Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult... Read more
You've probably heard this advice before: For a healthy grocery trip, shop the perimeter of the store. Avoiding the middle aisles is a good tactic to help you make great choices and pick the most nutritious foods, but if you stick to this advice... Read more
Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
I love using dried beans for cooking. They are inexpensive and nutritious. Most Sparks recipes are for canned Beans (which is easy). I'd love to see your dried bean ideas.
I tend to soak mine overnight and change the water to reduce the flatule... Read more
I made my dinner and when I cut up the sweet potato it was white inside like a regular potato. It looked like a sweet potato and it tasted kind of like a sweet potato but it was not orange and it did not taste exactly like one. Is there something th... Read more
I want to try adding beans into my diet as an option for protein and to bulk up meals. The only problem is I know nothing about them except for the canned ones I buy for chili.
I don't know what the differences are between the kinds out there as... Read more
I eat one Fiber One bar (Oats and chocolate flavor) almost every day as a snack. It is 140 calories, but is the chocolate in this bar too much to be having every day? I just thought of that today…... Read more
Replace the butter and whole eggs in cookies with equal amount of white canned beans and 2 egg whites; in brownies with equal amount of black canned beans and 2 egg whites. Rinse beans well and then put in a processor or a blender with the egg white... Read more
According to the Mayo Clinic, an apple or pear with the skin contains high fiber. Other high fiber sources are raspberries, strawberries, bananas, artichokes, pistachios, pecan, sunflower seeds, and almonds, lima beans, black beans and kidney beans.... Read more
Quick, easy and delicious ways to save calories (and sometimes money)!Add fiber, cut the fat and stretch the portions of tuna, chicken or egg salad!Tuna salad: 205 calories; 10.6 g fat (serving is half a can of tuna)Chicken salad: 239 calories; 11.4... Read more
This week's menu features beans, an economical and delicious protein source! Learn more about this underappreciated super food!Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and BeansThis is a great recipe to use as a basis for plenty of meals! Use your leftovers... Read more
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