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SparkRecipes Enhancements: Better Search, Serving Sizes, Photos and More

Monday, April 25, 2011


Have you visited www.SparkRecipes.com lately? If so, you've likely noticed several helpful changes to our free healthy recipes website. Here are some of the enhancements we've recently launched—many of these were suggested by our very own members!

Better Search Options
Our advanced recipe search has just gotten better! You can now search for recipes that meet specific nutrient guidelines including calories, fiber, protein, fat and carbs, in addition to searching based on dietary needs, keywords, cuisine and more! We hope this will make it even easier to find the recipes that meet your needs and taste preferences!

More Search Results
Previously, only 200 recipes came up when you did a recipe search. Now, the top 1,000 results show up (50 per page), and you can also see more member Cookbook results, too. In addition, when viewing a recipe, you'll see five more "related" recipes on the right side of the page, making it easier to find recipes that meet your needs.

Now Required: Serving Sizes
Although all of our recipes have always said how many servings they contain (2, 4, 8, etc), members often complained that a serving SIZE was not listed. To help clarify, all NEW shared recipes are required to list an estimated serving size (such as 1 cup).

Upload a Photo of Any Recipe
Now, anyone can upload a photo of any recipes they make on SparkRecipes! Previously, you had to be the "owner" (submitter) of a recipe to do so. We'd love your helping adding photos to our recipes to help other users of the website know what to expect when considering a recipe. So if you're a foodie who loves to photograph the food you make, please consider uploading photos of the recipes you make. Simply click the "Upload a Photo" link at the top right of any recipe.


We hope you will benefit from these upgrades to SparkRecipes.com. As always thank you for sharing your feedback and ideas for making our websites even better!

  
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PRETTYBYSUMMER 8/23/2011 12:54AM

    Nice!

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    Thank you for always find us ways to succeed! emoticon

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THINMAMAWARD 5/17/2011 10:36AM

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CELESTANDRIA 5/8/2011 10:24PM

    Great ideas! Thanks!

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CHRISS1225 5/8/2011 6:16AM

    Love it!

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SANDY02479 5/8/2011 1:58AM

  I do the same as mrskittkitt. nice to know the nutrition info of the stuff you just 'throw together'!!

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LIFEHASCHANGES 5/8/2011 12:48AM

    I sure did notice it! I go on sparkrecipes to track the soups and other little dishes that I make myself at home, but I just dont always share them. I love throwing a bunch of stuff in a pot and knowing exactly what the calories per cup will be :) Now I look forward to seeing other recipes added that will make the sizes easier to recognize! Sparkrecipes is great. I still tell people about it that I meet. What a great tool :)

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/2/2011 3:06AM

    These changes will be very beneficial. Spark People has been very helpful.
Kay

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DISTEFAN 5/1/2011 7:29PM

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THEIS58 4/29/2011 6:13AM

    Thank you for these changes!

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SWEETBASIL14981 4/28/2011 12:47PM

    I will have to check it out! I am always up for reciepe's especially if all the correct nutritional info is listed. emoticon

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SUMMERSMILES1 4/28/2011 11:54AM

    Thanks.

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JCLARK712 4/28/2011 10:58AM

  I am glad because sometimes the recipes was misleading with the serving size. emoticon And as a result of that i would not make the recipe.

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SUNSHINEGIRL49 4/28/2011 12:41AM

    Thank you for making a great site even better!

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DWILCZKO 4/28/2011 12:13AM

  awesome!

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RUESTOR 4/27/2011 1:20PM

    Any time you make it easier to stay focused and on track, toward a healthier lifestyle, you get a giant thumbs up from the SP community! emoticon

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PIXIEMOM13 4/27/2011 12:50PM

    These are great new features!

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MRDPOLING 4/27/2011 12:41PM

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeet

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LEEANN_G 4/27/2011 12:36PM

  thanks! i like the serving size update! super helpful! emoticon

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CIVIAV 4/27/2011 8:43AM

    Yeah on the serving sizes!

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DREAMRUNNER59 4/27/2011 6:27AM

  Great features! Thanks for improving something that was already very good! SP you just keep getting better! emoticon

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JSPEED4 4/27/2011 2:16AM

    I apprecient the nutrient information being part of the search options.

