SparkPeople -FINAL-DESTINATION- HEALTHY-ville Team Messageboard If you are Making your way to a HEALTHY Livestyle....... HEALTHY-ville is the place for you. Lets work together supporting one another to Our Final Destinations! SparkPeople -FINAL-DESTINATION- HEALTHY-ville Team Messageboard Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Dec 2020 09:36:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Dec 2020 09:35:46 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 2 Mar 2018 15:01:50 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:03:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:52:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:43:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:42:34 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:38:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:30:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:27:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:26:07 EST I give up! Well. I've tried. I started this team YEARS AGO. It was my baby. But, not a single post from a single member in I don't know how long. I consistently post new recipes, challenges and post in current threads. I created Team cookbooks and add new recipes regualarly. I'm here by myself. This team is draining me. No one else cares to be here, so to hell with ya. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:31:12 EST December 2017 Challenge I hope some of you can join me in this challenge! <BR> Post a pic that inspires you to lose weight, get healthier and reach your goals whatever they might be. <BR> You can: <BR> 1) post a pic of anything. A quote, a person you look up to, a place you would like to visit. <BR> 2) Share your goals; weight loss, cutting out sugar, drinking more water, lifting more weights.... <BR> Sun, 3 Dec 2017 14:32:12 EST Welcome! <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <BR> new members! Mon, 4 Sep 2017 17:37:56 EST Fibre Challenge <BR> <BR> Anyone else want to join? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=12 </link> Mon, 4 Sep 2017 17:28:20 EST Brown Rice Salad with Cumin, Lime Vinaigrette <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Add cucumber and avocado. You can sub-in quinoa or barley or whole wheat pasta for the brown rice. Yum! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>08/23/brown-salad-salad-with-cumin-lim<BR>e-vinaigrette/ </link> Mon, 4 Sep 2017 17:24:26 EST Lightened Up Ranch Dressing Recipe <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=3241740 </link> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:23:00 EST More Chia Seed Recipes Someone was looking for Chia seed recipes? <BR> <BR> <link>;prm<BR>-v1&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_sourc<BR>e=seasonal&amp;utm_campaign=Chia_Chow </link> Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:29:02 EST Sweet N Spicy Pork Stir Fry <link><BR>02/24/sweet-spicy-pork-stir-fry/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:17:58 EST Why Not Join a Team Goal? Why not join one of our team's goals? I can't believe there are almost 18,000 members on this team. Most of Y'all need a kick in the pants! lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 5 Feb 2017 13:44:47 EST Chia Seeds. Article & Recipes Chia seeds have become one of the most popular superfoods in the health community. They are easy to digest when prepared properly, and are a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes. <BR> <BR> Originally grown in Mexico, the seeds were highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value. In fact, they were even used as currency! <BR> <BR> The chia seed is nutrient dense and packs a punch of energy boosting power. Aztec warriors ate chia seeds to give them high en... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:06:15 EST 2017 Health Challenge You can join the Challenge or VOTE for me! I need votes to win. The money will be used for children's sports, heath and fitness activities. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>6563ca7c2c44244 </link> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 14:08:42 EST 2017 Exercise Challenge So Hey! I’ve already quit smoking, so I have joined the exercise challenge for 2017. I am trying to raise money for all my kids sports activities for 2017. The rep soccer costs the most with all the travelling. She also is joining lacrosse and archery….funds permitting. It will also help cover costs for health related expenses. <BR> You don’t have to sign up for anything or submit your email. Just click the link and then click VOTE. Easy Peesy! <BR> <BR> Thanks for voting! <BR> <BR> <link... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:36:37 EST Team leader? Is anyone interested in taking over as team leader? I've lost interest in this team. As has most of it's members... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:51:46 EST Low Carb, Dairy Free Egg Nog <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>m/2016/12/20/low-carb-dairy-free-egg-n<BR>og/#more-1008 </link> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:37:36 EST Banana Chip Muffins These are so awesome! So I added them to the team cookbook. <BR> Here is a link to the recipe. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=3170790 </link> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:36:00 EST Nutrition Tracker I have been having trouble finding a way to balance everything in my nutrition tracker. Are there any recommendations to getting within all your levels by eating? Like lately, if I eat too much fruit I am always way over in my vitamin A levels, but under in carbs but good in fat. <BR> How do you all balance all those numbers? Am I worrying about it too much? Fri, 9 Sep 2016 10:58:41 EST Focus & Consistency ...I suck at both. Think Hammy the Squirrel with a high dose of apathy... :) <BR> <BR> Unsure if anyone's around, but will post an intro nonetheless... (If a man introduces himself without a woman around, does it make any sound?) :) <BR> <BR> Kevin here. Consultant, business owner, frequent traveler. Live in Houston area with wife, 21-yo finding-herself-daughter and MIL (a challenge). Two older kiddos with four grandkids. Dropped about 55lbs since September 2015, have more to go... <BR> ... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:46:53 EST Good morning! I'm new to team. I'm trying to get back to clean eating. The first few weeks always seem to be the hardest. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:31:26 EST Committing Hello, my name is Debra &amp; it has been a few years since I have committed to tracking my nutrition. I am in search of new recipes, buddies &amp; inspiration. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 08:46:40 EST Homemade Dressings Recipes Does anyone have a great home made dressing recipe? I've decided Im not using anymore store bought dressings ever! They are full of soy and canola oils, among other ingredients. <BR> <BR> SHARE your recipe! Wed, 11 May 2016 13:27:22 EST 4 Ingredient Banana Blondies <link><BR>04/06/banana-blondies/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> SPARK recipe <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=3071495 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 7 Apr 2016 18:50:44 EST Carrot Cake Waffles <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=3065854 </link> <BR> <BR> First time making these, they came out pretty good but the calorie amount shocked me. I think next time I'm going to use raw sugar or raw honey over brown sugar. <BR> <BR> I did make them for Easter so I guess a little indulgence can't hurt me too much. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:07:26 EST Carrot Cake Muffins Perfect before your morning workout or Easter morning breakfast <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=3064484 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:05:24 EST Chocolate Avocado Brownies <img src=""> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 tbsp butter <BR> 4 oz unsweetened chocolate <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 1 avocado <BR> 4 tbsp dark cocoa powder <BR> 1/2 cup NSA syrup (if not concerned with carbs use honey or maple syrup) <BR> 3 tbsp almond meal <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a square baking dish. <BR> <BR> In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate. Remove from heat. <BR... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:53:34 EST Fat Summit <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Free registration Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:32:35 EST Paleo Garlic Breadsticks These are sooooo yummy! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=3020091&amp;ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:15:09 EST Hey! Excited and ready! Hey everyone! I've joined this team because I want to focus on filling my diet with real, unprocessed foods and trying new recipes. I'm not much of a cook, but I think it's important to know how to make your own meals healthy and tasty! <BR> <BR> I plan on focusing on clean eating everyday, except two days a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays I can have a break if I want from clean eating. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 22:22:47 EST hello! Hi I'm Grace, new to the team, but an old sparker. Hoping this is a more active team then some of the others. It seems like with all the apps out there to track, SP isn't as active anymore. I for one am guilty of using other apps that are more user friendly and tend to stay away from SP. I'm actually back to SP more for the motivational aspect. This year (2016) my husband and I want to try and eat a more natural diet and be more active. We both would like to lose about 20 pounds and kee... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 13:04:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 2 Dec 2015 14:18:05 EST Free Online Clean Eating Cooking Class You can sign up here... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>class-series_?utm_medium=email&utm_cam<BR>paign=HFC+NL+Oct+8+2015&utm_content=HF<BR>C+NL+Oct+8+2015+CID_a924d7531619935880<BR>a13088dab6efa0&utm_source=Campaign%20M<BR>onitor%20Email%20Marketing&utm_term=FR<BR>EE%20ONLINE%20COOKING%20CLASS%20SERIES </link> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:41:51 EST Strawberry Cream Pie <img src=""> <BR> The recipe is in the team cookbook <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2959575 </link> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:21:38 EST Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes <link><BR>08/19/cheesy-broiled-tomatoes/ </link> <img src=""> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:14:09 EST Hi from the UK! I am reading Joanna Blythman's "Swallow This" which is a real eye opener about the food industry. I've ordered another of her book's called "What to Eat" and have read the intro on the Amazon "look inside" feature. I'm realising I need a total overhaul of what I thought was a reasonably healthy diet. I am going to tackle this one step at a time! I've joined about 10 teams to do with clean eating, etc as I didn't know which one to pick! Looking forward to getting to know you all! :-) <BR> <BR... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:38:10 EST Yellow Squash Can anyone recommend a good recipe for yellow squash? I always wind up cooking mine in a casserole, which is a bad idea because of all the extra calories. But when I roast it or boil it with onions, it just has no flavor. I remember my mom cooking it as a child in the pressure cooker and it was always delicious, but I just can't seem to duplicate that wonderful "squashy" taste. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:41:41 EST LOOKING FOR 3 SERIOUS WOMAN TO GET TO GOAL!! If your serious about losing your weight and you won't give up on me or yourself then I'll help you if you help me. I think if I have to check in with someone daily I know I'll succeed. I've done weight watchers in the past and unfortunately let myself gain in all back. I don't want to sign up for WW again though if I can have the same motivation from the convenience of my computer and iphone and a good friend. I figure a circle of 4 of will work great. So I'm 1 and my hand is extended ... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:38:17 EST Homemade yogurt Hi all. It has been awhile since I've posted. I was wondering if anyone has made homemade yogurt using coconut or oat milk. <BR> <BR> I have made 2 batches of yogurt and both were failures. <BR> <BR> First batch was with almond milk and corn flour/starch. It tasted of bland cornflour. I didn't have the heart to waste more ingredients to give it flavour as it was runny and unpleasant. <BR> <BR> The second I used 2 tins of full fat coconut milk and one reduced fat, the store didn't have mo... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:30:37 EST I put this SH*T on everything! Made this for lunch salad. Can use instead of mayonnaise. Yummy!!! <BR> <BR> AVOCADO DRESSING <BR> <BR> 1 avocado, no peel or seed <BR> 1 2/3 tbsp lemon juice <BR> 1/2 cup Greek yogurt <BR> 1 tsp hot sauce <BR> 1/4 cup olive oil <BR> 2 cloves garlic <BR> 1/4 tsp sea salt <BR> <BR> Blend in the blender. Makes about 1 cup. <BR> ENJOY! Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:27:56 EST Low Carb, Gluten Free Flatbread Hamburger bun, sandwich bread or pizza crust! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>03/03/low-carb-gluten-free-flatbread/ </link> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 21:35:02 EST Low Carb, low calorie, thin crust pizza <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2850328&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> I tried this and it was GREAT! I could only eat half although the recipe serves 1. <BR> This could also be used as a flat bread for sandwiches and wraps Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:15:00 EST Spiced Cocoa Mix If you aren't worried about carbs you can replace the coconut milk powder with milk powder. <BR> This drink has some WARMTH to it! If you prefer a little less heat just use 1/8th tsp of cayenne. <BR> <BR> Spark recipe <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2839884&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Blog recipe <BR> <link><BR>12/12/spiced-low-carb-cocoa-mix/ </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:22:29 EST New gal Hi there, <BR> I am new to the team. I try to eat well most times but would like to eat well all the time. <BR> I have access to wholesome local food. I need to be more mindful of what I buy, cook & eat. <BR> Looking forward to learning from all of you. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:33:53 EST Coconut Almond Bread <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2834516 </link> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:49:39 EST Pumpkin Icecream <link><BR>10/15/pumpkin-icecream/ </link> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:28:52 EST Pumpkin Spice Donut Recipe Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Donut Recipe <BR> <link><BR>10/09/pumpkin-spice-donuts-with-carame<BR>l-glaze-grain-free/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's not a very sweet donut. You will want to add some sort of glaze. <BR> If you want to add the Caramel Glaze the recipe is on my blog (link is below in my signature) Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:56:31 EST Old Apples? If you are eating apples from the grocery store, like many people in the Western world, be aware. <BR> <BR> You might think you are eating fresh. You might think you are nourishing your body with raw produce picked recently from the tree. But you would be mistaken. <BR> <BR> Did you know that the produce found in the ‘fresh food’ section of a supermarket, is generally anything but fresh? <BR> <BR> In fact, the apples in a standard grocery store could be OVER A YEAR OLD, having been picked... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:37:46 EST Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake 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 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! 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 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><BR>l.asp?recipe=2792603 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blog post <BR> <link><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 Sparkrecipe <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2789068&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blog Recipe <BR> <BR> <link><BR>08/21/chicken-bacon-ranch-stuffed-toma<BR>toes/ </link> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:50:09 EST ISO Green Smoothie Ideas 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 <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 August No Sugar Challenge Anyone want to try one month of absolutely no sugar? <BR> <BR> Post your status daily here. <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:43:36 EST How did you get started with eating well? 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 :( 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... Got this link in my email today. What's next?!? The best cheeses are ALWAYS aged this way! <BR> <link><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 <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2750930 </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 13:30:06 EST Sugar Free "Honey" Garlic Chicken 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 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 <link><BR>03/29/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-prot<BR>ein-bars/ </link> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:56:20 EST Plateau 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! 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? 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 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 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 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><BR>03/06/seafood-patties/ </link> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:52:16 EST Stop the Corporate Takeover of Organics Take action here: <BR> <link><BR>rd-petition/#petition </link> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:18:34 EST Creamy, Cheest, Faux-tatoes <link><BR>02/25/creamy-cheesy-mashed-faux-tatoes/ </link> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:48:14 EST Cheese Crackers <link><BR>02/17/cheese-crackers/ </link> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:53:47 EST Hello hello! 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 <link><BR>02/10/caramel-apple-muffins/ </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:58:42 EST Any delicious children's cake recipes? 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 <link><BR>01/26/peanut-butter-brownies-grain-free/ </link> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:53:29 EST Now That's a (Low Carb) Wrap! <link><BR>01/22/now-thats-a-low-carb-wrap/ </link> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:57:05 EST Soy needs another examination. Some people still don't know the downsides of soy: <BR> <link><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? 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? 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! 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 <link><BR>01/02/grain-free-chocolate-sugar-cookies/ </link> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:54:29 EST Menu Planning& Grocery Shopping App I love! 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 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 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 <link><BR>12/06/cranberry-orange-cashew-cookies/ </link> Thu, 5 Dec 2013 19:55:38 EST What did you do with turkey leftovers 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! <link><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 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! 