegar added. The recipe turned out yummilicious, but wonder if it would have tasted different....anyone know substitute for Cream Sherry Wine? Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:49:02 EST New Vegetarian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33120447 I would like some recipes using Tofu and TVP. I am having trouble keeping my protein count up to where it is supposed to be and I am getting VERY tired of beans. <em>4</em> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:48:33 EST need recipe for recipes that dieter can eat lots o http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33101330 Okay, I know portion size is important. But if anyone has a recipe for a soup or hot dish that one could eat a lot of and not get into calorie trouble, I need it. I used to make a vegetable soup with canned vegetables but ran into a high sodium problem. I am hoping to find something to eat for those times when I crave real food but it is not a meal time. Thanks. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:28:44 EST Hot and Spicey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33047901 I like to add tabasco 0r chiles to soups, particularly progresso's heart healthy. The use of turnip fries also helps as a diet food. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:42:02 EST Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Batch? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33042052 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have coeliac disease, so cannot eat gluten, but I also recently decided to become vegetarian. Does anyone have any great gluten free, vegetarian batch cook recipes that I can freeze?...not asking for much here, am I ;) <BR> I thought this would be the best place to ask. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:58:17 EST How to cook for 2 but, he hates healthy food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33041590 My husband loves hamburgers, French fries, mac and cheese, bread, pizza from a box, in fact that is how he likes his food out of a box. I on the other hand am trying to get rid of my weight, ( I am not losing it I have no intention of ever finding it again). How can I cook for him and me without spending a fortune on groceries and spending hours in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> Anyone have this problem? Any suggestions is greatly appreciated Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:22:31 EST Need south beach diet approved recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33024027 I go in for surgery to remove my gallbladder on March 3rd and after I heal my husband and I are going to go on the south beach diet and start walking to help us lose weight. If any one has any south beach diet recipes that they would share I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:21:44 EST I need the recipe for an old WW Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33014870 I used to make toast with riccotta cheese and splenda and cinnamon mixed together.Broil till warm and I need the amounts of ricotta cheese and splenda with cinnamon. Thanks for any help you can render in this matter. <BR> Charlene Fri, 7 Feb 2014 19:57:52 EST Low carb chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33008325 I have found several low carb chili recipes but I am concerned about the amount of fat in a single cup serving (18-24g!). <BR> <BR> Do you have any recipes that are lower in fat? Because I LOVE chili so much! Thu, 6 Feb 2014 22:25:14 EST healthy snacks for the superbowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32972910 Any ideas? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:03:40 EST Pasta Recipes without tomato sauce? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32972777 Hi everyone :-) <BR> I am looking for some pasta recipes so I can have a friend over for dinner one night. He has special diet needs so I am kind of stumped. <BR> He LOVES pasta, but he can't have tomatoes,cheese, eggs, dairy, soy of any kind or wheat. <BR> <BR> No problem on the pasta I found some rice pasta I know he can have, I found the cheese he can have on occasion, (made with pea protein, which I have no idea what that is, nor am I sure I want to know ha ha ha), but what in the world ... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 08:33:55 EST help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32960845 I need help with finding a dinner with 300 calories or fewer that the whole family would like. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:33:34 EST Healthy Wings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32911618 My hubby and I LOVE to eat wings, but they are high in fat and calories. Looking for ways to make them, but cutting out a lot of the fat and calories. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:17:19 EST 4-bean slow cooker chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32895457 I had this recipe I became addicted to but now I can't find it anywhere. I get recipes from books, magazines, and websites and can't remember where I got it from. I know it has a can each of garbanzo, pinto, black, and kidney beans. It also has tomatoes and a chipotle chili in adobo and you add lime juice once it's cooked before you eat it. If anyone has this recipe or something similar could you pass it along please! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:44:37 EST crackers made from juicing pulp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32891020 I have seen a few posts about making crackers, muffins and pancakes from the pulp left over from juicing. Can anyone share the recipe, or any other recipes that you have using the pulp from juicing? Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:48:52 EST Low sodium salad dressings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32885006 I love, love, love salads but doc says to stick with low sodium dressings. Not so easy to do. Can anyone give me information about dressings I can purchase or good recipes for them. Thanks so much for your help with this one! Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:22:38 EST Please help me find, Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32866977 I was looking at the Mother's Day recipes, I believe there were 6 recipes, one was asparagus with a sauce, another was frosted cupcakes. I do not remember what the rest were. If memory serves, (it was only last evening I saw these recipes) they were recipes that were in the cookbook by Meg Galvan's new cookbook. <BR> I don't know what happened, but, SUDDENLY I lost that site and could NOT find it again. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> If anyone knows the site address or link to those recipes I sur... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:58:03 EST Recipes For PuddingS Made With Stevia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32856194 Hi I see many recipes for puddings made with other sugar substitutes , however; Stevia is the one that has absolutely no chemicals in it. I would love to see some with Mousse and puddings made with Stevia, nothing really fancy , no pies etc. Just the puddings and mousse( which does tend to be a bit more fancier than pudding) TYVM <em>334</em> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:47:36 EST Healthy pot pie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32843749 I LOVE a good pot pie, but most of them are more than my fat, calorie and sodium needs for the day, meaning I wouldn't be able to eat anything else. Does a healthy recipe exist? Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:49:01 EST Fructose Malabsorption Diagnosis.....HELP!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32842317 I was told by my doctor about 6 years ago to avoid all lactose and just yesterday after two days of testing was told I am not lactose intolerant, but rather have a fructose intolerance (malabsorption). I'm frustrated, hungry, cranky, and probably a bit depressed (not to mention overwhelmed with work). <BR> <BR> Any suggestions or encouragement? I'm meeting with a dietitian next week Thursday. <BR> -Lothar123 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:47:05 EST list of easy pre made food and snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32833003 I need a list of pre-made cookies, snacks, cereals and soups that I can buy and sub in for snacks when I don't have time or access to a kitchen or fresh. <BR> So like weight watchers, Special K, fiber one, lean cuisine....ect. <BR> I also need a list of free and food under like 30 calories. <BR> Thank you for your support <BR> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:35:12 EST Low Calorie Marinades for Chicken, Salmon, or Shri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32824871 Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I like eating chicken, salmon, and shrimp. I do like to add a little flavor when I cook up these proteins. The problem is... marinades are usually so caloric! Most marinades contain high amounts of olive oil which adds tons of calories. I am already eating too much fat as it is, so if there's any way to season/flavor my food without so much fat, please leave your suggestions! <BR> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:58:25 EST recipe for anit-inflamation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32792359 Anyone have any good recipes using whole foods only? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:42:37 EST Pescatarian Lunch box Ideas needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32764874 Hello, My Fieance and I have recently switched to a pescatarian diet. He takes a luch every day to work, has access to a fridge and microwave. I hate to send him the same thing over and over again. Any ideas of a healthy Manly lunch???? Thanks in advance. <BR> ~Diana~ Sun, 5 Jan 2014 06:29:39 EST Recipe and meal suggestions for carb cycling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32764173 I have started trying to follow the carb cycling diet (for those that dont know, its low carb one day, and hi carb the next) but i cannot for the life of me figure out what to make! i need some suggestions for both hi carb and low carb meals and snacks. any help would be much appreciated! <BR> p.s. hi carb means complex carbs, not just high carbs! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 00:36:53 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32745569 Hi everyone! Thought I would stop in and say hello, I am looking for any kind of suggestions on how to start-what to eat day to day.....looking for ways to positively start eating healthy without starving all day. Any suggestions? Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:36:48 EST Recipe ideas using up ingredients? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32743985 Organizing my pantry, I am realizing how much food we just have not been eating. Somehow I have been stockpiling rice, beans, soups, nuts, dried fruit, and cooking sauces. It's time to eat down the pantry! Anyone have any recipes that are easy to modify but use up a lot of random ingredients? I have three children (1, 3, and 5) and a husband to feed, so solid amounts of food are good for us. I am living in England right now, so that might limit some produce and seasoning choices. I don't have... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 08:57:57 EST eMeals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32740613 Has anyone ever done the eMeals program? It looks like an awesome way to eat healthy and inexpensively. I got a Groupon deal for a year at half the cost and am really looking forward to starting it in June (I'm getting married the last day of May so I'll start it once future hubs and I are living together.). I am really liking the low calorie plan. Has anyone tried this or any others they liked more? Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:11:30 EST low carb meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32650833 Whats your favorite low carb meal? Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:48:34 EST slow cooker oatmeal/hot cereals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32603133 Have been reading about this idea, but haven't tried it yet. Suggestions for great high nutrition low calorie options that can be cooked in the slow cooker and reheated for the next morning? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:49:43 EST you favorite low cal high flavor winter soups? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32603123 In winter I kinda live on soups, but am bored of my standbys, which include weightwatchers sweet and sour asian soup, minestrone, split pea with apple, mushroom barley, and butternut squash. <BR> <BR> what are your favorite "meal in a bowl" go-to choices? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:48:44 EST No fridge or frezzer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32584430 Due to work, I am going to have limit access to fridge and freezers for the next 6 weeks. Looking for meal ideas from food that will keep shelf stable (most likely in my car). Will have all the usual kitchen appliances and tools at my use. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:08:45 EST Kale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32581438 Anyone have a recipe for kale chips? Sun, 8 Dec 2013 14:28:40 EST What do you eat when craving pizza? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32527325 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 What to do with the vegetable leftovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32526186 I have leftover broccoli, string beans, carrots and green peppers from Thanksgiving (some cut, some not cut). What can I make? I am thinking of steaming the broccoli, string beans and carrots and freezing them. Maybe I will saute the peppers and freeze them too. <BR> <BR> But, if anyone has other ideas...let me know. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:28:43 EST Chicken Tender Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32490436 Hey everyone! <BR> So I've been trying to find a healthy (but delicious) way to make chicken tenders that I have. Normally, my roommates would cake them in flour and deep fry them but I'm really trying to stay on track. I've been trying to find flavorful ideas to make chicken tenders and a way that won't cause it to be unhealthy. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Any help would be great! :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:23:34 EST Healthy Holiday Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32485797 We have Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas and New Years coming up, which can be a pretty calorific time. I'd like to start a thread with healthy holiday dishes. Include the recipe! <BR> <BR> Wild Rice and Corn Bread Stuffing (perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners) <BR> <BR> Savory corn bread, approximately 4 cups <BR> 2 1/2 cups chicken stock, low sodium and reduced fat <BR> 2 cups water <BR> 1 cup wild rice <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 1 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onio... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:16:54 EST Paleo Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32478554 Has anyone else ever been on this diet? My doctor has recommended it with all of my medical issues. It is just so hard to follow. I need some new recipes that will help put flavor into the food. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 19:09:43 EST sweet potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32469813 Any ideas for a healthier version of sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:36:48 EST healthy and kid friendly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32464739 i like to finely chop veggies and hide them in everything.. or make "desserts" sweet potato pie is excellent way of getting veggies and with all that natural sugar you hardly need any brown sugar. <BR> <BR> i grate carrots and zucchini into alot of stuff like muffins, cakes, meatloaf, meatballs.. <BR> <BR> i also like to buy flax seeds (ground or whole) and throw them in just about everything for added fiber. <BR> <BR> try adding healthy spices like cinnamon to muffins and cakes too, not ... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:48:33 EST Weight Watchers Dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32403840 Anyone have any weight watchers dinner recipes they are willing to share?? Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:59:32 EST Pizza Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32390668 What is a good homemade Pizza Sauce? Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:56:22 EST Vegan banana muffins? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32385036 I have four overripe bananas and I want to do something with them. Surely, I thought, someone has a healthy banana muffin or bread or bar recipe of some kind. I'm a vegan, no refined flour or sugar, and I don't use oil or eggs (found several "vegan" recipes in the sparkrecipe database with eggs!!!) Isn't there a whole foods healthy vegan banana muffin in existence somewhere??? Sat, 9 Nov 2013 14:35:35 EST Green Giant Cheese Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32381545 I would love to not spend $2/day on my sides for meals... but the Green Giant cheese sauce is SOOOO yummy... anybody have any low calorie options that can help me wean myself off of these delicious dishes? Sat, 9 Nov 2013 03:23:12 EST Need Help. 2 new diabetics this Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32362459 We usually have Thanksgiving at my house (started this 5 years ago), and I've been trying to whittle down the menu ever since! But this year, I'm taking drastic measures, since both my Mom and my Uncle were diagnosed as diabetic! No more massive gorging on green bean bundles (contains sugar), sweeten creamed corn, rolls, and other carb-licious stuff, and then again on desserts later! I want to rework our menu into something they (and I) can both enjoy guilt free! But I need help, other than t... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:09:41 EST Recipe for Peek Frean Lifestyle-type Cookies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32358220 I love the Peek Frean Lifestyle cookies (these things: <link>asset5.wellmedia.ca/i/44215eb41f6de9<BR>de0f3ccbdc5cdb025c_ra,w403,h403_pa,w40<BR>3,h403.jpeg </link> ), but I wanted to find a recipe so I could make them at home, and tinker around with them a bit. <BR> <BR> My main problem seems to be that I've always called these types of cookies tea biscuits, but apparently that term varies greatly so when I look, I seem to find recipes for everything except what I want. <BR> <BR> Can anyon... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 20:39:33 EST low cholesterol snacks/desserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32349503 I love snacks and desserts this is my one weakness, but I need some low or no cholesterol <em>334</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 15:21:16 EST Gluten Free Cookie recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32333355 Hi <BR> I received a terrific Gluten Free Cookie recipe in a Spark email. I can't find it now! <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure it was in late August or early September, and that it was from Chef Meg. It was based on Almond and Rice flours, and was a Thumbprint type cookie with jam. <BR> Made them for a celiac friend, who loved them, and I'd love to make them again. <BR> <BR> Anyone familiar with it? <BR> <BR> A million thanks! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:08:51 EST Pizza At Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32307597 Going to make little pizzas at home, english muffin, pizza sauce and shreaded cheese. Any suggestions to lighten it up? Keeping it kid friendly. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:25:54 EST Holiday recipes.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32295798 So................ the holidays are fastly approaching, a lot of us do tend to "slip" & eat some things we know we shouldn't like dressing, homemade macaroni & cheese, all those things that turns right into sugar, and in the next few days we sat back and think, " I regret I ate so much because I know I'm gonna gain more or the weight back that I've worked so hard to try to lose!!" so, who has great ideas for your Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners? Would you please share? Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:56:03 EST Brussels sprouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32275901 I sent my husband for broccoli and he came home with Brussels sprouts. What do I do with them? Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:51:46 EST Please Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32261701 Hi there <BR> I need to eat vegan for health reasons, I am learning to do that slowly, but I also can not eat any soy/tofu. and no lentils or beans, so my question is this, does any one have some vegan recipes that do not use beans/lentils, soy/tofu and is also wheat/yeast free?? (in other words no seitan please) I know I am asking a lot, but there must be other vegans out there, that does not eat these things right? :-) Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:21:31 EST Need help with food allergys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32240775 I have fibromyalgia, lupus and RA. Recently I was in the hospital for a shoulder replacement because lupus had destroyed all of original shoulder. I got to talking to the respiratory therapist and she told me she found she had an allergy to nightshade vegetables. When she heard that RA and Fibro was relieved by removing them from her diet she tried it and said all the symptoms disappeared. Well silly me I tried it and it worked. .Most of you are wondering what nightshade veggies are. The... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 04:46:40 EST Adding calcium to my diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32224934 I stopped taking calcium supplements and would like to know a few other ways to add more into my diet. I'm not to big on dairy products and add skim milk to my coffee in place of creamer and sometime eat yogurt or cheese. I don't care for soy, almond, and other "milks" as some don't agree with me. Ideas about eating the recommended amount through food Please. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:15:13 EST Protein balls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32216235 looking for a protein and fiber ball recipe with no peanuts. I am highly allergic to peanuts but would like to make the protein balls so I can have a healthy chocolate snack could someone please help me? Not doing so well on my weightloss. but that is another story. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:42:30 EST Blood sugar testing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32212590 Does anyone know why, when I take a second reading of my blood sugar in the morning, directly after the first reading.....it is always higher? Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:03:44 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32200558 I've found many great recipes. Keep up the good work. <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:28:52 EST Short Ribs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32193051 I was given a couple packages of beef short ribs. I remember my mom making these years ago, when I was a child, but I have no idea what to do with them. Any suggestions? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 14:48:56 EST Lasagna Styles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32193031 How do you make a healthy Lasagna? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 14:42:16 EST Pre Cooked Steak Strips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32178057 A friend gave me a pkg of pre-cooked frozen steak strips....what do I do with them? Any suggestions? I didn`t want to be rude, so I took them & didn`t ask any questions.....but ? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:14:49 EST favorite family(kid friendly yet healthy)recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32164000 I'm looking for something kid friendly yet healthy for the kids...my kids are so picky and trying to get them to eat different foods is a task in itself. Thanks! Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:55:45 EST HELP! Abundant Eggplant Harvest 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32156513 Hi! The 2013 season blessed us with an abundant harvest of eggplants and I have been scouring the internet searching for delicious ways to make these aubergines beyond the traditional roast, parmigiana, lasagna, & baba ganoush recipes..its been a challenge! Time is running out on their viability, and at least I can *can* them - but I'm new to that too..should I just roast them & can the pulp? <BR> I don't know! <BR> I prefer vegetarian style..but ANY eggplant creation suggestion (including ... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:43:22 EST holiday deserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32138579 Help the holidays r coming i love pecan pies and pumpkin pies does anyone have recipies for these so i can stay on track Sat, 5 Oct 2013 23:50:27 EST Looking for 2 Ingredient Dairy Free Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32132555 Hi I'm looking for 2 ingredient dairy free recipes, anyone have any? 2 or 3 ingredients is fine too! Sat, 5 Oct 2013 01:45:45 EST No oven, no microwave recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32130449 I am living in Germany for a year while studying abroad and my on campus apartment only has a stove top to cook with. I have no microwave, no oven, but am planing on getting a toaster oven and/or slow cooker. Only if I can find one that isn't expensive. Can anyone help me out with some simple recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients. Fri, 4 Oct 2013 17:56:41 EST Oatmeal brownies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32115138 This may not be the site to ask since I don't know how healthy this is.. My Aunt used to make brownies using cocoa powder, quick oats,margerine,sugar are some of the ingredients-flour was Not used. I think this may have come from the back of a Quaker Oats box long ago. Anyone have this recipe to share? I am planning to make this for visiting family members who remember her wonderful brownies. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:57:28 EST 1 meat lover & 1 vegetarian coming to dinner...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32106094 I have a meat lover and a vegetarian coming for dinner on Sat. What do I cook? Neither would want me to go to a lot of trouble, but what is easy, inexpensive and would satisfy both? <BR> I did a cheese & spinach lasagne with Italian meatballs on the side last year....any ideas? <BR> Thanks for any ideas <BR> :) Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:28:44 EST Pomegranate Dressing for Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32088506 This dressing is great for salads with fruit as well. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 cup pomegranate juice <BR> <BR> 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon honey <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon Tarragon <BR> <BR> 1 teaspoon lemon thyme <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Combine ingredients in a container with a tight lid and shake vigorously. Serve over salad greens. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you like it <em>30</em> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 05:29:04 EST Leftover pork loin recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32078910 Hi, <BR> I bought a really nice pork loin roast and am going to cook it tomorrow. Usually I would use the leftovers in a fried rice but I have no control when I eat fried rice and will probably eat way more than I should if I made it. <BR> Does anyone have any good healthy recipes? I prefer savory recipes over sweet. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:13:44 EST Low-fat, low-sodium refried bean recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32002107 Does anyone have or know where I can find a recipe for fat-free refried beans? I want to make my refrieds at home to be able to lower the sodium content since the canned versions have too much sodium in them. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:30:53 EST Looking for healthy iced coffee recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31959270 I love my iced coffee in the morning whether by itself or with breakfast, please share any ideas here. Thank you!!!! Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:11:22 EST Sauerkraut for Health - Need Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31936350 What can I do with sauerkraut that does NOT involve pork or fake soy meats? (we don't use either) Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:50:11 EST Allergic to onion, garlic and all peppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31931663 I need some fast and easy receipts that DO NOT USE any onion or garlic, or pepper or any kind. Are you up to the test? I'd like them to be main dishes or casseroles if possible. Please I need help. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 04:04:19 EST Diabetic Vegetarian Main Dishes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31925619 I could really use some ideas for meals for a vegetarian diabetic. Because of other health issues, I have to be careful what I eat, but I'd like some suggestions. Thanks in advance! (One can only eat so much Greek yogurt.) <em>24</em> Sat, 7 Sep 2013 07:48:34 EST Rum cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31913295 I know probably not the best thing to ask about on a fitness website...but does anyone know the recipe? Because I lost it. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 14:41:31 EST Allergic to nut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31907660 I am allergic to nuts what are some super filling snack ideas that are nut free? Wed, 4 Sep 2013 23:03:10 EST Scalloped Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31895420 Does anyone have a recipe for some tasty, diet-friendly scalloped potatoes? I do not want any other potato recipes, please....I need SCALLOPED. <BR> Thanks, I do appreciate your help. <BR> :) Tue, 3 Sep 2013 10:24:22 EST Healthy Breakfasts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31877644 I am looking for breakfasts that are dairy-free and low in fibre. <BR> All I eat for breakfast now is eggs or cereal. I have Cream of Wheat but havent made it in awhile. <BR> If anyone knows any oatmeal low in insoluble fibre and high in soluble fibre, please tell me. <BR> Thank you! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 23:23:22 EST vegetable souffles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31866459 Hi, I used to buy these litebites egg white vegetable souffles, but they are about $4 each (way too much!) I would love to start making a batch of them on Sundays in order to take them to work during the week. Does anyone have any good recipes? Also, I can't really drink milk... I don't know if that makes it technically not a souffle? Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:15:16 EST Looking for Low Carb coconut "candy" recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31853915 Just starting to cook with coconut, coconut oil, coconut milk. Any LC coconut recipes for a LC coconut candy? <BR> Thanx! Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:47:38 EST Want meals to freeze ahead while having surgery & http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31838477 <BR> <BR> Having bilateral knee replacement surgery in a few weeks and want to have some freezer meals to have someone cook while I go thru 3 months recuperation. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions as to how to do this? Do you freeze after cooking, or cook and bake then Freeze? Thanks!! Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:48:19 EST Packable lunches for work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31830843 I know there is salads, but I am really looking for great tasting, easy to pack lunches for work. I work in a rural community with no really good food choices available as the town is packed with fast food restaurants. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:29:04 EST home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31815818 Would someone like to come to my house and teach me how to cook? I can boil water. <BR> <BR> How do you know what spices goes with what? <em>100</em> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:21:01 EST Hatch green chilies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31802990 I am about to get 12.5lbs of hatch chilies. I am going to make green chili, and green chili corn bread, and frittatta, but not sure what else to do with them. I know how to roast them (I assume it is the same you would do for jalapenos or bell peppers), so I will have 12.5lbs of roasted chilies to use. <BR> <BR> Any additional suggestions? Thanks! Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:34:34 EST Doesn't like fish but need to start eating it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31784179 Does anyone have suggestions for the ones that do not like fish? I know I need to eat fish but can't stand strong taste. Looking for a fish that us easy to prepare and does not have a strong taste. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:21:20 EST What to use in place of chicken? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31765567 We don't eat beef at our house and my son just announced that he doesn't want to eat chicken anymore (we got 3 egg laying chickens this spring and he is having issues about chickens being pets yet being eaten) <BR> <BR> I was wondering about using tofu. I am not a cook, so I need something easy to fix. What kind of tofu would you put in an oriental stir fry for instance? Do you buy it in the freezer section? What kind would you put in tacos/ quesadillas? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 02:52:41 EST Dilemma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31737269 My dad has been given some raw rhubarb, we have no idea what do do with it or how to cook it, what do we do with it Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:20:47 EST Bedtime drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31729022 Anyone got any good ideas for warm soothing bedtime drinks that will help me sleep. <BR> <BR> I cannot have milk, cocoa or herbal teas due to digestive issues. It has to be something I can make at home as most commercially produced drinks contain additives that I can't digest. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:10:29 EST cabbage recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31650889 We recently got a small head of cabbage and need to use it up. Most of the family is not too fond of cabbage, but we don't want to toss it. Any ideas? Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:02:47 EST Amazing Desserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31629014 Hi everyone! I am in need of some amazing dessert for me to make! I have 2 kids and this whole eating healthy things is going ok, but they are missing their desserts because I can't find anything that doesn't completely blow our diet out of the water! Help :) Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:33:26 EST Looking for some good rice recipes for rice cooker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31625813 I am looking for some good rice recipes for my rice cooker. My rice is always plain and I would like to have some healthy flavours. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:12:03 EST Frozen Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31618330 Has anyone found a real tasty Frozen Pizza, I am not a big fan, but would love to have one in the freezer for a standby. Thin Crust, but not the flavor of CARDBOARD. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:40:40 EST Easy vegan clean eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31607899 I am an incoming freshman in college and will be cooking a lot of stuff at home. I am looking for food that will be easy to prepare and still whole and healthy. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:40:26 EST protein rich meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31598531 Hi <BR> I am looking for some good, easy, and quick meals that are high in protein. <BR> Thank you. <BR> Regards <BR> Dianne Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:36:12 EST goat cheese ideas?