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HOWLERMOM 4/26/2011 11:34PM

    Great enhancements! Thanks!

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    emoticon wonderful changes

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CALIDREAMER76 4/26/2011 10:02PM

    Great enhancements! Thanks for staying up on things! I especially like the idea that the serving sizes will be listed.

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KRISTEN_SAYS 4/26/2011 9:53PM

    Awesome. Thanks!

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JENIFIREHARP 4/26/2011 9:44PM

    THANKS!!!

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ALICIAT32 4/26/2011 3:53PM

    thanks. make it much easier.

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PLATINUM755 4/26/2011 2:41PM

    Fantastic!

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AUSTINNICO 4/26/2011 1:33PM

    Love it! Thanks!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 4/26/2011 1:31PM

    Great changes

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    Great job on the improved website; thanks for letting us know! emoticon

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New Free iPad App from SparkPeople

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Over 300,000 recipes at your fingertips!

Looking to lose weight and save money? Cooking at home is one of the easiest ways SparkPeople members do both! Our new Healthy Recipes application for iPad is your perfect kitchen companion, allowing you to browse and search more than 300,000 recipes. You can browse by course, ethnicity, preparation time, dietary needs, and more. We also provide calories, carbs, and 10 other key nutrients for each recipe.

In addition to searching and browsing recipes, you can also see recipe and cooking technique videos from our resident healthy cooking expert, Chef Meg. These videos will show you how to cook some of SparkRecipes.com's most popular healthy recipes. Set your iPad on the counter and let Chef Meg guide you every step of the way.

You can download this application from the iTunes App Store for FREE.

Click here to learn more and download from iTunes now. We hope you'll use our newest Healthy Recipes app to make healthy eating and cooking even easier! If you know someone else with an iPad who might be interested in this app, please share this link to help Spread the Spark!

  
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DEBNUTAH 12/31/2011 2:06AM

  is there a sparks app for the HP touchpad?

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ADJQUILTER 11/29/2011 10:27PM

    Any plans on an app for the Nook Tablet? Just bought one and love it!

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SUPERSYLPH 7/20/2011 8:50AM

    If I were to get an iPad, this would be one of the only reasons. emoticon

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TEXLADYSPKL 6/18/2011 3:07PM

    I will figure this out

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IMAGINE-KATE 5/15/2011 8:43PM

    I love this app- please!!! Fix the bugs. Waiting for an update

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STALKERSTOPPER 5/11/2011 10:05PM

  i have a Nook Color and am also awaiting tracking app ;0

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DEWACHA 5/8/2011 12:23PM

    been with you ALL the WAY! Everyday! Thanks for being YOU. emoticon

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LTMURPHY7 5/4/2011 7:07PM

  I don't have an ipod

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ALLEENAME 5/4/2011 9:09AM

    Cool! Will do this. Thanks for the tip. emoticon

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SOOKIE 5/3/2011 9:58AM

    I originally downloaded the recipes for my Android, but doing a search was useless. I'd plug in turkey thighs and everything but turkey thighs would come up. I ended up removing it from my phone.

But kudos for the iPad.

In the meantime, I am enjoying the App for Sparkpeople.

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PDQ1203 5/3/2011 8:47AM

    will look at it - THANKS

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LNPHAP 4/28/2011 12:43AM

    I love having the SparkPeople Apps on my new iPad!!
Would love to have a section on the SparkPeople app for 10 min. workout video's.. I could view them on my iPad.. Will be using with the YouTube feed, but would love it as part of the app!
Keep up the great work!! This site is awesome! It's just what I needed.. I'm so glad I found you!! emoticon

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GNUNANGEL 4/27/2011 12:01PM

    I just downloaded this app and I LOVE IT...Now I can open and view a recipe without having to turn on my computer. So much easier for my busy lifestyle...Thanks so much...
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MTNKAT 4/24/2011 9:25PM

    This app looks cool. I hope it works as well as the sparkpeople app.

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DWILCZKO 4/24/2011 12:50PM

  awesome!

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NEW-FREEDOM 4/23/2011 3:40PM

  I downloaded the app but every time I tried to go into the fitness section it would shut down the app.

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MIRALE 4/23/2011 1:46PM

  What about the iPhone ? Can you use it there?

