SparkPeople Recipe Requests Messageboard If you need a recipe for a special occasion or dietary constraint, post here to get ideas from other members. SparkPeople Recipe Requests Messageboard Planting a vegetable garden What is your favorite vegetable to garden Wed, 25 May 2016 19:33:49 EST Looking for a recipe for Almond Milk The cost of a 1/2 gallon of almond milk is about $4 - so I am looking for a way to make it. Esp with two of us having to be on it (it can get expensive) <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a recipe for it?? Wed, 25 May 2016 14:09:47 EST Strawberry Jello Dessert Back when I was doing Weightwatcher's I got a recipe for a Strawberry Dessert. The recipe included fresh strawberries, yougurt, jello and 7-up. Does anyone out there have this recipe. It was so good and I have lost the recipe. <BR> <BR> Does anyone out there have this recipe? I would be so greatful. Thu, 19 May 2016 17:43:45 EST sweets What can I eat when I am craving sweets but need to eat low calorie? Thu, 19 May 2016 14:41:07 EST Protein Powder Recommendations Can anyone recommend a whey protein powder? I'm looking for something that tastes good and blends in water with a spoon. Not sure what else may be important when choosing a protein powder. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance Fri, 13 May 2016 21:45:13 EST Easy breakfast recipes I often eat cereal or oatmeal, and am interested in trying something new. Does anyone have any suggestions for some yummy breakfast recipes like omelettes, wraps, fruit parfaits. Anything! I would love to hear. <em>4</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 22:11:15 EST Best way to make healthiest veggie chips? I'm looking to make veggie chips out of real veggie slices. No dehydrator. <BR> <BR> Do you have to use oil? What happens if you don't coat them, or if you just brush a little on the pan to prevent sticking? <BR> <BR> Any good recipes that someone has tried? Thank you. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:33:24 EST healthy mediterranean recipes any recommendations? Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:57:41 EST too much milk! I accidentally bought too much milk and it's about to expire. Can anyone suggest a recipe that will use a lot of it up? I thought of egg custard, but I hate to keep such a sweet temptation in my house. I'm sure there's something obvious, I'm just not thinking of it. Thanks for any help! Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:59:46 EST Peanut Butter Chicken At the Chinese restaurant we had down here they had the best Peanut Butter Chicken ever they are closed now i would like the recipe for it if anyone knows how to make it. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 16:22:41 EST Healthy recipes, while on a budget Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for recipes to make a healthy meal, while on a budget. Anyone know of any? Much appreciated! <BR> <BR> Thanks Fri, 1 Apr 2016 22:04:22 EST Bored with ground turkey Does anyone have some good recipes for ground turkey? They have to be made with simple ingredients. We are not doing super low fat...more high protein and lower carbohydrates. Thanks!!! Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:23:51 EST no wheat at all help? ok my coach keeps getting on to me for my wheat intake and starch intake. i'm not sure what i can substitute for the bread and everything i love so dearly that he cut out. i'm clueless considering that is all my family cooks on a daily basis. and to keep item in the house for salads is near impossible. for what i bring in is what all wants on a regular basis. i bring fruit my nephew wants all of it. i bring yogurt and my son wants all that before i even get one bit lol. any suggestions on wha... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:44:21 EST Rice Cooker Recipes Recently purchased a small rice cooker. does anyone have recipes to share? Sun, 13 Mar 2016 20:52:09 EST Leftover Pulled Pork I made a two pound pork tenderloin in the crockpot the other day for BBQ sandwiches. We didn't eat even close to half as BBQ so now I have a ton of pulled pork without any sauce leftover. Any suggestions on what I can do with it so it doesn't go to waste? Thu, 3 Mar 2016 10:35:41 EST Pulled Chicken suggestions. I have pulled chicken on my menu for next week. Anyone have any tips or secrets to make this awesome? I've done it with pork but not with chicken. I want to WOW hubby. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:05:50 EST Poundcake help I know its not diet food but I was asked to bring a lemon pound cake to a Super Bowl party. It turned out too lemony. What could I bring to help tone it down. I was thinking about blueberries but not sure how to serve them. Maybe with cool whip? <BR> Thanks for any suggestions. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 00:16:04 EST Watercress recipes? I just bought a huge bunch of watercress! <BR> <BR> I read in a mag that it is delicious raw in an egg salad sandwich! <BR> <BR> Any other ideas? Thu, 4 Feb 2016 04:29:20 EST Turkey Meatloaf with Califlower mash potaoes I made this Turkey meatloaf, was so good. I grated a med onion and a med carrot, then chopped 1/4 cup of mushrooms and mixed it all together. Cooked in oven for about 45 mins. I also cooked up a cauliflower (whole one) mashed it up and put in 1/4 cup 1% milk. Sodium free salt and some pepper, then topped it with low cal jack cheese and put it in the oven. Everything was so good. <em>4</em> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:33:27 EST Jenny Craig Florentine Pizza I love the Florentine Breakfast Pizza from Jenny Craig, but it is pricey! I was wondering if anyone out there has been able to come up with a recipe that is similar to the original...any suggestions Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:35:06 EST Fish Looking for fish recipes that include Tilapia or Parmesan. Anybody got anything good? Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:38:45 EST crockpot recipes Need some good healthy crockpot recipes for 4 people. Sat, 9 Jan 2016 18:26:38 EST Picky Recipes for Picky Eaters I, like many people, eat like a 5 year old. I love mac n cheese, pizza, mini corndogs, and I dislike many veggies and a lot of fruits. Many recipes include vegetables, leafy greens or just things I do not like. Are there any recipes for foods that are more "child-like"? I do eat spinach IN things, bananas, apples, potatoes, corn, things like that. But tomatoes are one thing that is common in recipes that I cannot eat. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 19:12:19 EST Easy, healthy and tasty recipe ideas? I'm trying to enjoy cooking more - but not there yet....Looking for easy, healthy recipe ideas for my family. Lean meat recipes preferred. <BR> Thank you! Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:37:43 EST Hiatal hernia I'm looking for recipes that do not produce a lot of stomach acid. I was just diagnosed with a hiat all hernia that is causing GERD and reflux. Thanks for the help. Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:02:10 EST Sugar Free Meringue If you know how to make sugar free meringue cookies please share the recipe with me. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:05:00 EST SCD Diet Hi My wife is having IBS issues and was told by the doctors that she should start the SCD diet. We were able to go to a few websites and find what she can and cannot eat. The problem is neither of us are cooks so we are trying to find easy recipes that we can make. Does anyone know a few? I could order a book on it, but would rather reach out to a community for help  Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:00:50 EST holiday drink or punch Looking for a tasty, light punch or mocktail recipe. Sun, 20 Dec 2015 06:26:39 EST Lee's famous spicy chicken Can anyone make chicken like lee's spicy? I cannot seem to find the recipe anywhere. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 01:35:55 EST cauliflower Some recipes for using cauliflower? Sun, 6 Dec 2015 11:38:36 EST Ketogenic Hey all, <BR> <BR> I would love to know if anyone has a favorite and great FREE resource for ketogenic recipes. Where have you found them? Do you find Pinterest to be helpful? <BR> <BR> Anyone who's on a ketogenic diet like I am, can probably relate to the holiday struggles for finding delicious dessert goodies that also keep you in ketosis. <BR> <BR> So, if you have any recipe ideas, I would be forever grateful! <BR> <BR> Thanks bunches! Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:55:11 EST Creative Smoothie Recipes Any body got a special or creative smoothie they enjoy? Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:07:17 EST Chayote Squash Recipes request I was given 4 chayote squash. I have never eaten them nor cooked them before. I was wondering if anyone has any good recipes for them? Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:47:53 EST Meg's make over boston baked beans I have been making Meg's beans in my crock pot for awhile now, really delishious, It calls for northern white beans. Wondering if I could sub with red kidney beans ? Has any body ttried the beans? I eat them just about every day. Always have a batch in the frig waiting for me Sun, 1 Nov 2015 13:49:27 EST Breakfast Starting to get tired of eggs and oatmeal any suggestion for new breakfast please share Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:29:51 EST Box Cake Substitutes. Any make your own recipes? I rarely have box cake mix and want to try some of the recipes on sparkpeople that call for them. Anyone have a make your own mix that can be substituted when a recipe calls for box cake? I need a spice and a chocolate recipe for making my own cake mix Sat, 10 Oct 2015 14:50:55 EST HOT n easy protein breakfasts I've been looking for a hot, high protein breakfast food, but all I can find are items based on oatmeal, pre-made canned meal replacements, eggs, or yogurt/cottage cheese items. I'll confess I'm a picky eater, but it seems to me there should be something quick and easy that's full of protein that's good for a cold day. Anyone have any ideas? Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:58:37 EST vegan lasagna anyone have a great recipe? Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:16:54 EST shrimp on the menu for dinner- Tonight I am making shrimp for dinner. I really want to avoid making an alfredo sauce, wanting to do something light because we are going for a walk before dinner tonight so I was going to just do shrimp in the skillet in butter and garlic with pasta and broccoli, but I need some type of a sauce to go on the pasta - any suggestions? I know I could just add some heavy cream in and it would taste fine, but that's not the lightest option <BR> thanks in advance, rachel. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:08:27 EST Cornbread recipe with Argo cornstarch Looking for a cornbread recipe I used in the early 90's that was on the Argo cornstarch boxes. It had buttermilk, melted butter, cornstarch, and cornmeal (among other ingredients) and was made in a 9X5 loaf pan. Made the creamiest, softest cornbread ever. Argo has no record of it due to ownership changes over the years. THANKS!! Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:57:06 EST Meatless meals The price of beef has sky rocketed so I'm now going to fit less meat into my meals. Can you all share some of your go-to/favourite meals Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:36:50 EST Paleo Recipies Have gained back 25 pounds. <BR> Requesting recipes. <BR> Thanks Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:46:06 EST Tailgating food! With the college football season fast approaching (otherwise known in our house as the most wonderful time of the year), I will be looking for healthy recipes. I can do the veggies and yogurt dip but I don't want to feel left out as people much out on chips and salsa and hot wings. I seem to remember Frank's hot sauce has no calories ( I might be wrong about that). We could grill the wings. Any other suggestions? ??? Sat, 15 Aug 2015 19:54:15 EST The up coming seasons The upcoming seasons to me are the ones that can cause the dreaded weight gain. I would love to see some recipes that are flavorful, cheap, and do not have unlimited amount of ingredients, short and sweet is best for this working lady. Any soup, casseroles for the upcoming "eating fest" Halloween, potlucks at work, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any suggestions or recipes are greatly appreciated. <BR> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:54:26 EST No fat or low fat recipes My niece has 75% of her pancreas remaining and she is diabetic. She has to have a low or no fat diet. Any suggestions on recipes or web pages to check? Thanks everyone. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:46:28 EST protein powder Can anyone think of any recipes that I can use up my protein power? I have chocolate and vanilla. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:13:12 EST recipe support and how to Gluten free, vegan recipes and snacks <em>220</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 03:09:56 EST 400-500 calorie dinner I need an idea for a 400 - 500 calorie dinner. Nothing unusual please. I have a small hometown grocery and will not have access to some things you'd find in a larger store. I ate out for my lunch today and need to be extra good for dinner! LOL! Any ideas? Thanks all!!! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:43:37 EST food to take out? I am going to see ed sheeran in concert on sunday YAY!! but hubby wants to go mcdonalds drive through so I thought i would pack myself some food, any ideas, don't get me wrong i have done it before but want some filling ideas to freshen things up please. Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:38:22 EST Bony salmon I bought several pieces of fresh Salmon and baked it. It had so many bones and I became frustrated picking them off, I ended up eating only the side dishes! I ended up throwing it away because my family said it was to bony and refused to eat it normal for salmon to be this bony? I normally don't buy it and think i'll never buy it again! Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:51:39 EST Low calorie banana recipes? I bought too many bananas last week. Any tips or suggestions are appreciated. :) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:46:58 EST Favorite kale recipes? What are your favorite ways to prepare kale? Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:52:23 EST Non-Refrigerated Lunch I’m looking for ideas on lunches that don’t require refrigeration or a microwave. I see tons of ideas for snacks, but I’m looking for something more substantial than seeds and energy bars. So far the only thing I’ve come up with is peanut butter sandwiches and salad. But there has to be more options out there. What’s worked for you? Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:56:06 EST Going to a cake morning for cancer I want to make a healthier cake but most of the recipes i know of are slimming world are scan bran and not very nice. I want it to feel natural just a little healther any recipes would be gratefully recieved. thank you Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:36:24 EST etl <em>334</em> I have lost 48 lbs on eat to live since May 10 feel great just looking for recipe ideas <BR> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:15:21 EST Bread, glorious bread! lol <BR> <BR> Just started low carb... 1 week today! <BR> <BR> Doing ok, but really REALLY miss bread! <BR> I did get some flax pitas which are really low in carb and honestly not so bad tasting... I tried to make a "bread" using coconut flour yesterday and while it's ok, it's not bread bread ya know. <BR> <BR> From what I'm reading there really is no way to get true bread flavor and texture with out all the carbs, but I thought I would ask here! If anyone knows, Sparkpeople know! <BR> <... Sun, 24 May 2015 09:51:53 EST breakfast I need new breakfast ideas. It's the hardest part of the day for me. I don't have a lot of time at home in the morning. So it needs to be able to be packed the night before or something I can make at the office. <BR> <BR> When I travel for work, 1 to 2 times a week on a slow week. It's even harder. :( Fri, 15 May 2015 12:54:30 EST FAJITAS I would love to find some new ideas for Fajita mix-in ingredients. Whether beef or chicken, (my family loves both), I'mjust so tired of the standard 'peppers and onions' mix-ins. I would so appreciate learning from those Fearless Creative Cooks/ Chefs who have taken the ordinary, (fajita), and made it "EXTRA-Ordinary"! Thanks =) Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:05:39 EST Have a vegetable course with dinner. . . I read this advice this weekend and it made perfect sense to me. <BR> However, after listing "salad" and "raw veggies" as my options for getting into this habit, I ran out of ideas. What would you have as a "vegetable course" with your dinner? Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:15:55 EST fast metabolism diet Hi. I am just starting the fast metabolism diet and I was wondering if anyone has recipes for phase 1,2 and 3? I found a few on sparkpeople recipes but would love more . Thanks in advance. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:23:19 EST Quinoa I am considering trying quinoa. I have no idea what it taste like or how to fix it. Any suggestions or recipes? Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:33:37 EST Ice coffee I'm trying not to stop at the coffee shop on my way to work, but its really hard. I love all the fun tasty drinks. I want to maybe make it at home to avoid the cost & cut calories. <BR> <BR> thanks! Tue, 7 Apr 2015 09:31:43 EST Black Beans - how do I cook them? Hello there! New to spark people :) <BR> <BR> I recently bought a 1 lb bag of dry black beans. I have no idea how to cook them. I have done endless googleing, but all I can find is what seems to be black beans as a side dish. I'm wanting to cook them so they're just tender. I want to be able to store them in the fridge so I can just throw them in salad or whatever else I might want to throw them in. <BR> <BR> Thank you for taking the time to read and respond if you do. <BR> <BR> Jacqi... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:36:47 EST best way to may salmon Does anyone have a great recipe for baking salmon? Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:29:20 EST HOW DO iI MAKE THE RECIPES FOR ONE HOW CAN I MAKE THE RECIPES FOR ONE PERSON, MY HUSBAND IS NOT GOING TO DIET AND I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT. I JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CUT THE RECIPES SMALLER <em>40</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:34:07 EST Portable Snacks hi everyone I am trying to get some ideas of portable snacks I can take to work. I work with the public and need something that does not take a lot of prep time and I can eat it with out much mess. <BR> Also can you tell me what calorie range should I keep the snacks in ?? <BR> Thanks for all your help Sun, 8 Feb 2015 11:45:38 EST Does anybody have a healthier chocolate mousse? So far all of the recipes I've found are super confusing, and I was hoping for something simple. <BR> <BR> I'm not a fantastic cook, so I was hoping somebody else might have some good ideas. <BR> <BR> :) Fri, 6 Feb 2015 12:39:12 EST wouldn't mind some good soup recipes i would like to perhaps get some recipes for some different soups, chowders and stews. my family likes these, especially ones we can put in a crockpot and let cook for a while. makes the house smell good, and it gets my mom to cook more. (she's paranoid of fires so tends to avoid the stove) <BR> <BR> we have a few soup recipes like corn chowder, beef stew, potato soup. but i would like some more. and with different foods, beef. chicken, veggies, sea food. ^^ Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:47:40 EST GERD would like to meet people with GERD problems and have a diet that you follow. I need help to lose weight and control my GERD it's really bad. help!!! <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:15:06 EST Fruit smoothies I just purchased a Nutri Bullet for making smoothies. I've had it for a week and am really liking the fruit smoothies I've made. I have used strawberries, blueberries, a little bit of banana and throwing in a teaspoon of chia seeds along with skim milk. I would love to try some other recipes. Any suggestions? Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:06:51 EST Crock Pot recipes Does anyone know of any recipes that are healthy and can be made in the crock pot???? Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:34 EST What do you eat when craving pizza? I crave pizza sometimes, I don't know why, but do. Does anyone have a recipe for getting the taste of it without the tons of calories? I saw a recipe for wheat tortillas with pizza sauce and a small amount of mozzerella cheese heated up and rolled and sliced, maybe I should try that? Just wondered if anyone had any ideas or recipes. Thanks! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 00:44:47 EST HOW DOES SOMEONE ON FOOD STAMP FEED A LARGE FAMILY I have been slightly been trying to figure out how to feed my large family healthy food but being on food stamps makes it limited on how far they stretch. Any suggestions please? Fri, 31 May 2013 12:50:10 EST Dukan diet I'm on the Dukan diet first phase.. does anybody have a great recipe I can follow. Cheers Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:47:36 EST Paleo Diet Recipes I have been on here for quite some time now and have never really gotten into it, however I recently hit an all time high for my weight and it's time to crack down. In one year from this past Saturday I will be running the Mini-marathon in Indianapolis(13.1 Miles). It is time to take my diet and fitness seriously. I recently started a new lifestyle called the paleo lifestyle. I figured I would make a threat to educate those who are unsure as to what it is and get feedback from those who have ... Mon, 9 May 2011 14:24:18 EST