SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard Share your feedback, suggestions and questions about SparkRecipes here. SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard Something different with chicken breasts Since the price of beef skyrocketed we eat a lot of chicken, Family is becoming so bored of chicken breasts, I oven fry with different seasonings, bake, grill, chicken tacos, stir fry, wraps salsa chicken, , bar b q, pulled chicken,etc, Help! I need something everyone will eat, family friendly and not boring. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:24:36 EST storing chips Has anyone ever tried to store homemade chips? ie - sweet potato, kale, regular potato etc....? I would like to make batches of them to have for the week but am afraid they will get soggy if stored in a ziplcok or rubbermaid container. Any thoughts? Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:35:28 EST dairy free cooking My 14 yr. old daughter has recently been diagnosed with a dairy allergy after being lactose intolerant since she was 10. I didn't make a lot of dairy based recipes but she could tolerate "cream of" soupsfor some reason when I cooked with them. I'm trying to convert recipes to be dairy free and am having a hard time with savory dishes but have the baking down pat.. Has anyone tried to cook with cashew milk successfully? What have you cooked? <BR> <BR> Any guidance would be appreciated. <BR> ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:56:07 EST Can you help me slim this down? I found a recipe online that I'd like to try. My dd has a dairy allergy so I'll substitute the butter for Earth Balance but there still is a lot of "butter" in this. Also, people were saying that they needed to double the sauce because it was too dry. Any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated, thank you. <BR> <BR> :: Creamy Chicken Casserole <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 to 2 cups of cooked & shredded chicken{preferably vegetarian fed, humanely raised, antibiotic free, I used leftover from a Roast ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:16:14 EST 30-Day Fit Food Challenge I just found the recipes for the challenge, and they sound amazing and I am going to try a lot of the suggestions. I didn't see the nutritional values to post to my tracker. Can someone help me with this? This is all new for me, the tracking and all, but my husband and I are really getting into it! Today ends our first week and we are excited. He has lost 4 lbs and I've lost 3. WOW! Thanks for all of your efforts to help folks like us. I just wanted to know where to find the info before I go ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:21:21 EST meatloaf I got a healthy meatloaf that calls for oats but I bought steal cut would the steal cut oat work in meatloaf ??Steal cut oats r hard when they r not cooked Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:41:27 EST Why not Homemade I tend to make a lot of things from scratch.. There are so many that are prepackaged and Premade.. Most of them are not healthy and have things I can't understand what they are.. Maybe a new topic of redoing Comfort Foods..? Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:41:26 EST Nutrition tracker How do I add Vitamin K to my Nutrition tracker? I take Warfarin ( a blood thinner) and need to monitor my intake. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:34:52 EST Apps w/spark Hi,I noticed a few spark recipe apps and was wondering if anyone has tried any of these out. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a visual app (one with photos) that I can select for each meal for every day of the week. maybe even snacks. I would be able to click on the image and it will add it to my meal plan. Furthermore, It would give the calorie count and nutrition breakdown you find here at Spark. So then, I would have a week's worth of meals planned with images that - when clicked show the recip... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 00:26:45 EST Can't access saved recipes on recipe app Last year, the ability to log onto SparkRecipes and access saved recipes was added to the recipe app. It worked immediately after the relevant update. It's not working for me now. I can log onto SparkRecipes, but I can't access my recipe box. What's the point of being able to log onto the site if I can't access my saved recipes? Fri, 6 Mar 2015 06:53:32 EST Unable to access private recipes on iPhone Is there a trick to get to my saved recipes or private recipes on mobile? I tried clicking the link for "go to full site" and it just kept bringing up the mobile site where all you can do is search the data base for recipes and not recipes that I myself have created. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:08:21 EST How do you measure 1/2 cup of speghetti? can that be put in dry ounces anyone? Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:57:44 EST Print Recipes? Maybe I'm just having a very special moment, but I can't find a button to print from SparkRecipes. I thought in the past I had printed them. How can I get a printer friendly version of the recipe so I don't have to print all of the ads? Thanks for your help. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:58:08 EST homemade breads A friend of mine who lives out of the states recently stayed with me and commented on how sweet our sandwich breads are compared to Australia. Knowing yeast feeds on sugar, does anyone have a no sugar (sugar added just for yeast) or low sugar whole wheat bread recipe? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 6 Feb 2015 16:19:36 EST Quick breakfast ideas I usually take about 20mins to get myself and kid ready for school before heading out the door for work. Lately, I have a shake and I drink it on the way to work and I'm fine til lunch. Thought of protein shakes but I don't know what to look for or brands. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:12:28 EST no points awarded for mobile app downloads Hi. I just happened to notice that I was never awarded points when I downloaded the SP app on my phone and the Spark Quote of the day app?? Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:12:46 EST NINJA What do you use it for? What do you do with your blender? <BR> I just make smoothies. <BR> <BR> Love to share recipes Do not have many <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:10:23 EST Recipes Where do I find any of the recipes? Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:12:33 EST New Year's Recipe Take twelve whole months. <BR> Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy. <BR> Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. <BR> <BR> Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one parts, <BR> but don't make up the whole batch at once. <BR> Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients: <BR> <BR> Mix well into each day one part of faith, <BR> one part of patience, one part of courage, <BR> and one part of work. <BR> <BR> Add to each day one... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:32:23 EST milk exchange ??? I made the Mock Wendys Frosty with coconut milk rather than skim milk. It didn't thicken up. <BR> <BR> Has anybody else have this problem with subbing Milks ??? Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:05:21 EST Recipe Conversions? I have several recipes I plan on making. I'm interested to figure out the nutritional information for these recipes. Is there someplace I can type in the recipe and get the nutritional info on a per serving basis? Am I making any sense? Thanks. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:43:28 EST Help I added a recipe and I added an old dessert recipe and was shocked on the nutrient value. It was way off the wall and I know it can't be true. I've added recipes in the past and they came out okay, what went wrong with my Lemon Squares. I knew it would be high but not like this. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:03:43 EST Salt, is sea salt any better? I am restricting my salt and wanted to know how you do it. Is sea salt or kosher salt any better or worse than table salt. Any suggestions you can offer. I have started not just blindly shaking it all over the dish. Thanks. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:18:33 EST Healthy vegetables chicken pasta recipe This weekend we tried this recipe and highly recommend it to anyone that likes a casserole dish with max veggies, mimimum meat and pasta per serving. Only thing I did was sprinkle my serving with some garlic salt. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:16:08 EST Sparkrecipes mobile You know what would be great, if there could be a bar code scanner on the mobile version of sparkrecipes or the app. So that when I am cooking I can create a recipe on sparkrecipes much more easier than having to go to my laptop and adding items in. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:54:16 EST Rinsing/sorting quinoa? I'm new to making quinoa. The package said to "rinse and sort prior to cooking". It took me forever to find a way to rinse it because my strainers are all too big. Then sorting it after it was wet was like sorting through wet sand. What am I even looking for?? Any good tips to share on rinsing and sorting? And do you sort before rinsing? Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:22:08 EST Suggestion: make it easier for singles It would really help with some of the recipes if there were suggestions about how to save additional portions. Some are obvious, and I know how, but others aren't. It's both expensive and difficult eating for one most of the time (although some less pitfalls!), and any help on meals for one would be great. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:53:49 EST meal plan I am starting new. If there is meat and it is in 0z is it cooked meat or raw meat you measure. Also On day one there is a recipe that says that you take the stuff add 2 cups of water and rice and beans and season and cook for one hours. So If you use cooked rice and canned beans it will be mush. So it the rice uncooked and raw beans. So that is another questions is when it says rice it is cooked or uncooked. starting new and getting frustrated, Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:19:29 EST Can I take the oil out of this? Hi! I'm making a pasta dish tonight that I've made several times before but I have a question about the olive oil. The recipe states after cooking the rotini, to toss it with 1/4 c. olive oil, then add the lemon juice/zest, tomatoes, feta, black pepper, basil and I think 1/2 c. water from the cooked pasta. Do you think the olive oil's purpose here it to help the ingredients stick to it? Do you think I could omit it or substitute something with fewer calories? Thank you so much! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:47:31 EST Nutrition Facts Help, how do I enter the nutrition facts on a product that I am going to have for lunch. The product is Johnny's Potato Cheddar Soup. <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:21:42 EST low carb breakfast 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 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 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 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 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 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 much for 6 C of liquid? Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:09:27 EST whats for breakfast 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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? 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 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 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? 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 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 it is very hard to fine something without built in sodium have any ideas? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:39:19 EST sugar 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 sugar on cereal. god bless Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:36:34 EST to get more from spark recipes 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?? 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 Does anyone have a good list of snacks that don't contain cheese. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:45:00 EST Pineapple Chicken 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><BR>tail.asp?recipe=2724971 <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:22:54 EST Recipes created and reports generated by SP-Wrong 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 Sparkrecipe search is very difficult! 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 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 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies problem D 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 Bacon Gotta Have it! 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 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 Recipes and Grocery List 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 healthy recipe app 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 where are my favorites? HI i cant find the favorites tab...can someone help me? thank you <em>100</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:05:31 EST Grocery shopping in Korea 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 Almond milk for skim? 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 Edit Recipe 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 Meal replacement shakes 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 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? what foods do you eat for breakfast? Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:47:40 EST Which is better for you-----Truvia or Splenda? 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