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KNITCHIC 4/23/2011 9:50AM

    I downloaded this app on my new iPad and absolutely LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for doing everything you can to keep us all motivated and healthy :)

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 4/23/2011 5:46AM

    emoticonIt is so fantastic the way you keep us healthy while on the move!
Thanks so much!
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MOTHEREARTHSONG 4/22/2011 9:37PM

    great!

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MAP712 4/22/2011 1:48PM

    There is an android app called, Healthy Recipes - SparkRecipes.com. I have had this on my android phone(Droid X).
I also use the diet and food tracker app. from Spark People.

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KWILLIAMS55 4/22/2011 1:25PM

    I just downloaded it yesterday and I love it! emoticon

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WADHA1973 4/22/2011 9:31AM

  great

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ANNEFRY 4/22/2011 8:57AM

  what about an android app???

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DWILCZKO 4/22/2011 1:35AM

  awesome!

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FOOFIE17 4/21/2011 11:56PM

    I got it, THank you! emoticon

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LNPHAP 4/21/2011 10:01PM

    My ipad is in transit! Will be one of the first apps I download!!

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BREYLORMOM 4/21/2011 9:30PM

    got it! emoticon

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SHRINKERBELL 4/21/2011 8:53PM

    I wonder if it's available on Verizon's iPhone4 or their android phones. Having SP info would make me wanna upgrade. Therefore, logging in more. :)

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AJB121299 4/21/2011 6:59PM

    waht about for the Android

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THEIS58 4/21/2011 5:22PM

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MRDPOLING 4/21/2011 4:36PM

    I'm still waiting for the phone app that actually makes the spark food for me!

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    Sounds great...need to invest in an i-pad. emoticon

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COUZCAT 4/21/2011 1:23PM

    Wonderful! I have been missing the Recipes in the current iPad app.

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Cheers,
Catherine

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JACOOL69 4/21/2011 11:42AM

    Need andriod support

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MAMAENUFF 4/21/2011 9:42AM

    This an awesome application. Now I don't have to print the recipes. I'll just follow the recipes right from the ipad on my kitchen counter. I can also watch Chef Meg's video. emoticon emoticon

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TURKEYCALLER 4/21/2011 8:00AM

    Sounds great...need to invest in an i-pad.

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REDOLENE 4/21/2011 12:07AM

    I just got mine!

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1,000 Day Fitness Streak

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hi all!

I'm starting an experiment. I will try to do a 1,000-day streak of 10+ fitness minutes. I once did a 700-day streak that directly led to the creation of SparkPeople. Today is day 1 with a bike ride around the neighborhood. Hit like if you'll do at least some of the days with me! If enough people consistently do 10+ minutes most days (not the 1,000-day streak part), it will change the world!

More details to come...

-- SparkGuy

  
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LEXIE63 7/14/2011 6:53PM

    I hit Day 90 of the 1000 day challenge today. Just thought you'd like to know. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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WOWLUCKY 5/28/2011 11:59PM

  it my first day for me. emoticon

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CHULA423 5/24/2011 12:14PM

  I don't know how many days, but it is less than 5. So far lost 5 pounds and my fasting glucose is steady in the mid to high 90's. Big improvement from a couple of weeks ago, I was in the 120's. Good start!!! emoticon

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NOEILAND 5/22/2011 9:58PM

    emoticon of 1,000 Day Fitness STreak

Thanks for the inspiration and motivation, I need this to reverse pre-diabetes.

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IRON_RESOLVE 5/17/2011 5:50PM

    I am on about Day 16, since I decided to join this Challege and I feel energized. It's true, I read someone blog, a body in motion stays in motion!

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SIMI44 5/17/2011 4:26PM

  I would think that 10 minutes of hooping with a weighted hula hoop counts along with 3 minutes of sit-up/crunches and push-ups when I don't have time to do my longer more intense and structured workouts. It seems that you can count me in!!! since at the very least I try to put in my all in just walking to work and going up and down the stairs at work. emoticon

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NADINEL 5/16/2011 9:39PM

    I love the new tracker! Thank you!

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COFFEE100 5/16/2011 11:30AM

  I can do 10 minutes a day. Count me in.

