SparkPeople Affordable Vegan, Vegetarian, and Flexitarian Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=65170 We provide ideas on how to eat an affordable healthy plant-based diet through tips, articles, recipes and team interaction. SparkPeople Affordable Vegan, Vegetarian, and Flexitarian Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=65170 5 Reasons Why We Should Eat More Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x72463727 From Forks Over Knives - <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.forksoverknives.com/why-<BR>should-we-eat-beans/?fbclid=IwAR1DJYab<BR>Cgtf0ONrY9TU7Cs1LpcZfA-CguB9HcRIDATp2F<BR>p8uDiGbIc1OAE#gs.ad4jwc </link> <BR> <BR> Good article. It's from 2017 but was just highlighted on their Facebook feed today. I enjoyed it and thought others might like the read. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:39:11 EST $5 Vegan meal from the dollar store. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x72212249 $5 Vegan meal from the dollar store. One pot pasta. <BR> Complete recipe &amp;#128073;&amp;#127998; <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mezwt<BR>UiR3uc </link> <BR> <BR> Hope its helpful to someone! <BR> <BR> Mrslivingwell <BR> McDougall Plan Coleader Mon, 2 Sep 2019 05:32:55 EST 15 Easy On-Pot Vegan Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x72015390 I'm going to try the meatball recipe soon! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>eatplant-based.com/one-pot-vegan-mea<BR>ls/?fbclid=IwAR0prxu_4RRZuB3gcCbUB4Fn1<BR>n2_E7t9XH_fpN91o69c3T0z-NJ1CR3N9Qo </link> <BR> <BR> Mrslivingwell <BR> McDougall Plan Co-leader Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:41:08 EST Family Dinner today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x72002531 Family Dinner today (Whole food Plant based no oil) <BR> <BR> Mashed potatoes made with almond milk <BR> Sauteed yellow Squash from the garden with onions and garlic. <BR> Green Beans (instapot with onions, garlic, oregano) <BR> Nutrient-dense Salad (beets, cabbage on the side for us) <BR> Mississippi Roast mushrooms and carrots (instapot: made with pepperoncini and ranch dressing) for us <BR> Bought Barbecue for them <BR> Rolls <BR> <BR> MrsLivingwell <BR> McDougall Plan Co-leader Sun, 28 Jul 2019 08:09:07 EST What beans are you eating today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x71881847 Today it's a balkan recipe for peasant beans (white northern beans, onions, garlic, paprika and s and p to taste). Mon, 8 Jul 2019 11:57:06 EST Calcium on a vegan/ve getarian diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x71725977 My doctor worried about my calcium ( I have small bone structure and am older) when I went vegan, but after three years, it is GREAT! <BR> <BR> Millions of Asians don't eat dairy product and have less osteoporsis than Americans. How do they do it? (and me) <BR> <BR> They eat a lot of greens and they do exercise which tells the joints to produce more bone. Everyday I do something that cause my joints to be jarred: jumping, running, hoeing the garden, etc..) <BR> <BR> In addition, I always g... Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:37:24 EST Wheat free bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x71634438 As I'm wheat intolerant but can eat spelt and I really don't like most of the over-priced, over-processed gluten free stuff that passes for bread in UK stores, I often make my own wholegrain bread with this very simple, no knead recipe. For me it works out at about £1.35 a loaf. I generally slice it when it's cooled and put half in my freezer and the other half in my fridge as it has no preservative to prevent it going mouldy. I like it best toasted. <BR> <BR> https://recipes.sparkpeople.com... Tue, 28 May 2019 09:04:12 EST ???? of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x71518874 Do you have ONE food that you absolutely detest? <BR> <BR> <BR> In my "former life as a carnivore". LIVER!!! Thu, 9 May 2019 06:22:15 EST jackfruit curry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x70953062 Copy of my Jackfruit curry experiment blog: <BR> <BR> Jackfruit curry experiment with pics <BR> So I decided to do my usual chicken curry recipe using a jar of Tikka Masala sauce, but swapping the chicken for a tin of Jackfruit in water, which I bought in Asda. Apparently the unripe fruit is called green jackfruit and is very low in sugar content. I've put pics of the experiment below. <BR> <BR> The net weight on the 400g tin was only 250g, but the tin was full. Not very appetising to lo... Fri, 8 Feb 2019 13:50:08 EST Jackfruit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x70940132 Noticed they sell tinned Jackfruit in the local supermarket. It was in the tinned fruit aisle. But when I checked the info on the tin, it had a very low sugar content, and a suggestion that it could be used as a meat substitute. <BR> <BR> Have you used Jackfruit? Have they put it in the wrong aisle? <BR> <BR> I think I might buy a can and try a little bit - if it's sweet I'll serve it for dessert - if not I'll serve it in curry sauce. It might turn out to be another vegetarian meal I ca... Wed, 6 Feb 2019 13:25:38 EST Plant Pure Nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x68872755 I really liked this documentary about plant-based diets and the healing power of just eating healthier. The stories are truly inspirational. Comment below after you watch: <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBKnG9Y0<BR>owQ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:31:24 EST The Unmentionable Problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x68763948 How do you get the "gas" out of beans? I bring to boil, let soak for an hour rinse and then cook. Seems to work better than just soaking. <BR> What are your tricks? <BR> Does anyone else have this problem? Does it go away the more you eat beans? Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:35:54 EST Simple Peanut Sauce from Eat Right Live Longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x68759405 1/3 Cup peanut butter 1 tablespoon soy sauce <BR> 1/2 cup hot water 1 tablespoon vinegar, (I like rice vinegar) <BR> 2 teaspoons sugar (I use stevia) 2 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon cayene <BR> <BR> Whisk all ingredients together in small sauce pan, heat gently until sauce is smooth and slightly thickened Add more water if sauce becomes too thick. <BR> <BR> 38 calories, 1 gm protein, 2 gm carbs,3 gm fat, 38 mg sodium. Delici... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:06:23 EST 12 Questions About the Vegetarian Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x68717516 Dr. Sears was the pediatrician on the TV talk show called "The Doctors" but hasn't been around, now it seems to cater mostly to adults and teens AND as always seems to be about sexual health and getting plastic surgery. What do you want, it's TV! <BR> <BR> I watched the show once and awhile and had no need for Dr. Sears as I have no children in my life, BUT he had good advice and this article is GREAT! It isn't aimed entirely at children and their parents, but present vegetarians, or wanna... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:17:56 EST Stone Wave microwave cooker. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x68643014 Stone Wave micro cooker. Does anybody use this in micr? I forgot that had one, but was looking for something else in cabinet and ran across it. Anyway, they have a lot of new recipes on thier site that you can download for free. Am going to try eggplant parm. and see if good as do like it. <BR> Also downloaded from Contentedness.com detox Broccoli Soup from their site. Only 2 ingredients. <BR> 1 broccoli, 1 14m oz. can unsweetened coconut milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg. Saute <BR> brocco... Wed, 7 Mar 2018 19:09:32 EST Must have veggie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x68484426 What three veggies must you have every day or almost every day? Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:16:18 EST mug recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x68479084 go to www.biggerboldingbaking.com/gemmas-mug-mea<BR>ls <BR> <BR> You can download pdf recipes or print out the ones you like. <BR> <BR> MUG RECIPES Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:37:56 EST Burger Happy Meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x68273801 Today I ate my first BOCA vegan burger and it was just over 200 calories! I was shocked! My pre-vegan fast food burger came in at around 1,000 calories. <BR> <BR> I had no idea vegan burgers were so low in calories and fat! High protein, too. Best of all it tastes great! Must try more brands. Do any of them have a beefy flavor? Boca tastes like chicken. <BR> Burgers are back on my menu! <em>489</em> <em>4</em> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:11:06 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x68147137 Hi all! I am Pescatarian though lately I am afraid the title would be Sugartarian! This time of <BR> year it feels like everyone is bringing me sweets-LOTS of sweets! and I will probably be making <BR> some myself...aaaarrrrgggghhhh! I did give away a good portion of what I was given-the rest <BR> are on my waist...I have got to get control! Planning to probably do a Daniel fast in January &amp; <BR> hopefully follow up with more of a clean eating lifestyle. My first goal-more vegies and fru... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:03:40 EST Vegan cheese recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x68089505 I've tried making 4 vegan cheese recipes and only liked one of them. I have links to cheese recipes but this is getting so pricey. Can you share your favorite cheese recipes? Please only recipes that you have made and liked. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:40:32 EST rejoining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x68079974 Hi. I am rejoining Spark People after many years. I follow a Pescatarian diet and am hoping to <BR> make cleaner eating choices (less carbs and "goodie"). Looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:51:48 EST Am I a flexitarian? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x68016383 Hi I have not really been following any diet lately and have been eating meat. For instance I have been eating lunchables for weeks now because it is cheap and very easy. My kids got me started. I also when eating out will eat meat. Also I have been buying food that has meat in it like spaghetti and meatballs. I don't want to leave the group however. I guess I have become lazy. :( <BR> <BR> Haven't exercised in forever but that's another story. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:22:07 EST What did our Americans eat for Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67985806 I made my own Thanksgiving and exhausted myself. I was awake from 8 am to 6:30 pm. My parents called me early from another state, which I was surprised they called so early, but my father worked yesterday, he drives a taxi, so they were in bed very early. My parents live in the middle of the country and I live on the West Coast, it's 2 hours later there unless it's Daylight Savings time, then it's 3 hours. He was VERY busy in the morning, according to him. I know he was driving people who... Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:08:42 EST CBS Sunday Morning on Plant Based Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67955913 <link>https://www.cbsnews.com/news/todays-<BR>special-how-veggies-impersonate-other-<BR>foods/ </link> <BR> This aired this morning. Nice to see positive mainstream news regarding plant based eating. Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:23:25 EST Crockpots: Less Stress, Save Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x67842359 Would you share some good crockpot recipes? Thu, 2 Nov 2017 20:11:33 EST Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67829050 Well, last night was a humdinger... Total anxiety. I worry about my family. I worry about work. I worry about exercise. I worry about what to prepare for dinner so that both roommates are satisfied. I worry about housework. I worry, worry, worry. <BR> <BR> How are YOU? <BR> <BR> I was told by accounting that the money I had set aside for Christmas needs to be used for other circumstances. Merry Christmas. <BR> <BR> I have a job writing for a women's website and do several side hust... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:58:16 EST Dealing with side effects of healthy eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67668688 Everyone experiences flatulence, or gas, from digesting foods from time to time. Often, this is a problem for people who switch to a vegan/vegetarian or even flexitarian diet after consuming meat regularly. I even have this problem, because my diet tends to be erratic and sometimes I drink more soy milk than I have been or eat more beans, or certain vegetables seasonally. Here is an article by someone who is both a practicing medical doctor AND a registered dietitian, which addresses differe... Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:58:22 EST The Best Super Foods, From A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67564914 Do you yourself have any recipes that uses one of these Super Foods? If so, please post here and I will copy it into our recipe forum, crediting you! (and the source, if necessary). <BR> <BR> ARTICLE:The Best Super Foods, From A-Z <BR> <BR> "Fruits, and veggies, and whole grains, oh my! Beyond the grocery store shelves lined with less-than-healthy processed foods in brightly-colored packaging, there are still hundreds of healthy options waiting to be picked up and put in your shopping cart.... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:13:11 EST Can You Get Too Much Protein? in the NY Times. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67422297 This is the title of a New York Times article that is excellent as a reference for anyone eating any kind of diet. It is also a warning bell, for some. Did you know that increased and excessive amounts of protein intake puts you at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if you are an "older woman"? And that a high protein diet can lead to kidney damage for anyone? High protein diets are an EXPERIMENT, the long term effects are unknown, but initial studies by qualified medical research are frig... Sat, 26 Aug 2017 13:56:04 EST No Meat Athlete has come out with a cookbook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67410134 I have followed this guy on line for awhile, this guy and his sister! They are dedicated runners who are athletes on a vegan diet! This book is family oriented. I have made ONE recipe of his and I was pleased by it. I love his no nonsense, down to earth style. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5aa2418-6ffb-4ef7-9ebe-a1e3ba8677f1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you want to buy this book, he links you to webs where you can, copy or paste this web address in your browser: <BR> <... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:29:25 EST Nutrition Tracking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67406564 How do you get more of the 3 main nutrients for the nutrition tracker which are magnesium, calcium and potassium? Are what Spark recommends correct? I am way below and not sure what to do about it. My sodium is fine all the time. Perfecto. It's sad that they don't fortify food with the other things. Should I care what it says? I don't remember what the recommendation is. I'm sure Spark People is correct. Just asking. Thanks. I don't think I ever hit them when I ate a "normal" or wh... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:31:40 EST SparkPeople Book? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67388455 Has anyone read the vegetarian spark people book that I just bought for $2.99? I haven't even looked at because my daughter left the kindle in the car and I'm too lazy to go get it. I was thinking of looking at it on my laptop anyway. Does it have good recipes? <BR> <BR> The book is this one: <BR> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007C4<BR>WKH8/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o00_?ie=U<BR>TF8&amp;psc=1 <BR> <BR> It looks like it gets a 4 star. And if you haven't heard of it then I am infor... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:44:47 EST Almond Milk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67332973 It says to not use after 7 days. Is that normal you can only use it within 7 days? I will have to throw most of it out. My daughter opened it last Saturday and I have only used it once. She used some of it but I'll end up throwing most of it away. Am I buying the wrong brand or are they all like that? Thanks in advance. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:40:06 EST Cilantro? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x67262727 Hi the reason I posted in the beneficial post about cilantro is because I had to look it up because I bought it by mistake today. I was supposed to buy parsley! Oops. I got home and I realized it had a tag on it and was labeled Cilantro. I think I am going to add it to my salads but otherwise I have no idea what to do with it. I tried eating it raw and it left a bad taste in my mouth. So salads might help mix it up a little. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:24:36 EST Forks Over Knives Movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67262625 I just finished watching this on Netflix and it was great. I recommend. Basically a plant-based diet can eliminate diabetes and heart disease. Lots of MDs in the movie. There was one that did a large study in China. I was impressed. I also recommend Vegetated which was a woman getting 4 people to switch to a vegetarian diet. I watched that and it was educational and upbeat. The rest of them are for the strong of heart. Like Food Inc and What the Health. Those are just upsetting. It... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:04:08 EST Salad Dressing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x67198919 What do you use for salad dressing? I'm having a heck of a time and love thousand island and have still been using that but know because of the dairy I need to stop eventually. I know you can make your own but I'm not sure I'm capable. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:05:25 EST Eat the Rainbow Challenge Winner is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x67144116 ARGYLEMYSTERY! She and her family ate a meal that covered all the colors! Their meal consisted of a fruit salad and veggie fajitas. She is really an inspiring example of healthy eating. She said her husband really enjoys Asian pear, so that was a given for their fruit salad. <BR> <BR> <BR> These are the ones: <BR> <BR> Orange: <BR> apricots <BR> cantaloupe <BR> nectarines <BR> orange sweet Bell peppers X <BR> peaches <BR> sweet potato <BR> <BR> Red: <BR> beets <BR> cherries X <B... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:38:59 EST Red Banner Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x67124990 <em>551</em> <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> I got two points for our team this morning! Support our team with Red Banner Points! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 14:48:01 EST July 4th Eat the Rainbow Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x67113957 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27e6386a-27f9-4c23-86e6-d0e10fe8f0b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is REALLY easy! I hope you used Nutrition tracker for your main holiday bash menu, or you have a good memory. My town had it's fireworks on the 4th, but the adjacent town has theirs on the 3rd. So whichever day had fireworks where you live, hopefully you had an excellent meal that day, because that meal is the one you are going to use for the challenge. No fireworks? Just use t... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 20:17:36 EST The Winner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x67024545 PATTI_PAL1 is the winner of our Team Challenge for the Week of June 11-17. Not only is she committed to living a healthier lifestyle through her eating choices, but she is truly dedicated to participating in our team, posting comments. So here are her results which she SparkMailed to me: <BR> <BR> Sunday 6/11 <BR> <BR> Smoothie fruit (strawberries, banana, peaches) <BR> blueberries <BR> tangerine <BR> lettuce <BR> zucchini <BR> avocado <BR> <BR> Monday 6/12 <BR> <BR> blueberries... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:07:29 EST The Winner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x67024471 PATTI_PAL1 is the winner of our Most Dedicated Member Challenge for the Week of June 11-17! <BR> <BR> She followed through with recording her vegetable/fruit intake and SparkMailing me her results, but PATTI shows a true dedication to both team participation AND commitment to her vegan/vegetarian (primarily vegan) eating choices. And here are her results: <BR> <BR> Sunday 6/11 <BR> <BR> Smoothie fruit (strawberries, banana, peaches) <BR> blueberries <BR> tangerine <BR> lettuce <BR> z... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:39:54 EST What's the last VEGETABLE/FRUIT that you ate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x66985172 <em>491</em> and <em>478</em> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:13:23 EST Most Dedicated Member CHALLENGE for this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x66973017 Here's a simple Challenge for this week (June 11-17likw : Keep track everyday of what fruits and vegetables you eat! Juiced vegetables/fruits naturally count, and you can use items like grape or orange juice, but the whole vegetable/fruit (fresh, dried, frozen) is EXCELLENT! The goal is how many and how much by the end of the week, Saturday! How much fruits and vegetables does our team really eat?! Are you going to be our Team Champion for the most VEGGIE/FRUITY member? The winner for the Tea... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:39:42 EST 30 Foods You Probably Didn't Know Were Vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x66883820 OMGosh! I had NO IDEA that Jello Brand INSTANT Pudding and Pie Mix could be vegan! They don't need dairy milk to work, you can use any alternate non-dairy milk you want! These are not fruits and vegetables, they are pre-made products, but if you are really committed to being vegan, this list can be wonderful for a quick fix and even better for a last minute potluck dessert item. AND--I already knew about the Chipotle Sofritos being vegan. <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> https://spoonunive... Sat, 27 May 2017 14:09:04 EST What Do Health Nuts Eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x66791350 This is an article from One Green Planet, one of my favorite vegan websites. I love that the administrator has had some articles on how to live inexpensively on a vegan diet. They have a FB page and also post information and recipes on Pinterest, as well. You are also instructed on how to connect to their recipe data base. This article is entitled: 5 Plant-Based Foods Health Nuts Eat Every Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b5f902f-b126-4d2d-bee2-c7bfa66f9275.jp... Thu, 11 May 2017 14:07:51 EST HEALTHY Salad Fixin' Guide (vegan and gluten-free) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x66756612 This is from a blogger who advertises a "plant-based, gluten-free kitchen" as her base of operations, and her article focuses on how to "clean up" your salad. She also gives 3 healthy salad dressing recipes. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e8435c7-cb2f-427f-93be-3502d4aa2be5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>riseshinecook.ca/blog/make-your-sala<BR>ds-big-and-bright-essentials-guideline<BR>s-for-healthy-salads </link> Fri, 5 May 2017 19:19:14 EST Nutritional Yeast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x66687021 Have you tried Nutritional Yeast? Nutritional yeast is NOT brewer's yeast, the kind used in baking. It's a whole 'nother animal! Just kidding, it's not an animal product at all! I am sure many of you know this. And for those who might not, nutritional yeast is a non-animal source for vegans of the B-12 vitamin, and also has high quantities of other B vitamins. I have only started using nutritional yeast recently, and I use it in place of grated dairy cheese on my spaghetti. I also use it ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:20:28 EST Salad Redo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x66583115 I like salads and try to make a big bowl on Sunday of romaine, spinach, cabbage and green peppers to last the week. But lately, I have found that the asian cuisines have the right attitude. <BR> <BR> When to busy to make or even dole out salad and search for a nonfat dressing, I'll throw some fresh spinach or crunchy romaine on top of whatever I made. If there are other already cut veggies, like tomatoes, I'll chuck them on top. <BR> <BR> Beauty thing is: No dressing necessary. Saves time,... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 13:44:49 EST Mommy Tang http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x66581986 Really enjoying Mommy Tang's Youtube vegan cooking channel. Her kids are adorable while "helping" her. Last night I tried her Korean stir fry. It was great. Lots of easy, inexpensive ideas. Sat, 8 Apr 2017 10:14:59 EST Instapot or other Pressure Cookers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x66566406 I resisted buying one, but it has really changed my life. I cook all of my beans from scratch (much less sodium) and cook all the week's food (breakfast lunch and dinner) on Sundays. <BR> <BR> I bought an extra stainless steel insert that I can be filling while the first one is (quickly!) cooking. <BR> <BR> While I wasn't planning on it, I bought the cookbook, "Vegan Under Pressure" and the recipes are fantastic. Everything has turned out great so far! Wed, 5 Apr 2017 21:09:50 EST Carbs are they really the enemy to weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x66456870 I keep hearing how all carbs are bad for you but are all carbs really bad for you, i think not...so add your opinions, views, info and ideas here. <BR> <BR> Carbs are they really the enemy to weight loss? Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:00:03 EST Rice Cooker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x66105901 Goodmorning! <BR> <BR> I thought I posted this already, now I'm pretty sure I lost the post. Does anyone use their rice cooker to make healthy happy vegan meals? We are picking one up today and I wanted to know who's had succuess and what's your favorite recipe. We are vegan so no dairy or meat. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:05:37 EST White Bean Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65962893 White Bean Stew <BR> <BR> <link>veganinthefreezer.com/bean-stew-with<BR>-sausage-and-corn/ </link> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 16:15:39 EST In the new year the first fruit or veggies you ate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x65901157 What was the first fruit or veggies did you eat in the new year? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:57:06 EST Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x65875476 Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted: Fruit, Starchy Vegetables, and Blood Glucose <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/top-3-diabet<BR>es-myths-busted-fruit-starchy-vegetabl<BR>es-blood-glucose/ </link> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:30:18 EST 17 Delicious Recipes to Get Through the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65831964 17 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes to Get You Through the Holidays <BR> <BR> <link>www.nomeatathlete.com/plant-based-ho<BR>liday-recipes/?utm_medium=email&amp;ut<BR>m_source=no%20meat%20athlete%20newslet<BR>ter&amp;utm_campaign=plant-based-holid<BR>ay-recipes&amp;utm_content=txt </link> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:54:58 EST What are you doing and cooking for the holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x65824532 What are you doing and cooking for the holidays? Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:27:49 EST Wild Blueberry Winter Wellness Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65782194 Wild Blueberry Winter Wellness Smoothie <BR> <BR> Wow I have been making a smoothie very close to this smoothie <BR> <BR> <link>www.wildblueberries.com/blog/winter-<BR>wellness-smoothie-recipe/ </link> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:32:35 EST Vegan Gingerbread Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65782081 Vegan Gingerbread Cookies <BR> <BR> so if you got to have a cookie for the holidays try these cookies out <BR> <BR> <link>keepinitkind.com/vegan-gingerbread-c<BR>ookies/ </link> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:13:34 EST Eat More of This Protein and Slim Down Faster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x65725143 Are you eating enough of this often ignored weight loss protein? <BR> Eat More of This Protein and Slim Down Faster <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>fullplateliving.org/blog/lentils-are<BR>-an-often-ignored-weight-loss-protein?<BR>utm_source=Email+Access+List&amp;utm_c<BR>ampaign=ca321fce11-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016<BR>_11_09&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_te<BR>rm=0_8688509ca4-ca321fce11-49005753#lentil-recipes </link> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:57:17 EST Mashed Potatoes (Oil-free!) with White Bean Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65697604 Mashed Potatoes (Oil-free!) with White Bean Gravy <BR> <BR> <link>yupitsvegan.com/2016/11/16/vegan-roa<BR>sted-garlic-mashed-potatoes/?utm_sourc<BR>e=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;u<BR>tm_campaign=Feed%3A+YupItsVegan+%28Yup<BR>%2C+it%27s+Vegan%29 </link> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:08:25 EST BBQ Black Bean-Stuffed Sweet Potato http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65697539 BBQ Black Bean-Stuffed Sweet Potato <BR> <BR> <link>kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2016/09/bbq-<BR>black-bean-stuffed-sweet-potato.html?u<BR>tm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=em<BR>ail&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+KathysBlo<BR>gHealthyHappyLife+%28Healthy.+Happy.+Life.%29 </link> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:59:47 EST Festive Finger Food Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65670308 Festive Finger Food Recipes <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/fabu<BR>lous-finger-food-recipes-holidays-part<BR>ies-celebrations/ </link> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:55:49 EST 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Easy to Mak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65653842 10 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Easy to Make! <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/10-vegan-thank<BR>sgiving-recipes-that-are-easy-to-make/ </link> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:27:52 EST What to use in casseroles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65643690 What could you use in casseroles instead of those yucky canned soups? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:17:06 EST How Many Bonus Points Did You Get For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x65643304 How Many Bonus Points Did You Get For Our Team Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:37:46 EST Nava Atlas helps you plan a vegan Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65640804 Nava Atlas helps you plan a vegan Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> <link>jlgoesvegan.com/nava-atlas-vegan-tha<BR>nksgiving/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;u<BR>tm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%<BR>3A+JlGoesVegan+%28JL+goes+Vegan%29 </link> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:13:42 EST Grandpa's Eat Loaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65633918 Grandpa's Eat Loaf <BR> Serves 4 <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 large onion, minced <BR> 1 teaspoon minced garlic <BR> 1 red bell pepper, minced <BR> 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced <BR> 1/4 cup shredded or chopped carrots <BR> 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed <BR> 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed <BR> 1 cup old-fashioned oats <BR> 1/2 cup nutritional yeast <BR> 2 teaspoons low-sodium tamari <BR> 1/2 teaspoon black pepper <BR> 1 teaspoon dried rosemary <BR> 1/... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:50:12 EST Holiday Feast Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65633891 Holiday Feast Recipes <BR> <BR> <link>veganfusion.com/holiday-feast-recipe<BR>s/?utm_source=Holiday+Feast+Recipes&am<BR>p;utm_campaign=11-16-16++Newsletter&am<BR>p;utm_medium=email </link> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:44:35 EST Creamy Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Kale Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65628382 Creamy Tomato &amp; Roasted Red Pepper Kale Soup <BR> <BR> <link>helynskitchen.com/2016/11/creamy-tom<BR>ato-roasted-red-pepper-kale-soup.html?<BR>utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=e<BR>mail&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HelynsHe<BR>althyKitchen+%28Helyn%27s+Healthy+Kitchen%29 </link> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:04:12 EST How to survive the holidays and still eat healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x65599280 How to survive the holidays and still eat healthy...not breaking the budget Sun, 13 Nov 2016 16:00:17 EST What are you doing and cooking for Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x65594230 What are you doing and cooking for Thanksgiving? Sat, 12 Nov 2016 21:19:43 EST Chat/Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x65594107 Hello team! <BR> <BR> Today, I got to go out and about again! I hardly ever get to! <BR> <BR> I went to an up-scale local thrift shop. I bought hats to use as vessels for gift baskets. I got the idea off of Pinterest. All you do is turn the hat upside down, then stick the gift items inside and shrinkwrap it. They will be so cute! One of them is a Budweiser, a Polo, etc. <BR> <BR> I also bought a beverage cookbook. There is every imaginable non-alcoholic drink recipe in it. <BR> <BR... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 20:57:31 EST Eat to Live Food Prep Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x65551194 Eat to Live Food Prep Guide <BR> <BR> <link>mymommatoldme.com/eat-to-live-food-p<BR>rep-guide/ </link> Sun, 6 Nov 2016 10:56:50 EST Why You Should Indulge in Apples This Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x65543590 Why You Should Indulge in Apples This Fall <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/health-benefit<BR>s-apples/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;ut<BR>m_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3<BR>A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Sat, 5 Nov 2016 07:54:06 EST The emotion of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x65430491 The emotion of the day...pick out the emotion picture of how you feel each day (chose any one) <BR> <em>30</em> <em>41</em> <em>20</em> <em>40</em> <em>2</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>24</em> <em>198</em> <em>213</em> <em>234</em> <em>18</em> <em>41</em> <em>211</em> <em>101</em> <em>100</em> <em>104</em> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <em>36</em> <em>28</em> <em>30</em> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:25:20 EST Angry Objections and What Makes a Healthy Plant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65410420 Angry Objections and What Makes a Healthy Plant Based/Vegan Diet <BR> <BR> <link>lowfatveganchef.com/angry-objections<BR>-what-makes-a-healthy-vegan-plant-base<BR>d-diet/ </link> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:16:44 EST How to Spice it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x65352041 How do you Spice it up, give your ideas here? <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Oct 2016 07:14:00 EST How to eat healthy on a budget? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x65210276 How to eat healthy on a budget? <BR> <BR> How does everyone eat healthy while staying on a budget...have a big family or just the two of you,ect. What food do you get where do you shop, ect. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:29:36 EST Engine 2 recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65164398 These Engine 2 recipes look yummy <BR> <BR> <link>engine2diet.com/recipes/ </link> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:30:45 EST Mega Crunchy Romaine Salad with Quinoa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65158289 Mega Crunchy Romaine Salad with Quinoa <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/mega-crunchy-<BR>romaine-salad-recipe/?utm_source=Cooki<BR>e+and+Kate+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign<BR>=45a3af0dcd-Email-New_posts_by_email1_<BR>12_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_t<BR>erm=0_dc2361842c-45a3af0dcd-237771249 </link> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:40:26 EST Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65151660 Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down. <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthygirlskitchen.com/2016/08/<BR>dress-me-up-dress-me-down-oil-free.htm<BR>l?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium<BR>=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Health<BR>yGirlsKitchen+%28Healthy+Girl%27s+Kitchen%29 </link> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:19:33 EST 10 Anti-Aging Foods to Eat Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x65151578 10 Anti-Aging Foods to Eat Daily <BR> <BR> All the fruits and veggies we are suppose to eat (expert the icky eggs). <BR> <BR> Its funny we have soooo much confusion on what to eat and yet all these article i post like this one, always list a bunch of fruits and veggies (and nuts,seeds, ect) more that any animal produce. <BR> <BR> So the conclusion is eat your fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/anti-aging-foo<BR>ds-to-eat-daily/?utm_source=feedburner<BR>&amp;utm_me... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 23:59:59 EST Plant-Based on a Budget: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x65144664 Plant-Based on a Budget: Strategies for Affordable Cooking and Eating <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/plant-based-<BR>budget-strategies-affordable-cooking-e<BR>ating/?mc_cid=8ead6d6255&amp;mc_eid=ea<BR>7c74333f </link> <BR> <BR> My $1.50 a Day Challenge: Eating a Plant-Based Diet on an Austere Budget <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/my-1-50-a-da<BR>y-challenge-eating-a-plant-based-diet-<BR>on-an-austere-budget/ </link> <BR> <BR> Plant-Based on a Budget: How I Ate Well on $5 a D... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 00:20:45 EST Curry Cauliflower Grill Packets with Yogurt Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65131796 Curry Cauliflower Grill Packets with Yogurt Sauce <BR> <BR> <link>veganyackattack.com/2016/08/30/curry<BR>-cauliflower-grill-packets-yogurt-sauce/ </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:44:20 EST Smashed Chickpea Avocado Dip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65131700 Smashed Chickpea Avocado Dip <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/smas<BR>hed-chickpea-avocado-dip/?mc_cid=bc10b<BR>fda38&amp;mc_eid=ea7c74333f </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:31:55 EST Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65131526 Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl <BR> <BR> <link>minimalistbaker.com/sweet-potato-chi<BR>ckpea-buddha-bowl/ </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:08:19 EST 22 Meatless Recipes Carnivores Will Crave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65033617 22 Meatless Recipes Carnivores Will Crave...there is dairy and egg in some of the recipes but alot of the recipes look yummy <BR> <BR> <link>www.hungry-girl.com/go-to-guides/mea<BR>tless-recipes-even-carnivores-will-love </link> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:44:58 EST 7 Keys to Success on a Healthy Vegan Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x65033536 7 Keys to Success on a Healthy Vegan Diet <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/7-tips-succe<BR>ed-healthy-vegan-diet/ </link> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:27:12 EST Homemade Sauces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65020896 Homemade Sauces...when it comes to store bought condiments the ingredients are full of chemicals, sugar, lots of salt and fat so here are several recipes to try out. <BR> <BR> Hot Chile Sauce <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/hot-<BR>chile-sauce/?mc_cid=036e7049c6&amp;mc_<BR>eid=ea7c74333f </link> <BR> <BR> Date Paste <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/date<BR>-paste/?mc_cid=036e7049c6&amp;mc_eid=e<BR>a7c74333f </link> <BR> <BR> Sour “Cream” <BR> <link>www.forks... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:46:48 EST Save Money With These 31 Vegan Recipes Under $3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x65019976 Save Money With These 31 Vegan Recipes Under $3 <BR> <BR> <link>www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-recip<BR>es-dont-starve-until-payday/ </link> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:04:59 EST Important to Drink or eat the Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x65016484 Here’s Why It’s Important to Drink the Rainbow...You can also eat the rainbow, I thought this was a nice article about the different color of fruits and veggies...you can drink or eat the rainbow as you like (or do both) <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/heres-why-its-<BR>important-to-drink-the-rainbow/?utm_so<BR>urce=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=email&a<BR>mp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%<BR>2FuoBr+%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:50:27 EST Ideas on water/broth sauteeing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64983291 Give your ideas on how to water sauteing <BR> <BR> Great Strategy: Healthy Water Sauteing <BR> <link>www.healthygirlskitchen.com/2010/04/<BR>great-strategy-healthy-water-sauteing.<BR>html </link> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:25:50 EST Oil-Free Creamy Italian Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64957224 Oil-Free Creamy Italian Dressing <BR> <BR> <link>thevegan8.com/2016/08/12/vegan-oil-f<BR>ree-creamy-italian-dressing/ </link> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:11:11 EST Low-Sugar Minty Clean Green Juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64957207 Low-Sugar Minty Clean Green Juice <BR> <BR> if you don't have a juicer you can make a smoothie in a blender (that is what I'm going to do) <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/minty-clean-gr<BR>een-juice-recipe/?utm_source=feedburne<BR>r&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaig<BR>n=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Rebo<BR>ot+With+Joe%29 </link> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:04:56 EST Freezer Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x64945013 What I mean by freezer meals is easy to prepare meals or make ahead meals from the freezer. An easy idea is when you're cooking double or triple your recipe and package the other one (or two) for the freezer. The night before you want to have that meal defrost in the refrigerator. Bake or better yet put in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:02:15 EST Potluck Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x64861525 This Sunday we are having a Multi-cultural meal. So how about some suggestions? Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:50:46 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x64846364 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d9bc4c2-140f-46b3-9eca-da302c15c149.png"> <BR> <BR> Hey everyone my piano students are in a piano competition and I wont be around very much for the next several days. <BR> <BR> See you around <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:23:30 EST 20 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals for Hot Summer Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64694814 20 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals for Hot Summer Days <BR> <BR> <link>ohmyveggies.com/20-no-cook-vegetaria<BR>n-meals-for-hot-summer-days/#slide-11 </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:28:11 EST 18 Recipes for Ultimate Vegan-Friendly 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64694782 18 Recipes for the Ultimate Vegan-Friendly 4th of July Cookout <BR> <BR> <link>www.nomeatathlete.com/holiday-cookou<BR>t-menu/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_sourc<BR>e=no%20meat%20athlete%20newsletter&amp<BR>;utm_campaign=holiday-cookout-menu&amp<BR>;utm_content=txt </link> Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:24:03 EST Cool meals for hot days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64663910 This veggie based meals look so tempting. I can imagine the cool crunch and the colors are so inviting. I can't wait to try some of these. <BR> <BR> <link>ohmyveggies.com/20-no-cook-vegetaria<BR>n-meals-for-hot-summer-days/#slide-4 </link> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:53:18 EST Silly Mistake We’re Making When Washing Lettuce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64619916 The Silly Mistake We’re Making When Washing Lettuce <BR> <BR> <link>www.purewow.com/food/how-to-wash-let<BR>tuce </link> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:12:38 EST How Eating More Can Help You Weigh Less http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64618090 How Eating More Can Help You Weigh Less <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/eating-can-h<BR>elp-weigh-less/?mc_cid=34db682613&amp;<BR>mc_eid=ea7c74333f </link> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/eating-can-h<BR>elp-weigh-less/?mc_cid=34db682613&amp;<BR>mc_eid=ea7c74333f </link> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:47:31 EST Crockpot Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots and potato http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64606899 TIKEL GOMEN : ETHIOPIAN CABBAGE DISH <BR> <BR> Time to Make It: 40 minutes <BR> Yield: Serves 4-6 <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> 1/3 cup olive oil ( I don't use oil, just water or vegetable broth--healthier and less calories) <BR> 4 carrots, sliced <BR> 1 onion, thinly sliced <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp black pepper <BR> 1 tsp cumin <BR> 1 tsp turmeric <BR> 1/2 tsp ground ginger <BR> 1 head cabbage, sliced <BR> 5 red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces <BR> INSTRUCTIONS <BR> <BR> Heat ... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:08:27 EST 20 Best Soups for Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64537309 20 Best Soups for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> not all of these soups are vegetarian so either skip the animal products or the recipes <BR> <BR> <link>www.doctoroz.com/recipe-collection/2<BR>0-best-soups-weight-loss-day-off-diet </link> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 20:42:18 EST Sweet and Sour "not" chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64537030 I made sweet and sour "not" Chicken tonight. The "chicken" is battered and baked cauliflower and it was wonderful. I didn't follow this recipe exactly, but it worked out well and I think I'll be visiting this website again. <BR> <BR> http://www.veganricha.com/2014/01/baked-<BR>mango-sriracha-cauliflower-wings.html Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19:24:43 EST Getting closer to the taste and feel of Hamburger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x64535394 I've tried lots of recipes for bean burgers but these were my favorite. Whats great is that it used up the byproduct from making oat milk. I could never get the mouth feel of real burgers, my beanburgers were mushy. The trick was to: <BR> <BR> Keep out a small amount of beans and add them in as whole at the end <BR> Add sauteed chopped mushrooms at the end <BR> Broil on my pampered chef ceramic cookie sheet very close to the broiler. <BR> <BR> Here are the ingredients <BR> <BR> Black bean... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:45:07 EST Applesauce vinagrette - No oil, very few calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64535337 Quick 3 ingredients: <BR> <BR> applesauce (I used about 2/3 cup) <BR> Balsamic Vinegar (about 3 tblsp) <BR> Mustard (about 2 tblsp) I used dijon <BR> <BR> I don't measure--but it's really good and no fat! Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:35:57 EST 31 Vegan Recipes for $3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64532157 31 Vegan Recipes for $3 <BR> <BR> <link>www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-recip<BR>es-dont-starve-until-payday/ </link> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 23:43:38 EST What do you use when your budget is really tight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64396614 What food/recipe you use when your budget is really tight? Sun, 22 May 2016 11:08:32 EST so are you confused with the new spark changes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64383535 so are you confused with the new spark changes? Fri, 20 May 2016 10:52:26 EST New Format http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x64369230 Wow! How long was I gone. I come back to find an entirely new format on the Sparkpages. This is going to take some getting use to. Wed, 18 May 2016 09:59:56 EST Artichoke and Kale Veggie Sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64366170 Artichoke and Kale Veggie Sandwich <BR> <BR> <link>beardandbonnet.com/artichoke-and-kal<BR>e-veggie-sandwich/ </link> Tue, 17 May 2016 22:14:46 EST Banana Oatmeal Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64365897 Banana Oatmeal Smoothie <BR> <BR> <link>https://cookingwithplants.com/recipe<BR>/banana-oatmeal-smoothie/?utm_source=M<BR>ailingList&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;ut<BR>m_content=keich10445%40aol.com&amp;utm<BR>_campaign=Banana+Oatmeal+Smoothie </link> Tue, 17 May 2016 21:32:57 EST Spinach-Potato Tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64358773 Spinach-Potato Tacos <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/spin<BR>ach-potato-tacos/ </link> Mon, 16 May 2016 21:32:38 EST Vegan Mason Jar Taco Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64358454 Vegan Mason Jar Taco Salad <BR> <BR> <link>beardandbonnet.com/vegan-mason-jar-t<BR>aco-salad/?utm_source=Beard+%2B+Bonnet<BR>&amp;utm_campaign=5d1fde4f64-RSS_EMAIL<BR>_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm<BR>_term=0_06c8425ce4-5d1fde4f64-117891881 </link> Mon, 16 May 2016 20:47:01 EST what did you cook today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x64249329 what did you cook today? Sun, 1 May 2016 14:36:16 EST WW French bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64242730 I make homemade , no fat, no oil bread in my breadmaker each week. Actually, I only use the breadmaker to knead the dough (saves time) so make a double batch that is cooked either in bread loaf pans or sometimes I follow the No-knead method and cook in my cast iron pan. <BR> <BR> Recipe <BR> 2 cups water (I like to use saved potato or bean water) <BR> 2 cups plain flour <BR> 2 cups ww flour <BR> 2 tblsp ground flax (if you have it) <BR> 2 tblsp wheat germ (if you have it) <BR> 1 1/5 tsp salt... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:13:01 EST Not wasting nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x64242607 Instead of throwing out food/nutrition, I try to: <BR> Use leftover potato water or bean water in making bread. This adds gluten which makes ww bread better. I throw in yogurt or cottage cheese if it is starting to go. <BR> <BR> To soup: Today I'll make soup with the harder ends of asparagus. If they are completely hard to cut, then they are used for broth and I fish them out and feed them to the chickens <BR> <BR> When making vegetable casseroles, use bread crumbs or stale bread for layers... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:48:08 EST Spicy Lentil Tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64237784 Spicy Lentil Tacos <BR> <BR> <link>veganinthefreezer.com/spicy-lentil-t<BR>acos-recipe/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix <BR> <BR> <link>veganinthefreezer.com/homemade-chili<BR>-seasoning-mix/ </link> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:08:12 EST Do You Really Know How to Cook Cauliflower? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64237296 Do You Really Know How to Cook Cauliflower? Here are 10 Ways! <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/do<BR>-you-really-know-how-to-cook-cauliflow<BR>er/?utm_source=Green+Monster+Mailing+L<BR>ist&amp;utm_campaign=9acddc09b0-NEWSLE<BR>TTER_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=ema<BR>il&amp;utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34-9acddc09b0-105921977 </link> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:46:49 EST How to Create Healthy Meals From 5 Ingredients http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64230704 How to Create 10 Different Healthy Meals From Just 5 Ingredients or Less <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/te<BR>n-different-healthy-meals-five-ingredi<BR>ents-or-less/?utm_source=Green+Monster<BR>+Mailing+List&amp;utm_campaign=9acddc0<BR>9b0-NEWSLETTER_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_<BR>medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34<BR>-9acddc09b0-105921977 </link> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:33:54 EST Grilled Asparagus with Cream Sauce over Ribbons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64209893 Grilled Asparagus with Cream Sauce over Ribbons <BR> <BR> <link>veganyackattack.com/2016/03/29/grill<BR>ed-asparagus-with-cream-sauce-over-rib<BR>bons/ </link> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:35:55 EST Fat-Free Onion Ranch Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64209052 Fat-Free Onion Ranch Dressing <BR> <BR> <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/2016/04/fat-fr<BR>ee-onion-ranch-dressing.html </link> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:27:07 EST Two good veg websites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64193097 Here are two good websites for veg recipes: <BR> <BR> http://www.vegkitchen.com/ <BR> <BR> http://www.vegkitchen.com/ Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:19:26 EST Lemony Twist Hummus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x64193047 I love the new sabra hummus flavor : Lemon twist. I plan to make a homemade version. I think lemon zest needs to be in it instead of just lemon juice. I like to make mine without al the calories/fat of tahini. In fact, when I couldn't get tahini, I just used a little peanut butter, garlic, lemon and water. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:08:32 EST 7 Major Grocery Store Traps To Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64176465 7 Major Grocery Store Traps To Avoid <BR> <BR> <link>foodmatters.tv/content/7-major-groce<BR>ry-store-traps-to-avoid?utm_campaign=H<BR>FC%20NL%3A%20March%2017th%2C%202016&am<BR>p;utm_content=control&amp;utm_medium=E<BR>mail&amp;utm_source=FM%20Emails&amp;ut<BR>m_term=Newsletter&amp;vero_conv=dnT8jR<BR>-If8l1wxgHF44mlIA0lPevQgyyXcHvROiVAqNE<BR>VTVTuhXlJKb68J0ao57Fn2kRYSe3EExNBZ-ffS<BR>wKv3joHjkG0ED6&amp;vero_id=keich10445%40aol.com </link> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:06:12 EST Food for though.. ..sounds simple so why does it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64176456 Food for though....sounds simple so why does it seem so hard....any thoughts? <BR> <BR> <BR> Real Food … the Easy Way to Health <BR> <BR> <link>eatyourselfwell.com/real_food/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Power of the Plate <BR> <BR> <link>eatyourselfwell.com/the-power-of-the<BR>-plate/ </link> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:05:05 EST Light and Fresh Green Zucchini Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64143017 Light and Fresh Green Zucchini Soup <BR> <BR> I leave out the oil (I either water saute or use broth to saute)...I made my own broth and will use when i make this soup <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/zucchini-soup-<BR>recipe/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_<BR>medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+<BR>jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 21:03:15 EST 15 Tricks to Saving Money on Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64123971 Here is a link to help eat healthy on a budget. <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/b<BR>udget_cooking/15_tricks_to_save_money_<BR>on_food_but_still_eat_well?page=2 </link> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:39:47 EST Non Dairy Milk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x64105278 I have finally become accustomed to soy milk in my coffee and for cooking but now i see that there is added sugar in it and also Carrageen, which is considered a carcinogenic. <BR> <BR> What now? I like almond milk in my coffee, but not so much for making sauces, etc.. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:46:16 EST Vegan Pizza In a Mug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64094378 Vegan Pizza In a Mug <BR> <BR> <link>cookingwithplants.com/recipe/vegan-p<BR>izza-in-a-mug/?utm_source=MailingList&<BR>amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=k<BR>eich10445%40aol.com&amp;utm_campaign=P<BR>izza+in+a+mug </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:40:48 EST Roasted Pepper Hummus English Muffin Pizzas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64094326 Roasted Pepper Hummus English Muffin Pizzas <BR> <BR> <link>kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2016/03/mini<BR>-hummus-pizzas.html?utm_source=feedbur<BR>ner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campa<BR>ign=Feed%3A+KathysBlogHealthyHappyLife<BR>+%28Healthy.+Happy.+Life.