Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Snacking throughout the day can be a good strategy to help avoid overeating at meal time. When the munchies hit, it's important to have healthy options available. So what do you choose? The employees of SparkPeople like to eat healthy, too, and s... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
I am looking for a sugar free recipe for cake. I have been asked to find one by my pastor. He doesn't want splenda or other artificial sweeteners.
Is this even possible? I've looked at the recipes here at SP and they all have... Read more
I have a Pinterest board with over 200 recipes pinned to it, but rarely go back and make or re-make something once it's been pinned on the board for awhile.
Today I just had a brainstorm on how this can help me for meal planning. I simply made... Read more
Dear Fellow Sparkers,
While I am not a picky eater, there is one food that I do not like: Cottage Cheese. Is there a way to remove this from the meal planner so it does not show up anymore as an option for the meal plans? I know how to replace i... Read more
Just coming back on board. Ideally I'd like the old (1970's) weight watchers plan, but can't find it. It was so simple and effective (sigh). What I need to re-construct for myself is:
For each of: Protein - Dairy - Fats - Breads/Grain... Read more
Cut potatoes like fries,cook 5 min cover w/ water on high in microwave,drain,dry,spray pan with Pam,lay fries in single layer,spray with Pam,cover pan,bake 20min @ 450, uncover,bake 20 min more,can be seasoned before baking or sprayed with vinegar wh... Read more
With Thanksgiving behind us, the sweet tooth pushes aside pies for another seasonal treat: cookies! Thankfully, it's simple enough to boost the nutrition of your cookies and other baked goods, and we have no shortage of good recipes. That's why, for... Read more
I love to cook. My inspiration comes from fond memories of cooking with my two grandmothers in their respective kitchens. They taught me to cook from scratch and find joy in family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.St.... Read more
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