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SBCONIFER 5/15/2011 1:00PM

    Day 1!

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CTUPTON 5/15/2011 11:17AM

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MNLDYWITHADRM 5/12/2011 6:14PM

    Im in! Day 1 for me :)

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MIMIDOT 5/9/2011 9:38AM

    I'm in. Day 1 for me.

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SARARUTER 5/8/2011 8:55PM

    Day 7! Yippie!

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ANNAKBASS 5/8/2011 6:00PM

    Today will be day 37 for me - if it ever stops raining long enough for me to get in a walk. I guess if it doesn't, I'll use my eliptical this evening.

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ITSMEBUSYGUY 5/8/2011 3:57PM

    I do 60+ minutes almost every day, except "days off" (usually once a week, sometimes twice). From now on I WILL ADD doing 10 Minutes on my "days off". Thanks emoticon

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JBLOSSOM 5/8/2011 12:53PM

    I had been trying to get at least 10 min a day but have gotten off track for the last few days. Today is my first day back on track! This is a good challenge. I just got a perimeter and will try to keep track of how many miles I can walk along with the miles on my bicycle.

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SEDONAFISH 5/8/2011 10:15AM

    Today, Mother's Day, is Day 1 for me. I can't think of a better gift to give myself!

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MZZMELISSA 5/7/2011 4:36AM

  Day 1!!

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HAKAPES 5/6/2011 5:32PM

    Day 11 for me, and striking! :-)

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LIAMOB03 5/6/2011 3:34PM

    Sounds great! Already did 35 minutes so far today!


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TWEETP 5/5/2011 3:45PM

    I'm in - Day 1 today

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FLYFOREVER 5/5/2011 2:45PM

    IM IN!!! although joining the army soon, i wont have a choice :) emoticon

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MAMABRIDGEY 5/5/2011 10:52AM

    Yes, I love this idea! Ten minutes a day? I can do it!

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BILL_CLECKNER 5/5/2011 9:30AM

    Let's see...24hrs/day times 6 (10-minute parts to an hour) equals 144 10-minute parts to a day. And you want me to commit only one of those 144 to exercising? Okay, count me in!
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ALASKAGAL3 5/4/2011 10:29PM

  Count me in! I can do this and have fun with it! Day One - check emoticon

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HOAGIE22 5/4/2011 10:31AM

  Better late then never. emoticon

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KELLYBW3 5/3/2011 3:32PM

    count me in - though I'm fashionably late to the party ;o)

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BEGINNING_ANEW 5/3/2011 11:52AM

    I'm on day 5 of my first real fitness streak EVER! emoticon

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GENESIS30513 5/2/2011 8:15PM

    Sounds great....am also joining late but want to give this a try...seems like a very good motivational idea!

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MIRYAN44 5/2/2011 9:22AM

    I am late getting started but sounds good to me and I need a plan... Today is my day to get started.

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SILENTEYES34 4/30/2011 5:24PM

    I am in for the ride. 10 minutes a day! I can do that. emoticon I'll start right now!

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STRETCH2011 4/29/2011 9:38PM

    I am on day 119 of an exercise streak. I need to commit to exercise every day to keep on track. Committing to doing only 10 minutes makes it easier to get started, though I usually end up completing 30-60 minutes.
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BWEAVEIT 4/29/2011 4:56PM

    I already do this but haven't made it a goal. 10 minutes a day on days not at the gym, but 30 t0 60 minutes a day on the three or four days a week I go.
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RAJANIEMI 4/29/2011 9:35AM

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MADAMES 4/29/2011 4:22AM

    I like this idea. It is a reasonable goal for me as I am recuperating from an accident. With the support of this group, I can do 10 minutes a day! emoticon

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BLEST12 4/28/2011 3:00PM

  OK, I'm in......ten minutes everyday emoticon

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PATTYLOCK54 4/27/2011 6:40PM

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I'm in....let's Rock n Roll!

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KIKI0531 4/27/2011 11:11AM

    I started roughly over a month ago and have not missed one day of exercising. In fact the last couple weeks I work out before work and after work - at least 10 minutes each time. Count me in !!