%29 </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:35:11 EST What to Cook This April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64087317 What to Cook This April <BR> <BR> Boy do the recipes look yummy. I always leave out the dairy and oils (she also gives ideas) <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/what-to-cook-<BR>april-2016/?utm_source=Cookie+and+Kate<BR>+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=e6b246d44<BR>3-Email-New_posts_by_email1_12_2015&am<BR>p;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_dc23<BR>61842c-e6b246d443-237771249 </link> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:14:39 EST Seriously Craveworthy Carrots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x64087099 Seriously Craveworthy Carrots <BR> <BR> <link>eatyourselfwell.com/seriously-cravew<BR>orthy-carrots/ </link> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 09:45:55 EST What makes flaxseeds unique from other nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x64083897 What makes flaxseeds unique from other nuts and seeds? <BR> <BR> <link>whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=newtip<BR>&amp;dbid=240&amp;utm_source=daily_cli<BR>ck&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campai<BR>gn=daily_email </link> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 20:34:49 EST Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63962271 Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch <BR> <BR> Oh the possibilities, just make it vegan by not using the dairy. <BR> <BR> <link>pinchofyum.com/rainbow-veggie-bowls-<BR>with-jalapeno-ranch </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:52:47 EST Broccoli Brown Rice Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63962216 Broccoli Brown Rice Casserole <BR> <BR> this has oil and vegan cheese but I would leave out the oil but keep the cheese and make this just once in a while. This site looks like it has some great ideas for freezing meals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>veganinthefreezer.com/broccoli-brown<BR>-rice-casserole/ </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:33:14 EST How to Cook Perfect Quinoa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63954544 How to Cook Perfect Quinoa <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/perfect-quino<BR>a/?utm_source=Cookie+and+Kate+Newslett<BR>er&amp;utm_campaign=22accfcc26-Email-N<BR>ew_posts_by_email1_12_2015&amp;utm_med<BR>ium=email&amp;utm_term=0_dc2361842c-22<BR>accfcc26-237771249 </link> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:03:31 EST Secrets to Staying Slim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63945847 Secrets to Staying Slim <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/natural-habits<BR>-of-healthy-people/?utm_source=feedbur<BR>ner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campa<BR>ign=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Re<BR>boot+With+Joe%29 </link> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 21:43:47 EST Can You Roast Frozen Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63938958 Can You Roast Frozen Vegetables <BR> <BR> <link>lifeonthefoodchain.blogspot.com/2013<BR>/05/yes-you-can-roast-frozen-vegetable<BR>s-yes.html </link> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:20:08 EST Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63938923 Italian White Bean, Kale and Potato Stew <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/ital<BR>ian-white-bean-kale-and-potato-stew/ </link> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:07:40 EST Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63924394 Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs...Just goes to show you the importance of exercising, not just for weight loss but for your health and well being. <BR> <BR> <link>consumer.healthday.com/senior-citize<BR>n-information-31/age-health-news-7/edu<BR>cation-and-stair-climbing-keep-your-br<BR>ain-healthy-708898.html?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_c<BR>ampaign=20160317&amp;utm_term=708898 </link> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 21:41:21 EST Sesame Sweet Potato Noodles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63896294 Sesame Sweet Potato Noodles <BR> <BR> <link>www.theorganicdietitian.com/sesame-s<BR>weet-potato-noodles/ </link> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:01:27 EST Ginger Miso Spaghetti Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63880474 Ginger Miso Spaghetti Squash <BR> <BR> I always leave out the oil and salt <BR> <BR> <link>www.theorganicdietitian.com/ginger-m<BR>iso-spaghetti-squash/ </link> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:28:42 EST Ranch Dressing and Potato Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63867553 Ranch Dressing and Potato Salad <BR> <BR> <link>thevegan8.com/2014/05/09/vegan-ranch<BR>-potato-salad/ </link> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 22:53:01 EST Make ahead meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63853621 Does anyone have any advice for meal prepping? I've started trying to make at least <BR> my lunch meals for the week ahead.I am also trying to prep dinners ahead. Looking <BR> for some new ideas. Even snacks! Wed, 9 Mar 2016 06:36:47 EST Easy Blender Cashew Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63668409 Easy Blender Cashew Butter <BR> <BR> i tried two times to make almond butter and it didn't turn out and now I realized that i didn't blend looong enough <BR> <BR> <link>amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/07/2<BR>8/easy-blender-cashew-butter/ </link> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:32:12 EST What fruits and veggies did you buy this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x63661927 What fruits and veggies did you buy this week? Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:33:38 EST Smart Strategies for Buying Organic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63654147 Smart Strategies for Buying Organic <BR> <BR> <link>www.allyou.com/food/family-meals/sma<BR>rt-strategies-for-buying-organic </link> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:21:41 EST Vegetarian Meals for Less Than $2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63654052 Vegetarian Meals for Less Than $2 <BR> <link>www.allyou.com/food/supercheap-meals<BR>/cheap-vegetarian-meals </link> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:05:55 EST Budget-friendly DIY kids’ snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63653551 Budget-friendly DIY kids’ snacks <BR> <BR> <link>learn.walmart.com/Cook/Articles/Budg<BR>et_friendly_DIY_kids_snacks/28400/?adi<BR>d=1500000000000040340710&amp;veh=eml&a<BR>mp;sent_time=1454766653309&amp;campaig<BR>n_id=sgt-020616-BAT-ALO-XCT-REG-PrezDa<BR>y_1-3-0&amp;e_id=8eb9f5e28c95b23a0ec259f297e4b390 </link> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:49:05 EST 10 Home Remedies That Fight A Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63646415 10 Home Remedies That Fight A Cold <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/10-home-remedi<BR>es-that-fight-a-cold/?utm_source=feedb<BR>urner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_cam<BR>paign=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28<BR>Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:45:33 EST Touchdown! Recipes for Your Super Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63603077 Touchdown! Recipes for Your Super Bowl (or Puppy Bowl...hehe) Party <BR> <BR> So are you having a big party well here are some healthy recipes or healthy recipes alternatives. <BR> <BR> You can also use these for everyday meals like the chili or the tacos... <BR> <BR> <BR> The Vegan 8 Guide to Super Bowl Eating <BR> <link>thevegan8.com/2016/02/04/the-vegan-8<BR>-guide-to-superbowl-eating/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 16 Fresh Super Bowl Recipes <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/16-fresh-... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 09:06:16 EST Easy Bean Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63598253 Easy Bean Salad <BR> <BR> <link>blog.eatplant-based.com/recipe/easy-<BR>bean-salad/ </link> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:14:29 EST Scalloped Potatoes with Chickpea Cheese Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63598175 Scalloped Potatoes with Chickpea Cheese Sauce <BR> <BR> <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/2016/01/vegan-<BR>scalloped-potatoes-with-chickpea-chees<BR>e-sauce.html </link> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:00:15 EST A Quick Guide to Ingredient Substitutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63582256 A Quick Guide to Ingredient Substitutions <BR> <BR> <link>www.thekitchn.com/try-this-for-that-<BR>20-quick-ingredient-substitutions-175015 </link> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 18:47:14 EST Big Time Vegan Mexican Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63582119 Big Time Vegan Mexican Bowl <BR> <BR> <link>thevegan8.com/2016/01/21/big-time-ve<BR>gan-mexican-bowl/ </link> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 18:30:23 EST Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal: Myths and Fact http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63573818 Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal: Myths and Facts <BR> <BR> I thought this article is good if your starting out and have questions or people around you have questions <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutri<BR>tion/vegetarian-and-special-diets/buil<BR>ding-a-healthy-vegetarian-meal-myths-a<BR>nd-facts </link> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:23:34 EST These Three Kitchen Shortcuts Will Change the Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63573620 These Three Kitchen Shortcuts Will Change the Way You Cook <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/articles/the<BR>se-three-kitchen-tips-will-change-the-<BR>way-you-cook/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:00:25 EST How To Make Great Vegan Soups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63560817 How To Make Great Vegan Soups <BR> <BR> <link>www.seriouseats.com/2013/02/the-vega<BR>n-experience-how-to-make-great-vegan-s<BR>oups.html </link> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:35:40 EST VIDEO: How to Water Saute + what are acrylamides? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63551111 VIDEO: How to Water Saute + what are acrylamides? <BR> <BR> <link>helynskitchen.com/2016/01/video-how-<BR>to-water-saute-what-are-acrylamides.ht<BR>ml?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_mediu<BR>m=email&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Helyn<BR>sHealthyKitchen+%28Helyn%27s+Healthy+Kitchen%29 </link> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:40:43 EST Money Saving Websites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63537129 In an effort to save I am always looking books, articles and websites with ideas for saving me money. I was amazed at all the money saving tips on one page. I can say for certainty that these are all workable ideas. Be sure to pass along any you have found that helps. <BR> <BR> <link>www.stretcher.com/stories/08/08nov03<BR>a.cfm </link> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:51:20 EST Fast and Filling Dinner Salad—Ready in 10 Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63498752 Fast and Filling Dinner Salad—Ready in 10 Minutes <BR> <BR> <link>fullplateliving.org/blog/fast-and-fi<BR>lling-dinner-salad-ready-10-minutes?ut<BR>m_source=Email+Access+List&amp;utm_cam<BR>paign=3d497ff6da-Weekly_Email_2016_01_<BR>151_14_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;u<BR>tm_term=0_8688509ca4-3d497ff6da-49005753 </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:25:49 EST Chipotle Red Salsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63498004 Chipotle Red Salsa is not your typical salsa. So good and mild for people who don't really care for a lot of heat. <BR> <BR> <link>minimalistbaker.com/?s=salsa </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:42:57 EST Can I Substitute Dried Beans for Canned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63497584 Can I Substitute Dried Beans for Canned? <BR> <BR> Hey I didn't really think about this cause I don't measure, I just add a bunch of beans dry(cooked) or canned in my soups along with other veggies but its good to know anyway. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.seriouseats.com/2014/04/is-there<BR>-a-ratio-for-converting-between-dried.<BR>html </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:50:30 EST 16 Delicious Beans & Lentils Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63497389 16 Delicious Beans &amp; Lentils Recipes <BR> <BR> These recipes look soooo yummy...I'm going to try out the spicy lentil soup first, I always just skip the oil and cheese to make it low fat. <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2016/16-bean-lenti<BR>l-recipes/?utm_source=Cookie+and+Kate+<BR>Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=cf01f031bb<BR>-Email-New_posts_by_email1_12_2015&amp<BR>;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_dc236<BR>1842c-cf01f031bb-237771249 </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:30:19 EST How can we kick the sugar addiction?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63461558 How can we kick the sugar addiction?? Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:24:49 EST Commonsense Articles for Healthy Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63440455 This is a great article on MSN today. It is chalked full of commonsense ideas for people wanting to lose or maintain weight. Healthy, doable goals are what we need to reach our healthiest self. <BR> <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/weightloss/<BR>25-weight-loss-mantras-nutritionists-s<BR>wear-by/ss-CCvt9U#image=23 </link> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:27:01 EST 11 Things I Keep In My Freezer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63437622 11 Things I Keep In My Freezer To Make Eating Vegan Easy <BR> <BR> <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23142/11-thi<BR>ngs-i-keep-in-my-freezer-to-make-eatin<BR>g-vegan-easy.html?utm_source=mbg&amp;u<BR>tm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=weekly<BR>&amp;utm_campaign=160110-the-perfect-p<BR>ost-holiday-detox-salad </link> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 01:15:08 EST One Pot Weeknight Curry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63435807 One Pot Weeknight Curry <BR> <BR> There are alot of ingredients but anytime a recipe says one pot is worth looking at <BR> <BR> <link>www.beardandbonnet.com/one-pot-weekn<BR>ight-curry/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_med<BR>ium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=one-pot-weekn<BR>ight-curry&amp;utm_source=Beard+%2B+Bo<BR>nnet&amp;utm_campaign=dbd7b87977-RSS_E<BR>MAIL_CAMPAIGN&amp;utm_medium=email&amp<BR>;utm_term=0_06c8425ce4-dbd7b87977-117891881 </link> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:30:16 EST 16 Recipes that Pack Well for Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63435676 16 Recipes that Pack Well for Lunch <BR> <BR> So you need some easy healthy lunch recipes, this look awesome. <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2014/16-recipes-th<BR>at-pack-well-for-lunch/ </link> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:12:59 EST Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro and Greens Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x63428716 Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro and Greens Salad (&amp; lunch packing tips!) <BR> <BR> I think this salad in a jar is a great idea for traveling and lunch at work. I bet you can use any grain if you can't find farro. <BR> <BR> <link>cookieandkate.com/2014/mason-jar-chi<BR>ckpea-farro-and-greens-salad/?utm_sour<BR>ce=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=email&amp<BR>;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CookieAndKate+%2<BR>8Cookie+and+Kate%29 </link> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:15:24 EST How do you make veggie patties? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63424454 How do you make veggie patties? Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:46:36 EST Breakfast Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63280182 Breakfast--my favorite meal--is a meal I'd like to share ideas with others on here. Do you have a favorite breakfast? A favorite quick breakfast? A favorite "do-ahead" breakfast? <BR> Would you be interested in sharing? <BR> <BR> This morning I wanted something different and there was half a medium avocado in the fridge. I enjoy mashed avocado on whole grain toast, but wanted also to use my last 6" whole wheat tortilla so.... <BR> Placed the tortilla in a dry, heated pan and cooked it un... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:27:35 EST has anyone ever made veggie broth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63233056 has anyone ever made veggie broth using only veggie scrapes? Sun, 20 Dec 2015 21:13:12 EST Meatless Monday (or anytime) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63097279 This is a website I looked at this a.m. with some yummy looking vegan/vegetarian fare for people looking to eat more veggies. You may have actually looked this up when I recommended the Flexitarian article a couple of days ago. <BR> <BR> www.MeatlessMonday.com Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:45:52 EST 10 tasty ways to use whole vegetables and fruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x63096987 10 tasty ways to use whole vegetables and fruits <BR> <BR> <link>learn.walmart.com/Cook/Articles/10_w<BR>ays_to_use_whole_vegetables/25633/?pov<BR>id=1199529+|+LHN+|+2015-11-01|+1+|+LN-<BR>LHN-HTT-Seasonal-RootStemIdeas </link> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:17:35 EST Locate CHEAP Healthy Plant-Based Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63035462 I have been shopping at Aldi, besides being cheap they have many great fresh veggies that they have added like eggplant, winter squash, asparagus, ect. When all the other stores(including walmart) have cauliflower for $4 I can always get some for under $2 at Aldi...ok so they do have all the package food that everyone thinks it cheap but they also have alot of healthy foods too(I even saw chia seeds ) <BR> <BR> <BR> These are some great ideas.... <BR> <BR> Plant-Based Finds at the Dollar ... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 09:14:52 EST Eat Like a Poor Person http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x63034900 Eat Like a Poor Person <BR> <BR> This a different way of thinking cause everyone thinks they can't eat healthy cause it cost too much. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nomeatathlete.com/eat-like-a-poo<BR>r-person/ </link> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:30:28 EST Cream of Celery Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x62975262 Cream of Celery Soup <BR> <BR> Maybe you could use this soup for casseroles instead of those yucky canned soup people use. <BR> <BR> <link>lowfatveganchef.com/reader-recipe-ve<BR>gan-cream-of-celery-soup/ </link> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:46:05 EST Cook Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x62753662 I've decide to start a new thread on cook books instead of the Vegan Cookbooks because many of our members are not vegan or even vegetarian and this team is about saving money on healthy food. We are all learning as we go. <BR> <BR> Now enough about that. <BR> <BR> I have recently learned about a book that I plan on ordering soon. Has anyone read "Good and Cheap: Eat Well on 4 Dollars a Day"? Most the reviews are good. I think it is more of a Flexitarian-style cookbook. <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 08:54:11 EST Rachel Ray http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x62580529 Zucchini and Corn Chili <BR> <BR> I watch Rachel every morning. Yes I know she cooks up a lot of meat and cheese laden dishes but I still get a lot of ideas. Yesterday she had a recipe that was vegetarian. She also talk briefly (very briefly) about being a flexitarian. <BR> <BR> I couldn’t believe it because although she often cooks things that she says could be converted to vegetarian this is the first I remember seeing a recipe start out and finished vegetarian. <BR> <BR> I really wan... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:59:10 EST Affordable Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x62559934 This is a new sticky topic. I decided to change this team to affordable food because I like many others struggle to feed my family healthy. This will be an ongoing discussion on this topic. <BR> <BR> # 1 food that tops my grocery list is dried beans. Now were off and running. Jump in with any and all your ideas for saving money feeding your family. I also am doing some blog posts on this topic for anyone interested. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:28:29 EST Team Name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x62504397 I'm thinking about changing the team name to "Affordable Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexitarian" Team. I'd love to hear opinions about this. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:22:07 EST Vegan Cook Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x62472396 I bought a cookbook yesterday. My husband wanted me to get one. He didn't think it was enough to get recipes off the internet. Well I disagree but what fun it is to have a collection of recipes in a paper book form. I also like to be able to scribble notes in the margins. I will probably be sharing things I've learned from the book from time to time, "But I Could Never Go -Vegan-" by Kristy Turner. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:37:25 EST Scary Carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x62393555 Carbs are they really the enemy to weight loss? I think that anything eaten within moderation. For instance, if pecan pie is 75 calories a bite you might not want a Jethro size portion (or two) but a bite or two, which are always the best tasting, will not undermine your weight loss efforts. Being a vegan means that all my food is a form of carbohydrate. I lean towards healthy, nutrient dense foods like vegetables, dried beans/peas, nuts and grains like rice (not always brown rice). <BR> <B... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:51:23 EST How to Keep Your House Clean in 15 mins. a day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x62237461 How to Keep Your House Clean in 15 Minutes a Day! <BR> <BR> <BR> If you hate having a designated cleaning day, but love having a clean house, it can seem that the only solution is to hire a cleaning service. But that can be expensive, and many people who hire others to do the dirty work for them often end up cleaning before the cleaning staff arrives anyway! You can avoid spending an entire day cleaning the house if you break the housekeeping chores up into about 20-minute segments each da... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:17:37 EST What Separates Weight-Loss Winners & Losers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x62228303 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers <BR> <BR> As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strategies that work for you will take a little practice. As you find your stride, those habits will get easier and you'll start knocking down more barriers that try to get in your way. Your mo... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:20:05 EST Do You Suffer From Portion Distortion..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x62204566 The Portion Distortion Guide <BR> A List of Serving Sizes <BR> <BR> Quiz: Do You Suffer from Portion Distortion? <BR> Selecting the right foods also means choosing portions that are proper serving sizes. The terms "portion" and "serving" are often used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. <BR> <BR> A "portion" is the amount of food you choose to eat for meals or snacks (like a plateful of pasta or a handful of raisins). In comparison a "serving" is the amount of food tha... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 09:39:32 EST How to Separate Healthy Fact from Fiction... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x62174473 How to Separate Healthy Fact from Fiction <BR> <BR> <BR> ''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career. It taught me to question everything that I read and never take any information as gospel. When I read headlines regarding the latest trends in nutrition and exercise today, I ask, ''Who did the research?... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:14:46 EST Shopping Cart Essentials.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x62164548 Shopping Cart Essentials <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So, you’re going to start eating healthy. Congratulations are in order—and so is a trip to the grocery store. Stocking up on some new items is a must. If your pantry is full of healthy fare, you’ll stress less about meals, and you’ll be less likely to snack on nutritionally-empty junk. <BR> <BR> But should you buy 12-grain or whole wheat bread? Low-fat milk or soy milk? Butter or margarine? Grocery shopping isn’t rocket science, but it can be... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:40:00 EST Are Your Friends Making You Fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x62156066 Are Your Friends Making You Fat? <BR> <BR> If your friend who lives across the country comes down with a cold, you’re surely not going to catch it from her. But if she becomes overweight, that just might spread to you. <BR> <BR> So say researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, who published research in a July 2007 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. After analyzing data from 12,067 individuals, they found that when one individual becomes obese, ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:15:36 EST Good Morning everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x62014666 Hi my name is Karen - I am a flexitarian - I love to cook - eat and grow organically - looking forward to meeting all of you !! <BR> Off to row on the river - be back later today . Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:38:38 EST A-Z......FRUITS OR VEGETABLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x61998566 Asparagus <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ac45274-d4f1-4804-a831-a76819dd7382.jpg"> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:29:37 EST Is the Sugar in Fruit Healthy or Unhealthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x61998057 Is the Sugar in Fruit Healthy or Unhealthy? <BR> BY ALONA PULDE, MD AND MATTHEW LEDERMAN, MD <BR> Email <BR> The following is an excerpt from The Forks Over Knives Plan. <BR> <BR> We are bombarded by stories in the media about how sugar is bad for our health and sweets of all kind should be avoided. However, the desire for sweet-tasting foods is perfectly normal and natural! Indeed, our tongue contains an abundance of sweet receptors for a good reason. Fresh fruit, the source of natural sw... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:33:49 EST DID YOU KNOW THAT....On Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x61991490 DID YOU KNOW THAT.... <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> Traffic jams are nothing new. In 45 BC, Rome banned all vehicles from within the city – and in other cities vehicles, including horses, were allowed only at night… because of traffic jams. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94d3a584-321e-44a3-a9af-38de24b42e5e.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eaa4e1f9-9c68-4b27-a8f9-fa0b01b5c5df.jpg"> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:07:31 EST 22 Healthy Foods..... Plus More Articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x61991094 22 Healthy Foods to Always Have in Your Fridge <BR> BY DARSHANA THACKER <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here’s a master list to use when you’re stocking up on healthy ingredients and essentials. Filling your kitchen with healthy foods makes cooking delicious dishes a pleasure, not a chore. Although it looks like a long list, it’s worth it to stock up on condiments and frozen goods, since they will last for a long time. <BR> <BR> 1. Staple Vegetables <BR> For vegetables, stock up on carrots, celer... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:03:01 EST What's for Dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x61944040 Today, we had fresh purple hull peas from our garden, "fried" green tomatoes-also from our garden, and fresh corn on the cob. Delicious. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 19:16:22 EST What do you toast at the Campfire? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x61877543 Any Campers out there? I love camping and sitting around the camp fire. As a Vegan I miss the roasting Marshmallows and Smores. Anyone have something they roast over the Camp Fire they can share with me? Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:55:07 EST SparkPeople Community Interaction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x61749655 There's a ton of stuff that I love about SparkPeople: like articles, community interaction, recipes etc. I just would like a larger active Vegetarian/Vegan community involvement. This is new for me and maybe more people would be likelier to try a plant-based diet if it was easier to find information. I love SparkPeople so this isn't an indictment of the program only my lowly opinion. Any way I guess I have decided I will do what I can to inform and encourage the plant-based lifestyle. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:48:11 EST 10,000 mins of exercise ....team challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x61633378 Let's see how long it takes us to reach 10,000 mins. of exercise. <BR> <BR> Next person fill in what you did and add your mins. to the team total! <BR> <BR> <BR> My mins. of exercise....90 <BR> <BR> Team Total....90 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 May 2015 09:50:01 EST THE DAILY EATING JAR...What Did You Do Instead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x61598718 For those of us who like to have just a little snack once in awhile. <BR> <BR> INSTEAD OF EATING... Let's create and " EATING JAR" <BR> <BR> 1) get a container that you can put in your kitchen, on your desk, etc. <BR> <BR> 2) get some paper, a pen, and a pair of scissors. <BR> <BR> 3) cut your paper into little pieces big enough to write "ideas" onto. <BR> <BR> 4) come up with ideas that you can do INSTEAD OF EATING. <BR> <BR> Here are some start your list ideas: <BR> <BR> * pai... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:17:49 EST Benefits of Chia Seeds.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x61545586 11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds (No. 3 is Best) <BR> By Kris Gunnars <BR> <BR> They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain. <BR> <BR> Here are 11 health benefits of chia seeds that are supported by human studies. <BR> <BR> 1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories <BR> Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to the mint. <BR> <BR> This plant grows natively in Sou... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:57:36 EST Top 10 Vegetarian Sources of Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30107x65170x61540088 Top 10 Vegetarian Sources Of Protein <BR> <BR> &#58885; <BR> <BR> One of the most common myths about the vegetarian diet is that after ditching meat it becomes nearly impossible to meet the suggested guidelines for protein intake. <BR> <BR> The USDA recommends that women get about 46 grams of protein a day and men get about 56. Some people, like athletes and pregnant or breastfeeding women, may need more, according to WebMD. <BR> <BR> But, thanks in part to initiatives like Meatless Mo... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:52:59 EST ARE YOU UP FOR A DARE CHALLENGE.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x61534805 I WILL POST A DAILY DARE AND SEE IF YOU ARE UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!!!! ARE YOU READY???? <BR> <BR> <BR> DARE YOU TO....BURN BABY BURN.... <BR> <BR> YOU DECIDE what you will do. You can choOse either cardio or strength exercises. You can burn a little bit of calories, or a bunch of calories. <BR> <BR> SOOOOOO....WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TODAY??? <BR> Tue, 19 May 2015 20:51:47 EST Favorite Spark or other site recipes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x61511845 Do you have a recipe you found on spark or other sites like skinny taste. I like any kind of zucchini or cauliflower recipe. Most of the casseroles max out on veggies with a minimum of meat. One of our favorites we have once a week is Smashed Cauliflower. Subsitute this for mashed potatoes with a huge drop in calories. Sun, 17 May 2015 10:50:48 EST Helo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x61506010 I am learning there is more to eat than a plate full of meat. I have always enoyed soups, stews and casseroles which have helped me reduce the amount of meat. My sister after a brief illness reduced her meat intake and I saw first hand how it helped her lose weight and become healthier. Really like the summer veggies out of my garden as often as I can pick them. Sat, 16 May 2015 16:19:44 EST 50 or more SparkPoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x61499029 231 Fri, 15 May 2015 19:44:38 EST Inspirational Quotes of the Day...Come Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x61499007 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1354635044.jpg"> Fri, 15 May 2015 19:42:12 EST Did you sleep well last night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x61498994 <em>334</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 19:40:58 EST Did You Use The Trackers Today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30090x65170x61498971 <em>224</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 19:38:08 EST Two Words....Change One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x61498965 shopping bag Fri, 15 May 2015 19:37:22 EST Bonus Points For Our Team How Many Did You Get... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x61498959 On the start page of Spark People, you will notice on the right hand side a section that says SPARKPOINTS TODAY. It will have a red flag in this section.. Click on that and it will show you all the teams you belong to (they will have a red flag beside them) <BR> <BR> 1.. Click on the flag. <BR> 2. The Points earned for the team will appear for the day. <BR> 3. Then post the results in here. <BR> <BR> You can choose to post up to 5 different teams you belong to each day. <BR> Fri, 15 May 2015 19:36:06 EST A-Z......towns or cities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x61498950 Abbotsford Fri, 15 May 2015 19:34:31 EST Last Letter Starts a New Word.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30089x65170x61498940 applE Fri, 15 May 2015 19:33:55 EST Did You Post to the Team Wall... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x61498920 The team wall is located at the top of this team. Write a quote, wish everyone a great day or anything that you would like to share with the team. Hope to see you there with your post for the day. Fri, 15 May 2015 19:31:27 EST New Members. ..Please introduce yourselves here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x65170x61498901 <em>235</em> to our team. It's great to have you on board. Please tell us a bit about yourself so that we can get to know you better. All the best to you on this new lifestyle journey. We are here to help support and encourage you along the way to better health. Fri, 15 May 2015 19:29:40 EST Say Hi to Your Team Mates.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x65170x61498808 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l390077650.jpg"> Fri, 15 May 2015 19:16:45 EST