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
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
Who doesn’t like pizza? Nearly every mouth waters at the thought of sweet tomato sauce, tangy toppers, and that rich golden-brown crust, baked to perfection. This combination food can be a healthy choice, filled with complex carbohydrates, B-vi... Read more
No one wants to spend hours planning menus, making countless trips to the grocery store and slaving in the kitchen, only to endure dull and tasteless food. If you want to eat healthy, home-cooked meals without all the fuss, try a seasonal pantry make... Read more
Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth... Read more
Has anyone lost weight just from cutting out soda? In theory I should lose about 1.5 pounds a week just by switching to water.I drank a 2 liter a day. I've quit soda before but didn't see a change. I don't think I ate more after quitting.... Read more
I joined SparkPeople a couple of years ago and was doing pretty good at losing weight and then I'm not sure what happened but I got side tracked and gained most of the weight back. Now I'm determined to lose the weight and keep it off!... Read more
Hi! I'm June. I'm a 58 year old widow, my husband passed away of kidney cancer in Oct. 2002. I went back to school and graduated in 2007 with a teaching degree. I'm a 2nd grade teacher. I've been on Weight Watchers on and off since I was 18. WAY TOO... Read more
The calories in onions are very low at about 40 calories for a medium onion, they are included in all types of weight loss diets & onions have the effect of lowering glucose levels in the body, by increasing the amount of free insulin. Trace mineral... Read more
Who doesn't like a game of hide-and-seek? The usual burger-and-fries dinner is hiding loads of fat. Seek out ours instead, which has secrets of its own. Extra lean beef can be dry, so we stuff it with onion and herbs for a juicy, tasty burger.Com... Read more
What is the country's favorite condiment? Hint: It's red and comes in a bottle. It goes with almost every food imaginable and is fat free! It's salsa, which in 1992 outsold our other favorite tomato product, ketchup, for the very first time. Since th... Read more
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