Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Is your kitchen less attractive than it used to be? Do you find yourself spending less time with it? Has your kitchen held up as a healthy haven that encourages nutritional eating and smart choices? Or has it sagged into a calorie-packed danger z... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
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I"ve recently lost several teeth and find I have to stick to easy to chew foods until I can get implants.
While there are simple answers like cottage cheese and soup, I'm looking for some favorite low calorie vegetable or fruit recipes. They can be... Read more
How do you keep yourself motivated when life seems to make fun of you and every other day throws a curve ball at you?
I've been sick for almost two weeks (cold, flu like symptons) and stopped exercising as I really didn't have the strenght to do... Read more
SO over the weekend I took a picture with some friends and then I cried for hours and locked myself in my apartment. I feel like a beached whale. I sat all weekend thinking of ways that I can cut the fat off my body. Hating all people that looked ski... Read more
It would be helpful if the nutrition tracker automatically calculated the number of fruit and vegetable servings based on your daily food consumption. Many times I have to try to remember serving sizes... there are so many kinds of fruits and vegetab... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
Known mostly for their glass canning jars, Ball also has 8 oz plastic jars intended for freezer jam and such. I like to use them to plan my lunches and snacks during the week. The screw-on lids are liquid tight, making it easy to carry everything f... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
We’re all pressed for time. Kitchens often go unused because it can simply take too long to cook, and seems more like a hassle than a help when you're trying to feed a busy family. In this hurry-up world, a clean, organized kitchen will get... Read more
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