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31575912 Heading to sister's great place in WV mountains the first week of August. Always lots of food/drink involved. We're already talking what we'll be cooking and I'll get a list of stuff to bring along. She has a log of goat cheese that has been lingering in fridge, and has put me on a mission to come up with something to do with it. Some sorta dip for chips or spread for crackers? Looking for a killer recipe and will want to have all ingredients ready to plop in cooler as I head out on the ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:35:14 EST Any ideas for kidney beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31568667 Want to use up some kidney beans wondering if anyone has a good Recipe? Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:02:09 EST Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31530740 Any great breakfast smoothie recipes. or any recipes really. :) Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:18:57 EST 600 Calorie Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31530735 I want to try to get a 600 calorie breakfast and need help Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:18:12 EST Chicken "South of the Border" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31361267 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anybody has any recipe ideas for a Latin-flavoured chicken. I've got two defrosted chicken breasts, taco sauce, salsa, minced garlic, fresh garlic, chili powder, cumin and I think a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. i can't bake anything because I don't have a baking dish. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Jess Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:25:37 EST What to do with a leftover, frozen, grilled steak? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31358601 So bit of an odd thing here. I grilled up 2 sirloin steaks and while the one I ate wasn't the greatest (pretty tough, but it was such a cheap cut on sale I don't regret buying it) but my roommate ended up having to leave last second so he didn't eat the one I made for him. I was leaving the next day on a business trip for a week so I wouldn't get a chance to eat it so I put it in the freezer to keep. <BR> <BR> Now I'm wondering what the options are for it? I put it in the fridge so it should... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:06:55 EST vegan without beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31216443 Hello, Sparklers! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for interesting vegan recipes (avoiding dairy at the moment for the LiveFit Revolution challenge) that aren't loaded up with beans. I have a mild allergy to beans. I love them, but prefer not to have a stuffed up head all the time. I do have a slow cooker and often make vegetable curry, for example. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jodi Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:36:02 EST HOW DOES SOMEONE ON FOOD STAMP FEED A LARGE FAMILY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31125397 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 Price Chopper's Dakota bread? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31099597 Price Chopper is a grocery chain in the Northeast. They have their own version of Dakota bread that is delicious. Anyone know the recipe? Tue, 28 May 2013 11:08:45 EST what goes on salmon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31091825 Ive only been a fan of chicken but I recently wanted to try new things, I bought salmon but I have No idea what spices goes on it, help please!! Mon, 27 May 2013 12:56:15 EST black bean brownies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31087083 I have a can of black beans and would like to make some brownies using them. However I find tons of recipes and some have various feedback on them. Anyone have a tried & true recipe they have used? thanks :) Sun, 26 May 2013 21:10:39 EST bbq sauce no onion garlic wheat barley - diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30938718 Hi - my son is on a special diet need a BBQ sauce recipe with no onion garlic wheat or barley . To complicate things further he does not like oregano or rosemary. can anyone help me? Light 512 Tue, 7 May 2013 18:48:17 EST Paleo Diet Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30852036 I switched over to paleo about 2 years ago (I have my moments but I try to stick as honest to the diet as possible), and I love it! In two years I went from just over 200 to about 170 and I'm feeling healthier than ever! <BR> <BR> If you need help, here are some great paleo diet recipes: <link>modernpaleodiet.com/paleo-diet-recip<BR>es/ </link> <BR> <BR> Let me know if you need any more help! Just reply to this post. My goal is to help as many people as I can who are wanting to use pale... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:58:26 EST Lemon Meringue Pie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=28395793 Does anyone have any healthy recipes for lemon meringue pie (without the meringue is fine too--we don't eat that part!)? My mom bought a bunch of lemons and wants me to make lemon meringue pie...but she's trying to eat better and I'm trying to eat better, so I was hoping someone has a recipe, or could direct me to a recipe, for a healthy version of lemon meringue pie! Thank you! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:30:20 EST Sausage Stir fry? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=28384838 Look for ideas on how to make this. I have sausage and veggies that have to go so figured this would be the easiest way. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:46:26 EST Dukan diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=26477726 I'm on the Dukan diet first phase.. does anybody have a great recipe I can follow. Cheers Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:47:36 EST Paleo Diet Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=24043090 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