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Quick Breakfast-Dont skip it!

In the morning I know it is hard to get a good breakfast in. Some of us do not have the time to make eggs and so on. Instead I make a quick smoothie and put it in a cute cup.

Use 1-2 cups of almond milk/coconut water
Add fruits and veggies!
I usually mix strawberries/spinach
Blackberries/Kale
Freeze your fruit it will last longer and you will not have to use ICE because that will make your smoothie watery.

- Submitted by HOLLYBELTRAN_ 5/22/2014 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Create a Grouping

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.

Keep Sparking!!

- Submitted by HANDS_UP 10/31/2012 in Organization | 1 Comment
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Thank You So Much

I dedicate this Secret of Success to all my sisters and brothers on SP.

THANK YOU FOR....
-the encouragement
-unconditional love
-patience
-great advice
-awesome recipes
-for sharing photos of yourself & family (4 legged ones)
-knowledge

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PS -- I HEART YOU :-)

- Submitted by HANDS_UP 10/10/2012 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Recipe Program on Computer

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.

- Submitted by MOIRADOON 1/4/2012 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Lighten Up: 20 Tasty & Healthy Recipes for the New Year from Mr. Food

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."

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 1/4/2012 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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THE 1 INGREDIENT RULE

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!!

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/3/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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OH NO! I'm out of .....! But I've already started the recipe!

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!

- Submitted by STINASTEW 7/11/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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For ravenous days

On days I am ravenous I make cabbage soup. I can eat a cup every hour or two without increasing my calories. I feel full all day. Counts as 1 vegetable serving.

- Submitted by CLIMBERS_ROCK 3/7/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Danger! Don't Monkey with a Spark Recipe

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.

- Submitted by PAINTTHINNER 1/12/2011 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Family Folder

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.

I also keep my christmas card list, emergency numbers, and anything else important in there. It's kind of become our family bible of sorts.

- Submitted by DANIKAT15 1/7/2011 in Organization | 5 Comments
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"Healthified" Cooking

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!!

- Submitted by GISPIN 1/6/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Create your own COOKBOOK... Use Mine Often!

Buy spiral Notebook... Sort recipes into categories... divide book into sections (Entree, Mexican, Recipe to try, Salad, etc)... Add recipes (in your spare time)

Easy Access for a Healthier you, when all your recipes are easy to find in one spot ! Add pics, optional.

Don't know what you wanna eat, look through your cookbook!

In the process of creating My Healthier Versions Cookbook!

- Submitted by RECIPE4ME 12/28/2010 in Organization | 6 Comments
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Don't deny yourself ~ Create new favourite RECIPES!

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.
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- Submitted by RECIPE4ME 12/27/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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21 Healthy Christmas Recipes

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.
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- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 12/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Adding a Link(s) to your message board posts or blogs!

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.

When entering your message, just above your message (box), you will see an option for "ADD A LINK." A box will pop up. Type in or cut and paste the web address in.

The same if you want to post a link in your blog(s).

- Submitted by SOOKIE 11/17/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Diabetic Connects Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book of All Occasions

Hi All,,,Here is a PDF of the Diabetic Connects Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book of All Occasions.
I thought you would all like to see it for the upcoming Holidays...Enjoy ! ! !
PS WATCH OUT FOR THE "FAKE" FOODS & ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.
Copy and paste the link in more information.

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 11/14/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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Recipe Makeovers

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!

I can even enjoy chocolate milk w/ skim milk & 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder or healthy sandwiches loaded w/ veggies, melted low-fat cheese & lean meat. They're yummy, fulfulling & the possibilities are endless!

I also replaced fries w/ thin slices of baked potato. Crunchy!

- Submitted by MSMLPERRY 11/1/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Serving Size & Portion Control

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.
We all try to watch our serving sizes and acturally measure them out all the time.
It would be so helpful to include the serving sizes in your recipes for all of us.
Thank You.You are all the BEST....OXOX

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 10/28/2010 in Cooking | 5 Comments
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HUNGRY GIRL RECIPE for: Planet Hungrywood Sweet & Cap'n Crunchy Chicken

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!

- Submitted by DELORENZO74 8/2/2010 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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SparkPeople cookbooks

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.

- Submitted by STORMY724 8/2/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Using and Making Recipes

I found that using Spark Recipes and submitting new ones is such a help to accurately keeping up with nutrition needs. I enjoy the Recipe Box, Cookbook, and search features the best!

- Submitted by GMARGARITA 8/2/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Creamy without the Fat

Add 1 or 2 extra tbsp of fat free yoghurt to your smoothies or banana milk or any beverage of the type. It makes the consistency of your drink very creamy & adds flavour without adding fat! emoticon

- Submitted by MELISHKA 7/14/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Meals under 200 calories!!

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.

- Submitted by SAPP7991 7/13/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Visit your library for free food ideas!

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!

- Submitted by BTVMADS 6/9/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Online Cooking Magazines Through Your Public Library

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!

- Submitted by HOLISTICDETOXER 3/27/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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