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... I believe there is some truth here worth considering... <BR> <link><BR>-intolerance-and-bread/ </link> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:40:02 EST Pumpkin Chip Bars <link><BR>10/10/low-carb-pumpkin-chip-bars/ </link> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 23:00:09 EST Baking Powder Biscuits/Scones 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 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 <link><BR>09/24/low-carb-buckeyes/ </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:02:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:34:36 EST My favourite.... 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... Good article on vitamin D. Why we need it and how to get the real deal. <link><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 Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:26:22 EST Low Carb Diet News My recipe blog is in this weeks Low Carb Diet News newsletter <BR> <link><BR>-free-low-carb-pizza-crust/ </link> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 13:31:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:09:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:01:27 EST New to team 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 If you've watched Food Matters then take the Quiz. <BR> Post your results on this thread. <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 14:27:00 EST Healthiest Oils to Cook with This is a great article <BR> <link><BR>the-best-oil-to-cook-with </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 14:22:53 EST No Grain, No Sugar Glazed Raspberry Coffee Cake <link><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! 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 Best Mayo Ever!!! <BR> <link><BR>08/26/avocado-mayonnaise/ </link> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:44:43 EST Greetings 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 Spark Link: <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2558449&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Blog Link: <BR> <link><BR>08/20/pesto-and-mozza-stuffed-pork-loin/ </link> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:46:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:54:27 EST Back....AGAIN 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 <link><BR>08/05/low-carb-flax-bread/ </link> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:25:24 EST Organic grocery stores 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 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 Some interesting info. Stevia is not only a non-caloric sweetener, but it actually increases insulin sensitivity. <BR> <link><BR>2Zyq409sv </link> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:55:23 EST Nutiva hemp powder 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?? 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><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 <link><BR>07/15/iced-mocha/ </link> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:49:46 EST New(ish) 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 <link><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? 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 <link> </link> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:07:58 EST Do you eat Kashi cereals? If you do this might change your mind <BR> <link><BR>ereal-for-the-poison-that-it-is/ </link> <BR> and... <BR> basically all breakfast cereals are a bad choice <BR> <link><BR>-wrong-with-breakfast-cereals-random-r<BR>eader-question.html </link> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:55:30 EST Healthy Recipe Spotlight I made the Healthy Recipe Spotlight on Cathe Friedrich's website. Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>low-carb-pizza-crust </link> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:14:13 EST Bear Poop Cookies Link to Spark recipe: <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2492782 </link> <BR> <BR> Link to website recipe: <BR> <link><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 Best Ever Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms <BR> <link><BR>05/13/seafood-stuffed-mushrooms/ </link> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:48:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 10 May 2013 23:43:58 EST Do you ever wonder what some of those weeds are? Get this book on foraging. It's not quite done yet but you can pre-order it here: <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:45:20 EST Low Carb High Fibre Protein Bars <link><BR>05/10/low-carb-high-fibre-protein-bars/ </link> Thu, 9 May 2013 22:59:26 EST Coconut Oil 101 Good information <BR> In case you didn't know... <BR> <link><BR>coding-labels-storage-uses/ </link> Thu, 2 May 2013 20:40:23 EST Chewy Coconut Cherry "Granola" Bars (Grain Free) <link><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 I did wonder... <BR> <link><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! 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! 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 One of my better recipes! <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <link><BR>04/18/grain-free-low-carb-pizza-crust/ </link> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:14:29 EST Monsanto Not good news: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-to-accept-monsanto/ </link> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:43:21 EST Looking for some clean eating friends 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 <link><BR>04/02/grain-free-low-carb-herb-crackers/ </link> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:20:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:08:34 EST So glad I found you! 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? Watch this video and tell us what you think? <BR> <link><BR>i7O66pI </link> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:39:31 EST Low Carb Coconut Flour Bread <link><BR>03/09/low-carb-coconut-flour-bread/# </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 18:13:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:53:58 EST New to this group... 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 <link><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 I read this and thought you guys might be interested<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 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! . . . 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 No grain added I used almond flour. Was really nice! <BR> <link><BR>02/19/classic-almost-meatloaf/ </link> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:52:38 EST Awesome Salad Dressing recipes? 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 This is a very informative article; well worth a read if you ever use any sweetening ingredients. Who doesn't?? LOL! <BR> <link><BR>ners/#.USAixB04t8F </link> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:03:13 EST Happy Valentine's Day! 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! 