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
Just get out of bed. Just get dressed (workout clothes laid out at night to make it easy). Just drive to the #gym. Get a workout first thing (5am) while your brain is not awake enough to put up a fight (and kids are asleep). Day made! #noexcuses... Read more
Dinner out last night, wrong dressing on my salad, had to wait. Kids finished theirs; were eyeing my salad and asked for a bite. Me: I've only had 300 calories today! I want to eat all of this! Son: Woah! Never get between a woman and her calories!... 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
In container with lid, combine 1/2 cup safflower oil, 1/4cup rice vinegar, 2 Tbsp less- sodium soy sauce, 1Tbsp grated ginger, 2tsp dark sesame oil, 1/2 tsp honey, and 1/2 tsp each kosher salt and black pepper.... Read more
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