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 meal challenges with so many restrictions I did a blood test to find out my food sensitivities and I have to remove all of these from my diet for at least 30 days, possibly forever. I don't cook a lot, and I'm a fussy eater, and I'm often eating on the go. and many of my favorite things are now off limits. Ideas please? No gluten, no dairy, no almonds, no white potato, tomato or bell peppers. No bananas or pineapple. no garlic or mushroom. No safflower oil. Also no barley, bran , malt, oats, rye, wheat...or black pepper. So f... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:17 EST a healthy meatball recipe I am looking for a recipe for a healthier meatball that will also hold up in sauce. I have tried 2 different recipes that use eggplant, another recipe with lentils. Both recipes with the eggplant will hold up in the freezer - lentil recipe, not so much. <BR> <BR> I am trying to avoid using meat if possible. I want to be able to make them up, freeze them and then when I want a few meatballs, take a couple out of the freezer and then pop them into some sauce to warm up and enjoy as part of a ... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:30:04 EST Chocolate pudding recipe I am looking for a very quick & easy healthy dark chocolate pudding recipe. Every time I find one it has too much sugar. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:52:58 EST Digestive Problems I have GERD as well as bloating. I need recipe ideas for these issues. I can't do blan but a lot of spices mess with me. I am willing to try anything. I want to create my own meal plan too but I am very easily overwhelmed. Any help or ideas would be appreciated. Have a great day Tue, 8 Aug 2017 12:22:14 EST Spiralized beet noodles? Anyone have a good idea for using spiralized beet noodles? I got some on a clearance produce rack yesterday. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:19:43 EST califlower and shrimp salad Does any one have the recipie for an old Weight Watcher califlower and shrimp salad? I used to make it years ago it was simple and so good. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 01:29:30 EST pesto without pine nuts? what type of seasoning can i use to make up the difference for the missing pine nuts? Mon, 3 Jul 2017 22:12:01 EST Sour Kraut Salad My mother used to make a wonderful salad using Sour Kraut. I just remembered it today. She has passed away now and I want to know if anyone has a recipe for this. I remember it had grated carrots. We used to make it in a big jar and let it set in the refrigerator about 24 hours before we would eat it. <BR> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 15:27:18 EST High protein diet Does anyone have any ideas on bumping up my protein without increasing my overall caloric intake too much? Could really use some breakfast and lunch ideas. Thanks! Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:52:15 EST What can I use instead of soy sauce for recipes. There are so many delicious recipes, especially marinades, that call for soy sauce. Can anyone tell me what I can use instead. <BR> <BR> My husband is allergic to soy. <BR> He suffers with arthritis and even a little bit of soy sauce makes the pain that much worse. <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance. <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:31:31 EST Recipes high in potassium I never seem to meet my daily potassium requirement. Anybody have any ideas besides bananas? Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:17:10 EST Tofu Hello fellow sparklies, <BR> <BR> I have always wanted to try tofu but have heard that it's hard to cook with. Wondering if anyone has any cooking tips or recipes you'd like to share. <BR> Thanks in advance. <BR> <em>593</em> Tue, 30 May 2017 07:30:55 EST Whey Protein powder, White Flour, Eggs... I am shooting for low carb/low calories, high protein recipes! I will try anything! <BR> <BR> I dont want to use coconut oil, coconut flour, almond flour, pea flour… just use the regular ingredients… <BR> <BR> Any recipe you can share? Mon, 15 May 2017 19:16:34 EST DANDILION LEAVES THEY ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU. <em>30</em> Sat, 13 May 2017 00:27:12 EST Rice Substitute for Stuffed Peppers? I am on a serious carb-reduction plan. I love stuffed green peppers and need a rice substitute...any ideas out there? And I don't mean whole grain rice either - I want a complete low carb alternative from anything "rice" to stuff my peppers with. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:47:52 EST Microwave Do any of you have some yummy microwave recipes to share? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Thu, 2 Mar 2017 15:09:06 EST how to get more fiber I can't eat gluten and need to restrict rice as well. How can I get more fiber? Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:26:11 EST Pancakes Does anyone know of some low calorie pancakes. I find low carb. But I want low calorie <em>4</em> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:33:35 EST Advice for a 400-500 cal breakfast Advice for a 400-500 cal breakfast Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:34:12 EST Favorite Salad dressing recipes Love all kinds of lettuces and kale salads but does anybody have a tasty go to dressing that is not too high in sugar? Thanks, RoxAnne Fri, 3 Feb 2017 20:39:43 EST Guilt Free Treats does anyone have really good recipes they've tried for good desserts? Friday night is my cheat night but I still want something I can enjoy guilt free. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:02:31 EST Cauliflower Pizza Have you tried the cauliflower pizza crust? <BR> Success? <BR> What is your opinion? <BR> Any tricks to get it crispy? <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:55:21 EST Favorite recipes for vegan meat What are your favorite recipes using vegan meat? Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:33:04 EST Not losing do I need to start counting calories I lost nicely for first few weeks and things stopped. This has happened on Atkins and south beach years ago when I tried! Researching and finding I should count calories! What??????? I stopped weight watchers because if that! Help!!!!! I have been 100 percent! Not one morsal on non paeleo!!! Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:14:53 EST recipes for spiralizer I got one for Christmas and need ideas. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 16:52:55 EST low acid acid reflux help Sun, 8 Jan 2017 16:40:22 EST food preping I would like some new recipes. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:02:46 EST Need easy lunches for work I am stuck in the sandwich/soup rut....and I don't want to rely on frozen "diet" I am curious of what everyone else is taking to work for lunch, I have access to a toaster and microwave. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance, <BR> <BR> Colleen in Pittsburgh Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:09:51 EST Low cal cheese Do low cal, "fat free" cheeses work in recipes? Or are some much lower in calories than others, like swiss vs. triple cream cheese? Which types do you find best? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:39:56 EST "Vegan" cooking not omitting eggs Hi, My son and his SO are into vegan cooking, with the exception that they will eat eggs. I have ben wanting to add more veggie recipes, w/o the cheese and less dairy. Who has tried some good recipes like this? One I did try this week was veggie chili with sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, black beans, spices with "heat" . Thanks! Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:21:33 EST PRIME RIB help !! I am trying to find a recipe for cooking prime rib. The one I am looking for is when you place herbs (?) on the meat and cook (?) it in the oven without opening the door until it is done. you cook it for a certain (?) time, then turn off the oven and it finishes before the door gets open. please help fill in the question marks. May GOD bless you all. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:42:47 EST Salmon I have some salmon to cook tonight....what is your favorite way of having it? Please share. I usually do butter and garlic but I am wanting something different. <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:40:27 EST Beans and ? I'm cooking some beans (mixed black, brown, white, black eye etc.) at the moment for the first time, but I don't know what to do with them after that. <BR> <BR> I am not meeting my protein and fiber requirements, and need to boost those, but should avoid saturated fats due to high cholesterol. <BR> <BR> Can anyone offer suggestions or recipes to make a tasty meal or snack with them? I have spinach in the house if that works, and/or tomatoes. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:34:33 EST Recipes for a vegetarian low oxalate diet? I've been advised to go low oxalate because of kidney problems, and low fat/weight loss for general health--but I've been vegetarian for 16 years and don't really want to change that. Most beans, grains, and nuts are high in oxalate; a lot of dairy is high in fat. Does anyone have some good recipes that avoid the catch 22 and still provide some protein? Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:42:48 EST Crockpot Recipes for Diabetics I'm looking for some tried and true recipes. There are a ton out there labled "low carb" but most go way over my carb limit for a meal. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:38:42 EST Low-cal side dish for Thanksgiving It needs to be low-cal and transportable. I don't know if I'll have access to a microwave or heating once I get there. It doesn't need to be particularly quick to make, but I may need to make it on Wednesday. Having vegetables would be helpful to help me get my five servings (although 5 servings of mashed potatoes is always appealing <em>20</em> Or maybe 3 with two slices of pumpkin pie without the crust...). <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:57:02 EST 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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