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CATHYPT 4/26/2011 9:30PM

    I'm in emoticon is today 4/26/2011
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2MUCHRUTHIE 4/26/2011 7:26PM

    OK, I'm in starting today...4/26/11

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LIGHTHOUSE23 4/26/2011 5:04PM

    I'm in!! Starting today.

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SAA1965 4/26/2011 12:02PM

  Count me in! - I am currently 113 days (Jan. 2, 2011) and counting on a minimum of 10 minutes a day - 9887 to go :)

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PREACHER76 4/26/2011 11:57AM

    emoticon count me in, I start today emoticon emoticon

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HOLISTIC5 4/26/2011 5:31AM

    starting today-better late then never- emoticon

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HEALTHYNOW4ME 4/25/2011 5:36PM

    9 days and counting! emoticon

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CMFARRELL36 4/25/2011 3:06PM

    Fantastic goal! And great support so far.
I'm in the 10-minutes-a-day group, and I'm really happy that I've manged at least that nearly every day since I started there.
I'll make extra sure I do my 10, and I'll try to add in another 10 to support you.

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HONEYBEE62301 4/25/2011 2:20PM

  Starting today,its never to late.

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YAHSDAUGHTER 4/25/2011 2:12PM

    It's never to late.....I needed this to jump start me....I've been out and off for to long! ;)
My start date: 4-26-2011 emoticon

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New Perfect Produce iPhone App from SparkPeople

Thursday, March 31, 2011



Learn to Select, Store and Cook Hundreds of Fruits and Vegetables Before You Buy

Do you know how to pick the best cantaloupe, prepare an artichoke, or properly store garlic before you use it? When you're trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, it can be difficult to know how to chose, store, and cook with all the different varieties you see. That's why SparkPeople created the Perfect Produce, a premium iPhone application.

Perfect Produce provides:

  • Tips to select, store, and prepare more than 100 different fruits and vegetables found in most supermarkets
  • Calorie and nutritional information for each fruit or vegetable
  • The ability to search for foods that are high in fiber, calcium, vitamin C, and other nutrients
  • Thousands of healthy recipes featuring the fruits and vegetables as a main ingredient. Find dozens of recipes for any ingredient while you shop!


You can download this premium application from iTunes for $1.99. Note that we plan to keep our other SparkPeople applications (Diet & Fitness Tracker and Healthy Recipes) completely free of charge.

Learn more and download from iTunes now!

We hope you'll use our newest Perfect Produce app to make healthy eating and cooking even easier!
  
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CORINNEMOMMY 10/11/2011 6:17AM

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SUPERSYLPH 7/29/2011 12:56PM

    How wonderful! It makes me want an iPhone!

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IMAGINE1031 6/8/2011 4:46PM

  I agree....why is it only available for iphone?? Make it available for other systems! Thanks

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THEBOOKBINDER 6/8/2011 2:17PM

    What about Blackberry users, I would love to have this app for Blackberry is this doable?

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KERMITB 5/16/2011 10:30AM

  Today, I just download the sparks app for my iphone. Yea!

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CROQUEMO 4/27/2011 6:02PM

  I sent the Produce app to my daughter in law. It showed that it came from "home", causing her to put it in her spam "dumping ground". Just looked at my app and don't see a place to change my address to my name. Help!

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SLEEPLESS-IN-NY 4/22/2011 5:54AM

    Any chance it will be coming to the Android Format?

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DONNAEDA 4/17/2011 2:02PM

    I'm in.

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GATEGYPSY 4/17/2011 11:46AM

    I spotted this in the iTunes store just yesterday and downloaded it right away! I expect it'll be a great resource, and I may end up buying and gifting it to my mother and younger sister as well! My older sister has only a blackberry, though, no iPod/iPhone. Will you be releasing a blackberry-compatible version?

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ONICAM 4/16/2011 6:39PM

    I do not have an iphone. If I did, then I know my mom would want everything to be free.

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SHEILA1505 4/16/2011 1:44PM

    I have a BlackBerry - and in South Africa we can only download FREE applications - hope you bring out something compatible

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STURGESSANDCO 4/10/2011 10:53AM

  I will go for that since i have a iphone emoticon
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MHUTTON 4/9/2011 9:19AM

    Just downloaded can't wait to use

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GREENBEAR1 4/8/2011 4:59PM

    I'm another android user.....waiting for the app for the droid market...



