SparkPeople Eat Well Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32586 This team is for anyone interested in eating natural, unprocessed foods as nature has intended. Topics such as clean ingredients and recipe exchanges are the main focus. SparkPeople Eat Well Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32586 Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x59178878 Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 tbsp butter <BR> 1 tbsp coconut flour <BR> 3 tbsp almond flour <BR> 1/2 tsp baking powder <BR> 1 egg <BR> 2-3 tbsp xylitol or erythritol (or sweetener equal 2-3 tbsp sugar) <BR> 2 tbsp canned pumpkin <BR> 2 tbsp chopped walnuts <BR> 1/4 tsp cinnamon <BR> pinch sea salt <BR> pinch cloves <BR> pinch nutmeg <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> Melt butter. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Divide among two greased mugs or glass dishes. Microwave for approximately 1 minut... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:15:01 EST Taco Nachos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x59157718 homemade taco seasoning recipe included! <BR> <BR> Also, just wondering.... is there even anyone still here???? <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> 170 gram package nacho chips (I used quinoa and black bean tortillas) <BR> <BR> 1 lb lean ground beef <BR> <BR> taco seasoning *recipe follows (or you can use an envelope of the store bought stuff) <BR> <BR> 1 cup water <BR> <BR> 1 cup salsa <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup guacamole <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup sour cream <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar <BR> ... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:27:21 EST Hello! New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x59103398 Hi! I am recovering from Binge Eating Disorder. Because of a dramatic weight loss and yo-yo dieting, I developed a scarred liver and fatty liver disease (who knew weight LOSS could damage your body?!). My fatty liver no longer metabolizes properly and I am in danger of developing liver cancer because of it. The only way to repair my liver and metabolism is through eating a diet consisting mainly of vegetables and lean proteins. I need to avoid processed foods, medications and especially grain... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:26:55 EST Sugar Free Piled High Lemon Meringue Pie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x58977348 Mmmm! I made this with a classic pastry crust, but you could make it with any type of crust you like... almond meal, gluten free or no crust at all. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2792603 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blog post <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>08/29/sugar-free-piled-high-lemon-meri<BR>ngue-pie/ </link> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:51:43 EST Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x58902610 Sparkrecipe <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2789068&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blog Recipe <BR> <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>08/21/chicken-bacon-ranch-stuffed-toma<BR>toes/ </link> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:50:09 EST ISO Green Smoothie Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x58807357 Hi all (new to the team) -- I am in the hunt for some green smoothie ideas. I feel like I make the same thing all the time (typically almond milk, power greens, frozen fruit, protein powder) but I am just wanting a bit more for my arsenal. Does anyone have any suggestions? I tried to look on the Spark Recipes site but didn't see many. I don't have a juicer but I have a blender that I use (Magic Bullet) and I would like to pre-make some smoothie packs for the freezer for myself and my kids... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:14:16 EST Chewy Apricot Oat Squares http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x58714639 <link>https://fitchickskitchen.wordpress.c<BR>om/2014/07/21/chewy-apricot-oat-bars/ </link> <BR> Made these the other day and they were awesome! So I made again using dried figs instead of the dried apricots and didn't use any preserves. I added 1/2 cup <BR> Of boiling water to 2 cups of dates. After they softened I used my Emerson blender to purée this figs. <BR> I used xylitol instead I sugar. Best bars ever!!! <BR> <BR> <link>https://fitchickskitchen.wordpress.c<BR>om/2014/07/21/ch... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:04:12 EST How did you get started with eating well? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x58397753 While I grew up eating home cooked meals they were focused on my dad and brother, primarily meat and potato kinda meals with some pasta and bread thrown in. Vegetables were in the form of tomato sauce or straight out of the can. To this day I struggle with what to put on the table. <BR> <BR> The men and boys want the heavier meals, and the girls and I want the lighter, fresher, produce packed meals. (I also have multiple food allergies I recently discovered that cause my esophagus to ti... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 15:52:52 EST Bad News :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x58348252 Since January 2014 I've gained 30lbs and can't get it off...why? Because I have thyroid disease!!! Who would have thought? It started out with hives, hives and more hives...bad hives and then allergies with post nasal drip. My diet is not different from what it was before I started getting symptoms. I don't exercise like I used to meaning I only do Yoga because I only have patience and motivation to do only that + plus I'm hungry therefore I eat a lot like before when I was working out an... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:13:16 EST Now the FDA is targeting cheese... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x58251864 Got this link in my email today. What's next?!? The best cheeses are ALWAYS aged this way! <BR> <link>www.anh-usa.org/what-the-fda-doesn%E<BR>2%80%99t-know-about-farming-and-food-c<BR>ould-fill-an-encyclopedia/ </link> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:22:01 EST Reduced Sugar Cranberry Cornmeal Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x58119746 <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2750930 </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 13:30:06 EST Sugar Free "Honey" Garlic Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x57768247 Ingredients <BR> <BR> 14 tbsp Nature's Hollow Xylitol honey <BR> 1 tbsp soy sauce <BR> 2 tsp crushed garlic <BR> 14 drumsticks (or 3-4 lbs of drumettes) <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 425 degrees. <BR> Cover a large baking sheet with parchment. Arrange drumsticks on sheet and bake in oven for 30 minutes. <BR> Meanwhile, combine xylitol honey, soy sauce and garlic in a large bowl. <BR> After removing chicken from oven, allow to cool slightly (so you don't burn your self). To... Mon, 5 May 2014 16:08:50 EST Allergic to Something http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x57360791 At my old age of 35...I am allergic to something. It started over a year ago. I thought bugs were crawling and biting on me and it would last a couple of days. I'd get mosquito like bites and they itch like crazy!!!! Off and on. For the past month I have had it and it drove me insane. I even went to an exterminator. The husband and the girls wanted to commit me because they weren't getting bitten and itching like me. I've had the flu this past winter and it went away except for the ru... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:17:57 EST Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x57308459 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>03/29/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-prot<BR>ein-bars/ </link> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:56:20 EST Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x57304002 Hey everyone! I seem to have hit a major plateau and haven't lost any weight for over a week and actually gained 2 pounds despite walking every day and eating raw foods within my recommended calorie intake. Any ideas of what I can do to stop this? Thanks! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:12:03 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x57303953 Hey, my name's Elizabeth and I'm 20 years old. I'm new to this team, but I've been on a raw food diet for a week. :) I look forward to meeting all of you! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:08:32 EST Do you know the difference between fats? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x57210904 Do you know the difference between unhealthy fat and healthy fat? <BR> Let's have a discussion about this. <BR> Who wants to tell us what they think about this subject? Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:47:28 EST Starting Over with Spark and New to This Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x57158793 Hi! <BR> <BR> I originally joined Spark in 2006, and lost over 60 pounds, then hit a wall, and got frustrated, and of course, put it all back on. So after a few years of messing around and not caring, I'm trying again. <BR> <BR> Last year, I made a big shift - starting to eliminate processed foods and convert to natural foods, organic foods, and locally grown food whenever possible. I've always loved to cook and baek, so it was not as much of a stretch, except it does take more time and a ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:09:24 EST Food Groupings on Nutrition Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x57046986 Does anybody use groupings on the nutrition tracker to easily record some healthy meals and snacks that you eat fairly frequently? Here are some of my groupings: <BR> <BR> egg white omelette <BR> eggs, toast and orange <BR> melon with yogurt and almonds <BR> oats and berries with yogurt <BR> salad with chick peas <BR> sandwich veggies <BR> steel cut oats with berries <BR> turkey sandwich with carrots and celery <BR> <BR> I thought it would be interesting to get some meal ideas. <BR> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 00:59:59 EST Seafood Patties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x57020476 I seem to be putting bacon in everything these days! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>4</em> <em>487</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>03/06/seafood-patties/ </link> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:52:16 EST Stop the Corporate Takeover of Organics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x56913132 Take action here: <BR> <link>www.cornucopia.org/2014/02/moses-boa<BR>rd-petition/#petition </link> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:18:34 EST Creamy, Cheest, Faux-tatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56903980 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>02/25/creamy-cheesy-mashed-faux-tatoes/ </link> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:48:14 EST Cheese Crackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56808512 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>02/17/cheese-crackers/ </link> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:53:47 EST Hello hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x56748956 Hello! I recently joined a gym and started tracking on Spark, but I haven't spent much time getting to know the community yet. <BR> <BR> I'm a graphic designer and illustrator living in Minneapolis, MN. <BR> <BR> I love video games, dinosaurs, drawing, building stuff, reading, cycling, and cooking. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check out my page for a bit more of my story, and add me as a friend if you'd like! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:15:48 EST Caramel Apple Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56713744 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>02/10/caramel-apple-muffins/ </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:58:42 EST Any delicious children's cake recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56526099 My daughter's birthday is coming up. I wanted to ask you all if you have a delicious cake that is gluten, nut, and coconut free. I know, I'm not making it easy! <BR> <BR> I thought of using rice flour, but I'm not sure how that'll work out. I've never made a gluten free cake, but I have to if my littlest is going to get to eat some. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be great. My almost 5 year old is getting totally excited. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:09:14 EST Peanut Butter Brownies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56524295 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>01/26/peanut-butter-brownies-grain-free/ </link> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:53:29 EST Now That's a (Low Carb) Wrap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56474679 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>01/22/now-thats-a-low-carb-wrap/ </link> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:57:05 EST Soy needs another examination. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x56377554 Some people still don't know the downsides of soy: <BR> <link>www.deliciousobsessions.com/2011/01/<BR>soy-the-unhealthy-health-food-part-1-o<BR>f-2/ </link> <BR> check out the links at the bottom of the page for lots of good information from different sources. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:21:35 EST What type of milk do you like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x56325737 Nonfat organic, no hormone cow's milk? Almond milk? Soy milk? Coconut milk? Vanilla, chocolate? Please weigh in! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:56:30 EST What is your favorite vegetarian recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56198299 I'm looking to add more vegetarian meals to our dinner menu. Do you have any favorites? Unfortunately, my husband doesn't like any seafood. Thank you!!! Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:23:21 EST I need super healthy breakfast ideas. Please help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56198268 I don't know how to change up my breakfast! I'm just eating instant oatmeal from a packet (maple and brown sugar) and adding raspberries/blueberries, plus a black coffee. I need breakfast help! Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:21:09 EST Chocolate Sugar Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x56188275 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>01/02/grain-free-chocolate-sugar-cookies/ </link> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:54:29 EST Menu Planning& Grocery Shopping App I love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x56155787 Hi. I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm working on cooking healthy meals for my husband and I. I have a new app called "Menu Board" where I have been planning my weekly menus. The app generates the shopping list off the recipe and even sorts it by grocery aisle for me. The app also syncs with my phone, iPad and computer as well as my husband's devices. He can see what is for dinner or add things to the grocery list. I love it! I was excited to find that all of the Spark Recipes I'm finding... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:31:15 EST Holiday Dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x56043441 What are some of the meals you guys will be having over the holidays? <BR> <BR> Christmas Eve we are going to have FONDUE!!! <BR> Cheese and Chocolate for dessert. <BR> <BR> for the cheese fondue...bread, carrots, grape tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, sausage, bacon wrapped scallops, apple slices, grapes, ravioli,.... hmm... <BR> <BR> For the cheese fondue... cookies, cakes, mini pastries, fruit of all kinds, truffle centres, and dippers like shredded coconut, cookie crumbs, finely choppe... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:56:51 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x55897546 Hi, I am not new to Spark but just stumbled onto your group. In my weight loss journey, I try to concentrate on nourishment as well as calories. I don't follow any particular diet regime but try and eat whole foods with plenty of fruit and vegetables. I am not a zealot but am always looking for ways to improve my health through diet. <BR> Janet <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 11:22:34 EST Cranberry Orange Cashew Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x55880140 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>12/06/cranberry-orange-cashew-cookies/ </link> Thu, 5 Dec 2013 19:55:38 EST What did you do with turkey leftovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x55856233 Today I took the turkey carcass and bones and made a big pot of turkey dumpling soup.It cost next to nothing to make and taste so good. So many people just throw the carcass out when it makes a good soup and there is always turkey left on those bones that you can pick off for the soup. I love keeping my freezer stocked with a variety of homemade soups. <BR> Does anyone else make homemade soup? Tue, 3 Dec 2013 20:39:38 EST Aaah NUTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x55852937 <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2013/12/02/tree-nuts-healthy-f<BR>ats.aspx?e_cid=20131202Z1A_PRNL_art_1&<BR>utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm<BR>_content=art1&utm_campaign=20131202Z1A<BR>&et_cid=DM34550&et_rid=354613338 </link> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:47:28 EST Adding to my tools .. friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x55830201 I'm not new to Spark,,but this journey has taken several paths. Started just counting cal...then dropped the gluten..then went for green smoothies..Added 70% raw..dropped carbs to less than 50..started seeing success, was lead to Jimmy Moore podcast which lead me to Nutritional Ketogenic eating,,more success. Medical issues have got me off tract so this group of people dedicated to eating well is just what I need to focus. looking forward to the help I will be getting here:) <BR> <BR> BTW ... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 20:29:08 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x55665536 Hi. I am 65 and need to lose 50 lbs. I've lost 35. I try to avoid sugar and flour and eat primarily whole foods vs processed/refined. <BR> We eat supper at about 6PM. I do very well until about 8PM. Then I get the munchies. Any ideas on how to overcome this will be greatly appreciated. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 09:28:52 EST Thoughtful words on wheat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x55217222 I believe there is some truth here worth considering... <BR> <link>www.breadtopia.com/2013/10/10/gluten<BR>-intolerance-and-bread/ </link> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:40:02 EST Pumpkin Chip Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x55208729 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>10/10/low-carb-pumpkin-chip-bars/ </link> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 23:00:09 EST Baking Powder Biscuits/Scones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x55071182 Has anyone ever made these, gluten free? <BR> Success/failure/suggestions? <BR> <BR> I've not had a lot of experience with them, prior to GF, so when trying the new Robin Hood GF mix, I'm not sure whether I've done it right, or not. <BR> <BR> Basically, I just took a "regular" recipe and replaced the flour (and added a bit of X gum) but would that be an adequate way of doing it? Sun, 29 Sep 2013 07:59:09 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x55023201 My name is Mark and I am just coming back to Spark People after a long time away. First time I did not give it a fair chance so this time I am going to make it work. I am very interested in healthy eating and I am looking forward to learning from this team. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Mark Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:42:14 EST Low Carb Buckeyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x55017230 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>09/24/low-carb-buckeyes/ </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:02:07 EST Why do I feel worse? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x55016061 So.....a bit frustrated here. I am 9 days into eating a whole food diet. Not 100 percent perfect, but closer than I've ever been in my life and pretty dang close. <BR> <BR> I thought I'd feel great. I don't feel any different. I thought I'd have more energy. Nope. I thought my workouts would feel easier. Nada on that one too. I thought since I was eating all healthy I'd have to be careful and maybe even add food b/c I'd lose weight. Not so much. I've gained 3 pounds. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:34:36 EST My favourite.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11171x32586x55011029 My favourite fruit is..... <BR> <BR> My favourite veggie is.... <BR> <BR> I absolutely, positively hate...... <BR> <BR> If ALL food was healthy, what could you eat everyday for the rest of your life? Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:13:21 EST Vitamin D: these are the best sources... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x54977775 Good article on vitamin D. Why we need it and how to get the real deal. <link>www.cheeseslave.com/top-10-best-sour<BR>ces-of-vitamin-d/?utm_source=Cheesesla<BR>ve+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=1d<BR>eef850fb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_DAILYUPDAT<BR>ES&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d7225ef<BR>5dd-1deef850fb-307737629 </link> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:51:09 EST What to expect when changing diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x54932066 So.....I'm doing a 30 day diet challenge. For 30 days, I'm going to try to put only whole, healthy foods into my body. I have been cutting back on sugar, soda, etc. for awhile and really want to jump start my nutrition. Plus, I"m curious just how I'll feel if I can mange this. <BR> <BR> But.....what can I expect? Will there be some sort of detox first off? Will I feel worse before I feel better? Might I get bloated? I don't have a headache, so hoping the fact that I cut back on some o... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:26:22 EST Low Carb Diet News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x54899902 My recipe blog is in this weeks Low Carb Diet News newsletter <BR> <link>www.lowcarbdietnews.com/recipe-grain<BR>-free-low-carb-pizza-crust/ </link> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 13:31:23 EST Diet to follow short term http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x54897354 Is there an actual diet to follow here on Sparkpeople? I want to eat as clean as I can for the next 30 days-make a big change. <BR> <BR> Problem is, I have such a screwed up eating history, I don't even know what's a normal amount of food, especially healthy food. In an effort not to over do it, I tend not to eat enough, and for me, this is counter productive, since I work out a lot and do not need to lose weight. I really need some structure, at least short term. <BR> <BR> I don't need ... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:09:22 EST New and Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x54897237 Hey, guys! <BR> <BR> I am a 47 year old mom of six kids--ages 5 through 17. I have been doing Turbo Jam then Turbo Fire for over a year and a half. Working on cleaning up my junk food junkie habits in that time and have made some good progress. I still eat too much processed stuff, although I don't eat a bag of M & M's every 2 days anymore! lol. <BR> <BR> I don't need to lose weight, but am working on building muscle and toning. Want to do a food challenge to eat totally clean to see... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:01:27 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x54851555 I've been eating mostly "clean" since mid-March. I've had a 20 pound weight loss and feel great! The changes in my body and energy levels is incredible! I just came back from a beach vacation and a week of not even close to clean eating. Wow...I noticed myself craving good, healthy food. Now I'm back on track, hoping to find support and ideas for eating well with this team. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:08:43 EST Food Matters Quiz Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11171x32586x54792744 If you've watched Food Matters then take the Quiz. <BR> Post your results on this thread. <BR> <link>foodmatters.tv/iq-quiz </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 14:27:00 EST Healthiest Oils to Cook with http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x54792705 This is a great article <BR> <link>www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/whats-<BR>the-best-oil-to-cook-with </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 14:22:53 EST No Grain, No Sugar Glazed Raspberry Coffee Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x54755554 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>09/02/low-carb-no-grain-glazed-raspber<BR>ry-coffee-cake/ </link> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 17:32:35 EST New to team and need lots of help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x54717875 I've been a member of Spark for a long time but this team is new for me. I was brought up eating some really good foods, and also a lot of JUNK! Of course, old habits stick and they die hard. So, here I am - a senior citizen - and still don't know how to eat correctly. Today I spent a good deal of time reading about how sugar and processed foods create and aggravate arthritis. I fell flat on my back two years ago and my hip twisted counterclockwise about a half turn. This injury caused arthri... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:19:43 EST Avocado Mayonnaise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x54668831 Best Mayo Ever!!! <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>08/26/avocado-mayonnaise/ </link> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:44:43 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x54653396 Hello All, <BR> <BR> In spring this year, I decided to go weekday vegetarian for environmental reasons. In July, I went 100% vegan (oil and sugar free as well, go Engine 2 Challenge) and for the past two weeks, I have been eating a little muddy (eggs, cheese, a tiny bit of meat) and I hate how I feel. However, I am visiting Iceland and clean eating there is much harder as a vegan than it is as an omnivore, so I gotta persevere until Sept 10th lol <BR> <BR> I graduated with my second degree ... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:55:10 EST Pesto & Mozza Stuffed Pork Loin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x54588831 Spark Link: <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2558449&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Blog Link: <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>08/20/pesto-and-mozza-stuffed-pork-loin/ </link> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:46:13 EST Weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x54534210 Weekends tend to be trouble for me in the nutrition department so I'm curious how others deal with them. Do you usually or always 'plan' your meals? What kinds of things do you choose? How do you deal with company or other social gatherings? Alcohol? <BR> <BR> Any tips, tricks, advice would be greatly appreciated because I am certain those weekends are what hinders my efforts during the week. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:54:27 EST Back....AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x54432569 I have been on and off spark for longer than I want to say lol. It's crazy to look back on my stuff, and see how long it's been. For the past year I have been trying to be a 100% clean eater, but it has been a struggle. Whether is was my heart crushing break up (emotional eater), my new found allergy (gluten), or my super busy schedule; I have become lazy and fell into my old ways, and solely reached for convenience. Everyone has slip ups, and I am human. I will not let this get in the way, o... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:48:48 EST Flax Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x54407830 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>08/05/low-carb-flax-bread/ </link> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:25:24 EST Organic grocery stores http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x54331295 Hi , I am going to a healthy grocery store near my community where I can purchase most of my groceries organic. The staff are quite knowledgeable on nutrition and I can rely on the advice they give me. In summer we have an organic market farmerwho sells produce and preserves and it is a 20 minute from my house. I also grow some of my vegetables in the summer. I am very leary of the processed foods available and what is still unknown about the impact of their consumption on our health. <BR> ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:23:49 EST HI, From KS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x54330445 I am getting lost on this site! I guess I was supposed to start here with an introduction! I am MJ, from KS, and I am back on SP because I lost my way after 570 days away.....I would like to make a "clean" start with healthy eating and exercise... <BR> I usually do very well throughout the week, and then Friday night hits and I break down and "reward" myself, all weekend long. I want to stop this bad habit. <BR> Although I have set a weight goal, it is not my biggest goal, which is to over... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:14:09 EST Stevia Benefits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x54253682 Some interesting info. Stevia is not only a non-caloric sweetener, but it actually increases insulin sensitivity. <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/stevia/#axzz<BR>2Zyq409sv </link> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:55:23 EST Nutiva hemp powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x54219897 I can not seem to get enough protein and I have a condition in my brain where if I do not get enough protein my depression, anxiety, hallucination and paranoia levels go wacky. So, I am looking for a nonsoy, no whey powder that I can add to my green smoothies without chalk or grit for breakfast. Will Nutiva work? Thanks!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Xen Mon, 22 Jul 2013 04:43:35 EST What did healthier cultures eat?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x54189054 Good article from Chris Kresser. Obesity was nearly non-existent in the 1800's yet people ate many more calories than we do now. Look at the nutrient dense foods!! Look at the non-nutritious junk most people eat now. Let's "EAT WELL"! <BR> <link>chriskresser.com/what-mid-victorians<BR>-can-teach-us-about-nutrition-and-heal<BR>th?inf_contact_key=d0f8a4db021eaa46af7<BR>fdfba08bcbcd4e17497d8496b26b3875c4d953ea33012 </link> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:56:17 EST Easy Iced Mocha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x54127900 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>07/15/iced-mocha/ </link> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:49:46 EST New(ish) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x54037178 Hi! I'm Amanda and I'm a returning Sparkie. I think I was a member of this team in a past Spark life. In fact, I learned about clean eating from Spark People. I'm a giant Tosca Reno fan and I have had success in the past eating by her "rules." I just have to get back to planning and sticking to the plan! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 17:50:38 EST Low Carb Coconut Macaroons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x53981285 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>07/03/low-carb-coconut-macaroons/ </link> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 23:09:02 EST Do you buy grass fed meat and/or dairy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x53958429 In trying to "clean up" my diet, I really would like to try to buy grass fed meat and dairy, but it is unbelievably expensive to buy. Do you think it is really worth it? Can those of you who have switched over noticed a difference in the way you feel as a result of making the change? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:48:36 EST Junk Food Marketing and Kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x53872455 <link>foodmyths.org/marketingquiz/ </link> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:07:58 EST Do you eat Kashi cereals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x53868635 If you do this might change your mind <BR> <link>www.realfarmacy.com/exposing-kashi-c<BR>ereal-for-the-poison-that-it-is/ </link> <BR> and... <BR> basically all breakfast cereals are a bad choice <BR> <link>kellythekitchenkop.com/2009/06/whats<BR>-wrong-with-breakfast-cereals-random-r<BR>eader-question.html </link> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:55:30 EST Healthy Recipe Spotlight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x53867283 I made the Healthy Recipe Spotlight on Cathe Friedrich's website. Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> <link>cathe.com/healthy-recipe-grain-free-<BR>low-carb-pizza-crust </link> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:14:13 EST Bear Poop Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x53444363 Link to Spark recipe: <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2492782 </link> <BR> <BR> Link to website recipe: <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>05/23/bear-ahem-poop-no-bake-low-carb-<BR>drop-cookies/ </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:40:18 EST Best Ever Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x53331545 Best Ever Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>05/13/seafood-stuffed-mushrooms/ </link> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:48:45 EST SparksCoach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x53299203 Has anyone tried the SparksCoach? Thought I'd ask before I jumped into this. Fri, 10 May 2013 23:43:58 EST Do you ever wonder what some of those weeds are? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x53297821 Get this book on foraging. It's not quite done yet but you can pre-order it here: <BR> <link>foragingandfeasting.com/ </link> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:45:20 EST Low Carb High Fibre Protein Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x53286898 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>05/10/low-carb-high-fibre-protein-bars/ </link> Thu, 9 May 2013 22:59:26 EST Coconut Oil 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x53197665 Good information <BR> In case you didn't know... <BR> <link>thankyourbody.com/coconut-oil-101-de<BR>coding-labels-storage-uses/ </link> Thu, 2 May 2013 20:40:23 EST Chewy Coconut Cherry "Granola" Bars (Grain Free) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x53133714 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>04/28/coconut-cherry-granola-bars-grai<BR>n-free/ </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:32:29 EST Information on stevia products and erythitol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x53112574 I did wonder... <BR> <link>www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/04/25<BR>/stevia-food-babe-investigates/ </link> <BR> <BR> sorry about my misspelling of erythritol Fri, 26 Apr 2013 01:09:25 EST Jumping in to whole foods and not looking back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x53094121 I am brand new to this forum and brand new to getting out of the processed food world. I recently had gastric bypass surgery and since then I have become lactose intolerant. I think I was a little bit lactose intolerant before the surgery and I just didn't realize it until it has gotten a lot worse after. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> After having surgery I can only eat small amounts and my body absorbs nutrients differently and I now have to have a protein forward diet. (meaning I must focus on... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:22:24 EST JUMP into Spring Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11171x32586x53054841 Time to shape up! Summer is just around the corner and we want to look good in our bathing suits, don't we? lol <BR> <BR> Here's the Challenge... <BR> <BR> Stay hydrated; drink lots of water <BR> get at least 30 minutes of exercise (like walking), 6 days per week <BR> get at least 20 minutes of weight bearing exercises (like pushups), 2 days per week <BR> Ditch the sugar <BR> Ditch all starches for at least 2 days per week. That includes all grain, potatoes, pasta, rice, bread. cereal.... y... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:25:50 EST Grain Free, Low Carb, Pizza Crust http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x53018857 One of my better recipes! <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>04/18/grain-free-low-carb-pizza-crust/ </link> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:14:29 EST Monsanto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x52914953 Not good news: <BR> <BR> <link>worldtruth.tv/usda-forces-whole-food<BR>s-to-accept-monsanto/ </link> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:43:21 EST Looking for some clean eating friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x52803537 I've been using this site for years when I've needed assistance staying on track, but I have never really utilized the social network, and I'd like to give that a try. I am also on myfitnesspal (same name) but I still prefer this site. <BR> <BR> I'm Tara. I recently became gluten-free, and it's made a world of difference in how I feel. I'm currently recovering from a gluten filled weekend, and had to take the day off work because I felt so sick... not worth it. However before that I had a ve... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:42:36 EST Grain Free, Low Carb, Herb Crackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x52799385 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>04/02/grain-free-low-carb-herb-crackers/ </link> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:20:16 EST Perfect timing to find this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x52702377 I've just been reading Dee McCaffrey's book, "The Science of Skinny". And I have a copy of Sally Fallon's book at home, too. Maybe eating unprocessed food is the way to go? For overall health and well being? I've been leaning that way for awhile now, but not 100%. Not yet willing to let go of a few favorites. Anyway, I'm happy to join the team. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:08:34 EST So glad I found you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x52538865 I just watched several powerful documentaries ("Food Matters", "Food Inc", "Fat, Sick, and nearly dead") and I have also stumbled across issues of "Clean Eating Magazine". I couldn't believe how toxic our food could be. I was even more shocked that big business was in on it, and not interested in our health over their bottom line! I am glad to be starting on this whole food journey. I would also love suggestions of real food blogs and documentaries. I just can't soak up enough information! Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:17:49 EST Did you know grazing cattle is good for the earth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x52508544 Watch this video and tell us what you think? <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTH<BR>i7O66pI </link> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:39:31 EST Low Carb Coconut Flour Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x52460417 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>03/09/low-carb-coconut-flour-bread/# </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 18:13:18 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x52459625 <em>213</em> <BR> Hi team, I'm Storycrafter. I've been lurking here for a little while, and am looking forward to getting to know people on this team. I reached my goal weight a few weeks ago, and I'm trying to learn how to eat healthily for my body without the structure of a diet plan. Yikes... too much freedom! I'd love to have some sparkbuddies who are committed to healthy eating... please feel free to visit my sparkpage and/or add me as a sparkfriend. <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:53:58 EST New to this group... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x52459148 I'm DJ and I've been on SP for several years, but I haven't fully participated. So this year I decided to put some real effort in to my ongoing goal of getting healthier. Part of that goal is cutting out the proccessed junk we seem to consume at my house. I've been eating lots of fresh veggies and fruit this year. I have noticed that I get far fewer headaches and I generally feel better. I've had gastric issues in the past, but the fresh one ingredient foods seem to resolve that issue. I look... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:04:42 EST Best Ever Paleo Almond Butter Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x52458015 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>03/09/best-ever-paleo-almond-butter-co<BR>okies/# </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 14:16:35 EST general article on the healthiest diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x52432214 I read this and thought you guys might be interested http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/07/healthies<BR>t-foods-nutrition-lifestyle-health-hea<BR>lthiest-foods.html <BR> <BR> I was just researching diets in general and a bit curious about grain-free (although that is not something I subscribe to). <BR> <BR> I found it interesting that this guy does not mention grains at all. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:02:33 EST Vegetaria ns/vegans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x52384651 Are their any vegetarians/vegans on our board? I have cut down my meat intake a lot over the past year, but after watching a couple of documentaries this weekend, I am commited to eating it even less. I was wondering what your motivations were and if you feel "healthier" since changing your diet. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 14:48:14 EST Glad to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x52210812 . . . And I'm looking forward to getting to know y'all. <BR> Be blessed, <BR> Joy-Ess Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:07:57 EST Classic (almost) meatloaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x52195016 No grain added I used almond flour. Was really nice! <BR> <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>02/19/classic-almost-meatloaf/ </link> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:52:38 EST Awesome Salad Dressing recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x52179310 Looking for some great salad dressing recipes please. I'm doing an entire week of low carb. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:38:21 EST Sweeteners; the good, bad and ugly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x52154224 This is a very informative article; well worth a read if you ever use any sweetening ingredients. Who doesn't?? LOL! <BR> <link>janeshealthykitchen.com/paleo-sweete<BR>ners/#.USAixB04t8F </link> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:03:13 EST Happy Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x52122866 I wanted to send everyone on the team a goodie for Valentine's, but it looks like I have to enter each and every members name!!! lol <BR> <BR> So, Happy Valentine's Day! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:42:55 EST Former member.... rejoining! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x52111614 Hello everyone (HI LAURA!!) I am not new to Spark or the threads and used to be a member of this team but as we all know, life gets in the way and with four kids, finding time to spend here is tough.... <BR> <BR> But I am back! I am looking to lose that last bit of baby stuff hanging around from my pregnancy and breastfeeding and love the resources available on this team and am happy to see it still active! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting it up with everyone! Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:30:17 EST I (heart) Grain Free Chocolate Almond Biscotti http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x52040113 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>02/08/grain-free-chocolate-almond-bisc<BR>otti/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I made this yesterday. Mmmmm! Just in time for Valentine's Day. Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:56:24 EST Grain Free Pizza Crust; no not another cauliflower http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x51820891 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>01/25/grain-free-pizza-crust/ </link> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:40:31 EST BANANA CAKE! No grain, no sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x51692909 Yum! I've made this twice this week. Can't help myself. It's soooo good! <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2348389 </link> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:00:35 EST I've changed my Blog site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x51562067 <link>fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:28:34 EST Meatless Mondays ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x51395428 Happy Holidays everyone!! <BR> <BR> Anybody do meatless Mondays? I want to start doing it, but I strength train heavy and I do HIIT cardio 4 times a week (as it's setup right now for the month of January) and I'm not sure all of these carbs (beans, quinoa, etc.) and no protein is going to help me maintain the muscle gains I've made over the past year. <BR> <BR> What do you guys recommend for protein? I want to keep eggs out of Meatless Mondays too. Any ideas? Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:52:58 EST Light Recipes January Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11171x32586x51364432 OK. The holiday is almost over and time to bring in the New Year. How about some lighter recipes? That's my challenge. Post a lighter recipe here. I'm sure we can all stand to lose some holiday flab. lol <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:51:21 EST Coconut flour recipe ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x51205774 I've never used coconut flour before. I bought two very large bags before I realised that not much is used in the recipes I find. I was wondering if any of you have coconut flour recipes that you can share. The recipes will be really helpful. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:44:50 EST Holiday Cookie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11171x32586x51111564 So, I was talking to my mom the other day and she and my sister are challenging each other to a healthy cookie bake-off at Christmas. My dad is a fussy, clean eater and my neice cannot eat soy, so I decided to join the challenge. <BR> Dad is gonna do some taste testing. lol <BR> <BR> So, I thought this would be a good idea for a Holiday Challenge. <BR> <BR> Post your favourite healthy COOKIE recipes here. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys can come up with. <BR> <BR> T... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 14:40:48 EST GREAT video! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x51099642 <link>boingboing.net/2012/12/05/198511.htm<BR>l </link> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:49:31 EST Do you use cast iron cookware? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x51047775 <link>learningandyearning.com/cast-iron </link> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 22:01:26 EST 15 free e-books for Black Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50937369 <link>thecoconutmama.com/2012/11/health-we<BR>llness-friday-15-free-e-books-black-fr<BR>iday-sales/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheC<BR>oconutMama+%28The+Coconut+Mama%29 </link> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:00:49 EST Twinkies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50891914 OK so Hostess is going down the drain and though it is sad for the workers losing their jobs, I'm glad to see that company go kaput (they will be back as something else as all big corporations do), but everything they make has HFCS aka LEGALIZED POISON in it. Everything including their Twinkies. I avoid it like the plague. <BR> <BR> Again, I do feel bad because of the loss of jobs and I am a hardcore blue dog for the American worker, but that company's products (as well as others Little Debb... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:56 EST Women Should Avoid Soy Protein. True or False? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50825207 I like taking the WebMD quizzes and this question came up under the Protein Quiz and I thought I'd share that I immediately clicked TRUE! And I said true because I HATE SOY every thing. I knew I was "wrong" when I clicked TRUE, but I had to do it. And so they stopped me in my tracks because I was "wrong" and gave me this response: <BR> <BR> In short, the bad claims about soy are "inconclusive" after research. <BR> ___________________________ <BR> FALSE! <BR> <BR> There have been some co... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:25:28 EST Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Shake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50812974 The original recipe used jello-sugar free cheesecake flavoured jello pudding. I figured why not just use real cream cheese???? You could also use ricotta or cottage cheese if you wanted. <BR> <BR> Really Yummy! <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2294377 </link> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:11:05 EST Taco Seasoning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50805898 This is GREAT! <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2294376 </link> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:34:03 EST Interesting websites with healthy, whole recipes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50793587 <link>www.nourishingmeals.com/p/recipe-ind<BR>ex.html </link> <BR> <BR> This is a website I have been looking over the past weekend, some of the recipes have insane amounts of salt, so been looking to change them to suit. <BR> <BR> Too many of the "health" food recipe blogs I was looking at (see MY latest blog for this rant!) are just full of recipes for fake baked goods and pies and cake. <BR> <BR> I don't want those! <BR> <BR> Looking for some site with actual whole foods recipes... ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:46:27 EST Team Goals edited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50787889 I have edited the team goals. The water one would remain unchanged, however, the recipe one has been replaced. So anyone that was previously tracking that goal will need to re-join the "recipe" goal. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:24:17 EST Submit your Recipes Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50787731 Anyone with great, healthy, recipes can submit them here. <BR> <BR> You must use the "recipe calculator" on Sparkrecipes.com, then post the link to the recipe here. I will then add it to our team cookbook(s) <BR> <BR> Happy Cooking and EAT WELL! Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:11:15 EST Are you in for a TREAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50786952 This recipe is a real treat! I mean, you wouldn't want to eat them everyday or anything, but they are sugar free and very low carb with a shot of protein. A small square is all you need. <BR> <BR> I saw a recipe for peanut butter bars and revised it. Instead of 2 cups of icing sugar I used whey protein powder, and instead of the margarine, I used coconut ghee. I also replaced the chocolate chips with 100% caca chocolate and used natural almond butter instead of skippy peanut butter. And coc... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:19:26 EST Whoa! Look what I just ran accross! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50786771 Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/re<BR>cipe-raw-chocolate-hazelnut-cheesecake/ </link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:04:30 EST Formaldehyde in our bodies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50780492 Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. While it's one of the most commonly used artificial sweeteners in the world, it's also one of, if not THE most dangerous food additive on the market today. <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2012/11/11/aspartame-dangers.a<BR>spx?e_cid=20121111_PRSNL_Art_1 </link> <BR> <BR> More info on foods to avoid: <BR> <link>www.whilesciencesleeps.com/monte-die<BR>t/ </link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 09:35:28 EST Team Name change... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50770855 After much consideration and consultation with other team members, I have decided to change the name of the team. I have found that the same "rules" do not apply to everyone as outlined by the "Clean Eating rules" by Tosca Reno. A lot of her ideas are good ones, but I'm no longer on board with all of them. <BR> <BR> It will take me a bit of time to change some of the stickies and the names of the team cookbooks. However, the recipes and main principles of the team will remain unchanged. H... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:49:40 EST Can When You Eat Affect Your Health? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50746498 Laura, you will agree with this: <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2012/11/08/when-you-eat-affect<BR>s-health.aspx?e_cid=20121108_PRNL_art_1 </link> <BR> I like this too. I usually eat around 5 or 6pm and then don't eat again until 10 or 11 the next morning. I have days once in a while where I feel very hungry earlier in the morning and when that happens I fix myself something small and high protein like a raw egg/raw milk eggnog. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 16:09:13 EST Hello from Oklahoma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x50723598 Hi - I'm Sean and live in Oklahoma. I exercise every 2 days at home. I seem to be eating alot of peanut butter cause I dont know what to eat - I buy whole grain white bread - been making alot of soup lately - seems like I have to eat alot to get full - I'm strong and in good shape - dont drink, smoke or do drugs. - I'm here cause I'm lonely and trying to learn how to eat - I saw the eating right shopping list so I'm gonna download that and use it to shop with - I need to stay away from the sa... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 23:29:36 EST New to Spark Teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x50688244 Hi! I am new to Spark Teams, and I look forward to reading about everyone's experiences with eating clean. My daughter embarked on a "getting healthy and fit" journey over the last year, and it has inspired me to make some lifestyle changes myself. As I've traveled to and lived in other countries throughout my life I've known of the dangers this nation faces with so many processed foods and toxic ingredients. I gave up soda many years ago and have cut out most everything with high fructose... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 16:14:07 EST where to buy bulk raw cashews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50663000 Just wondering if anyone knows of any good deals out there on bulk cashews. <BR> I just bought a vitamix and want to use cashews in some of the recipes. <BR> Thanks- <BR> Mary Fri, 2 Nov 2012 19:08:21 EST Can Some Trans Fats Be Healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50659273 Interesting Article from Chris Kresser <BR> <link>chriskresser.com/can-some-trans-fats<BR>-be-healthy?inf_contact_key=b5d180dc04<BR>bd826332983948d44f72cd1c9caf24f8e1aa6e<BR>f9a8ab29536c9183 </link> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 13:18:44 EST Halloween apple treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50619528 <link>nourishedkitchen.com/honey-caramel-a<BR>pples/?utm_source=Newsletter+List&utm_<BR>campaign=c61ff2a8e4-CARAMEL+APPLES+RSS<BR>&utm_medium=email </link> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:30:00 EST Top 10 Nutritional Mistakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50618741 <link>www.primalbody-primalmind.com/?page_<BR>id=1394 </link> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:11:02 EST Oh, does this look good!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50618406 I might not even have to wait for a warm day to indulge <BR> <BR> Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake <BR> <BR> 1 frozen banana <BR> 2 c frozen grapes <BR> 1/4 c peanut butter <BR> 1/4 c heavy cream (or 1 c milk of choice) <BR> 1 tb bee pollen (or honey, if desired) <BR> about 2 c water (use less water if using milk) <BR> <BR> Blend until creamy & smooth. <BR> <BR> I got this from: <BR> <link>alifeunprocessed.blogspot.com/2012/1<BR>0/peanut-butter-jelly-milkshake.html </link> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:41:08 EST Cool website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50592200 Click on "Top Ten Lists" and watch the different slide shows. Really cool <BR> <link>www.gaiahealthblog.com/ </link> <BR> I especially like "Top 10 Foods Falsely Marketed as Healthy" Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:25:14 EST diff between pasteurized and ultra-pa teurized http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50585490 Gotta stay on your toes in the grocery store! this is from: <BR> <link>grannysvitalvittles.com/on-being-tri<BR>cked-by-the-food-industry/ </link> <BR> <BR> So what’s the difference between pasteurized and ultra-pasteurized milk? <BR> Is this really a big deal? Yes, it is. Ultra-pasteurized dairy products do not require refrigeration before opening and have a shelf life of months. They are a highly processed food. But I know it’s really easy to overlook the difference. I myself made this ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:25:13 EST Meal Plan Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50550049 I am trying to drop 15 lbs and struggling with portion control. I was on Jenny Craig earlier this year but got tired of eating processed foods all the time as well as the expense. Plus, I actually enjoy cooking... usually to me microwaved meals (even "natural" ones) are only when I'm in a pinch for a lunch to take to work. <BR> <BR> I usually don't follow meal plans because they sound unappetizing to me, but I thought I'd give it a shot because I am so terrible at portion control. I found on... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:12:33 EST 2 Recipes for homemade salves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50516111 Making your own salves for muscle pain and arthritis is much less expensive than purchasing the same thing already made up. And you can be sure they are free of toxic junk. <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2012/pain-relie<BR>ving-coconut-oil-arnica-salve-recipe/ </link> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:05:43 EST Cute kid recipe for halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50504995 Kids will love making these and you will enjoy the healthiness <BR> <link>glutenfreefix.com/frozen-banana-ghos<BR>t-pops/1743/ </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:31:53 EST Speaking of Organic... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50503066 organic came up in the gmo-labeling post i made today with that colorful chart...the article says nothing that i haven't heard before. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/22/<BR>14563149-organic-food-no-better-than-c<BR>onventional-for-kids-pediatricians-say?lite </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:01:34 EST Just in and a good one for Laura's challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x50500435 Colors: purple, white, green & yellow (lemon juice) <BR> <link>www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/10/roaste<BR>d-beet-salad.html </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:44:29 EST Prop 37...who's in and who's out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50499917 For those who want to know check out this image. <BR> <BR> <link>sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/<BR>578597_434129416643131_1074012351_n.jpg </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:05:21 EST Fall Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11171x32586x50499882 Time for a new challenge.... I haven't posted one for a while. <BR> <BR> Fall is all about harvest and fall colours. So why don't we have a produce challenge. <BR> <BR> How many colours can you get on your plate today? How many fruits and veggie colours can you squeeze onto your plate? <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:02:22 EST New to Spark people, need some input! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50358525 I have done WW for long long time, off and on and off and on and.. well you get the idea. These forums are a bit confusing to me so I need some help. I also signed up on the New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women team and want to try to incorporate both to help me meet my goal. it is no longer a "lose weight and get skinny" thing, for me it is get in shape, build muscle and get STRONG! <BR> <BR> Any help will be greatly appreciated! Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:52:35 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x50235151 Hi, i have joined this team because I am attempting to eat clean now. I have bought a couple of books and am starting to incorporate this way of eating into my life. I look forward to sharing recipes and ideas and I would also like to start bringing it into my childrens lives too :) Thu, 4 Oct 2012 06:21:55 EST Magazine Meal Plans a Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50040251 I love a good meal plan and started to follow those in the magazine, but since I subscribed in July, and started following the Meal Plans in September I am seasonally off a bit. So I decided to go to the website and look at the archived meal plans and shopping lists. What I really liked about the July plan was that the shopping list was tailored so that you used everything and nothing spoiled. The 2010 meal plan for fall doesn't seem to be working out that way. I'm wondering if someone has be... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:27:01 EST Paleo Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x50038910 Anybody try this? Digging the taste? Think I'm going to go ahead and order the coconut one to give it a try 1g of carbs and no soy or anything like that. <BR> <BR> <link>www.julianbakery.com/bread-product/p<BR>aleo-bread-coconut/ </link> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:42:43 EST Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50038802 Not sure if this has been posted already or not... <BR> <link>www.nationofchange.org/top-10-gmo-fo<BR>ods-avoid-1343568178 </link> <BR> <BR> 1. Corn <BR> 2. Soy - it seems like soy is in almost anything that's processed <BR> 3. Sugar <BR> 4. Aspartame <BR> 5. Papayas <BR> 6. Canola <BR> 7. Cotton <BR> 8. Dairy - I love cottage cheese...bummer! <BR> 9. and 10. Zucchini and Yellow Squash Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:35:59 EST Eating Enough Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x50026498 I have been trying really hard to make sure I eat within my calorie range, but on most days I just fall short. I try to force myself to eat more food but most of the time I'm just too full. I also want to listen to my body and stop eating when my body tells me I'm full. Is anyone else having this issue? Help!!!!!! Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:00:21 EST Calorie counting at best is a waste of time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49994035 At worst, it will frustrate you, influence you to eat non-nutritive foods and very possibly cause weight gain as it has done for many people. <BR> Have a look at this article: <BR> <link>thankyourbody.com/not-count-calories<BR>-infographic/ </link> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:50:05 EST GMO Labeling on the Ballot in CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49935773 We need that here on the ballot in Jersey too... <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/business/<BR>california-referendum-pits-organic-bra<BR>nds-against-corporate-parents.html?_r=1 </link> <BR> <BR> What annoyed me is that Smucker's declined to comment. For some reason I can see a Smucker's Natural Peanut boycott in my future! Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:23:02 EST A Carb Is A Carb - All Carbs Are Created Equal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49934292 <link>www.simplyshredded.com/the-science-o<BR>f-nutrition-is-a-carb-a-carb.html </link> <BR> <BR> There is an argument or some hate or some debating on a Facebook page I follow about sugar/carbs and how they are equal. Take note these people are Paleo people and I guess I could say I am a Paleo person at the moment since I choose my carbs wisely and stay away from grains...totally off topic so I'll get to the point. <BR> <BR> An interesting thing someone said was that fruit is bad for y... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:01:28 EST Raw milk - one of the wonders of the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49931487 I have 4 half gallon jars sitting on a table in my basement that have been there for four days turning sour. Today I will bring them up, take that beautiful clabbered milk and make a creamy cheese to die for. You'll never find anything this good at a supermarket <BR> Check out this article: <BR> <link>localfoodnews.wordpress.com/2012/09/<BR>01/is-homogenized-milk-good-or-an-exam<BR>ple-of-a-profit-focused-food-industry/ </link> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:44:48 EST HELLO TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49922338 MY NAME IS RAVISHING72.I AM SO LOOKINF FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.I AM 40 YEARS OLD.I AM DETERMINED TO TRY TO CHANGE MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER SO THAT I WILL BE HEALTHY.MAY EVERYONE BE WELL.LOTS OF LOVE!!!!!! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:56:22 EST TMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49883703 All last week I had been eating poorly and so yesterday I got back to business and now I can't stay out of the bathroom. Eating clean really cleans out the system AND and it doesn't take long...sheeesh. I've seen the bathroom a little too much yesterday AND today. I can't believe how much stays and for so long when you eat crap. It's crazy and disgusting to me to know I'm carrying around crap I ate last week. <BR> <BR> I feel dirty. :p Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:48:52 EST Chicken, Bacon Ranch Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x49882812 Here's the crust recipe: <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2232221 </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the toppings: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 slice nitrate free bacon, diced <BR> 150 grams diced, chicken breast <BR> 1 cup fresh spinach <BR> 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes <BR> 1//4 cup tomato sauce <BR> 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, grated (30 grams) <BR> 1 tbsp yogurt based ranch dressing <BR> <BR> <BR> I preheated the broiler. Then cooked the bacon in a skillet. Added the chicken.... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:39:47 EST Real Food at Walmart – Can it be done? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49880912 <link>grannysvitalvittles.com/real-food-at<BR>-walmart-can-it-be-done/ </link> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:34:41 EST blairrose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49861813 I am a 57 year old woman and weights 323 lbs. I have been trying to lose weight since I was in my teens. In 2005 I was in Katrina then relocated to Chicago. That is when I found out that I have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure which have worried me since. I recently relocated to Arizonia where I now have found out that my kidneys is not doing too well and I am now on a low sodium diet of less than 2,000mgs a day. I have started eating right or trying but it is hard to do at times. I have b... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:09:37 EST DIY high protein smoothies w/no protein powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x49846685 I have often been uncomfortable using a refined powdered protein powder--just didn't seem like a real food to me. Maybe some of you are concerned too. Here's great ideas on how to raise the protein level in your own, homemade smoothies using real food. Naturally, the nutrition factor will go up too! <BR> <BR> <link>dontwastethecrumbs.com/2012/08/makin<BR>g-protein-shakes-and-smoothies-without<BR>-protein-powder/ </link> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:40:54 EST Power Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x49775417 Made these tonight. Really yummy! <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2226419 </link> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 00:47:28 EST Newbie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49748841 Good morning, everyone!! In 2007 I joined SPARKPEOPLE. I took a break last year as I had some personal challenges...BUT...now I am back!! Woo hoo!! This team will be a GREAT support for me on my Eating Clean journey!! I am plan on incorporating this lifestyle with my Weight Watchers plan. Looking forward to meeting all of you!! <BR> <BR> Cheers!! <BR> <BR> Michelle :o) Mon, 3 Sep 2012 11:25:21 EST My favorite Fall Food is.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49722353 Zucchini and pumpkin! <em>30</em> <em>4</em> <em>147</em> <em>371</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's YOURS! <em>38</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:14:17 EST Baked Corn Dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49722323 <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2199401 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you don't have steviva belnd then just use a tablespoon of sugar or honey. <BR> <BR> Treat for the Kids. I used Schneiders Naturals weiners. For a hotdog, they are not too bad as far as added ingredients. <BR> <link>www.schneiders.ca/en/Products/Countr<BR>yNaturals/Pages/default.aspx </link> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:11:33 EST Zucchini Bread - No Sugar, Low Carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x49712653 Made this last night. Turned out really nice with the zucchini out of my garden. <BR> <link>fitchickshealthylifestyleblog.blogsp<BR>ot.ca/2012/08/zucchini-bread-no-sugar-<BR>low-carb.html# </link> <BR> <BR> Oh. If you don't have steviva blend, then you can use 1/2 cup brown sugar. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:11:57 EST Avoid anti-bacterial soaps - here's why http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49604259 <link>www.actualorganics.com/2012/08/15/tr<BR>iclosan-muscles-and-why-soap-wins-agai<BR>nst-dirt/ </link> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:18:19 EST The danger & politics of GMOs explained http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49603960 We must support the labeling of genetically modified food products or we will hand our children a toxic mess to live in. <BR> <link>www.panna.org/blog/why-ge-labeling-m<BR>onsantos-worst-nightmare </link> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:56:09 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49532567 I have been doing a low carb diet since July 1st, but with school starting I would like to do something with a little more variety. I miss fruit. I plan to try to stay away from "white food" and limit whole grains/ bread. Tonight I had spaghetti for the first time in two months (with whole wheat pasta) and it was heavenly! I know I can't expect to eat lots of pasta and continue to loose, but once in awhile it is really nice. On low carb I have lost 12 lbs, and I have about 15 more to go.... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 19:32:39 EST back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49486891 I tried this before... then I got off track while I was pregnant. Im eating fairly clean now anyhow, but I want to cut out some more stuff like condiments and little things here and there that I have been snacking on. Hoping it will help get rid of this baby weight! :) Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:37:53 EST Cosmetic & skin care users get good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49485161 <link>safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=105<BR>4 </link> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:48:08 EST To those who might be still throwing out the yolks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49456525 Gosh, just scroll down to the chart of nutrient comparison between whites and yolks and that ought to cure you! <BR> <link>primaltoad.com/egg-yolk-waste/ </link> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:38:20 EST Banana Ice Cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x49326846 This is from Dani Spies <BR> <link>cleananddelicious.com/2012/08/01/ban<BR>ana_ice_cream_well_sorta/ </link> <BR> <BR> 2 frozen bananas <BR> About a ½ cup unsweetened vanilla soymilk (or any kind of milk you choose) <BR> <BR> Pop bananas into a blender or food processor and blend until the bananas have a smooth and creamy consistency (just like ice-cream). Depending on how powerful your blender or processor is, your bananas may clunk around a bit at the beginning BUT just give them a ... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 00:32:58 EST Chicken Salad Wrap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x49267460 Chicken Salad Wrap & Variations <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2192816 </link> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 00:02:24 EST The Colour of My Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49267241 <BR> Check out the colour of the eggs I get from my chickens. <em>244</em> <BR> <link>fitchickshealthylifestyleblog.blogsp<BR>ot.ca/2012/08/the-colour-of-my-eggs.html </link> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:44:02 EST Six Ingredients... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49266722 that will make you GAG!!! <BR> <BR> <link>foodmatters.tv/articles-1/6-ingredie<BR>nts-you-may-not-want-in-your-food </link> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:01:17 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49265878 Hey everyone! I'm trying to get back into the weight loss groove and more important start eating healthier. In the next few weeks, I hope to be getting back to clean eating. The hardest part is that I drive around all day for my work, and it's tough to find clean options when I'm out and about. Look forward to getting tips and suggestions from all of you! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 21:58:28 EST ready to begin again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49252699 hi my name is cyndi and im ready to make a lifestyle change once and for all Wed, 1 Aug 2012 07:15:19 EST Where is the best place to start? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49212086 I'm new to this team, and am going to try and incorporate clean eating. I am going to try breakfast and lunches first, then maybe next month do dinners. Does this sound like a good way to go about it? <BR> <BR> What are everyone's favorite breakfasts? Lunches? I think If I can find 3 good ones for both lunches and breakfasts, I can just rotate them. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:39:07 EST Like a Clean Way to Replace Lost Electrolytes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49201139 <link>foodbabe.com/2012/07/10/the-secret-b<BR>ehind-gatorade-how-to-replenish-electr<BR>olytes-naturally/ </link> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 21:28:03 EST Can't afford to eat healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49198293 <link>www.lifelesshurried.com/2012/07/we-c<BR>ant-afford-to-eat-healthy.html </link> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:48:47 EST protein powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49179490 What kind of protein powder is considered "clean" and tastes good? <BR> Are there protein drinks you can buy already made that are clean? <BR> Thanks! Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:30:12 EST Eat the whole thing: Eggs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49168917 This is why I don't try to get more protein with less calories by eating egg whites separated from their yolks. <BR> <link>crunchythriftycool.blogspot.com/2012<BR>/07/eat-whole-thing-eggs.html </link> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:21:34 EST Fibromyalgia and clean eating. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49120888 I just figured out how to start a new topic! Does anyone on the team have fibromyalgia and has eating a clean diet made a positive difference in pain level? Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:00:26 EST I am Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x49120798 Hi, <BR> I'm Carol. I am a special education teacher from NY. I've been overweight for about twenty years. My goal is to lose 40 pounds to become healthier...I have high cholesterol and fibromyalgia (and all that comes with Fibro). My iinterests, as far as fitness is concerned, is biking and swimming. I have one knee replacement and will need the other replaced within a year. So it is difficult to walk...I am still bow-legged on the non-surgical knee...which leaves me 5/8 inch shorter ... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:49:52 EST Soy and stomach issues? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49100640 So I am going to give eating clean a try again. <BR> I've been having alot of stomach problems like gas and bloating (sorry if too much info) and the only thing I can think of is SOY. Does anyone know anything about if soy is bad for your stomach? I guess I always thought it was healthy...or there is another ingredient out there bothering me too. <BR> It started when I quick bringing salads for lunch at work and began bringing lean cuisines & healthy choice meals. The produce wasn't as good, ... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:47:27 EST How "clean" is your chicken?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x49015101 If people knew what is in typical grocery store chicken they would only buy organic or raise their own poultry. I just got a small flock of ducks and we're having a splash of a time. When it comes time to butcher I...well, I need to toughen up or become a vegetarian! The eggs are fantastic! <BR> Check this out: <BR> <link>www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2<BR>012/07/how-your-chicken-dinner-is-crea<BR>ting-a-drug-resistant-superbug/259700/ </link> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:14:41 EST New to Eating Clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48951954 Hi All, <BR> I have started eating clean this week and look forward to chatting with you. <BR> <BR> <BR> Carrie Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:41:27 EST ~~Protein~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48920260 Looking for some Protein ideas to eat with each meal... <BR> What are some Proteins you eat daily? