The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... 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
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
For about the last twenty-five years, I've been drinking hazelnut-flavored Coffeemate (yes, really. LoL). And when it came out, I switched to the sugar-free version.
But in my never-ending quest to improve my health (because it's not just about... Read more
I like to make a clear broth using leek tops, the odd bit of celery, and parsley stems, to sip on when it's cold here and I need a little something, but don't want an actual snack.
Does anyone have any idea how many ca... Read more
A while back someone mentioned some new coffee creamers, such as the one that is Almond Joy flavored. I normally drink my coffee black so I thought I would try them. It is wonderful! Not so sweet to taste like sugar in my coffee, which I don't lik... Read more
In order to get 8 glasses a day I add a few slices of apple or cucumber or sprigs of mint to my water. It helps to keep me interested in the water instead of getting bored of the taste. I also drink it through a straw which helps me drink more, faste... Read more
I stock up my freezer with sugar free popsicles a Edy's Fruit bars at only 25 and 80 calories respectively I never feel bad about having one after dinner. It's a yummy healthy snack, and it helps curb any sweet cravings I may be having. Also it's a n... Read more
Whether you serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, quiche can be a healthy, go-to meal that all in the family will enjoy. That is, after you give is a drastic yet easy makeover.Traditional quiche--with its ingredient list of fatty meats, to... Read more
Whoever invented store-bought stock is a genius! Talk about product markup. A box, can or bottle of stock can cost three times as much as the homemade version, and in many cases, stocks can be made with food that you would ordinarily throw away. It's... Read more
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