The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult... Read more
Faster than a speeding bullet…
More powerful than a locomotive…
Nutrient-packed with health enhancing properties…
Here come the SUPER FOODS!
These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and... Read more
Party food. The phrase alone is enough to induce fear and panic in anyone who is trying to eat healthier. But a Halloween-themed party menu, often dominated by candies, cakes and sugar, is extra scary!
Don't fear Halloween parties this year!... Read more
It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.All of these... Read more
I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m... Read more
For Valentines' Day, my hubby has made reservations at a nice restaurant and I needed something nicer than jeans and a cute top. At the end of the month, my mother has bought tickets to a theatrical performance and jeans are not appropriate. For both... Read more
and was pleasantly surprised! Unfortunately the battery on my scale died so I was unable to precisely measure the ingredients, leaving me with no clue as to the calorie content (sorry!) but I will make this again now that I have a new battery. High i... Read more
I had this recipe I became addicted to but now I can't find it anywhere. I get recipes from books, magazines, and websites and can't remember where I got it from. I know it has a can each of garbanzo, pinto, black, and kidney beans. It also has tomat... Read more
Midnight shades of foods such as black beans, black olives, black pepper, black tea,black wild rice, blackberries, black popcorn (pops white) dark chocolate and expresso have many health benefits. With antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory age... Read more
Beans are nutritious and digested slowly so it will cause only a gentle rise in blood sugar. Diabetics who eat lots of beans require less insulin to control blood sugar. Lots of beans...Black Beans, Black-eyed peas, Cannellini, Garbanzo, Fava, Great... Read more
Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark is featuring a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. My boyfriend could live on black beans and rice. He actually... Read more
Most nights I look forward to cooking dinner. I listen to music on my iPod, perhaps enjoy a small glass of wine, and relax as I chop, sauté and braise. Other nights, when I come home starving, teach a late yoga class, or go for a long run... Read more
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