Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Think you've seen it all when it comes to healthy breakfasts? Think again! If your mornings are filled with oatmeal and cold cereal because you're short on time, try some of these breakfast ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're... Read more
Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake.
7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed.
8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic.
2:30 p.m.:... Read more
Okay, I am at the point where I want to be to start building weight. My diet tracker seems to be redundant at this point so I want advice from other Sparks on gaining muscle. This is new territory for me, therefore I am not picky on the advice.... Read more
S ince my husband and I are both vegatarians, to make sure we have protein, I make an Almond Milk banaa, wheat grass and protien powder smothie along with our breakfast. I am not sure how to fit this into the vegi diet plan but i am now 165.8 not 189... Read more
I used to see people mowing their grass with a pushmower & I felt sorry for them thinking they didn't own a riding mower. Maybe they didn't or maybe they were like I am now-I love to mow with a pushmower!! Great exercise and a feeling of accomplish... Read more
I was raised on a farm in the Midwest. We had a creek running through our 10 acres of pasture. The water brought hours of summer fun in addition to providing hydration for our animals as they grazed in the field. I showed horses for years as part of... Read more
With the recent Consumer Reports findings of metal in protein drinks, you may see new options being promoted at your local health food store. One new up and coming drink catching some buzz is wheatgrass juice.
Agropyron plants are closely related... Read more
Happy February Sparkers!
Wheat Grass Shots:
Have you heard of wheat grass? It's basically young wheat-grasses ... think "sprouts" - but just a different plant. I've heard of it and was curious and thought "there's only one way to know for... Read more
So far, one word describes my experience ...
an online friend suggested trying this to help with energy levels ... something he has used himself for years. Well, this morning I went and bought a container. First the person at the shop... Read more
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