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:48:17 EST ph diet-Dr. Robert Young http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x48851620 I was wondering if anyone has gotten his book and has tried the alkaline diet? <BR> It sounds interesting but I think I will have to gradually adjust to the restrictions. <BR> Just wondering if anyone had heard of it and what they thought. <BR> Mary Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:41:47 EST Know Your Food - video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48825428 <link>humblefeast.wordpress.com/2012/07/01<BR>/knowyourfood/ </link> Wed, 4 Jul 2012 14:08:00 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48804786 Been eating clean since June 14th... down 13.5 lbs already (i'm also marathon training so thats speeding things up). <BR> Down a total of 95 lbs! :) Really feeling amazing.... clean eating was that last little push I needed to finish my weight loss journey! Tue, 3 Jul 2012 07:33:07 EST VERY interesting stuff about sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48795579 Watch the "60 Minutes" video; it's about 14 minutes long <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2012/06/30/excessive-fructose-<BR>causes-obesity-and-cancer.aspx </link> <BR> and also you might want to catch this very short video (3.5 minutes long) about kids and sugar. <BR> <link>www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-5740<BR>7203-10391709/sugar-and-kids-the-toxic<BR>-truth/?tag=mncol;lst;3 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's clean the sugar out of our diets and try not to substitut... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:28:12 EST Is your ex. virgin olive oil a fake?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48795340 Make sure the extra virgin olive oil you consume is actually olive oil--it very possible might not be unless you are familiar with the farm that grows and presses the olives and/or feel confident of the source. <BR> <BR> I already put the book on hold at my local library <BR> "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" <BR> <link>www.foodrenegade.com/your-extravirgi<BR>n-olive-oil-fake/ </link> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:05:12 EST Weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48793346 I'm new to clean eating, just on the cusp of starting, really. It seems people make references to losing weight but I would love to see specifics on how that works. Does it just happen naturally with clean food or is there some sort of plan? Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:41:19 EST Hi from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48784268 Hi everyone, I have been on this journey for a long time. Everytime I reach my goal, I seem to give myself permission to "celebrate" and then I'm on this same road, again. Praying this time is the right time for me. I am 52, daughters are grown, my first grandbaby is 6 months and I have been married for 33 years. My goal is to lose about 32.7 pounds by October 15th, 2012. I just retired and am looking forward to getting new recipes to cook. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 23:19:17 EST Clean eating and weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48782741 Hi, I'm Susie from Indiana. Is it reasonable to expect some weight loss with clean eating? I'm just starting to learn about it and wonder if this is the right direction for someone with 50 pounds to lose. I'd appreciate help getting started and I really hope this is the right place, finally! <BR> Thanks in advance for any advice. <BR> Susie Sun, 1 Jul 2012 21:38:33 EST Why we should avoid GMO and stick to organic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48730783 This is just ONE reason: <BR> <link>www.i-sis.org.uk/GM_Soy_Linked_to_Il<BR>lnesses_in_Farm_Pigs.php </link> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:37:29 EST Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48640598 Top ten food additives to avoid (although there are a TON more, I'm sure) <BR> <BR> <link>www.hungryforchange.tv/top-10-food-a<BR>dditives-to-avoid </link> <BR> <BR> I've been buying sulfur free dried fruit for years from health food stores (or drying my own) because I noticed that it was ALWAYS an ingredient in store bought dried fruits. . It says in the article that the FDA has banned sulfur in food. This must be a fairly recent change... so that's good. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:13:47 EST PLEASE HELP! I've been diagnosed with Candida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48491663 I've been eating clean for a while now, but I just saw a naturopath/licensed acupuncturist and candida (yeast) was one huge thing that popped up. Basically, if I'm going to get rid of this, I can only eat meat, veggies, and eggs, also, I'm assuming I can have tofu. Everything else is off the table, grains, dairy, bread (of course), fruit, all condiments except fresh lemon juice, vinegar, and the list goes on, but that's the general list. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any suggestions for recip... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:09:11 EST Hi :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48387473 I'm new here but not to SparkPeople. I blogged this last week: <link>mypositivesteps.blogspot.ca/2012/05/<BR>what-am-i-eating.html </link> then decided to look for a team that was on a similar diet. I'm glad I found this team. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:36:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48294115 Hi, I am new to the team. I am about to start my first 30 days of clean eating. I thought it was going to be boring and bland food choices, but after checking out the great recipes and tips on this page I am pretty confident that I am going to make it through the first 30 days and beyond! <BR> Good luck to everyone! Wed, 30 May 2012 12:45:27 EST Whole Food Revelation Cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48284639 I think Annie provided a link that got me to this cookbook, Whole Food Revelation Cookbook, but I could be wrong. What I am wondering is has anyone downloaded this cookbook? <link>www.beyondthepeel.net/store </link> <BR> And if so do you have any thoughts on it? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance, <BR> <BR> sarah Tue, 29 May 2012 21:12:11 EST Training both Mind and Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48275541 Hi. I'm a 42 yr old martial artist who has spent the last 12 years training both my mind and body for my up coming black belt test. This is an achievement that I am very proud of. The funny thing is, when it comes to achieving a weight loss goal, I'm falling short on training my mind, and ultimately my body. I have about 60 lbs to lose and don't seem to have the will power to say "no thanks" to my favorite foods. I am taking steps to a healthier lifestyle, I just need to get my head in the ga... Tue, 29 May 2012 09:53:02 EST Need help getting started with whole foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48229959 Check this out: <BR> <link>www.beyondthepeel.net/store </link> Fri, 25 May 2012 18:39:24 EST Looks like I'm having fun with websites today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48229851 Sweet and to the point little article: <BR> <link>lorialexander.blogspot.com/2012/05/f<BR>ake-food-fake-health.html </link> Fri, 25 May 2012 18:25:54 EST Traditional, healthy foods--so CLEAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48228586 The following is a clip from an email newsletter from Spiritual Wealth [customerservice@spiritualwealth.com] 5-25-2012 <BR> <BR> Our generation is among the first people in history to have the luxury of bombarding ourselves with low-cost, nutrient-deficient, high-calorie food. Mix in a sedentary lifestyle and the result is not only a reduced quality of life but a budding health-care crisis. According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is associated with a two-fold increase in mort... Fri, 25 May 2012 16:05:39 EST How to plan and prepare traditional foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48224600 Here's a good article with lots of links to help us all understand the way to eat simple, nutritious, inexpensive traditional foods. As a culture we have moved so far away from even knowing how to purchase and prepare simple, healthy foods that many of us don't even know what real food is. The food manufacturers and marketers and advertisers have done an amazing job of turning the heads of the last few generations towards the cheaply produced, highly refined junk that's making us sick and ove... Fri, 25 May 2012 10:11:04 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48196519 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined so stopped to say 'hello'. Question....when did people start noticing the pounds drop after starting to eat clean? I am in my first week and eating 6 small meals a day following the plan but the scale is stuck even though I have also been working in the garden and out running. How long do you suppose it will stay that way? Wed, 23 May 2012 10:36:41 EST Questions. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48183794 I have a question and couldn't find a board for it. Is Greek yogurt clean? I thought I was doing really well but clean means less than 4 ingredients right? So even my salad dressing isn't clean. Crystal Light isn't clean. I've used all of mine up now, and I'm just using citrus in my water, but when I was drinking all my water with it, it wasn't clean it sounds like. And what about club soda? I replaced Pepsi with club soda with lemon or lime. I thought it was a great way to get water in, but ... Tue, 22 May 2012 13:51:08 EST New to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48173992 I have always wanted to eat better and feel better. I was introduced to clean eating through a friend. My friend started her journey two years ago while her husband was deployed. It was amazing to see such a transformation in her. She was eating and exercising right. Her face glowed and she lost over 65lbs. In addition she helped her autistic child and seen a difference in him as well. Also she had been on medication for anxiety and depression, which she is off of. So I figured I have nothin... Mon, 21 May 2012 21:34:57 EST Costs of Real Food vs. average food budgets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48168892 http://mrsdullsnourishedkitchen.com/real-f<BR>ood-economics-101-real-food-vs-average<BR>-food-budgets/# <BR> sorry I forgot to put in the real link: <BR> <link>mrsdullsnourishedkitchen.com/real-fo<BR>od-economics-101-real-food-vs-average-<BR>food-budgets/# </link> Mon, 21 May 2012 14:40:52 EST Alice Waters and the Edible Schoolyard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48132460 We need more of these! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVrnqZsghHk </link> Fri, 18 May 2012 21:07:48 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48100043 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a 42-year-old Mom who loves to cook and head to the farmers market. I already eat pretty cleanly, but obviously not clean enough because I've got twenty pounds hanging around that I'd like to lose. I'm here for tips to help me succeed, and I look forward to exchanging information on the boards. :) Wed, 16 May 2012 17:59:54 EST What to ask at the farmer's market http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48081084 <link>wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/<BR>side-dish/questions-to-ask-at-the-farm<BR>ers-market-a-great-organic-marinated-t<BR>riotomato-salad-recipe/ </link> Tue, 15 May 2012 15:26:35 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x48044387 Hi, <BR> My name is Joni. I can't wait to get to know you all. I love food, that's part of my problem. I always feel better when I eat clean. I feel like they should have a Processed Foods Anonymous group because it is very addictive. I have big trouble stopping when eating processed food and I know that's because they want you to keep eating! Duh. Anyhow, I'm back on the clean eating wagon and it feels great. I lost 3 lbs last week. I feel it is much easier to stop when you are full... Sun, 13 May 2012 07:07:25 EST What Clean is doing for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48024804 1. I had a massage last week and noticed it didn't hurt like it used to. <BR> 2. I can take a very deep breath without feeling constricted. <BR> 3. I have less joint pain. <BR> 4. More energy and a greater feeling of well-being. <BR> 5. I never have heartburn or reflux. <BR> 6. It's much easier to sit up straight, and easier to stretch. <BR> 7. I don't have food (i.e. sugar/starch) cravings. <BR> 8. I do get hungry and feel free to choose clean food, think about balance without grabbing the f... Fri, 11 May 2012 16:57:05 EST Food Storage tips Using NO plastic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x48021319 I am not totally 100% plastic free nor do I make that a stressful aim; HOWEVER, I just learned a bunch of great storage tips that I will immediately put to use. <BR> <link>myplasticfreelife.com/2010/05/how-to<BR>-store-produce-without-plastic/ </link> Fri, 11 May 2012 11:44:53 EST Hello from Wales. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x47980307 Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Barbara, but please call me Babs. I recently joined SP to aid my Weight loss programme. I was diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic 2 months ago, which in itself is taking some getting used to, but was also identified as being Obese at the same time. <BR> I need to lose weight, but I want a complete change in Lifestyle as well, so I am no longer a couch potatoe, or an eater of junk. I want to loose weight healthily, and I want to learn how to eat healthily for lif... Tue, 8 May 2012 21:28:06 EST New Clean Eating Challenge - May 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11171x32586x47894515 OK. As suggested by another member in the "suggestion box" thread, we are going to have a clean eating challenge. <BR> No processed foods of any kind for one month (os as long as you can hold out). <BR> This challenge will be easy for long time clean eaters, and perhaps more challenging for newbies. <BR> Post here daily your progress. <BR> <BR> Are you guys in?!!