Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
All of us are striving to cook in a way that's healthy and simple. Unfortunately, healthy and simple can sometimes add up to bland: A plain piece of broiled fish or baked chicken isn’t particularly exciting, right?
The remedy for the h... 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
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
I have been using SP off and on for over a year and have decided to take that bold, daring leap into this generation. I am really impressed by the posts and thought provoking blogs that I have been reading for the past week. I am also glad to be h... Read more
Hello All!! My name is Donna & I am 45 years old. I want to lose at least 20 lbs (25 is even better) and get in shape. Getting rid of my yucky little belly would be nice. I get tired of changing my clothes ten times every morning before work. Does an... Read more
I have been taking long walks for cardio both in the mornings and evenings. I am also easing into a Pilates routine. I have noticed my lower belly pooch actually getting smaller!
I will keep at it with the walking and Pilates!
Here's to 6 p... Read more
It has been almost one year since I damaged my old computer, so that is why I have not been online much. I now have a new iPad so I hope to be on more. It feels good to be back. I am struggling to lose last 20pounds and I need all the help I can get.... Read more
Phytochemicals which are allyl sulfide compounds may stimulate enzymes that help the body get rid of harmful chemicals. Eat garlic, as compounds in garlic may have anti-cancer properties & may help cause cancer cells to die naturally. Garlic is said... Read more
I keep a box of prewashed baby spinach in the fridge. If I'm having a can of soup, I throw in a couple fistfuls. Same thing with pasta sauce, scrambled eggs, and I also use it for sandwiches instead of lettuce. Great way to get iron and a serving of... Read more
Editor's note: Shannon is using The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight to teach herself to cook. She is blogging about her progress.What is with this time of year? I’ve talked to several people and it seems that app... Read more
When you're watching fat and calories, herbs and spices are your new best friends. They add flavor and pizzazz to your cooking with little to no calories and fat. However, many of the versions you get in the supermarket are full of salt--a big no-no... Read more
In this wet rub, we let the aromatic champion take center stage—a sure winner for the garlic lover in all of us. This rub is so versatile, we think it's great with virtually any meat or vegetable. Use on: Extra-firm tofu, shrimp, scallops, salm... Read more
i am roasting garlic w/thyme and peppercorns - look, it's smiling!
(recipe from epicurious.com)
i'm having a dinner party tonight. cut-up veggies w/yogurt-veggie dip and bits of tasty bread w/garlic oil and roasted garlic for the appetizer... Read more
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