SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=157 Share your feedback, suggestions and questions about SparkRecipes here. SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=157 low carb breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34480272 I need low carb breakfast ideas. I get so tired of eggs every morning. This is the only meal of the day that is difficult for me. Please help. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:45:01 EST editing my recipe: ingredients mostly doubled http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34407634 I have just entered my first recipe. The "search" box asked me to enter amounts of each ingredient. Then the next box asked me to list ingredients and amounts all over again, so I did. <BR> <BR> I pushed the "save and share" button because I want to save the recipe. Now it is out there with a totally whacko calorie count. <BR> <BR> How can I edit my recipe? <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:15:21 EST Simple Greek Chicken Bake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34342899 One of my "Super Dinner" meals is Greek Chicken with brown rice and Pita bread. <BR> <BR> Here it is: <BR> <BR> 1) 1-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast/strips <BR> <BR> 2) One bottle of Greek salad dressing <BR> <BR> 3) 1 box brown rice <BR> <BR> 4) 1 pack fresh Pita bread <BR> <BR> 5) non-stick canola spray <BR> <BR> Preheat the oven to 350 deg. <BR> You can use either a glass or metal baking pan...if it is metal, add 5 min cook time <BR> Spray pan with cooking spray <BR>... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:22:44 EST Sparkpeople ads that don't support our goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34321181 Hey, Sparkpeople, what's with all the ads for crappy food and prescription drugs? Chef Boyardee? Really? No one needs to eat that processed crap. And Ensure? Nah, that's not good,either. I'm disappointed, Sparkpeople. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:37:03 EST Bulk. Cooking to freeze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34316174 I just joined this site this morning & I have to say compared to the other sites I've tried this seems to give me what I needed, a way to track what I eat & see what I am really doing without trying to convert me to foods I " should" eat. I've found that a guaranteed failure in the long run. I was hoping to input some of the recipes I make up out of my summer produce & freeze in individual servings so I could get a nutritional profile on them & see if my portion size is correct or if I'm eati... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:09:51 EST Split Pea Soup question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34229882 I got a recipe from here Split Pea soup and am in the process of making it in my crock pot. I'd like to know what to add to help thicken it! I am GF so I cannot use flour. Can I use Corn Starch? Xanthan Gum? if so...how much for 6 C of liquid? Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:09:27 EST whats for breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34205856 I don't know why I have such I hard time in the morning with food. Can eat. Just the thoughts of it makes me want to gag. Any suggestions. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 22:10:50 EST Vegetarian Sweet Potato with Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34191429 Tried this GF recipe this evening and was totally blown away! Great tasting and will be making it again! <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:50:37 EST Flaxseed, wheat, bran muffin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34188838 OK this AM I baked the Flaxseed, wheat, bran muffins posted by kimberk24. If you like carrot cake, these are for you. Mine looked nothing like her picture BUT tasted amazing. This recipe broke one of my rules, it contained a small amount of brown sugar, however the fiber offsets some of those simple carbs. <BR> <em>345</em> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:56:33 EST dips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34130995 loved the skinny dip recipes !!!!!!!!!! I always try to lighten up all my dishes with lower fat or fat free versions .Jicama are an excellent veggie to dip also Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:22:51 EST trash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34106520 Made my own trash: <BR> 1 cup dark chocolate raisinets <BR> 1 cup original cheerios <BR> 1/2 cup pecans <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup serving has 90 calories, 6 grams total fat, 1.5 sat fat, etc Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:08:07 EST foam rollers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34072253 I see foam rollers in the stores frequently in the past year. Do you think they are a good investment for stretching after a workout? Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:46:06 EST Where is the LIVE chatroom? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34056197 I googled and googled for a weightless live chartroom and they are no where to be found. I am shocked that Spark people don't have one. What I mean by a real chatroom is NOT A MESSEGE BOARD. You and the other person would have to be on at the same time and in a room with others on at the same time. Yahoo had one many many years ago.... <BR> IF Spark people aren't going to get one, where can I find one. FOR ADULTS ONLY!!!!!! That means 18 and older. Thanks! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:09:09 EST net carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=34052198 Most people who are low carb count net carbs, but spark recipes and the nutrition tracker only shows total carbs. I know there is an option to track fiber grams, which I use so that I can do the math and determine my net carbs, but I was wondering if Spark could make net carbs one of the options you can set for your tracker, and if net carbs can be added to the recipe calculator. Having net carbs automatically calculate for your recipes, and having it as an option for the nutrition tracker ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:50:49 EST need different categories for recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33930003 the recipe I just added into the recipe-calculator does not belong under any of the listed categories (Poulty, Beef & Pork, Fish, Vegetarian, Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Side Items, Snacks, Desserts). This makes it difficult to choose, and a choice has to be made because it is a required field. <BR> <BR> Can someone please explain which category Spaghetti Sauce belongs under, when the pork used plays a minimal role in a primarily tomato-based recipe? <BR> <BR> ALSO, the completed recipe nu... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:35:24 EST recipes for bone broth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33924326 Have spent the last few hours trying to find a SP recipe for bone broth. <BR> I have a crockpot full of beef marrow bones and bone in veal breast bubbling away and have no clue how to calculate the nutritional value of it. <BR> <BR> How do I log it on my nutrition site? Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:13:32 EST Need to add sugar/natural sweetners back in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33739132 I am a diabetic who is allergic to artificial sweetners. I still haven't even tried trivia, but splenda put me the hospital - the reaction was so strong. I get excited to see a SparkRecipe that has no cholesterol, little fat and fits into my calorie allowance for snack (expecially with some protien) only to feel deflated with the fact that it contains artificial sweetner. I want to reverse that and add enough natural sweetness without becoming too sweet or cause a sugar spike. Is there some m... Wed, 28 May 2014 08:08:34 EST Better Than Pesto Puree serving size? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33726923 Hello. <BR> <BR> What is the portion size corresponding to the nutrition details for the cookbook's recipe "Better Than Pesto Puree"? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Mon, 26 May 2014 16:11:04 EST recipe collections on mobile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33706308 I have recipe collections in sparkpeople , how do I access those in the mobile SparkRecipes app? Fri, 23 May 2014 10:10:40 EST Recipe Collection Suggestion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33660551 Over the 5 years I have been a member I have collected a LOT of recipes in my Recipe Collections and nothing is in alphabetical order - neither the collections nor the recipes in them They get entered in the order I add them. Is it possible to add the capability of searching those cookbooks for keywords? Some of my cookbooks have about 50 recipes and it takes forever to find the one I want! Fri, 16 May 2014 13:25:31 EST recipe collection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33646943 i saved a recipe to my recipes but have no idea how to access recipe box to find recipe. i hit the tab but doesn't show my saved recipes. help i need to find it for dinner tonight Wed, 14 May 2014 15:28:37 EST manual recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33645818 I have a lot of recipes that I would like to enter manually but every time I attempt it I struggle. I understand that in order to make the program really flexible it has to be a bit cumbersome but really? What am I missing. Is there a shortcut button - it seems that if I want to enter an ingredient I search and it only comes up with teaspoon and tablespoon but I want cup. I think the ingredients that are manually stored should be reviewed and added to the site with accurate nutritional inf... Wed, 14 May 2014 11:15:46 EST Ginger Root--How can you tell when it goes bad? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33621299 I bought mine about 3 wks ago and thought I'd find something to do with it. I haven't yet. Any help on how to tell when it goes bad or an idea of how to use it in a recipe? Thank you. Sat, 10 May 2014 19:47:09 EST Miising spark points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33600773 There are several bugs with spark points. Many times I seem to be missing points for articles or blogs when check the total. <BR> Articles - To be sure this time - kept 2 article tabs after getting points awarded screen. But only 5 pts registered. Reclicked both article pts. Got points already awarded on both. <BR> Blogs - clicked several today. Got some but most recent - SparkPeople's Diet & Fitness Tracker App: Now Free At Last! - got message points already awarded. But I had not clicked p... Wed, 7 May 2014 13:17:26 EST calories& sodium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33556138 it is very hard to fine something without built in sodium have any ideas? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:39:19 EST sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33556120 when I do use sugar I use sweet low, but with ice tea I do use sweetner, I do put sweetner on strawberries if there not sweet.no sugar on cereal. god bless Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:36:34 EST to get more from spark recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33556102 want to try more of the recipes have more control of calories and sodium Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:31:40 EST Trouble with Recipie Box?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33509734 Hi everyone, I am trying to save recipies to my Recipe Box, but on each recipie I cant see the orange save button. I only have the option of adding to a collection, add to tracker or a makeover. I've tried several different recipies and have even logged out twice...hoping it was a glitch. Has anyone else come across this problem? I am using google chrome browser on my tablet....maybe it only works from a pc? <BR> <BR> Also, is anyone else having problems with the SparkRecipies app?? I c... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:47:50 EST Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33499570 Does anyone have a good list of snacks that don't contain cheese. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:45:00 EST Pineapple Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33480243 I modified a pineapple chicken recipe to make it a little easier for me and with a shorter cooking time. I thought it was very good! The recipe should really serve 4 which will lower the calorie count, but I divided it into 3 servings. (Still working on portion control which is why I use Spark... LOL). I ant to thank L.I.L.Mommy for the original. <BR> <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=2724971 <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:22:54 EST Recipes created and reports generated by SP-Wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33417495 Opinions -- Solution please -- Should SP fix this???????? <BR> <BR> <BR> Message sent and posting below -------- <BR> <BR> This is no good. I have reported this several times and to date this has not been repaired. Now I have been told some members would like to keep the way recipe changes effect reporting just the way it is. I can not except that because it is a broken system providing unreliable data when running a nutritional report and all historic nutrition information logged that us... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:24:18 EST back of the box recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33360136 I'm looking for a cornbread recipe that was published on Argo cornstarch boxes in the early 90's, using cornstarch as an ingredient and baking the bread in a 9X5 loaf pan. Argo cornstarch has changed ownership several times since and has nothing in their archives. Any help would be appreciated!! <em>304</em> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:57:10 EST Sparkrecipe search is very difficult! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33197883 I am trying to find a recipe that is definitely on sparkrecipe but no matter how I type it into the search, I cannot find it. I printed it out once but I want to share with my daughters on our facebook health page. The name of the recipe is "Quinoa with Pea Pods and Peppers" typed just like that. Can anyone offer any help or know the link for that recipe? Thanks! <em>24</em> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:13:24 EST Grocery LIst http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33186031 I would like to do the grocery list however I dont really like some of the foods that show up on it. my friend said that you can pick your favorite foods and you can also choose which ones that you dont want on your list. I cant figure out how to do that! does anyone else know?? please help i have to go to store today... the sooner the better. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:45:58 EST Food tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33124621 I would LOVE to see Sparkpeople incorporate recipes on the 30 day 'fit food' challenge (or any other challenge that offers recipes) into the Food tracker. Even if its a range of calories. Building that meal, ingredient by ingredient is a pain. <BR> I would even help in doing some of the research! <BR> Love the 30 day fit food challenge. <BR> Denise Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:14:38 EST Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies problem D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33099694 I tried these today and had a problem with them. I did forget to smash them down, but got them down finally. When they were completely cooked, though, they completely fell apart. I used Truvia in place of sugar, but I know that someone else did that with no problems. I had Kroger Natural Peanut Butter, but it was pretty runny even after mixing it and even spilling at least 1/4 of the oil from the top. Do others have that problem and how do you fix it? I did add a teaspoon of vanilla as ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:10:43 EST Uncle Ben's video ads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33093347 Why do these play automatically when a recipe page loads? I was looking around for different recipes and on some pages, before the page could finish loading, I'd hear the audio start playing and would scroll down and see the video for a recipe with Uncle Ben's rice. These should be set so they play only when the viewer chooses to play them, not automatically when the page loads. Many times I'm right clicking to open several recipes in new tabs and then I have to find which tab is the one th... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:13:37 EST diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=33054848 i have diabetes type 2 is there a meal plan for that. Thank you Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:09:05 EST Recipes for One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32947155 Hi, <BR> Are there any recipes available to make for just one serving? I cook for myself and it seems most of the recipes (while sounding delicious) are for multiple servings. Or can the recipes be adjusted to serve just one person? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:50:36 EST Potatoes in the recipe calculator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32908297 I would be really grateful if I had the option of measuring potatoes in grams or ounces when I go to add them to a recipe. Right now they are listed as small, medium, large, and in cups, but I really rely on my food scale for accuracy and most of my recipes don't require the potatoes to be diced, so the cup measurement doesn't work for me. The red potatoes are listed as 100 grams, but when I go to add or adjust the amount for a recipe, the box where I would put in the amount says "undefined"... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:14:50 EST How do I edit a recipe once it's been posted? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32892733 I post a new recipe but have realised there are a couple of mistakes in it, so I'd like to amend it but can't work out how. <BR> <BR> Cheers. <BR> <BR> Colin Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:43:18 EST Recipe from another book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32892689 I just made something from a separate recipe book. I don't want to go to the trouble of entering the recipe. I just want to count the calories, fat, carbs and protein. Is there a way to do that on this site. This is not a recipe I will be making again, just ok. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:33:11 EST SparkRecipes Healthy Recipe App Problem/Suggestion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32892545 I love the App that goes with SparkRecipes. I've found lots of great recipes there. The problem I am having, which may not even be an option at this point, is I want access to my Spark Recipe Collections. Also the My Favorite Recipes on the website does not match my Favorites in the App. Am I missing something on one or the other or is the App and Website not really synced that way? If it's not, I highly recommend fixing that. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:20:10 EST Bacon Gotta Have it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32884377 I'm sorry, but I know this is a site for loosing weight...... but I LOVE BACON! And I finally just learned how to make bacon w/o the mess by baking it in the oven on foil on a cookie sheet! I know, I am 61 years old and where have I been all my life, in a stupid closet!!! I have been cooking my bacon under the broiler and burning it, dealing with the smoke alarms all these years!!! What a Nutcase!!! So, I just had to have a BLT today, so I tried it in the oven and it turned out perfect! Cooke... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:10:59 EST no ice cream for you...not http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32884184 I felt like i had discovered this fact but i'm starting to see reference to it on the TV. Ok, we can't have ice cream!!! but we are allowed fruit every day!!!!. what i did was mash my banana (with dots) to use it for a smoothie and froze it to save the banana( they are getting expensive) <BR> I discovered that after it softened a little it tasted just like banana ice cream! then i started using this treat for my evening snack. sometimes i add a tbs of walnuts to it and it is awesome. <BR> yo... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:29:40 EST Problems creating my your recipes??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32864285 Okay so here's the thing I want to create my own recipe box!!! I have found where you enter your recipe but it doesn't give the values of items entered.Soo I don't know how to fix that!! <BR> I was trying to make my mother's "Poor Man's Strafe" recipe. It consists of 1# ground round,1 can each of crm. of mushroom &crm. of celery condensed soup (campbell's) and 8oz. of any sour cream.1 onion.That said ,when I type ingredients in line by line and type prep. instructions it doesn't show me any c... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:59:56 EST Recipe and Shopping List Sharing Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32859048 Hey All, <BR> Is there a group that share's shopping lists? I would love to have a group that I could share a weekly list, and also get store specific where we could share store sales, to make up the menu for that week. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Robin Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:52:49 EST Sparkrecipes Pain in the.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32843220 I been using Spark recipes for years... my family loves it and they get to eat healthy... but is it just me that likes to try variety of stuff? I used to have a system down how to find recipes so they could be random but after the last change it is sooooo impossible, come on for just the dinner alone the is over 170,000 different recipes! they do not have a randomizer so it is like I only get the top few even if I change categories... How does anyone go threw all these or how does people do v... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:34:55 EST Sparkpeople recipes from book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32836896 I don't understand if I put in name of recipe from book why it doesn't come up to track! Come up with several turkey chili but not the one in book Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:50:15 EST Dirty Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32796168 Last night we had left over brown rice and turkey meat made for taco salads. I mixed the two together and made a dirty rice. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! <BR> <BR> Receipe: <BR> <BR> Cup of cooked brown rice <BR> 2-3 oz of ground turkey meat (cooked with chopped onions and taco seasoning) <BR> <BR> Mixed together in a frying pan and enjoy. (Spice it up iwth cajun seasoning for heat! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 08:16:57 EST Allergies and SparkRecipes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32786717 Can someone make a substitution suggestion for me? <BR> <BR> We are allergic to tomatoes and citrus, yet they seem to appear in just about every recipe! <BR> <BR> HELP! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 00:16:47 EST recipe books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32786255 I have started 3 different recipe books over time but now would like to combine them into one. How do I do that? Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:57:14 EST Help determining Serving Size http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32766245 http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta<BR>il.asp?recipe=2641721 <BR> <BR> I decided to make chili today-hoping it will last me a few meals. I made a recipe on sparkrecipe using what i had on hand...some ground chicken breast, 2 cans of beans and some seasoning. I am going to throw all of it in the slow cooker today. Since I do not know the true total volume, I cant determine how many "cups" i could get out of the pot. In other words, if i knew all of those ingredients added up to 12 cups... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:58:05 EST option idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32745437 As I was pondering what to cook the other day, I thought it would be good if one could type in 2-4 ingredients they have and click to find recipes for those main ingredients. It would be more of a directed browse and each recipe would have some of those ingredients so you don't have to open many recipes before finding one that meets your ingredient list. <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:15:14 EST Meat and potatoe family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32724161 Any options other than meat and potatoe family Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:37:15 EST slow cooker turkey sausage and bean stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32717465 I am making this stew today. I don't have much experience with slow cooking but consider myself a pretty good cook. This recipe is from the SparkPeople cookbook which I recently purchased. I will be sure to let you know how it turns out. Has anyone else tried this recipe? Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:10:04 EST EMERGENCY - Lowering heat/spiciness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32669485 I am making some of the tortilla soup for a Christmas present and took out the green chile, but it is still too spicy for my neighbors. I'm making a double batch without beans (since I can't have beans in what I keep). Will an extra can of tomatoes help to cool it off, or what can I do to get the spice not so hot? Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:26:16 EST French Onion Soup recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32663842 The other day there was a recipe for French Onion Soup that I am going to make. It says it makes two servings, but has 4 cups of broth in it. Do I need to simmer it until that broth is down to 2 cups or is it supposed to be more like 4 servings? I'll have to go after more broth if it has to be boiled down that much because I want to make enough for 3 people. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:42:39 EST Wine Pairings??????????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32635276 Why do so many recipes have a link to a wine pairing? I have even seen breakfast recipes with a "wine pairing" suggestion!! I think this is a bit ridiculous! We do not, nor have we ever, rink wine with our meals! Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:31:02 EST Need help for entering a recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32540336 I am trying to enter and calculate a recipe, but it sows me no matches when I press start. I am entering normal stuff like kale and almond milk..... Can anyone help? Mon, 2 Dec 2013 18:36:04 EST Recipes and Grocery List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32449234 This is my first week! I think I have learned that if a recipe is in your meal for the day, the ingredients don't show up on the grocery list and I should manually add them to my list? Is there a way to add recipe ingredients to the list on the computer? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:33:22 EST suggested meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32419297 Does anyone know how to modify the suggested meals to cut out cheese and milk???? i can not eat cheese or drink milk but for some reason i can sometimes stomach yogurt.... its weird i know... maybe a way to at least cut out all dairy?? Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:44:37 EST freezing beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32397230 I just soaked an entire bag of black beans and want to freeze half of them. Should I cook them before freezing? Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:56:26 EST Gluten Free Cookie recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32333354 Hi <BR> I received a terrific Gluten Free Cookie recipe in a Spark email. I can't find it now! <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure it was in late August or early September, and that it was from Chef Meg. It was based on Almond and Rice flours, and was a Thumbprint type cookie with jam. <BR> Made them for a celiac friend, who loved them, and I'd love to make them again. <BR> <BR> Anyone familiar with it? <BR> <BR> A million thanks! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:08:46 EST Recipes with pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32319499 Why is it the about 95% of the time the picture along with a recipe is not what the finished product will look like? This is very annoying....I look at the picture and decide to make the dish, then I read direction &/or ingredients and there is no way the dish could look like the picture. If there is no picture, just put "picture not available"....better than being deceitful Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:47:43 EST Copied recipes from online. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32313434 Hello, I'm Kitty and I'm new here. How do you calculate the nutrition and save copyrighted recipes? Thanks! Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:48:53 EST Recipe comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32282688 I am amazed at how many negative opinions are posted to recipes that have nothing to do with the recipe (ie. the reviewer hasn't even tried it) but are just their personal opinion about why they don't like it and won't try it!! Who cares?! and how is that helpful to anyone else who might want to put the recipe to good use (ie. actually try it). <BR> And if you think it has too many calories or sodium or fat, etc.... just ignore it! They are irrelevant to any sparkpeople recipe unless you wa... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:04:21 EST What happened to the advanced recipe search? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32279563 Since the Sparkrecipes site was revamped, I can no longer do a keyword search and narrow my results using the advanced options like categories or dietary needs. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:43:54 EST What the mind knows is good for us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32266080 With all of the great recipes and healthy ideas I found today's cartoon really hits the nail on the head. What the mind/head knows is good for us can be very easily over ruled by the heart/desire of what we really want. <BR> <BR> Today I am trying to compromise and find a way to satisfy both. Sharing with my wife seems to be a great start. A single bacon cheeseburger with a great salad and maybe a McDonalds cone for a snack. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:44:02 EST Changing the nutrients of an ingredient? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32261812 I have so many questions! <BR> <BR> So I created a recipe (it's not shared) and I had to add one ingredient because I couldn't find it. (It was King Arthur bread flour.) Then I realized I failed to include the amount of potassium in bread flour. How would I edit that individual ingredient's nutritional value? Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:45:33 EST Recipe nutrition calculator? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32244034 Okay, so I added a recipe that I use often -- it's to make a loaf of bread in our bread machine. Bread is tricky, though -- sometimes I have to add a little more water to get the dough to come together, which wouldn't change the total calories/nutrients of the finished project, but sometimes I have to add some more flour, which would. And sometimes the loaf of bread is bigger than other times. And sometimes I am better at cutting even slices than other times. So while I can say "yield: 10 sli... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:32:36 EST healthy recipe app http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32225336 Is anyone else having trouble with healthy recipe app? I get as far as main page & then once I start searching it stops running. I have tried uninstalling & reinstalling with no change. I really love this app or at least I did when it worked. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:52:05 EST SparkPeople App will no longer scan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32183735 I purchased the app mainly for the scanning capability, since there are many free apps that can be used to track fitness and nutrition. It worked for a while, but now when I try to scan something it says "syncing". This is on iPhone. Is there anything I can do? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 07:09:33 EST Sodium not listed with calories, fat, proteing, et http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32167468 <BR> I have high blood pressure and I'm always searching for low sodium recipes. I would like to make a suggestion regarding the Spark Recipe Page for low sodium foods. It would be helpful if the sodium level for the recipe could be seen like the calories, fat, protein, etc. without having to actually click on the recipe to get the rest of the nutritional data. Because it's low sodium I think that's one of the main nutritional value people would like to see in the beginning. <BR> <BR> Al... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:58:25 EST Spark People on my Nook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32166479 I downloaded the 14 day Spark People Diet to my Noon and the printing app only to find out that the printing app doesn't work on the Nook I have. I wanted to print food plan and shopping list but can't do it. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 21:10:38 EST Inactive Members? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32153688 Will SparkPeople ever come to a point of deactivating inactive members? Right now, it's extremely hard to search for new friends on here because there are so many people who don't even use the site anymore. Tue, 8 Oct 2013 05:25:16 EST Chat Option? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32153496 Will SparkPeople ever offer a member-to-member live chat option on here? Like, something similar to what Facebook offers? Tue, 8 Oct 2013 04:44:36 EST Lunchbox Carrot Apple Slaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32087001 Did anyone else try this recipe? This is the first one I think is a total "bust." It was so bitter and totally unlike what I expected. If I make it again, I think I'll use a sweet apple and lowfat vanilla yogurt instead of plain. I was disappointed. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 21:44:21 EST Calzone Recipe 370 Calories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32079396 I'll probably get alot of flack from the health nuts out there but its Friday and I really wanted pizza. Well that was not an option. So here is what I made. The portion is very filling and delicious! I may use thin crust next time because it will lower the calories even more. <BR> <BR> 1 can of Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust (classic style) <BR> 1 cup of fresh slice mushrooms <BR> 1/4 cup sliced black olives <BR> 10 slices of canadian bacon <BR> 1 cup of part skim mozzerella cheese <BR... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:27:41 EST We Need More Natural Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32067553 I'm loving the SparkPeople and SparkRecipes websites. They have a lot to offer that you can't get anywhere else, much less for free. <BR> <BR> However, one thing I'm not finding a lot of is recipes that don't use artificial ingredients to cut calories, sugar, and fat. Most of the "healthy" alternative recipes I'm seeing use Splenda, sugar-free pudding and jello mixes containing aspartame, and other artificial sweeteners. I also see a lot of pre-packaged ranch dressing mix, soup mixes, spice... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 02:12:47 EST New recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32056989 Love the new spark recipes for seasonal and party. Thanks sparks <em>243</em> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:42:39 EST Dumb question about using canned soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32028627 Sorry if this sounds crazy but I was recently fall cleaning my cupboards (throwing all the expired and old foods away) and I realized there were a few cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup in there that expire in Dec. I was thinking that I would use them in a recipe and found a good sounding recipe for a Chicken and Broccoli casserole. I have never made a recipe with canned soup before and was wondering......if a recipe calls for 1 can do I just use the soup in the can as is or do I use th... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:51:34 EST Bread recipe recommendations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=32017484 I would really like to make some home made bread, preferably in my bread maker. I looked at the recipes and there are so many! Can anyone recommend their favourites? Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:57:10 EST Lovely Picture - NO Recipe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31988018 There is a lovely picture of what looks to be a Tomato Tart <link>www.sparkpeople.com/news/genericpict<BR>ures/homepage/the_best_of_summer.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> Where is the recipe???? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 16:41:48 EST where are my favorites? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31861214 HI i cant find the favorites tab...can someone help me? thank you <em>100</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:05:31 EST Clean Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31844760 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> For the last year or two I have been investigating the "clean eating" phenomenon; over the last 9 months, I have been incorporating more and more whole/single ingredient foods and less and less processed/pre-packaged foods. I noticed that SparkPeople really doesn't support the idea of clean eating, since a lot of the chef Meg recipes call for, without being rude, somewhat unhealthy ingredients. I have seen processed/refined sugars, processed/refined salt, and pre-pac... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:44:09 EST Grocery shopping in Korea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31826639 Hi there, I apologize for the upcoming rant. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else out there currently working in South Korea? <BR> I've been living here for over four years, and like I mentioned in my self-introduction post, trying to stay fit is hard enough, but in a foreign country it can be much more expensive, with limited resources. <BR> <BR> I honestly don't how these native Korean girls stay so thin. Korean food looks healthier than average American-style meals at first, but when you really l... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 04:46:01 EST Cried in my car today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31792327 I have been trying to lose weight for about six months. I am methodical about it, I weigh my food take pictures of EVERYTHING I eat and exercise at least 45 mins 3 times a week plus we go hiking at least 3 miles on the weekend. In six months I had lost 8 lbs that it. I got on the scale this morning and gained everything back. Words cannot express my frustration, but I am sure you can understand. I have a doctors appointment but its not for a month yet. I keep thinking to myself this just can'... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:29:42 EST Any MediFast dieters here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31658531 Hi, <BR> I am starting MediFast diet tomorrow. I have done it before with success. I find it easy because there are no choices other than the Lean & Green meal after you drink your 5 packets. I'm not going to do it more than a few months. I need to lose more consistently due to joint pain and sleep apnea. So, if you are doing this diet too, although I do not know is Spark sanctions this diet, I would love to hear from you and swap tips or be a listening ear if you need one. Thanks! <BR> <B... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 14:00:54 EST spaghetti squash blooming on the inside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31636692 I picked up a 2lb spaghetti squash today and as I went to open 'er up, some of the seeds were starting to sprout. I didn't think much of it but it did taste more like sprouts than squash. When and why does this happen??? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:03:30 EST Almond milk for skim? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31612582 Does anyone know if you can substitute unsweetened almond milk for skim milk in a muffin recipe (or any recipe for that matter)? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:08:14 EST Tomato Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31603701 I'm making batches of sun dried tomatoes in my dehydrator. My garden is pumping out pounds of Romas and I'm also trying grape tomatoes for the first time. This will provide a lot of interesting dishes over the coming weeks, Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:43:04 EST Edit Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31459690 I submitted a recipe and goofed it all up in format. How do I edit so I can make corrections? Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:41:33 EST Sharing Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31257080 I have spent months compiling all of my favorite recipes on SparkPeople and, per the guidelines, have not shared them with others as they are not my recipes. However, my husband just joined SparkPeople and I would like to share my recipes with him, as we eat the same foods for lunch and dinner. Can I do this? How? Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:47:42 EST Need a sauce for asparagus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=31125625 We have some asparagus we got at grocery store and I want a low fat sauce on it. Tired of light oleo on everything. Hollandaise sauce has too much fat with the butter and egg yolks. Can anyone help me out? <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 13:28:26 EST Mediterrean Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=30501157 Has anyone tried this? I'm interested in it and need a pantry list. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:55:14 EST Low Sodium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=30070104 Why isn't "Low Sodium" one of the Dietary choices when searching for, or entering new recipes? Plenty of people are on Salt Restricted diets these days and it would be nice to make it easier to find and share these types of recipes. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 11:06:56 EST Meal replacement shakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=29869285 Has anyone tried meal replacement shakes? I usually have to eat breakfast and lunch on the run and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with any of the shakes or drinks now on the market? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:30:04 EST SP Very Berry Smoothie Delicious http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=28518403 My Hubby & I just blended very berry smoothie & it was delicious & filling! Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:39:11 EST what do you have normally for breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=24947890 what foods do you eat for breakfast? Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:47:40 EST Which is better for you-----Truvia or Splenda? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=157&imparent=23690593 I have heard that Truvia is better for you nutrition wise but I see most people here use Splenda. Does anyone know the difference? Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:19:01 EST