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PAMJOY16 4/8/2011 12:16PM

    I will try this out

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SKUTRGAL 4/8/2011 11:33AM

    IPad & Droid user.

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DANILOTT 4/7/2011 3:14PM

    Another droid user. But it's nice to see a preview of what will eventually be available for us! (?)

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DANILOTT 4/7/2011 3:13PM

    Another droid user. But it's nice to see a preview of what will eventually be available for us! (?)

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MARYELLEN301 4/6/2011 10:34PM

    Waiting for the Droid version!

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JOEY331 4/6/2011 8:21AM

    Hello? What about all of us that don't buy into the whole iPhone marketing hype? Anything for Android? Please?

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ILOVEPEOPLE 4/5/2011 3:33PM

    great!

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LAURAB242 4/5/2011 1:23PM

  Just one more reason to move to a smart phone!

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RAGIONERE 4/5/2011 1:08PM

  Very informative, Thanks!

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FLYINGPASTOR 4/5/2011 12:13PM

    would love to see this for android.

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TARASMITH63 4/5/2011 11:32AM

  How about some SparkPeople apps for PalmOS? I would love that.

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TRINALOUISE1 4/5/2011 11:11AM

  I do not have an iPhone.

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VUEFROMMIDWEST 4/5/2011 9:47AM

    no phone

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ROSIE777 4/5/2011 9:12AM

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CHANSEN_20001 4/5/2011 8:00AM

    Thanks.

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SHAWFAN 4/5/2011 7:05AM

    Hope you're working on making it available for android phones also!

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8THTIMEUP 4/5/2011 5:52AM

    I'm looking forward to trying it out!

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ELLEN0407 4/5/2011 5:11AM

  ty

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TEEINHB 4/4/2011 9:13PM

  Thanks I can view it from my imac emoticon

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STEGAN 4/4/2011 6:48PM

    Thanks

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  Thanks! emoticon

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LITTLEANGEL1207 4/4/2011 12:55PM

    Sweet !!! Wonder if it works with a Samsung Galaxy S smart phone that I just got :0)

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JDOL1028 4/4/2011 12:24PM

    Will definitely purchase when there's a blackberry app!!!

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LADYDYE8 4/3/2011 4:23PM

    i use an adroid phone and android pad --- how about making it available in this also emoticon

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RAINBOWSEND11 4/2/2011 12:23PM

    I don't have one but thanks for sharing.

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LELEKIM 4/2/2011 11:57AM

    Very useful infomation.. Hopefully it also has vegetables and fruits found here in Southern Africa.

But I too do not have these gadgets, how else can this info be made available to us? I wonder. :) emoticon

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ALMODM 4/2/2011 11:52AM

    Android, please??? emoticon

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JRBASKIND 4/2/2011 11:24AM

    This would be more interesting, if it were ipod touch compatible.

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MACANBEFIT 4/2/2011 9:23AM

    This sounds great! I wonder if it will work with the iPod Touch.

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KENP22 4/2/2011 5:03AM

  not interested, but thanks for offering.

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JAZZIE28 4/2/2011 12:31AM

    Can also be downloaded to your iPad....I checked...Thanks!

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New Navigation, Updated Pages, and More SparkPoints Trophies!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Good afternoon SparkPeople!

Today we launched some minor changes to the site. We think these changes will make it even easier for our members to find all of our features. Here's a quick rundown on what you may notice.

Navigation Changes and Redesigned Pages

  • The "My Tools" tab has been renamed as "My Trackers," since this is where all your tracking tools can be found.
  • The "Your Health" tab has been renamed as "Health Conditions," since more of our medical and disease-management information can be found here.
  • The main "home" pages under the Healthy Lifestyle, Health Conditions and Community have all received facelifts! Now you'll find quick links to ALL of our popular features within each of these sections!
  • The main SparkTeams page has also undergone a redesign. Now, all of YOUR SparkTeams appear at the very top of this page, to make them easier to access, and the "browse teams" functionality will appear below them for you to use when you're looking for new Teams to join.


