There was a time in recent history when the closest Americans willingly came to soybeans was by driving through farm country. The only milk you could find at the grocery store came from cows, and the word “tofu” conjured images of bell-bo... Read more
So you’ve heard of tofu, maybe you’ve read about it, and perhaps you’ve even seen it at the supermarket or hanging around the appetizer table at a party. But even though you know it won't hurt you—and you might even li... Read more
Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f... Read more
This cuisine features smaller portions that are lower calories and lower fat (IF you avoid fried options) and emphasizes rice and soybean products. Sometimes features tabletop stir-fry cooking, some foods are fried, but most ar... Read more
New Year’s Resolutions…always made and often broken.
Is your motivation waning? Are you already feeling deprived because your favorite recipes are off limits? Making meals count is important. Meals should be satisfying, good tasting... Read more
I Yo-Yo between losing 2.5 pounds 1 week to gaining 2.0 pounds the next week... Is this my body constantly adjusting? Or what can I do to see at least 2 weeks where I can record a loss? Don't seem to be getting Any Where...... Read more
Both in general and while eating at a college dining hall. I'm 19, and my doctor wants me to go on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. My cholesterol has tested high since 14, and may have been high before then. Over the past year it did not change at a... Read more
I consistently struggle with food intolerances and am debating on trying the elimination diet. I have already cut out the majority of foods, but am struggling with the last ones (eggs, oats, caffeine). ALSO, a lot of the foods that are "allowed" I am... Read more
Have you fallen into the "diet" trap of everything being zero fat, low cal, lite foods? A little fat helps your body absorb nutrients and stay full longer. Try some hummus or yogurt dip on your veggies, a slice of real cheese. Will up protein too.... Read more
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of s... Read more
October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Have you ever thought about giving up meat? If you're not interested in going vegetarian, have you ever considered flexitarianism? While about 3 percent of American adults are vegetarian, about 10 percent are mo... Read more
Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark is featuring a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. Few foods are as polarizing as tofu. Say the word and watch... Read more
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