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
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
Many stores are having Black Friday on Thanksgiving now. Are the ads and media making you anxious about this? Will you go shopping on Thanksgiving? Do you feel like you will miss the best deals if you don't go on Thanksgiving?
For me -- I nev... 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, added hormone free, a... 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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