After being cooped up in a stuffy house all winter long, it’s finally time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. But often, the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can be more d... Read more
When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
Pests can invade, destroy, and annoy both the garden and the gardener. While bugs are an inevitable (yet sometimes rewarding) presence in your garden, you don’t need harmful chemicals to ward off these little visitors. Many tried and true organ... Read more
Who didn't like "Ratatouille," the animated feature film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures? It tells the story of Remy, a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef. Now if your child is like my inquisitive 11-ye... Read more
There’s more to Greek food than gyros, baklava and Greek salads. Many dishes include low-fat dips, but many desserts and pastries are loaded with fat. Overall, this is generally a healthy way to eat; even the higher calor... Read more
On nutrition labels, manufacturers are allowed to round fractional amounts down. Thus, a "5-spray serving" of Olivio buttery spray or any of those types of things can say "0 grams" of fat even though the actual amount is non-zero.
I serve veggie... Read more
Olive Oil has been said to be one of the healthiest oils to use (though not for high heat cooking). I read an article recently that because of this many companies are taking advantage of this (and the people buying olive oil) by putting a small amou... Read more
I use olive oil daily to bake (kale, sweet potatoes, etc).
I also use unsalted butter in instant potatoes and rice.
How many additional calories can I assume I'm taking in from this? I wonder if these things are the culprits i... Read more
I started SparkPeople a couple years ago but I'm in a much better place now and more prepared to shed this extra weight. My secret...HIKING!! Now that I graduated from college last year, moved to RVA, ditched the boyfriend, and have a jo... Read more
Hello my name is Ashley. I had always been over weight. The highest weight that I have reached is 210. I have got down to 128 lbs and very determined to get back there. I have always been self conscious and never let anyone see me fully naked. Well I... Read more
This group is for people in their twenties who are trying to turn over a new leaf and get healthy. We are doing this to feel better and to be better role models for our friends and families.... Read more
Ever overdressed a salad, leaving your lovely lettuce and toppings drown in pools of vinegar? Do you try to even coat a pan in olive oil, only to end up adding more fat and calories than you'd like?Me, too. So when I heard about the oil and vinegar m... Read more
Football and snacks go hand in hand, but so can game-day noshing and healthy eating.
Nachos, pizza, even wings can be a part of your healthy Super Bowl party menu.
I've revamped a few of your favorites and rounded up some members' makeovers, to... Read more
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