Cravings. We all get them, even the most disciplined of us. But when you're trying to lose weight or eat better, cravings for sweets, treats, or rich foods can become your downfall—if you let them. Instead of depriving yourself of fun foods... Read more
Whether you've been told you need to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your ticker, one of the first things you'll likely change is your diet. Heart-healthy diets... Read more
Did you know that overindulging on the weekends can lead to a weight gain of nine pounds a year? To stay on track and still have fun with friends and family, serve some of these healthier party foods. (Click on each appetizer for a wide selection of... Read more
It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser... Read more
What would life be like without parties? And what's a party without great snacks? Too often, food is an afterthought to the drinks at cocktail, Super Bowl and holiday parties. What's a healthy eater to do when her only choices are a cheese ba... Read more
I am using up a large bag of frozen boneless chicken before its "use by" date, and I'm trying to make it interesting. I mostly bake one pot casseroles or make soups AND I'm looking for interesting ideas to try out!
So far I've made: one pot meal... Read more
1 husband, 2 kids, 5 grandkids, and an aging MIL, I need to be much fitter in order to keep up. The RA treatments aren't helping, but I discovered activity helps. A busy summer and I lost the gains 4 mths of physical therapy got me so, looking for so... Read more
I wonder if anyone can help me with this...I recently understood that on a relative;y low carb diet one should shoot for a total of 30% Carbs, 30% Fats and 40% Proteins. Now, how does one figure out that they are actually hitting these targets... Read more
Seeking opinions and advice if possible. Every year on wedding anniversary, I put on my wedding dress & take a photo. It's my #1 motivation to staying fit. ( at least until I have kids & my body forever changes) This year I almost didn't fit, but th... Read more
So I am trying to find a few new websites to help with meal planning, tracking food, and just living healthier too. I think most have a website they like to go for something related to food or being healthy. I also thought sharing the sites or resour... Read more
Hungry Girl (LIsa Lillien) has many great low cal/low fat recipes and recipe makeovers in her books as well as on on her website (hungry-girl.com). You can also subscribe to her email list and get daily messages. Note that some recipes are a touch... Read more
We've gathered a list of some of the newest content on SparkPeople.com! Take a look at this month's top headlines.12 Skinny DipsTry one of these low-fat recipes for a perfect poolside snack.5 Secrets of Naturally Thin PeopleEver wonder why so... Read more
Are you tired of eating plain, boring chicken breast every night for dinner, or are you having a hard time eating enough protein to meet you daily needs? Studies suggest that eating protein helps you feel fuller for longer and keeps your bo... Read more
I bought some saffron (small container about $5) as I never tried this before.
Here's what we made:
Saffron Zucchini and Herb Couscous and Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Saffron
If you try it let me know how you like it.
recipes.spa... Read more
My local grocer only had high fat ricotta last night when I needed it for a dinner recipe. It was fine in yesterday's recipe - not too disastrous, fat-wise - but now I have 1.5 cups of full fat ricotta and I want to use it up in a healthful way. Any... Read more
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