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <em>334</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>... Thu, 3 May 2012 12:40:22 EST A new website for grading food products http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47869424 Check this out: <BR> <link>www.fooducate.com/ </link> <BR> Put in a food product and it will grade it for you. I put in Gatorade and it got a D. Actually, I think it gives food stuffs big benefits of our doubts but hey, it's a good place to start. Wed, 2 May 2012 00:13:09 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x47852971 Hi, <BR> I'm new to this group and very excited. I never heard the term "clean eating" before but it's exactly what I'm looking for. I have read and researched so many diets and health trends but found I didn't agree with many of them. This however is totally my type of lifestyle. I look forward to getting all kinds of ideas and recipes. Tue, 1 May 2012 07:39:53 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x47783588 Hi. I'm new to this team and I'm interested in finding out more about "clean eating." <BR> <BR> A former co worker of mine saw me at the gym a few weeks ago and remarked that he could tell that I'd been "working out'" etc etc and as we were chatting, he said "Imagine where you'd be if you just at a little cleaner!" I just sort of nodded and smiled, and then came home to google "eating clean." <BR> <BR> So, I am just trying to learn more about the concepts and theories behind this, and ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:45:08 EST new from ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x47741078 hi my name is cyndiim 56 married have 2 children and 2 grandchildren and i need to learn to eat cook and live a healthy life style <em>125</em> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:22:35 EST Start your own garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47735491 Great way to save money, eat organic 'whole foods' and in a small way help our planet. <BR> <BR> We blog tips for starting an herb and vegetable garden at <BR> <link>coachingforhealth.blogspot.com/2012/<BR>04/go-green-and-grow-your-own-garden.html </link> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:23:50 EST Ask me: Annie, why do you make your own mayo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x47650443 Answer here: <BR> <link>www.foodrenegade.com/decoding-labels<BR>-spectrum-organic-mayonnaise-olive-oil/ </link> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:17:44 EST Snacks? HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x47644777 I need low sugar (natural sugar of course) snack suggestions. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to stay away from high sugar fruits, honey, yogurt.. Etc. <BR> <BR> Any help would be appreciated :) Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:04:33 EST What is in our food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47551228 Think we have a right to know? Go here to sign a letter to the FDA. Also just a good site to check out! <link>justlabelit.org </link> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:58:48 EST New & Need Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x47539678 Hi all! I joined this team with the hope that clean eating would help me get a grip; I feel like I've been doing a lot of emotional eating lately. I've noticed that eating a lot of sugar (even natural sugar) really interferes with my binging. Has anyone ever tried a sugar detox? If so, what was it like? <BR> <BR> I feel like I need to do something else on this journey. I've been stalled at 138-143 FOREVER! I need to get out of the 130's. Please help however you can. I hope to make s... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:08:50 EST Good Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47537152 Anybody read any inspiring/informative books lately? <BR> <BR> In my stack: <BR> Deep Nutrition <BR> The Slow Down Diet <BR> The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:16:01 EST Great Grain Info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47535199 <link>www.longevitywarehouse.com/Articles.<BR>asp?ID=444 </link> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:56:50 EST Here's an ingredient list not to love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47534834 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/food-republic<BR>/6-ingredients-food_b_1400970.html?utm<BR>_campaign=040912&utm_medium=email&utm_<BR>source=Alert-food&utm_content=FullStor<BR>y#s852456&title=Propylene_Glycol_AKA </link> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:24:39 EST Experiments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47521094 This weekend I went to my parents' house, where my mom is on a strict diet where she can't have wheat, dairy, sugar (except natural ones in fruit/veggies/honey) or starch. So, I experimented making things with almond flour and other substitutes... So, things actually taste better! I even made a little pie for Easter with apples and a 3 ingredient crust: almond flour, olive oil, and natural honey. DELICIOUS! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:20:04 EST Need a little more to convince you?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47503852 Maybe not but this will remind you why you don't drink this junk. Holy cow! look at the 3 on the right--millions of people actually make these drinks their daily liquid intake. Do we even wonder at the rising diabetes and obesity? <BR> <link>www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/rethink<BR>-your-drink/ </link> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 20:18:36 EST Suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47401738 So, I'm having a lot of trouble finding time to cook the last week or so, and when that happens, I end up just eating snack foods as meals, because that is all that will be in the house. Or I'll just eat spoonfuls of peanut butter, granola bars, crackers, etc. Problem is... Then I eat a lot of them, because I get hungry. Any ideas for ways to get in actual, healthy meals on the fly? I love to cook, but I'm not finding the time lately... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 07:59:37 EST Easter Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x47384880 Hi everyone! I'm new to this team, and I started getting into clean eating a couple of months ago. I need to plan my Easter meal, which will likely be a bit nontraditional due to health goals, but that's great by me and the family is on board with that. What clean recipes are you planning to make this Sunday? Mon, 2 Apr 2012 09:41:15 EST Oatmeal Amped Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x47383388 Best breakfast every... Oatmeal with peanut butter and baking cocoa. I've also tried oatmeal with almonds, oatmeal with a little banana, and... oatmeal with salsa! Pretty much, I've been making oatmeal and then seeing what I have in the fridge/cupboard and experimenting. It makes breakfast so much more fun! (For someone who doesn't like breakfast...) Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:24:03 EST Canola VS Coconut Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x47339237 Canola, vegetable oils... they all do the same thing. High heat causes them to basically go rancid, and even body temp is enough to cause oxidization. These "healthy" oils will clog your arteries. <BR> Also, how much processing do you think is necessary to get OIL out of a PLANT or a VEGETABLE??? <BR> Also, most of these oils are genetically modified. <BR> <BR> Scroll down to the article on "Is Canola Oil Healthy?" <BR> <BR> <link>www.coconutresearchcenter.com/hwnl_9<BR>-2.htm </link> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:11:22 EST On this team of nearly 17,000... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47257312 I think everyone can either benefit or at least enjoy watching this movie. It's free online for 6 more days. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.hungryforchange.tv/online-premie<BR>re </link> <BR> <BR> Post here and let us know your thoughts. <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:21:36 EST What are we doing about seafood? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47225927 I don't know if it has been discussed here, but with all the radiation over in Japan (Fukshima - did I spell that right) and the oil in the Gulf...it's affecting the seafood. And from what I've been following over in the Pacific is that that whole radiation thing and the continuous earthquakes goingz on over there in Japan will only get worse. The plants are burning deeper into the Earth each and everyday and they can't stop it or won't stop it. The waters are affected of course and it's ann... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:43:08 EST Video cooking technique - humor - don't miss this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47126135 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMO6vjmkyI </link> Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:21:22 EST Facts about heart disease you might not know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47094556 <link>preventdisease.com/news/12/030112_Wo<BR>rld-Renown-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On<BR>-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease.shtml </link> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:35:03 EST Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x47093904 Only 1/4 cup brown sugar for 12 servings is not a lot of sugar in this recipe. It's hard to make a good "crisp" without any brown sugar. If anyone has a great sugar-free option for making the "crisp" part of the recipe then I am all ears. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I made this last night for some guests. It was DEELISH so I though I would share. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2039450 </link> <BR> <BR> If any of you are wondering what steviva blend is, it's ... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:50:17 EST Hi:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x47089704 I am new to SP, but ive had a LITTLE knowledge of clean eating... I know I feel SO much better when I eat clean (or at least as clean as possible), and I look forward to the journey. <em>48</em> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 09:34:45 EST Gosh, isn't there at least SOMETHING in sugar?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47062123 Something? Anything to feed us?? <BR> This is so succinct! <BR> <link>www.ruthsrealfood.com/2011/08/sugar-<BR>and-sweeteners-white-sugar.html </link> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:49:48 EST Purple Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x47007156 Oh I am in <em>26</em> !! <BR> <BR> I got some organic purple potatoes and roasted them in the oven with some olive oil, rosemary and sea salt. I am wondering and was wanting to know if the health benefits are any better than a regular potato? The color was so deep and oh so tasty!! <BR> <BR> Any info? Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:00:35 EST new to spark, but not to clean eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x47006285 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to Spark, but am familiar with clean eating. I have a lot of GI issues and food sensitivities and feel best when I follow a clean diet. <BR> <BR> However, for the past couple of months I have been struggling a LOT with emotional eating. I'm here to get back to eating the clean way so I can lose weight and feel better (physically and mentally). <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:47:01 EST Multivitamin with no soy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x46992225 Anybody taking a multivitamin...tablets or a pack that contains no soy (lecithin and other soy extracts)? If so, what brand do you use? Fri, 9 Mar 2012 15:55:45 EST Hungry for Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46982315 Free online world premiere.. <BR> Sign up here <BR> <link>www.hungryforchange.tv/part_1 </link> Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:31:17 EST Web Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46963406 I have the Classic Comfort Foods edition of this magazine and the web page is good, as well. <BR> <BR> http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/ <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <em>41</em> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:39:19 EST Daunted by the change... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x46907410 I've been reading about eating clean for a long time. It's not a new concept to me, but I have had a hard time making a commitment. <BR> <BR> I am addicted to sugar. I used to say that with a smile, but not any more. It's a real compulsion that I can't seem to shake alone. I've finally realized that I need help with this...maybe through Overeaters Anonymous, but hopefully I can get it here. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:53:33 EST And...about sugar... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46888008 Know your sugars <BR> <link>www.smallfootprintfamily.com/the-man<BR>y-different-kinds-of-sugar </link> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 20:25:14 EST Make sure your stevia is really stevia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46887976 Be a savvy clean eater <BR> Good article on label deception...again <BR> <link>www.gaiahealthblog.com/2012/02/04/th<BR>e-stevia-project/ </link> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 20:23:14 EST Help Vote for a Spark Success Story!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11171x32586x46819672 Check out my blog & PLEASE vote! Help a fellow Sparker out to win an amazing opportunity! <BR> <BR> Or vote directly at this link below! <BR> <link>www.mauricesmainstreetmodel.com/3478<BR>/tina-sweep </link> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:12:12 EST Be a Label Sleuth to Ensure You're Eating Clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46818269 This webpage has some eye opening info about the labels on packaged foods. Be smart and don't get fooled by the advertising on the label that makes claims about being a "healthier" option. <BR> <link>www.foodrenegade.com/decoding-labels<BR>-better-than-bouillon/ </link> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:41:05 EST a somewhat shy Hello To All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x46782561 Although I joined many moons ago, I am now engaging in earnest. Consistency is a particular challenge and I have no illusions of being perfect or anywhere close, but what I do determine is that I will be going beyond my comfort zone and growing "me" while re-creating my physical self. <BR> What is different this time is a pleasing softening, a gentle humility embracing the need for support in fellowship. <BR> May I stay in the saddle! Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:48:25 EST First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x46660650 HI, I'm new here. I have all Tosca Reno Clean Eating books and I also subscribe to the magazine. I love the whole concept, but b/c I have to cook for my husband I have never gone through with trying to really eat that way. I want to give it a shot. I found a fea receipes that sound interesting to me and I am willing to try,. My question is, was it expensive to get started? Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:13:30 EST How do you organize your clean eats? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46586004 Pantry: <BR> Whole grains, brown rice and whole wheat pasta together. <BR> Oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, almonds and honey together. <BR> Spices together in pull out boxes. <BR> Baking items together. <BR> Vinegars together. <BR> Glass pyrex storage together. <BR> <BR> Refrigerator: <BR> I bought a container to keep my hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator. <BR> My fresh carton eggs and meat on one shelf. <BR> My pre-cut veggies in glass pyrex on the top shelf! <BR> My yogurt and cottage... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:18:42 EST Green Drink Powders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11170x32586x46569990 Hey y'all! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for green drink powders that are soy-free, caffeine-free and gluten-free and also do not contain any type of added sugars nor sugar substitutes. <BR> <BR> If anyone can help me, please provide links to the products' website. <BR> <BR> Please only provide links to those products that you have actually tried because I'd also like to hear you opinions on the products. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much, <BR> Sharon-Marie Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:16:04 EST Regulating Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46557278 Hmmm... what do you guys think about this? <BR> Sugar (as well other simple carbs) are welcomed by the brain just like heroin. Maybe sugar addicts need intervention? <BR> I thought this would be an interesting topic for debate. <BR> What do you guys think? <BR> <BR> (let's keep it friendly. lol) Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:05:27 EST Clean Eating GF Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46504640 Did you guys see the latest issue? GF recipes! YAY! Thu, 9 Feb 2012 15:17:40 EST Hiya! Starting With a "Clean" Slate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x46499697 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I eat pretty well now but would like to tweak a few things to eliminate as many frivolous additives as I can from my food. I am looking forward to the challenge as I learn just what's in the stuff I have been eating that isn't neccessary and perhaps even harmful. <BR> Stop by my Spark Page anytime!!! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 09:52:30 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x46484584 Hello all, I'm new to this group and new to Clean Eating. I know this is the best way to live my life and and looking forward to learning from you. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:01:26 EST Organic In The Grocery Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46482587 I saw this video on facebook last night and it really struck me. It really made me thankful that although my husband doesn't always agree 100% with my food purchases (due to cost) I am so thankful that he is helpful and supportive of my desire to grow my own food! <BR> <BR> Check it out! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exBEFCiWy<BR>W0&sns=em <BR> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:05:31 EST Almond Pulp-What Can I Do With It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46350710 I do not own a dehydrator. It seems like ever suggestion for using almond pulp (left over from making my own almond milk) uses a dehydrator. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? I do not want to waste it. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:15:24 EST Need An Alternative To Yogurt For My 2 Yr Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46350435 I'm a vegan-ish vegetarian. I do not want to give my 2 year old yogurt because it's 1) dairy (I guess I could go organic, but not too comfortable with that at all) 2) usually loaded with either sugar or artificial sweeteners. I had Chobani in the past and like that way better than "regular" yogurt. I haven't introduced her to soy products just because GMOs in the non-organic soy, but I would be willing to give it a shot. She doesn't have any food allergies so far and we've even given her ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:01:20 EST High Carb Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46308021 Looking for high carb meal ideas. <BR> Ideally these would include a protein, some fruit/and or grain/starches. May include veggies depending on what type of dish it is. These meals would be relatively low in fat also. <BR> <BR> Please post recipes, or links to recipes and websites. Or just meal ideas. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:56:35 EST Low Carb meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46307980 Hey everyone! I'm looking for low carb meal recipe ideas. <BR> I'm doing some calorie/carb cycling with some success. <BR> <BR> Low carb, clean, healthy ideas should consist of a protein (I'm a meat eater), lots of veggies and some healthy fat. No starches. <BR> <BR> If you have a recipe, website or link to either, please post here. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:54:30 EST I have a question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46305974 Do you think it will be ok to use tosca reno's new book to lose 40 or so pounds? When I purchased it.. I did not realize it was geared to those people who only had 10 pounds to lose or left over to lose.. I did put a request in my library to borrow the clean eating recharged. But if someone here could guide me.. I just figured it says 28 days to lose 10 pounds.. so I would think it would be ok.. but maybe its too restrictive? Hopefully will be able to compare books and come up with somet... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 15:46:30 EST I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x46285247 So thrilled to be on this team. Am looking forward in learning clean eating recipes, and ideas. I have started to eat clean and am most certainly a novice at this. I have been switching over to more natual foods, and unprocessed foods, and can really tell a difference when I go back to unnatural foods. Since eating more clean, I have no sugar cravings, or munchies for chips. Stopped craving ice-cream everyday also, that is so huge I can't even tell ya! So looking forward to more clean eating,... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:22:56 EST Now THIS is a Restriction Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46280054 What the article doesn't say is how DAMAGING those things are to our bodies. It just keeps harping on the nutrients that are missing and even tries to convince the reader that this food-like-substance has SOME nutritive value. It goes on to say that it just doesn't have enough and that we need to eat more than just this one thing to get the rest of what we need. OMG!!! THIS STUFF ISN'T FOOD!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2<BR>092071/Stacey-Irvine-17-collapses-eati<BR>... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:53:38 EST Recipe Website - looks pretty good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46236257 Hope you like it <BR> <link>simplylivinghealthy.org/ </link> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:50:24 EST There are some things I wish I hadn't read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46226182 Crock Pots: are they really clean? <BR> <link>www.theprimalist.com/are-crockpots-w<BR>orth-the-risk/ </link> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:26:39 EST Here's just ONE reason to eat clean! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46217451 <link>naturalparentingunnaturalworld.blogs<BR>pot.com/2012/01/what-is-tbhq.html </link> <BR> <BR> here are the links from the above link: <BR> <BR> <link>blog.foodfacts.com/index.php/2011/06<BR>/07/what-is-the-food-additive-tbhq/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tert-Butylhydr<BR>oquinone </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.naturalnews.com/031318_TBHQ_food<BR>_preservatives.html </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:25:30 EST Day 6 eating clean and new to group-hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x46215528 I'm happy to have found this team. I spent a week before Christmas following a meal plan from clean eating magazine and dropped four pounds. I am back at it now, and have armed myself with Tosca's latest book. This week was a bit rough to start-I really felt gassy and bloated(sorry if tmi!) but I am starting to see my nails grow and the last two days i definitely have more energy-yay! I have two little ones and a teen, so if anyone has ideas for family favorites, I would love to hear from you... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:15:38 EST Know Your Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46196323 <link>www.motherfitness.com/range-free-cag<BR>e-free-and-other-labels-on-your-eggs/ </link> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:57:10 EST Clean up your diet and Clean out your kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46173627 Entertaining article about seriously cleaning up your diet by replacing junky stuff with healthy choices <BR> <link>www.beyondthepeel.net/2011/11/whole-<BR>food-makeover-how-to-set-up-your-real-<BR>food-kitchen.html </link> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:46:16 EST hello all :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x46148420 my name is Nik and I am still pretty new here, trying to find my way around. I stumbled across your group and am hoping to find great recipe ideas here :) thank you :):) Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:35:36 EST Eat clean principles p. 405 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x46004811 I'M just wondering if anybody has the Eat Clean Diet Recharged? I need the principles on p. 405. I entered the Eat Clean Makeover Challenge 4 and the rules talk about this and I don't have this specific book. <BR> <BR> Anybody out there to help me? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:18:43 EST Eating fresh, organic foods is expensive? NOT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45989097 Consider how this family eats real food and saves SO, SO much--more than just money too! <BR> <link>www.foodclubsandcoops.com/how-our-fa<BR>mily-saves-money-so-we-can-afford-real<BR>-food/172/ </link> <BR> <BR> PS: my dh and I have been getting our glasses and lenses from Zenni optical for many years and highly recommend them to anybody who can go without the latest trendy styles in eyewear but wants to see well. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:28:38 EST Clean Protein Powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45970912 Hey all! I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good clean protein powder? Everything I can find has sucralose in it <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Also, I am currently breastfeeding, can I consume protein powder? Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:32:46 EST cooler one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45923256 does anybody have the rules for tosca reno's cooler one plan? Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:37:40 EST Do you still track your food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45921152 Do you still track your food when doing the clean eating diet? Mon, 9 Jan 2012 10:15:10 EST Crockpot Soup? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45836201 I am looking for a good crock pot vegetable soup recipe. Any ideas? Thu, 5 Jan 2012 09:17:02 EST Happy for any advice along the way : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x45805982 Hi everyone! I'm new to the clean eating concept but from what I can tell, in a nutshell it means eat as many nautral foods as possible and ditch the processed junk. Am I close? I'm hoping to learn more about it from you all and see if I can't adopt a healthier lifestyle along the way. I realized that I have turned to things like fiber bars for breakfast and mini bags of baked chips for snacks so often that they have become diet staples and not exceptions. That one little aha got me thinking ... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:15:31 EST New (and now committed) to clean eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x45796055 Hi everyone! I am new to spark and new to clean eating. My boyfriend and I have taken the plunge, cleaned what little "bad" remained in our house, joined the nearby food coop and transformed what we eat. We've been going strong since Dec 14th and are determined to be completely better eaters, no exceptions, no going back. <BR> <BR> Goals wise: I am trying to get down to 130 which would mean -32 lbs. I've actually made strides towards that and am feeling positive. The fella is a normal weight... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:52:26 EST Rhubarb Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17880x32586x45784559 Ah!!! Rhubarb! Actually a VEGETABLE is low in calories (26 calories per 1 cup of diced rhubarb) and carbs (6 grams), high in fibre and is also a good source of magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Potassium and Manganese. <BR> <BR> So, I made a smoothie with rhubarb today after my workout. There is a TON of variations you could make using rhubarb as a base ingredient to help fill you up (and avoid more calorie dense foods). <BR> <BR> Smoothie Base: <BR> <BR> 1/2 - 1 cup rhubarb (froze... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 22:41:30 EST Health Washing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45780337 Watch out for questionable labels attempting to claim "healthy" or "natural" <BR> <link>thetableofpromise.blogspot.com/2011/<BR>12/blatent-health-washing-by-back-to.html </link> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:49:02 EST I am new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x45774140 Hi all! I am ready to make a new beginning in my journey to get myself healthy and lose weight! Look forward to meeting others on this same journey! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:13:20 EST new year new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x45742392 Well here we are new year new day, I have been sick these past two weeks with cold then tonsillits, wow it sure has brought me down, extreme headachs with it. But Have got my books out and magaizines to start clean. I can do this so here I go. Good luck everyone in your new year! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 09:13:25 EST Hi! New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x45739868 Hi, Name is Ashley and I am really ready to start my healthy journey to losing weight. I am using Sparkpeople, Blackberry Messenger, and Twitter. Would love to chat and get to know everyone. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 03:09:37 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x45716216 I just read half of the clean eating book. I know it's gonna be hard but I'm going to do one step at a time. I'm going to just clean up my cooking and eating. Not everything at once but a few things at a time. Any suggestions on what will be easy to change first? Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:43:22 EST Clean Eating Magazine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45705437 Just got my Jan/Feb magazine. I am cooking because of this magazine. The recipes are easy to follow and the food is good. I have made several meals out of th Classic Comfort Foods special edition. Try the Leek Potato Soup; Kung Pao Chicken; Fish Stew; Lobster Mac & Cheese (yes!! It is delicious). If you are looking for some great recipes, check it out! <BR> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 21:39:50 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32586x45669931 i m new. very excited to get started Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:09:03 EST That Crestor Commercial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45601240 I don't really watch TV, but when I do it's on the news and I strictly tune into politics. On one particular day this past weekend, I was cleaning my kitchen I hear a commercial that says "if diet and exercise does not help then try Crestor". OK so Crestor is a medication with a million and one side effects and warnings that claims to reduce cholesterol levels. <BR> <BR> I just found that to be really funny..."if diet and exercise does not help..." Seriously? Yeah, it won't help if you g... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:58:05 EST Christmas Dinner??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45563850 I'm sick to death of turkey. Looking for some great, CLEAN alternative ideas to turkey Christmas dinner. Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:15:38 EST Starting Eat Clean Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45524282 Hello everyone, <BR> I am starting today with Eat Clean. I have not had a chance to get through the book yet but have skimmed it. Hopefully I can get more info this weekend when I have more down time. I have been using Spark since last year and really I lose & gain repeatedly. So I decided to get serious because I am at that high point you know the point you never ever thought your scales would go beyond and with Christmas still to go. Hopefully I can stick to this. I have created my pa... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:51:35 EST Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x45507966 Not sure how I missed this documentary. I'm sure someone posted this here already, but for those who missed it like me check it out. Here is the trailer... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv3vEXy_EwU&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:01:48 EST