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 Paleo Friendly Hey there, <BR> <BR> My name is Martin R, and I hope you are having a great day! <BR> I like to find the way to accomplish my goals and objectives as fast and easy as I can, <BR> Obviously nothing that is worthy, like getting the life…the body you always wanted will appear on your mirror just because you wish for it, YOU have to WORK for what you want to accomplish, this rule of life is applied to every single person in this planet. <BR> <BR> Allow me to share with you 3 simple but very aw... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:39:57 EST meatloaf receipe I'm looking for a great meatloaf receipe it was called Neets mealoaf with Asiago Cheese Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:26:37 EST Eggplant Rollatini Does anyone know of a low calorie recipe for eggplant rollatini? Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:18:05 EST best way to may salmon Does anyone have a great recipe for baking salmon? Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:29:20 EST microwave cooking I am looking for a recipe for pumpkin( can). Healthy, tasty, and easy to make. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:31:00 EST Gluten-free & low-carb recipes.... I need some recipes for gluten-free and low-carb. I'm on a strict diet due to having type 2 diabetes and Lupus. Can anyone help me out? Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:31:44 EST almond milk on paleo? i have read a couple pages on the paleo diet one said no dairy at all. one said soy or almond milk is fine what do you think? Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:15:07 EST Lenten Recipes I'm looking for some healthy, tasty recipes for Lent. I would prefer something that involves a tasty fish. Thanks! <em>498</em> <em>492</em> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:57:45 EST Sugar-free homemade salad dressings Does anyone have any homemade sugar-free salad dressings that I can try. I need to use only the good fat variety (Olive oil or coconut oil) and no sugar or sugar substitutes. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:54:14 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 peanut butter breakfast pie from 70's Does anyone remember the peanut butter pie from the 70's that was made with a graham cracker crust, peanut butter and ricotta cheese. I used to eat it a lot for breakfast. Can anyone help me with this? Sat, 7 Feb 2015 09:46:14 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 Leftovers from Juicing I have a coworker who began juicing She is curious about finding good ways or recipes for the pulp and left over goodies. Any suggestions? Thank you Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:31:53 EST Anyone know a fail proof way of making TOFU ? If you regularly make tofu at home or have a recipe/how to would you be so kind as to share It? <BR> I used to buy tofu fresh from a health food store in Sacramento but now I am in a very small town in the midwest and need to make my own or go without. Any tofu recipes is a plus! <BR> Thanks you!!! <em>252</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:10:31 EST Nexium= Weight Gain Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm back at Spark People after gaining 10 lbs in 4 months during my first semester at grad school. I did some googling and discovered that gaining 10lbs during 4 months is exceptional. I'm scared it's because I'm taking Nexium. Has anyone else had this issue? <BR> <BR> I have severe acid reflux that is causing my dental issues. I'm also doing an elimination diet that does seem to help manage the symptoms. Can anyone out there give me any advice here? I'm scared that even w... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:09:25 EST Recipes for Protein Shakes Had weight loss surgery 2 1/2 years ago. Have to drink 2 protein shakes a day. TIRED of the same shakes every day!! Anyone have any delicious ideas?! I have chocolate, vanilla, unflavored, and chicken soup flavored protein powder to work with. Any inspiration would be greatly appreciated! Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:13:24 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 Picky Eater Doesn't Like 'Slimy' Chicken - Help! I'll be the grown up in this instance and admit that the picky eater in question is me. It's been a trouble for me all my life, but I can't stand eating chicken that is too moist. (Chicken is pretty much the only meat my taste buds will agree on not being 'ew gross'.) Weird, I know. <BR> In an attempt to get some more protein into my diet, I'd like to try cooking chicken myself. However, looking at recipes, the instructions are always geared toward making 'moist, juicy' chicken, and that just... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:31:21 EST Travel Food!!! Drat, drat, dratdratdrat!!! I swore I was going to lose the weight this year, but now I've been thrown a loop by work. I am having to travel all the way across the state twice a month to help another office. Trouble is, it's a five hour drive, and although corporate will buy my meals, do you realize how hard it is to find a decent meal out that's not 2500 calories??? <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> I NEED HELP!!! <BR> <BR> Everyone, I need ideas for 1) diet recipes that I can fix and take with me... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:24:18 EST protein packed muffin A few days ago I saw a posting @ a protein packed berry muffin that did not have eggs in it. I would appreciate a connection to it and any other protein rich recipes without dairy. <BR> Thanks for any help any of you can give me. I am new to this site as well as new to dietary changes from the doctor. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:38:21 EST Quiche Hi! <BR> Does anyone have a recipe for a healthy quiche that still has a crust? I have looked and looked. I'm a novice cook, so any tips are appreciated. I don't enjoy the ones without crust. I do like pillsbury crust but any crust will do. But need to lighten up the filling. Thanks! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:33:04 EST Need recipes Need to have more homemade recipes.. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 18:56:28 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 looking for menues for people with GERD wanting to make menu awith foods that people with GERD can have Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:07:07 EST Sub needed for Coffeemate French Vanilla creamer! I just plugged that into my food tracker an!d WOWZA I'm wasting some calories there, not to mention I'm sure there are healthier alternatives.... <BR> <BR> I have one cup of coffee in the morning (not optional). I'm currently putting FOUR (yikes) tbsp of that junk in there. If I can get some help with some yummy tasting options I will dump the rest out today. Right now I'm thinking half and half (my hubby uses it), a tiny bit of vanilla extract and either splenda or stevia (which I don't... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 08:40:18 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 i love MEAT! Hi. I have a thing that if I don't have some type of meat in my meals, I have not eaten. <BR> <BR> I need ideas for breakfasts. Low cal, low fat meats!! Not an egg lover! Thanks! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:17:46 EST Single Serve Desserts? Hello, <BR> <BR> Does anyone have some really great tasting single serve desserts to share? I made a single serve brownie tonight that was great and it was only 94 calories. I want to find more like this because I have such a huge sweet tooth. If I could find a way to make a chocolate chip cookie, single serve under 100 calories, that would be awesome. And of course, anything else that will solve this horrible sweet obsession. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 21:27:10 EST Cookies I've decided that I want to find a healthy cookie recipe. My kids love cookies. My husband loves cookies. I love cookies. We are often tempted by cookies that my best friend's husband makes. Maybe if I was able to make a healthy cookie we'd be able to resist temptation. I would just have to make sure that I freeze some so that we're not tempted to eat them all up right away. Two things I was thinking about was oatmeal and chocolate. Maybe even some ground flaxseed. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:04:10 EST I'm in search of gluten free menus Hello all! <BR> <BR> I am in search of gluten free menus. I am preparing to go to 1200 calories a day (give or take 100 calories) and want to prepare my menus now. Any suggestions? Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:41:21 EST Meatless recipes-Help Hi. ground beef here has jumped to $6 lb along with most other meats. I can still find chicken for about $3 lb. Looking for meatless recipes or recipes that use meat as a garnish in place of a main course. I am not vegatarian, just loooking for ideas for meatless meals. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:02:53 EST Bored with food I eat the same foods over and over. Helps because I'm in and out of the grocery store. But I'm so bored. What is your favorite snack or meal for healthy eating? Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:46:51 EST Cute and Clever Winter Snacks: Snowman, Angel, etc I saw the Melting Snowman Cookies, and would like more winter snack and dessert ideas that are cute and clever to take to holiday parties. <em>444</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 17:48:04 EST Boneless skinless chicken breast HELP! So I've noticed that I have a ton of pre-portioned chicken breast in the freezer, enough for 2 people per bag...about 8oz. What I mean by pre-portion is that I bought fresh chicken in bulk, cut, weighed and put in individual freezer bags. <BR> <BR> Besides cutting up and mixing in pasta and rice, breading and pan frying in a tablespoon of olive oil, making a chicken cordon bleu roulade.....I got no idea what else I can do with this chicken! <BR> <BR> I get really tired and bored of the list... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 22:34:35 EST Meal Replacement Shakes without banana I've been searching for some sort of meal replacement shake or smoothie I can make ahead for the mornings. The thing is I really don't like or buy bananas. Can someone point me in the right direction? Also, I have to buy frozen fruits for myself because my 5 year old seems to eat the fresh ones before I can get to them. :) Tue, 4 Nov 2014 13:44:19 EST DASH diet Hubby needs to go low sodium so DASH diet seems best. Anyone have tips and recipes they like? This is new and all help is greatly appreciated. Mimi in Mass. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:19:31 EST Healthy Wok Recipes I am looking for good health Wok recipes that my kids will eat. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:29:49 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 Healthier choices for Thanksgiving... Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Looking for some healthier recipes for potatoes, vegetables, pie, etc. I don't want to go without, but I am sure some have some great ideas to cut the fat and calories a bit. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:01:53 EST Leftover beef gravy So I have a good amount of left over gravy from when I made pot roast and not sure how to really re-use it in other dishes. With what little left over pot roast I had was turned into open faced sandwiches that some of the gravy went to but I still have at least 1-2 cups of the stuff. It's not really traditional fatty gravy, it's apple cider with beef stock and a corn starch slurry to thicken it to gravy consistency. So other than freezing it for the next time I have a beef roast, anyone have ... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:59:14 EST Low carb and low calorie I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and also need to lose around 120 pounds (I've already lost about 25). It would be nice to be able to have the ability to check both low carb and low calorie recipes. Is there a way for me to do that in SparkRecipes? Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:48:34 EST grain free apple crisp? Does anyone know where to find a good grain free apple crisp recipe? I am thinking maybe of one using nuts for the topping instead of oats? I would really like to have some apple crisp or something like that, but not supposed to have any grain. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:59:32 EST Salmon cakes I'm hoping someone has a salmon cake recipe that's a bit healthier than the fried ones online Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:23:11 EST Sugarfree, Splenda free cupcakes Got a tough one for you. I'm looking for a cupcake recipe that doesn't have sugar or Splenda, I do have stevia leaf that I'm wanting to use if needed. Oh yea n if possible not a chocolate cupcake. I'm needing this for someone's birthday and they don't like Splenda and have just recently gone off sugar Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:02:01 EST Any good coconut flour recipes? I am not worried about gluten I just feel better not eating much wheat. The coconut flour bisquits I made so far from an on line recipe was not good. Any good recipes that worked for you? Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:31:32 EST no acid/lactose free recipes? My 14 year old was just diagnosed with acid reflux yesterday. I've pulled ground turkey out of the freezer with the intention of making taco meatloaf but I can't do that now. Everything I make with ground turkey has an acidic base to it. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can make that's both low/no acid and lactose free, besides hamburgers. :) <BR> <BR> Also, does anyone know what I could put over pasta now with both the lactose free and no acid challenge? <BR> <BR> Thank you so much! Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:00:45 EST Crock pot recipes? I enjoy using SP recipes when I cook for my family, but I am wondering if there are any crock pot recipes? This time of year gets crazy for us and I like to throw stuff in the crock pot and know that dinner is one less thing to worry about at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:10:24 EST Ready to go college cuisine? <em>227</em> Hi, im a college student who doesn't have much time in the mornings to make breakfast so I was wondering if there were any recipes that i could prep the night before for lunch and dinner? Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:19:30 EST Need something new for steak My husband got steak out of the freezer for dinner tonight, and I am looking for a new way of fixing or seasoning it for dinner tonight. I have a side and veggies planned. We live in an apartment that part of our lease prohibits us from having a grill. So however I fix steak is either on the stovetop or in the oven. <BR> <BR> Ideas? Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:42:47 EST weight watchers old recipe for bread pudding Once posted by ARATZ_402 however ingredients are missing. Can anyone help? Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:10:50 EST Fall (and winter) favorites Now that fall will be arriving (if it hasn't already), I'm curious to know what sort of comforting favorites you guys have that you lightened up to meet your needs. <BR> <BR> This is a recipe I got from Jamie Oliver, and modified by using roasted hatch chiles and jalepenos, which are a September staple in the southwest. <BR> <BR> Chile Corn Chowdah <BR> <BR> 3 celery stalk <BR> 1 medium onion <BR> 1½ tablespoons butter <BR> ½ teaspoon dried thyme <BR> 1.5 tablespoon all-purpose flour <BR> ... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 18:18:12 EST Dr. Oz and Miratrim I bought Womens World magazine and a huge article about Dr. Oz Promoting a product call Miratrim. I don't want to fall for another scam and wonder of anyone tried this and if it worked. I also noticed it said to stay with a 2000 calorie diet, that going over could sabatoge the plan....soooo 'm new here, I really want to lose and would like to know if this product would be helpful. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:20:03 EST Fall recipe ideas Fall is right around the corner. Apples tend to be the staple fruit. Do anyone have ideas of what to make or the best Fall recipes for someone who has to watch her carbs/sugars? Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:29:32 EST Meals for Two - Me and my 13 Year Old Daughter My oldest recently moved out and I want to look at meal planning in a way that will encourage my 13 year old to try new things. She's already on a bit of a kick at times (it's not consistent) where she wants to move away from processed foods - so I am hoping to find links or recipe resources that will provide us with recipes that we'll both like. Our tastes vary though - while she is slowly expanding from beyond the typical kid likes (chicken nuggets, fries, KD, Mr. Noodles and other 'package... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:38:09 EST No-banana smoothies? I'm not sure how to even search for this... is there a way to find smoothies that DON'T contain bananas or tofu? Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:00:43 EST Protein shakes I see that many people drink protein shakes as meal replacements. What kind do you buy and where do you get it? Are there many calories in them? Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:30:01 EST Looking for a flavorful bok choy recipe Hello Spark friends! :-) <BR> <BR> I have discovered that bok choy is a good source of dairy-free calcium and I would like to know if anyone out there has a tried and true recipe that features or includes it? <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:49:34 EST Simple Protein Powder Dessert Lately I have been reading a lot of recipes that use protein powder to make pancakes, cookies, home-made bars and other baked goods (or just generally things that aren't drinks). <BR> <BR> I particularly like this website. So far I have only successfully made protein pancakes which are nice but I'm trying to branch out. <BR> <BR> I like that it is very taste-orientated, but I'd like to know if there are recipes that are more budget-friendly. Like I just don't have ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:24:27 EST Search for tea cookie recipes Today's Spark People extras had a go-to web for treats to go with Tea. It showed tempting pastel sandwich cookies stacked on a plate. When I clicked on it, there were hundreds of recipes for tea, but I didn't find a recipe for the cookies in the picture. I didn't go thru all 17 pages of recipes - only 4. Maybe I wasn't patient enough. Does anyone have a recipe for those sandwich cookies? Our Women's Social Club has a tea party in the spring for which we take in cookies. I'd love to hav... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:19:40 EST Lost Sausage Recipe Yesterday there was a Crockpot Sausage recipe with Fire Roasted Tomatoes and other vegetables on Spark People. Before I could get it down or saved, it had disappeared. Did anyone get it? Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:19:08 EST Need new flavor profile for old, favorite recipe For years, one of my staple recipes has been a stew/chili type dish that I love. I vary it a bit sometimes (adding mirepoix instead of just onion, for example) but the basic ingredients are: <BR> <BR> 1- Grass-fed ground beef (2 lbs, +/-) <BR> 2- Grass-fed calves liver (8 oz) <BR> 3- Canned tomatoes (42 oz), tomato sauce (8 oz), tomato paste (3 oz) <BR> 4- onion <BR> 5- garlic <BR> 6- chili powder (1/4 cup ++) <BR> 7 - cocoa powder (1 TB +) <BR> 8 - cinnamon (1/2 tsp) <BR> 9 - oregano (2 tsp... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 15:21:42 EST I need help, quick! Healthy kid friendly meals. My husband and I have been looking after his little sister since Tuesday while his mother is out of town. It's now Friday and the only thing I have found that she would eat was tacos. She is 9 years old and bursts into tears when it comes to eating. <BR> I have tried spaghetti, baked chicken nuggets, chili dogs, mac and cheese....the issue is, she will stare at it and just tell me it's not like what her mom makes, so she doesn't want to even try it. <BR> I understand she is missing her mom,... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:58:35 EST banana bread I am want to make banana bread and would like to convert my current recipe. My ingredients are: <BR> 3 peeled ripe bananas <BR> 3/4 cup honey <BR> 1/4 teaspoon baking soda <BR> 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour <BR> I need to use coconut flour as some family members are allergic to almonds. <BR> What changes to the recipe would you recommend. <BR> Thanks <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:22:36 EST easy, cheap snacks Any ideas, that'll keep me in my daily limit Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:37:30 EST Batch Cooking Hi Sparkpeeps, I am new since yesterday to Sparks, and was looking for a "Batch Cooking" group. Any suggestions? Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:16:26 EST flavour to protien drink does anyone know anything to add flavour to a homemade protein shake? I blend cottage cheese and eggs with milk tottaly bland taste, I can easly add chocolate syrup that would make hella good but don't want the sugar that comes with it, also peanut butter is ruled out aswell because of the extra calories, I cant really be putting any extra calories in my diet because I am a weightlifter doing years of bulking diet but now want to be at a low bodyfat, I have 3000 caleries as it is with protein... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:54:37 EST canned pumpkin Our neighbor gave us cans of pumpkin and I have no idea what to do with it (besides make pie). Any ideas? Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:49:12 EST Salad recommendations, please Since I've started tracking my food I've been eating a lot of salads. But I don't want to get bored with the salads, so I want to try new ones. The problems is that there are so many out there and I don't quite know where to start. <BR> <BR> So my question is, what's your favorite salad? I'm especially looking for ones that can keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:59:33 EST Refrigerator rolls Hi, Coleen here, I am looking for a recipe I lost. Hope u can help me! I do miss making <BR> these rolls. I remember that they were made with butter milk, shorting, self-rising flour. <BR> You could keep them in frig. for as long as the dough last. Please help if u can. <BR> <BR> Thank you, Coleen Taylor <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:24 EST Turkey Breast filets??? I found some turkey breast filets on sale at my grocery store and thought I would give them a try. Problem is I don't know what to do with them???? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be helpful. <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:18:03 EST Recipe for bone broth I am looking for crockpot bone broth recipes. <BR> Prefer no chicken feet or cows feet! <BR> Am trying to make it with 2 lbs marrow bones and a 4 lb bone in veal breast. <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:31:32 EST High Protein Vegetarian Dinners I was hoping anyone who regularly cooks meat-free food could share their dinner recipes. <BR> <BR> I have found recipes posted on threads to be better suited to my needs than what I find on Google, pinterest and a range of cooking sites (though I have found great recipes in these places). <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some new high-protein vegetarian dinners under 400 calories. <BR> <BR> I am trying to branch out and cook different things. I normally make soups, teryaki tofu or some kind of... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:42:53 EST FODMAP Diet I am interested in finding FODMAPPERS for support and suggestions. <BR> Thanks Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:50:34 EST Any good SLOW COOKER recipes? I have a couple really good slow cooker recipes that I will post when I look them up (Ginger Pot Roast, Basil Chicken) but I'm looking for some variety. What's your favorite? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Basil Chicken <BR> Crock Pot Cards <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 lb baby carrots <BR> 2 medium onions, sliced <BR> 2 cups celery slices and leaves <BR> 3 lb chicken <BR> 1/2 cup chicken broth <BR> 2 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp black pepper <BR> 1 tsp dried basil <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Preparation <BR> 1. Pla... Sat, 31 May 2014 15:42:46 EST vegetarian protein. My daughter wants to go vegetarian, and my protein levels are currently too low. How do I incorporate both? Also she has always been a picky eater, any suggestions? <BR> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:44:15 EST Cherry Almond Butter Tart (Gluten free) Made this yesterday and they loved it. Very little sugar and fresh cherries. Serves 6-8 <BR> <BR> You can make the tart shell up to two weeks in advance; it will keep if you wrap it tightly and store it in the freezer. We use cherries here, but you can use any in-season fruit. <BR> <BR> ½ cup sugar <BR> ½ cup crunchy almond butter <BR> 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened <BR> 1 large egg <BR> ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract <BR> &#8539; tsp. pure almond extract <BR> 1 cup gluten-free all purpo... Sun, 25 May 2014 18:32:21 EST Healthy Spanish rice?? Oh, and salad question I have not looked in the recipe archives, so this may have already been answered, but I'm looking for a healthy flavorful brown rice/Spanish rice dish and also what a cooked serving size of it is! <BR> The other thing is, does anyone else have trouble tracking their salads?! Mine are never quite the same and I can spend tons of time trying to set up a 'group' listing only to use a couple of different things the next time. Any help here? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Priscilla-from-Texas <em>213</em> <... Sat, 24 May 2014 16:27:38 EST Meal Ideas for a Cancer patient & her family The wife of one of my coworkers was recently diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. They set-up a Care Calendar and are looking for volunteers to help them with meals for the family of 5 two nights a week. They would prefer healthy meals (casseroles & mexican were two specifics they mentioned) with no onions. Anyone have any ideas for something that would travel over there and reheat well? Thanks! Tue, 20 May 2014 13:01:07 EST Low fat gravy recipes. As a Brit, we have sunday lunch every week and that means roast meat and gravy. I have do healthy versions of most things but I would like a good rich gravy that is low fat and not instant. If you have recipes, I would love to hear them...especially chicken gravy. Sat, 17 May 2014 09:21:38 EST cottage cheese my husband bought cottage cheese at the store, how do i began to eat cottage cheese Mon, 12 May 2014 23:16:19 EST Drinking Your Calories Is Crystal light and those types of drinks okay if you just can't get water down? Mon, 12 May 2014 13:43:38 EST Traditional collard greens One of my favorite things to eat when I visit southern states is collard greens, but they're not usually available where I live. I got a gorgeous bunch of the raw greens yesterday though, so could anyone give me some tips on how to prepare them? Thank you! Sat, 3 May 2014 07:51:56 EST Adding vegetables to diet without kids noticing I'm trying to get more vegetables and a grater variety of vegetables into our diet. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 07:26:06 EST What the heck is this? There is a picture of a round bread-like item sprinkled with slivered almonds on the main SparkPeople page under the heading "Our Best Easter Recipes." I'm having trouble finding this recipe when I click on that selection. Can you point this newbie in the right direction? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:09:57 EST Alternatives to golden syrup. Making chocolate cornflake nests for easter and the recipe calls for golden syrup. I don't cook with it often so are there any alternatives to sweeten my plain melted chocolate? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:45:08 EST clean condiment recipes I am trying to make my own additive and preservative condiments. I found a clean ketchup recipe, but the spices are off. I made mayo, but it tastes like olive oil. Any suggestion on a paleo friendly oil that taste better. any suggestions? Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:01:03 EST new to Diabetes I have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I knew it was going to happen but I ignored the warning signs. Now I am hoping I can get some help with menus. My A1C is 7.1, not terrible but has to be lowered. I am also overweight by about 15 lbs. I know that is less than some people reading this probably, but still it is all fat around my stomach. <BR> I am now enrolled in a water aerobics program. I live on Cape Cod and just couldn't find the motivation to get up early in the cold, snowy w... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:48:32 EST Festive fish recipe I am looking for a festive fishrecipe that will serve 10 people (women). Also what do you like to serve with it? Thanks! Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:41:14 EST Easy recipes for a new cooker Hey guys! <BR> <BR> I'm starting to cook again and I've been trying new things and spark recipes to keep a good calorie count. <BR> <BR> It's not easy to find some things in most of the recipes here(Cheddar is one, turkey bacon another, whole wheat pasta,...) and I wondered which recipes you'd recommend? Chicken is good to find, pork bacon too, veggies. Beef not so much. <BR> <BR> I'm making breakfast for me and my girls, lunch for me and dinner for the three of us again. <BR> <BR> Thank ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:28:07 EST Chicken Gloria I made a dish a while back called "chicken gloria"...It was delicious! It had muenster cheese, fresh mushrooms, & cream sherry among other ingredients. I lost the recipe! <BR> Does anyone have a recipe of this? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:59:38 EST Ilumiworld Had anyone tried this? Have you lost weight with ilumiworld? Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:09:58 EST Breakfast (NO EGGS!) Hey guys :) <BR> So I am not the biggest breakfast fan... My entire family LOVES eggs, but I can't stand them. No matter how they're made or how many variations I try, they just make me want to gag. <BR> I find cereal very boring and don't really like toast. This often leaves me with very few healthy options. I often turn to waffles, pancakes, french toast, etc. Does anyone have any healthy recipes that do not include eggs? Thank you! <BR> Meredith Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:18:57 EST Favorite Crockpot Recipes Hi everyone! I am wanting to try more crockpot recipes...does anyone have any they would like to share that are kid friendly? (when I have tried chicken crockpot recipes in the past, they all seem to taste the same to cardboard) Hoping to start a collection of good ones to help on the busy busy days my family has....THANKS!!! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:27:26 EST What is your favorite spice? <em>301</em> <BR> I find when I get bored with my food using different spices changes the taste and I enjoy my food again. I cook for two and most recipes are for 4 - 6 people so the next day I change the taste by adding a few different spices to create a new flavor profile. While away taking care of my mom in January and February I was introduced to Ground Sumac. I was surprised when I found it at our local Bulk Barn spice isle. I've put it on the outside of my roasting chicken and sp... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:32:14 EST 520 calories a day diet?! I went to a weight loss clinic the other day & I started taking appetite suppressant med & will start B12 & HCG injections next week. They put me on a 520 calorie diet for the first month! Ouch. I need low calorie low sugar low carb recipes!! Besides eating lettuce & drinking water! Ugh! Hope someone out there has some suggestions! Thanks in advance... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:18:12 EST Best Sloppy Joe recipe? Lately I've been craving a really good sloppy joe. I don't really like the canned stuff because it is so tangy. I prefer more of a slightly sweet but mostly creamy and savory sloppy joe. I thought my mom made them with tomato and cream of mushroom soups, but I tried and it wasn't the same. Anyone have a good recipe? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:52:51 EST vegan advice please i have very recently became vegan and have lot weight really fast. i try to eat more because although i do want to loose weight i want to do it in a health way. any ideas how to keep weight lose to around 1 to 2 pounds a week instead of like 7. i am gluten free and hate hate beans, any advice on what to do to fix this would be welcome. thanks :) Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:41:16 EST need quick & easy recipes for me & my 2 fussy kids Have just recently started my path to a better me, I work and have 2 fussy eaters in the house. Could anyone suggest some nice quick and easy (tasty) meals for me please. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:59:08 EST need recipe for recipes that dieter can eat lots o Okay, I know portion size is important. But if anyone has a recipe for a soup or hot dish that one could eat a lot of and not get into calorie trouble, I need it. I used to make a vegetable soup with canned vegetables but ran into a high sodium problem. I am hoping to find something to eat for those times when I crave real food but it is not a meal time. Thanks. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:28:44 EST Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Batch? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have coeliac disease, so cannot eat gluten, but I also recently decided to become vegetarian. Does anyone have any great gluten free, vegetarian batch cook recipes that I can freeze?...not asking for much here, am I ;) <BR> I thought this would be the best place to ask. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:58:17 EST How to cook for 2 but, he hates healthy food My husband loves hamburgers, French fries, mac and cheese, bread, pizza from a box, in fact that is how he likes his food out of a box. I on the other hand am trying to get rid of my weight, ( I am not losing it I have no intention of ever finding it again). How can I cook for him and me without spending a fortune on groceries and spending hours in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> Anyone have this problem? Any suggestions is greatly appreciated Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:22:31 EST Need south beach diet approved recipes I go in for surgery to remove my gallbladder on March 3rd and after I heal my husband and I are going to go on the south beach diet and start walking to help us lose weight. If any one has any south beach diet recipes that they would share I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:21:44 EST I need the recipe for an old WW Breakfast I used to make toast with riccotta cheese and splenda and cinnamon mixed together.Broil till warm and I need the amounts of ricotta cheese and splenda with cinnamon. Thanks for any help you can render in this matter. <BR> Charlene Fri, 7 Feb 2014 19:57:52 EST healthy snacks for the superbowl Any ideas? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:03:40 EST Pasta Recipes without tomato sauce? Hi everyone :-) <BR> I am looking for some pasta recipes so I can have a friend over for dinner one night. He has special diet needs so I am kind of stumped. <BR> He LOVES pasta, but he can't have tomatoes,cheese, eggs, dairy, soy of any kind or wheat. <BR> <BR> No problem on the pasta I found some rice pasta I know he can have, I found the cheese he can have on occasion, (made with pea protein, which I have no idea what that is, nor am I sure I want to know ha ha ha), but what in the world ... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 08:33:55 EST help! I need help with finding a dinner with 300 calories or fewer that the whole family would like. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:33:34 EST Healthy Wings? My hubby and I LOVE to eat wings, but they are high in fat and calories. Looking for ways to make them, but cutting out a lot of the fat and calories. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:17:19 EST Low sodium salad dressings I love, love, love salads but doc says to stick with low sodium dressings. Not so easy to do. Can anyone give me information about dressings I can purchase or good recipes for them. Thanks so much for your help with this one! Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:22:38 EST Healthy pot pie? I LOVE a good pot pie, but most of them are more than my fat, calorie and sodium needs for the day, meaning I wouldn't be able to eat anything else. Does a healthy recipe exist? Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:49:01 EST Recipe ideas using up ingredients? Organizing my pantry, I am realizing how much food we just have not been eating. Somehow I have been stockpiling rice, beans, soups, nuts, dried fruit, and cooking sauces. It's time to eat down the pantry! Anyone have any recipes that are easy to modify but use up a lot of random ingredients? I have three children (1, 3, and 5) and a husband to feed, so solid amounts of food are good for us. I am living in England right now, so that might limit some produce and seasoning choices. I don't have... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 08:57:57 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 What to do with the vegetable leftovers I have leftover broccoli, string beans, carrots and green peppers from Thanksgiving (some cut, some not cut). What can I make? I am thinking of steaming the broccoli, string beans and carrots and freezing them. Maybe I will saute the peppers and freeze them too. <BR> <BR> But, if anyone has other ideas...let me know. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:28:43 EST Paleo Diet Has anyone else ever been on this diet? My doctor has recommended it with all of my medical issues. It is just so hard to follow. I need some new recipes that will help put flavor into the food. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 19:09:43 EST sweet potatoes Any ideas for a healthier version of sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:36:48 EST Brussels sprouts I sent my husband for broccoli and he came home with Brussels sprouts. What do I do with them? Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:51:46 EST Looking for 2 Ingredient Dairy Free Recipes Hi I'm looking for 2 ingredient dairy free recipes, anyone have any? 2 or 3 ingredients is fine too! Sat, 5 Oct 2013 01:45:45 EST Doesn't like fish but need to start eating it... Does anyone have suggestions for the ones that do not like fish? I know I need to eat fish but can't stand strong taste. Looking for a fish that us easy to prepare and does not have a strong taste. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:21:20 EST Bedtime drinks Anyone got any good ideas for warm soothing bedtime drinks that will help me sleep. <BR> <BR> I cannot have milk, cocoa or herbal teas due to digestive issues. It has to be something I can make at home as most commercially produced drinks contain additives that I can't digest. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:10:29 EST Frozen Pizza Has anyone found a real tasty Frozen Pizza, I am not a big fan, but would love to have one in the freezer for a standby. Thin Crust, but not the flavor of CARDBOARD. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:40:40 EST 600 Calorie Breakfast I want to try to get a 600 calorie breakfast and need help Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:18:12 EST Chicken "South of the Border" Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anybody has any recipe ideas for a Latin-flavoured chicken. I've got two defrosted chicken breasts, taco sauce, salsa, minced garlic, fresh garlic, chili powder, cumin and I think a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. i can't bake anything because I don't have a baking dish. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Jess Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:25:37 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 Price Chopper's Dakota bread? Price Chopper is a grocery chain in the Northeast. They have their own version of Dakota bread that is delicious. Anyone know the recipe? Tue, 28 May 2013 11:08:45 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