More SparkPoints Levels and Trophies
In addition to the changes above, you now can earn even more Trophies by accumulating SparkPoints! We know how much our members love earning SparkPoints, so today we added more levels where you can earn new SparkTrophies. You can see the new levels here.. And start racking up those Points each day by visiting your SparkPoints page!

We hope these changes make it even easier—and more fun—for you to use SparkPeople to reach your goals!
  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BALTIMOM 4/11/2011 10:51AM

    So glad that I found SparkPeople and got my weight loss back on track.

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NICOLE0233 4/1/2011 12:51PM

    Yay I just love iPhone apps!!

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TIME4ME2BEME 3/30/2011 12:15PM

    Thank you!!!!! :)

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NYMALIN 3/27/2011 1:34PM

    I really like the new layout. Thanks for the overhaul.
It's so much easier to get an overview now.

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GZELLEFRO 3/13/2011 11:40PM

    Thanks for giving us other ways to earn more points!

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JIBBIE49 3/13/2011 11:15PM

    Glad to be getting my 10 points for doing QUIZZES. emoticon

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ICHUTA 3/13/2011 10:33PM

    Change is good!

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SPECIALGURL7 3/13/2011 10:27PM

    I am getting acclimated to the new format. I find easy to navigate as time goes by. Thanks.

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MARDGY 3/13/2011 10:15PM

    I have been doing my quizzes for my extra ten points, it is fabulous.

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RUTHDEN1 3/13/2011 10:06PM

    emoticon the quizzes are emoticon

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VINGRAM 3/13/2011 8:49PM

    Good info....

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TRINIGAL22 3/13/2011 6:32PM

    I am going to check out the quiz right now.

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CUINPARADISE 3/13/2011 5:57PM

    The new quizzes section is FABULOUS...I learn so many new things everyday on SparkPeople!
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GINA180847 3/13/2011 5:29PM

    Love the quizes!

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JEMPOWER 3/13/2011 4:15PM

    I like all the changes could we update the financial page? I have some ideas on how to update if you want to ask.

Jempower

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SKINNYROBIN100 3/13/2011 4:08PM

    Thanks for the great changes. It keeps it fresh and interesting. I LOVE the quizzes! emoticon emoticon

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ME40ME 3/13/2011 3:37PM

    It just keeps getting better!

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ERIECANALGAL 3/13/2011 2:57PM

    Thanks! Great updates!
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    Thanks for the great updates! emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 3/13/2011 1:40PM

    Thank You!!

Wendy

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HEALTHYBARB1 3/13/2011 1:07PM

    Like the quizes! Barb

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BMED518 3/13/2011 1:05PM

  love the quizzes....very educational!

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ZOEYBLU 3/13/2011 1:01PM

    The quizzes are a perfect addition !
I learn so much without the pressure of getting the answers right like the trivia

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BCARSON11 3/13/2011 12:19PM

    Thanks for the update!

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HELEN_BRU 3/13/2011 12:11PM

    I'm enjoying all your upates. . . especially the Quizzes!! Way to go Spark!!!

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ELBOURDO 3/13/2011 11:30AM

    Love it thank you. emoticon

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JERESS26 3/13/2011 11:17AM

    Thank you for the updates. It took me a little bit to get use to them, but I'm in full swing and loving the new changes. emoticon emoticon

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    thanks emoticon

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KANDKFAM1 3/13/2011 10:43AM

    THANK-YOU for the update!

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KANDKFAM1 3/13/2011 10:43AM

    THANK-YOU for the update!

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KANDKFAM1 3/13/2011 10:36AM

    THANK-YOU for the update!

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AMBERNINE 3/13/2011 10:09AM

    Names are more intuitive. Thanks for your commitment to helping us all be the healthiest we can.

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AMBERNINE 3/13/2011 10:09AM

    Names are more intuitive. Thanks for your commitment to helping us all be the healthiest we can.

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TINY67 3/13/2011 9:53AM

    Great Blog

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon for the FANTASTIC job you do!!!

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INFINET 3/13/2011 8:25AM

    All good changes!

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SUNRISE14 3/13/2011 6:13AM

    Would like to see some trophys in between the 10,000 trophys like in the smaller points. I love spark and it has changed my life ! May God Bless You. Was wondering if you can log in once somehow so you don't have to keep doing it over and over ? JUST ASKING ! emoticon emoticon

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