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 <link><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 <link><BR>01/25/grain-free-pizza-crust/ </link> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:40:31 EST BANANA CAKE! No grain, no sugar Yum! I've made this twice this week. Can't help myself. It's soooo good! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2348389 </link> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:00:35 EST I've changed my Blog site <link> </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:28:34 EST Meatless Mondays ?? 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 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 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 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! <link><BR>l </link> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:49:31 EST Do you use cast iron cookware? <link> </link> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 22:01:26 EST 15 free e-books for Black Friday <link><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 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? 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 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><BR>l.asp?recipe=2294377 </link> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:11:05 EST Taco Seasoning This is GREAT! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2294376 </link> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:34:03 EST Interesting websites with healthy, whole recipes. <link><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 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 Anyone with great, healthy, recipes can submit them here. <BR> <BR> You must use the "recipe calculator" on, 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! 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! Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake <BR> <link><BR>cipe-raw-chocolate-hazelnut-cheesecake/ </link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:04:30 EST Formaldehyde in our bodies? 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><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><BR>t/ </link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 09:35:28 EST Team Name change... 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? Laura, you will agree with this: <BR> <link><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 Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 6 Nov 2012 23:29:36 EST New to Spark Teams 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 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? Interesting Article from Chris Kresser <BR> <link><BR>-be-healthy?inf_contact_key=b5d180dc04<BR>bd826332983948d44f72cd1c9caf24f8e1aa6e<BR>f9a8ab29536c9183 </link> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 13:18:44 EST Halloween apple treat <link><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 <link><BR>id=1394 </link> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:11:02 EST Oh, does this look good!! 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><BR>0/peanut-butter-jelly-milkshake.html </link> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:41:08 EST Cool website Click on "Top Ten Lists" and watch the different slide shows. Really cool <BR> <link> </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 Gotta stay on your toes in the grocery store! this is from: <BR> <link><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 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 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><BR>ving-coconut-oil-arnica-salve-recipe/ </link> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:05:43 EST Cute kid recipe for halloween Kids will love making these and you will enjoy the healthiness <BR> <link><BR>t-pops/1743/ </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:31:53 EST Speaking of Organic... 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><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 Colors: purple, white, green & yellow (lemon juice) <BR> <link><BR>d-beet-salad.html </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:44:29 EST Prop 37...who's in and who's out? For those who want to know check out this image. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>578597_434129416643131_1074012351_n.jpg </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:05:21 EST Fall Challenge! 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 What did you have for dinner? Today I'm having eggplant lasagna and homemade frozen yogurt topped with walnuts and boysenberry syrup (it's sweetened with stevia) Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:43:26 EST What did you have for lunch? Today I'm having Paleo french toast, topped with greek yogurt and berries. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:41:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:52:35 EST Hi 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 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 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><BR>aleo-bread-coconut/ </link> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:42:43 EST Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid Not sure if this has been posted already or not... <BR> <link><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 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 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><BR>-infographic/ </link> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:50:05 EST GMO Labeling on the Ballot in CA We need that here on the ballot in Jersey too... <BR> <BR> <link><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 <link><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 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><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 Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:56:22 EST TMI 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 Here's the crust recipe: <BR> <link><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? <link><BR>-walmart-can-it-be-done/ </link> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:34:41 EST blairrose 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 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><BR>g-protein-shakes-and-smoothies-without<BR>-protein-powder/ </link> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:40:54 EST Power Bars Made these tonight. Really yummy! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2226419 </link> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 00:47:28 EST Newbie!! Good morning, everyone!! In 2007 I joined SPARKPEOPLE. I took a break last year as I had some personal 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.... 