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
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
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
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.
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I'm relatively new to the low-carb lifestyle, most closely resembling South Beach. I've noticed that I've had a really hard time getting enough fiber with my current diet, and am curious if anyone has found a great source of fiber? My carb restrict... Read more
Flavored Creamers- I drink black coffee now ... But as autism rolls around I'm ready for my special
Holiday creamers. I put 3 tbsp of creamer in my coffee. Will this change the game a little for me during my weightless?... Read more
I'm a type 2 diabetic have been doing a lot of 5K's lately, even one 1/2 marathon. Just walking, sometimes crawling. That's what I've been doing for my exercise. I'm down almost 70 pounds and am now off all of my meds. 5 shots of insulin a day gone.... Read more
I found this wonderful recipe from Chef_Meg for Black Beans and Brown Rice. I think it is a Spark People Recipe, so should be accurate, but it feels like A LOT of food.
It calls for two cups of cooked rice, so I cooked one cup o... Read more
I was doing some basic research to meet my protein requirements. One thing popped out at me.
100g of raw mung beans have 24g or protein
100g of sprouted raw mung beans have only 3g of protein
Now, I took 100g of raw mung beans (measured by... Read more
According to the Mayo Clinic, an apple or pear with the skin contains high fiber. Other high fiber sources are raspberries, strawberries, bananas, artichokes, pistachios, pecan, sunflower seeds, and almonds, lima beans, black beans and kidney beans.... Read more
I like to keep black beans and chick peas in my fridge. When I heat a healthy (usually organic) meal, I've noticed that there is usually lots of sauce left over. I can add fiber to the meal by adding the beans. I add chick peas to curry meals and... Read more
"Food with Integrity" is the holistic philosophy that guides the Chipotle restaurant chain. Some of the key words that are used in their "food with integrity" motto include words like unprocessed, sustainable, naturally raised, ad... 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
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