If you live a busy schedule like me this may help a lot with time management. Grouping some of your favorite meals has a couple of benefits. One, time management. Two, the grouping becomes a recipe holder. Three, its quicker than looking through your favorites.
I dedicate this Secret of Success to all my sisters and brothers on SP.
I spent the money for a recipe program for my computer and save recipes I find in magazines, books, online, etc.. We can only recall and save so many recipes from the many places we see them. This way, recipes I find which are healthy and look good are at my fingertips. This program actually allows me to copy a recipe and "captures" it to avoid a lengthy process of transcribing it over.
Per website, "healthy appetizers & bites and soups & salads to easy main dish recipes & light easy desserts. Great-tasting recipes are simple to make, so it's easier to eat smart this year. Our lighter versions taste decadent but will keep you on track, whether looking to lose weight or simply eat healthier. Also got the tools needed to make healthy choices: include an informative guide on sizing up a serving & a portion, and each recipe in free eCookbook features complete nutritional information."
whats helped me a lot is using the 1 ingredient rule. I try to stay clear of anything in the grocery store that contains more then one ingredient... I make everything at home myself from scratch and freeze extras if necessary. This keeps me from putting a lot of preservatives and extra sugars and salt. Saves me so much time not having to read every label as I go through and my meals turn out bright and colorful!!
The title states how I felt when I started making a recipe & had already gone to the store, just to find out, I was out of something (happen to be garlic salt)! GRRRR! You know you've been in that situation before. There's a website called foodsubs.com which I used to make a GOOD substitute for it. In my situation, it had variations of garlic, then gave me the substitute/recipe of how to make it. If it a shot & see what you think! :) It may even save you some money!
Don't monkey around with the Spark Recipe by adding a little of this or changing a little of that. The calories are calculated for you along with the fats, proteins, carbs. It becomes dangerous and before you know it you have increased the recipe to an unhealthy level. Just get rid of those monkeys and leave the recipes alone.
I bought a 3 ring binder and put dividers in it. One divider is for my meal plans, another is for 'old fashioned' recipes, another for crock pot recipes, shopping list ,etc. It's easier to plan out the week when everything is all in one place.
Go to eatbetteramerica.com. They have hundreds of fantastic recipes and show nutritional information for each and every one of them. As a bonus, they also have "Healthified" recipes - think meals that are traditionally not good for you, but modified to be better. As a carb and sauce loving Italian, the Healthified Alfredo recipe has changed my life!!
Buy spiral Notebook... Sort recipes into categories... divide book into sections (Entree, Mexican, Recipe to try, Salad, etc)... Add recipes (in your spare time)
Enjoy refreshing my favourite recipes to fit healthier lifestyle. You do not have to deny yourself, change how you do things, enjoy healthier versions of old favourites.
For some healthy dinner recipes, healthy Christmas cookie and cake recipes download a Free cookbook, Includes everything from Roasted Pork Loin with Apricot Stuffing and Rosemary Potatoes, Gluten Free Apple Stuffing, Almost Traditional Fruit Cake, Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Healthy No Bake Apricot-Coconut Balls, No Sugar Cranberry Cheesecake, Spiced Almonds.
When you want to share a link to your favorite Sparkrecipe or whatever in your message posts or blogs, it's very simple and easy.
Hi All,,,Here is a PDF of the Diabetic Connects Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book of All Occasions.
Minipizza w/whole-grain pitta, low-fat cheese, homemade tomato sauce & extra lean ham is 1 of my fav dishes & it doesn't pack a lot of calories! Figure out ways to enjoy your fav food w/ a healthy twist. Get creative!
Good Morning All. I know we all Love to try new recipes and posting them to SparkRecipes.com...PLEASE When entering a new recipe, put the serving SIZE (eg. 1 cup or 4 oz etc..). It's quite difficult to make a recipe and then divide it by the number of servings to find out the serving size.
Made this for dinner tonight and it was YUMM-O! Has a sweet taste b/c of the Captain Crunch. Super easy to make...my DH and DD LOVED IT!
When creating a SparkPeople cookbook with recipes that other members have provided, instead of creating one cookbook, create several. It is much easier to find a recipe if you have them in separate cookbooks, for main dishes, salads, desserts, baked goods, side dishes, etc.
I have found a wonderful book. It's called Hungry Hirl 200 Recipes under 200 calories!! The food is delicious and you can eat all day long. You are never hungry and it really works. There are several books in the series and I have them all so far. I cook my food a day or two ahead and freeze it.
Cooking magazines are a great resource, but nobody wants to try every recipe in an issue or keep a bunch of issues cluttering their space. So head to the magazine section of the library with your notebook and write down your favorites to try throughout the month. Great, cheap way to get inspired!
My local public library has a database of electronic resources, including eBooks, digital audio files of books on tape, online newspapers, etc. I have recently discovered that in the periodical databases, issues of many popular cooking magazines are available in PDF format- for free!