The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly and easily find accurate information that you can share with your kids about health, their bodies, eating well and exercising. However, many reputable organizations offer free health, nutrition and fitness inf... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
You're busy. Whether you work full-time, attend college, care for a loved one, run a household—or all of the above—you don’t always have time to make yourself nutritious meals. Like many people who want to eat healthy on a budge... Read more
I know when your a kid you think of Santa, you see all the Christmas specials and it appears that everything Santa brings is FREE!!!!!!!!!! But it's not and so I know with our son when he was little and would ask for things we'd tell him you know mom... Read more
My son is a life saver he knows my fibro is flaring up big time with this cold weather, I asked him if he'd wash my windows for me and he said okay mom...... He has no idea what a big help that was for me, it's tough hubby is working a part time job... Read more
Hey everyone, I'm Katie!
I've got a lot of weight to lose, and I'm tired of being unhealthy. All my friends are doing fun things like running in awesome themed 5Ks snd I wanna be part of the in crowd!
What was really the eye opener was when my... Read more
i like to finely chop veggies and hide them in everything.. or make "desserts" sweet potato pie is excellent way of getting veggies and with all that natural sugar you hardly need any brown sugar.
i grate carrots and zucchini into alot of stuff... Read more
I have one younger child who is not a meat eater, and needs to be careful with dairy products, he is also not allowed nut products at school due to a classmates allergy. It's been a challenge finding protien sources for him. I was wondering if a prot... Read more
Vegetarian Awareness Month is wrapping up, but the meat-free mealtime fun doesn't have to end! In addition to giving away 5 copies of our e-book "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Ba... Read more
I'm thrilled to announce that SparkPeople has just published the first in a line of ebooks, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet." As many of you know, I am editor of... Read more
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