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
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
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
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 have started to dress as nice as possible at the weight I'm at right now. It makes me feel better about myself which helps my emotional eating. And I have to admit I enjoy the compliments. I look good and feel good. This helps me keep control.... Read more
My mom made an offhand comment the other day and I'm wondering if this was a generational thing or what. She mentioned that she believes dresses are unprofessional in most business situations and always wears separates. She's pretty senior in a fairl... 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
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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