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've been looking at making large (quart sized) mason jar salads for lunches. I'm just wondering what a good rule of thumb for the amount of dressing on the salad is. I know a serving is 2 tablespoons, but I wonder if that's really enough for a large... Read more
I'm a teacher and I'm looking for work shoes. My doctor and friends agree that I need a better shoe than ballet flats, but I've never found anything that worked... from Clarks to Rockports, to nurtralizer, and easy spirit. . . . None worked for me.... Read more
So..... i'm 26 years old and i'm my sisters maid of honor for her wedding next June.
I ordered my maid of honor dress online and I ordered it a size 12...yes, a size 12... at the time I ordered it I was about 225 llb and a size 18 womens. So, that... Read more
I just cried in a dressing roon because I can wear a size 10. I jumped from little girls to size 12 in fifth grade and just kept going up... and today I'm wearing a size 10. I'm in total shock and in awe of myself.... Read more
I was wondering if it is possible to go from a wedding dress size of 18W to a size 16. Being a bigger girl, it has been hard to find wedding dresses I like. And dress selection tends to be very limited if not non-existing. So I was wondering what goe... 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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