Between backyard barbeques, beach picnics and the never-ending parade of wedding and grad party buffets, summer may seem like a huge seasonal pitfall for someone who's trying to eat healthy and/or lose weight. But the good news is, your goals don... 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
During the hot summer months, we automatically add salads to our menu plans. A big bowl of crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed lightly with an oil-and-vinegar dressing is always refreshing during the warmest time of the year... Read more
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
What would life be like without parties? And what's a party without great snacks? Too often, food is an afterthought to the drinks at cocktail, Super Bowl and holiday parties. What's a healthy eater to do when her only choices are a cheese ba... Read more
The hardest part of losing weight and being healthy is having a healthy diet, especially when a budget is tight. Anyone have any suggestions on healthy but inexpensive recipes or foods that will last longer than a week? #firstpost... Read more
How do you deal with others sabotaging your healthy eating habits?? I've explained to my mother-in-law how important healthy eating is to me, yet she still insists on cooking high cal meals with homemade dessert for our weekly meals! #food... Read more
What's New and Beneficial about Bell Peppers Bell pepper is not only an excellent source of carotenoids, but also a source of over 30 different members of the carotenoid nutrient family. A recent study from Spain took a close look vitamin C, vitam... Read more
Bell Peppers: description and historyBell peppers belong to the nightshade (Solanaceae) family of plants, along with chili pepper, cayenne pepper, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes (except sweet potatoes and yams). Their scientific name is Capsicum ann... Read more
One of my all time favorite vegetables to cook with is peppers. Peppers are easy to find and affordable. They are also a great source of Folate, Magnesium, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Potassium. Here are 13 recipes... Read more
We love bell peppers. Served raw, they're a tangy and low-calorie snack and a great addition to any salad. When cooked, their natural sweetness is highlighted. We've picked a pack of pepper recipes that are both delicious and nutritious! Chic... Read more
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