Sushi, in its traditional form, is rice and fish, which makes it a light and lean meal option. However, as sushi's popularity proliferated in the West, some of its health benefits were lost in translation. All-you-can-eat sushi, deep-fried rolls,... Read more
The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... 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
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu... Read more
I am in a real conundrum. I've never had a chance to be a bridesmaid and it will be a year or two until I am a bride, I've been on Spark for four years and have gone from a size 20/22 to a 8/6 (evening dresses) which is fantastic... Read more
Has anyone here gone wedding dress shopping alone? My day isnt till next June, but I figured I would start looking to see whats out there. This is my first time going to a store and trying a dress on, do I need to go with someone? Or will I be seen a... Read more
I have found some salads that I don't use dressing with. My favorite starts with a bed of mixed greens with some chicken breast, strawberries, Orange Supremes, crumbled blue cheese, and pecans. Dressing just ruins the flavors that all the components... Read more
Yes, I'm a wedding day loser! (ie trying to lose a few to be sure I look Ah-May-Zing in that gown hanging on my closet door.
I get frustrated that I constantly have to be 'aware' ALL THE TIME of my food choices. It doesn't matter what stage of... Read more
One of my favorite go to foods is bagged Cole Slaw from the produce section of the market. It satisfies the need when you want something crunchy. It makes a great low calorie salad add tomatoes and shaved turkey. Try it with Seseme Ginger Dressing... Read more
Try adding fresh ginger and garlic to dishes instead of salt and oil. I use my garlic and ginger daily along with cinnamon, turmeric and other spices. Not only do they taste great, but they have super health promoting properties. Also, replace you... Read more
Sometimes you have to eat on the run. Sometimes you just want to eat away from home. But is it possible to fit fast food into a healthy diet? Absolutely! Here are some healthier choices you can make when you're stuck eating at McDonald&... Read more
Today's cooking blog is a lesson in cooking without a recipe. Once you know which ingredients pair well together, how big a serving size is, you can start to combine them to suit your needs. We're starting with a dish that anyone, regardless... Read more
(It's my 35th birthday today... wow! times flies)
I just had a very yummy salad! I've been eating more of them lately to try to get more vegetables into my diet. I'm really bad about not eating any vegetables or fruits and instead rely on tak... Read more
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