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 <BR> <link><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><BR>yNaturals/Pages/default.aspx </link> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:11:33 EST Zucchini Bread - No Sugar, Low Carb Made this last night. Turned out really nice with the zucchini out of my garden. <BR> <link>fitchickshealthylifestyleblog.blogsp<BR><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 <link><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 We must support the labeling of genetically modified food products or we will hand our children a toxic mess to live in. <BR> <link><BR>onsantos-worst-nightmare </link> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:56:09 EST Hello! 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 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 <link><BR>4 </link> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:48:08 EST To those who might be still throwing out the yolks Gosh, just scroll down to the chart of nutrient comparison between whites and yolks and that ought to cure you! <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:38:20 EST Banana Ice Cream This is from Dani Spies <BR> <link><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 Chicken Salad Wrap & Variations <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2192816 </link> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 00:02:24 EST The Colour of My Eggs <BR> Check out the colour of the eggs I get from my chickens. <em>244</em> <BR> <link>fitchickshealthylifestyleblog.blogsp<BR> </link> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:44:02 EST Six Ingredients... that will make you GAG!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nts-you-may-not-want-in-your-food </link> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:01:17 EST Hi! 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 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? 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? <link><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? <link><BR>ant-afford-to-eat-healthy.html </link> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:48:47 EST protein powder 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! This is why I don't try to get more protein with less calories by eating egg whites separated from their yolks. <BR> <link><BR>/07/eat-whole-thing-eggs.html </link> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:21:34 EST Fibromyalgia and clean eating. 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 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? 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?? 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><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 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~~ 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 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 <link><BR>/knowyourfood/ </link> Wed, 4 Jul 2012 14:08:00 EST Hi! 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 Watch the "60 Minutes" video; it's about 14 minutes long <BR> <link><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><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?? 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><BR>n-olive-oil-fake/ </link> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:05:12 EST Weight loss 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 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 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 This is just ONE reason: <BR> <link><BR>lnesses_in_Farm_Pigs.php </link> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:37:29 EST Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid Top ten food additives to avoid (although there are a TON more, I'm sure) <BR> <BR> <link><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 Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:09:11 EST Hi :o) I'm new here but not to SparkPeople. I blogged this last week: <link><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 Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 30 May 2012 12:45:27 EST Whole Food Revelation Cookbook 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> </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 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? Check this out: <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 25 May 2012 18:39:24 EST Looks like I'm having fun with websites today! Sweet and to the point little article: <BR> <link><BR>ake-food-fake-health.html </link> Fri, 25 May 2012 18:25:54 EST Traditional, healthy foods--so CLEAN! The following is a clip from an email newsletter from Spiritual Wealth [] 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 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 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. 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! 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<BR>ood-economics-101-real-food-vs-average<BR>-food-budgets/# <BR> sorry I forgot to put in the real link: <BR> <link><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 We need more of these! <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 18 May 2012 21:07:48 EST Hi! 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 <link><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! 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 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 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><BR>-store-produce-without-plastic/ </link> Fri, 11 May 2012 11:44:53 EST Hello from Wales. 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 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 Check this out: <BR> <link> </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 Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 May 2012 07:39:53 EST Introducing myself 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 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 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><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? Answer here: <BR> <link><BR>-spectrum-organic-mayonnaise-olive-oil/ </link> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:17:44 EST Snacks? HELP 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? 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> </link> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:58:48 EST New & Need Help 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 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 <link><BR>asp?ID=444 </link> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:56:50 EST Here's an ingredient list not to love! <link><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