SparkPeople Recipe Requests Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=62 If you need a recipe for a special occasion or dietary constraint, post here to get ideas from other members. SparkPeople Recipe Requests Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=62 What the heck is this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33465580 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33463664 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33442254 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33429424 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33425636 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33416536 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33409266 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33395016 Had anyone tried this? Have you lost weight with ilumiworld? Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:09:58 EST Breakfast (NO EGGS!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33355433 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33329260 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 me....like 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33313665 <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?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33302103 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33297084 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 Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33276797 What is the paleo diet and where do you find recipes and menus for it? Sorry I am new here. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:29:18 EST vegan advice please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33222824 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33209982 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 Cream Sherry Wine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33188709 I found a recipe for Chicken Gloria. It sounded wonderful, but called for Cream Sherry Wine.I didn`t know what it was and I never have wine in the house anyway. After searching the internet for substitutions and getting no where, I used cranberry/blueberry juice blend with a table spoon of balsamic vinegar added. The recipe turned out yummilicious, but wonder if it would have tasted different....anyone know substitute for Cream Sherry Wine? Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:49:02 EST New Vegetarian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33120447 I would like some recipes using Tofu and TVP. I am having trouble keeping my protein count up to where it is supposed to be and I am getting VERY tired of beans. <em>4</em> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:48:33 EST need recipe for recipes that dieter can eat lots o http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33101330 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 Hot and Spicey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33047901 I like to add tabasco 0r chiles to soups, particularly progresso's heart healthy. The use of turnip fries also helps as a diet food. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:42:02 EST Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Batch? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33042052 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33041590 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33024027 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33014870 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 Low carb chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=33008325 I have found several low carb chili recipes but I am concerned about the amount of fat in a single cup serving (18-24g!). <BR> <BR> Do you have any recipes that are lower in fat? Because I LOVE chili so much! Thu, 6 Feb 2014 22:25:14 EST healthy snacks for the superbowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32972910 Any ideas? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:03:40 EST Pasta Recipes without tomato sauce? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32972777 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32960845 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32911618 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 4-bean slow cooker chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32895457 I had this recipe I became addicted to but now I can't find it anywhere. I get recipes from books, magazines, and websites and can't remember where I got it from. I know it has a can each of garbanzo, pinto, black, and kidney beans. It also has tomatoes and a chipotle chili in adobo and you add lime juice once it's cooked before you eat it. If anyone has this recipe or something similar could you pass it along please! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:44:37 EST crackers made from juicing pulp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32891020 I have seen a few posts about making crackers, muffins and pancakes from the pulp left over from juicing. Can anyone share the recipe, or any other recipes that you have using the pulp from juicing? Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:48:52 EST Low sodium salad dressings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32885006 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 Please help me find, Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32866977 I was looking at the Mother's Day recipes, I believe there were 6 recipes, one was asparagus with a sauce, another was frosted cupcakes. I do not remember what the rest were. If memory serves, (it was only last evening I saw these recipes) they were recipes that were in the cookbook by Meg Galvan's new cookbook. <BR> I don't know what happened, but, SUDDENLY I lost that site and could NOT find it again. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> If anyone knows the site address or link to those recipes I sur... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:58:03 EST Recipes For PuddingS Made With Stevia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32856194 Hi I see many recipes for puddings made with other sugar substitutes , however; Stevia is the one that has absolutely no chemicals in it. I would love to see some with Mousse and puddings made with Stevia, nothing really fancy , no pies etc. Just the puddings and mousse( which does tend to be a bit more fancier than pudding) TYVM <em>334</em> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:47:36 EST Healthy pot pie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32843749 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 Fructose Malabsorption Diagnosis.....HELP!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32842317 I was told by my doctor about 6 years ago to avoid all lactose and just yesterday after two days of testing was told I am not lactose intolerant, but rather have a fructose intolerance (malabsorption). I'm frustrated, hungry, cranky, and probably a bit depressed (not to mention overwhelmed with work). <BR> <BR> Any suggestions or encouragement? I'm meeting with a dietitian next week Thursday. <BR> -Lothar123 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:47:05 EST list of easy pre made food and snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32833003 I need a list of pre-made cookies, snacks, cereals and soups that I can buy and sub in for snacks when I don't have time or access to a kitchen or fresh. <BR> So like weight watchers, Special K, fiber one, lean cuisine....ect. <BR> I also need a list of free and food under like 30 calories. <BR> Thank you for your support <BR> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:35:12 EST Low Calorie Marinades for Chicken, Salmon, or Shri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32824871 Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I like eating chicken, salmon, and shrimp. I do like to add a little flavor when I cook up these proteins. The problem is... marinades are usually so caloric! Most marinades contain high amounts of olive oil which adds tons of calories. I am already eating too much fat as it is, so if there's any way to season/flavor my food without so much fat, please leave your suggestions! <BR> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:58:25 EST recipe for anit-inflamation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32792359 Anyone have any good recipes using whole foods only? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:42:37 EST Pescatarian Lunch box Ideas needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32764874 Hello, My Fieance and I have recently switched to a pescatarian diet. He takes a luch every day to work, has access to a fridge and microwave. I hate to send him the same thing over and over again. Any ideas of a healthy Manly lunch???? Thanks in advance. <BR> ~Diana~ Sun, 5 Jan 2014 06:29:39 EST Recipe and meal suggestions for carb cycling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32764173 I have started trying to follow the carb cycling diet (for those that dont know, its low carb one day, and hi carb the next) but i cannot for the life of me figure out what to make! i need some suggestions for both hi carb and low carb meals and snacks. any help would be much appreciated! <BR> p.s. hi carb means complex carbs, not just high carbs! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 00:36:53 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32745569 Hi everyone! Thought I would stop in and say hello, I am looking for any kind of suggestions on how to start-what to eat day to day.....looking for ways to positively start eating healthy without starving all day. Any suggestions? Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:36:48 EST Recipe ideas using up ingredients? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32743985 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 eMeals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32740613 Has anyone ever done the eMeals program? It looks like an awesome way to eat healthy and inexpensively. I got a Groupon deal for a year at half the cost and am really looking forward to starting it in June (I'm getting married the last day of May so I'll start it once future hubs and I are living together.). I am really liking the low calorie plan. Has anyone tried this or any others they liked more? Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:11:30 EST low carb meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32650833 Whats your favorite low carb meal? Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:48:34 EST slow cooker oatmeal/hot cereals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32603133 Have been reading about this idea, but haven't tried it yet. Suggestions for great high nutrition low calorie options that can be cooked in the slow cooker and reheated for the next morning? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:49:43 EST you favorite low cal high flavor winter soups? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32603123 In winter I kinda live on soups, but am bored of my standbys, which include weightwatchers sweet and sour asian soup, minestrone, split pea with apple, mushroom barley, and butternut squash. <BR> <BR> what are your favorite "meal in a bowl" go-to choices? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:48:44 EST No fridge or frezzer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32584430 Due to work, I am going to have limit access to fridge and freezers for the next 6 weeks. Looking for meal ideas from food that will keep shelf stable (most likely in my car). Will have all the usual kitchen appliances and tools at my use. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:08:45 EST Kale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32581438 Anyone have a recipe for kale chips? Sun, 8 Dec 2013 14:28:40 EST What do you eat when craving pizza? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32527325 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32526186 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 Chicken Tender Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32490436 Hey everyone! <BR> So I've been trying to find a healthy (but delicious) way to make chicken tenders that I have. Normally, my roommates would cake them in flour and deep fry them but I'm really trying to stay on track. I've been trying to find flavorful ideas to make chicken tenders and a way that won't cause it to be unhealthy. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Any help would be great! :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:23:34 EST Healthy Holiday Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32485797 We have Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas and New Years coming up, which can be a pretty calorific time. I'd like to start a thread with healthy holiday dishes. Include the recipe! <BR> <BR> Wild Rice and Corn Bread Stuffing (perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners) <BR> <BR> Savory corn bread, approximately 4 cups <BR> 2 1/2 cups chicken stock, low sodium and reduced fat <BR> 2 cups water <BR> 1 cup wild rice <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 1 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onio... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:16:54 EST Paleo Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32478554 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32469813 Any ideas for a healthier version of sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:36:48 EST healthy and kid friendly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32464739 i like to finely chop veggies and hide them in everything.. or make "desserts" sweet potato pie is excellent way of getting veggies and with all that natural sugar you hardly need any brown sugar. <BR> <BR> i grate carrots and zucchini into alot of stuff like muffins, cakes, meatloaf, meatballs.. <BR> <BR> i also like to buy flax seeds (ground or whole) and throw them in just about everything for added fiber. <BR> <BR> try adding healthy spices like cinnamon to muffins and cakes too, not ... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:48:33 EST Weight Watchers Dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32403840 Anyone have any weight watchers dinner recipes they are willing to share?? Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:59:32 EST Pizza Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32390668 What is a good homemade Pizza Sauce? Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:56:22 EST Vegan banana muffins? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32385036 I have four overripe bananas and I want to do something with them. Surely, I thought, someone has a healthy banana muffin or bread or bar recipe of some kind. I'm a vegan, no refined flour or sugar, and I don't use oil or eggs (found several "vegan" recipes in the sparkrecipe database with eggs!!!) Isn't there a whole foods healthy vegan banana muffin in existence somewhere??? Sat, 9 Nov 2013 14:35:35 EST Green Giant Cheese Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32381545 I would love to not spend $2/day on my sides for meals... but the Green Giant cheese sauce is SOOOO yummy... anybody have any low calorie options that can help me wean myself off of these delicious dishes? Sat, 9 Nov 2013 03:23:12 EST Need Help. 2 new diabetics this Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32362459 We usually have Thanksgiving at my house (started this 5 years ago), and I've been trying to whittle down the menu ever since! But this year, I'm taking drastic measures, since both my Mom and my Uncle were diagnosed as diabetic! No more massive gorging on green bean bundles (contains sugar), sweeten creamed corn, rolls, and other carb-licious stuff, and then again on desserts later! I want to rework our menu into something they (and I) can both enjoy guilt free! But I need help, other than t... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:09:41 EST Recipe for Peek Frean Lifestyle-type Cookies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32358220 I love the Peek Frean Lifestyle cookies (these things: <link>asset5.wellmedia.ca/i/44215eb41f6de9<BR>de0f3ccbdc5cdb025c_ra,w403,h403_pa,w40<BR>3,h403.jpeg </link> ), but I wanted to find a recipe so I could make them at home, and tinker around with them a bit. <BR> <BR> My main problem seems to be that I've always called these types of cookies tea biscuits, but apparently that term varies greatly so when I look, I seem to find recipes for everything except what I want. <BR> <BR> Can anyon... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 20:39:33 EST low cholesterol snacks/desserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32349503 I love snacks and desserts this is my one weakness, but I need some low or no cholesterol <em>334</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 15:21:16 EST Gluten Free Cookie recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32333355 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 10:08:51 EST Pizza At Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32307597 Going to make little pizzas at home, english muffin, pizza sauce and shreaded cheese. Any suggestions to lighten it up? Keeping it kid friendly. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:25:54 EST Holiday recipes.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32295798 So................ the holidays are fastly approaching, a lot of us do tend to "slip" & eat some things we know we shouldn't like dressing, homemade macaroni & cheese, all those things that turns right into sugar, and in the next few days we sat back and think, " I regret I ate so much because I know I'm gonna gain more or the weight back that I've worked so hard to try to lose!!" so, who has great ideas for your Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners? Would you please share? Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:56:03 EST Brussels sprouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32275901 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 Please Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32261701 Hi there <BR> I need to eat vegan for health reasons, I am learning to do that slowly, but I also can not eat any soy/tofu. and no lentils or beans, so my question is this, does any one have some vegan recipes that do not use beans/lentils, soy/tofu and is also wheat/yeast free?? (in other words no seitan please) I know I am asking a lot, but there must be other vegans out there, that does not eat these things right? :-) Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:21:31 EST Need help with food allergys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32240775 I have fibromyalgia, lupus and RA. Recently I was in the hospital for a shoulder replacement because lupus had destroyed all of original shoulder. I got to talking to the respiratory therapist and she told me she found she had an allergy to nightshade vegetables. When she heard that RA and Fibro was relieved by removing them from her diet she tried it and said all the symptoms disappeared. Well silly me I tried it and it worked. .Most of you are wondering what nightshade veggies are. The... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 04:46:40 EST Adding calcium to my diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32224934 I stopped taking calcium supplements and would like to know a few other ways to add more into my diet. I'm not to big on dairy products and add skim milk to my coffee in place of creamer and sometime eat yogurt or cheese. I don't care for soy, almond, and other "milks" as some don't agree with me. Ideas about eating the recommended amount through food Please. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:15:13 EST Protein balls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32216235 looking for a protein and fiber ball recipe with no peanuts. I am highly allergic to peanuts but would like to make the protein balls so I can have a healthy chocolate snack could someone please help me? Not doing so well on my weightloss. but that is another story. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:42:30 EST Blood sugar testing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32212590 Does anyone know why, when I take a second reading of my blood sugar in the morning, directly after the first reading.....it is always higher? Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:03:44 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32200558 I've found many great recipes. Keep up the good work. <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:28:52 EST Short Ribs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32193051 I was given a couple packages of beef short ribs. I remember my mom making these years ago, when I was a child, but I have no idea what to do with them. Any suggestions? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 14:48:56 EST Lasagna Styles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32193031 How do you make a healthy Lasagna? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 14:42:16 EST Pre Cooked Steak Strips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32178057 A friend gave me a pkg of pre-cooked frozen steak strips....what do I do with them? Any suggestions? I didn`t want to be rude, so I took them & didn`t ask any questions.....but ? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:14:49 EST favorite family(kid friendly yet healthy)recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32164000 I'm looking for something kid friendly yet healthy for the kids...my kids are so picky and trying to get them to eat different foods is a task in itself. Thanks! Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:55:45 EST HELP! Abundant Eggplant Harvest 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32156513 Hi! The 2013 season blessed us with an abundant harvest of eggplants and I have been scouring the internet searching for delicious ways to make these aubergines beyond the traditional roast, parmigiana, lasagna, & baba ganoush recipes..its been a challenge! Time is running out on their viability, and at least I can *can* them - but I'm new to that too..should I just roast them & can the pulp? <BR> I don't know! <BR> I prefer vegetarian style..but ANY eggplant creation suggestion (including ... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:43:22 EST holiday deserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32138579 Help the holidays r coming i love pecan pies and pumpkin pies does anyone have recipies for these so i can stay on track Sat, 5 Oct 2013 23:50:27 EST Looking for 2 Ingredient Dairy Free Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32132555 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 No oven, no microwave recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32130449 I am living in Germany for a year while studying abroad and my on campus apartment only has a stove top to cook with. I have no microwave, no oven, but am planing on getting a toaster oven and/or slow cooker. Only if I can find one that isn't expensive. Can anyone help me out with some simple recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients. Fri, 4 Oct 2013 17:56:41 EST Oatmeal brownies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32115138 This may not be the site to ask since I don't know how healthy this is.. My Aunt used to make brownies using cocoa powder, quick oats,margerine,sugar are some of the ingredients-flour was Not used. I think this may have come from the back of a Quaker Oats box long ago. Anyone have this recipe to share? I am planning to make this for visiting family members who remember her wonderful brownies. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:57:28 EST 1 meat lover & 1 vegetarian coming to dinner...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32106094 I have a meat lover and a vegetarian coming for dinner on Sat. What do I cook? Neither would want me to go to a lot of trouble, but what is easy, inexpensive and would satisfy both? <BR> I did a cheese & spinach lasagne with Italian meatballs on the side last year....any ideas? <BR> Thanks for any ideas <BR> :) Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:28:44 EST Pomegranate Dressing for Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32088506 This dressing is great for salads with fruit as well. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 cup pomegranate juice <BR> <BR> 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon honey <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon Tarragon <BR> <BR> 1 teaspoon lemon thyme <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Combine ingredients in a container with a tight lid and shake vigorously. Serve over salad greens. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you like it <em>30</em> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 05:29:04 EST Leftover pork loin recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32078910 Hi, <BR> I bought a really nice pork loin roast and am going to cook it tomorrow. Usually I would use the leftovers in a fried rice but I have no control when I eat fried rice and will probably eat way more than I should if I made it. <BR> Does anyone have any good healthy recipes? I prefer savory recipes over sweet. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:13:44 EST Low-fat, low-sodium refried bean recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=32002107 Does anyone have or know where I can find a recipe for fat-free refried beans? I want to make my refrieds at home to be able to lower the sodium content since the canned versions have too much sodium in them. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:30:53 EST Looking for healthy iced coffee recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31959270 I love my iced coffee in the morning whether by itself or with breakfast, please share any ideas here. Thank you!!!! Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:11:22 EST Sauerkraut for Health - Need Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31936350 What can I do with sauerkraut that does NOT involve pork or fake soy meats? (we don't use either) Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:50:11 EST Allergic to onion, garlic and all peppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31931663 I need some fast and easy receipts that DO NOT USE any onion or garlic, or pepper or any kind. Are you up to the test? I'd like them to be main dishes or casseroles if possible. Please I need help. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 04:04:19 EST Diabetic Vegetarian Main Dishes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31925619 I could really use some ideas for meals for a vegetarian diabetic. Because of other health issues, I have to be careful what I eat, but I'd like some suggestions. Thanks in advance! (One can only eat so much Greek yogurt.) <em>24</em> Sat, 7 Sep 2013 07:48:34 EST Rum cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31913295 I know probably not the best thing to ask about on a fitness website...but does anyone know the recipe? Because I lost it. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 14:41:31 EST Allergic to nut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31907660 I am allergic to nuts what are some super filling snack ideas that are nut free? Wed, 4 Sep 2013 23:03:10 EST Scalloped Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31895420 Does anyone have a recipe for some tasty, diet-friendly scalloped potatoes? I do not want any other potato recipes, please....I need SCALLOPED. <BR> Thanks, I do appreciate your help. <BR> :) Tue, 3 Sep 2013 10:24:22 EST Healthy Breakfasts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31877644 I am looking for breakfasts that are dairy-free and low in fibre. <BR> All I eat for breakfast now is eggs or cereal. I have Cream of Wheat but havent made it in awhile. <BR> If anyone knows any oatmeal low in insoluble fibre and high in soluble fibre, please tell me. <BR> Thank you! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 23:23:22 EST vegetable souffles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31866459 Hi, I used to buy these litebites egg white vegetable souffles, but they are about $4 each (way too much!) I would love to start making a batch of them on Sundays in order to take them to work during the week. Does anyone have any good recipes? Also, I can't really drink milk... I don't know if that makes it technically not a souffle? Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:15:16 EST Looking for Low Carb coconut "candy" recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31853915 Just starting to cook with coconut, coconut oil, coconut milk. Any LC coconut recipes for a LC coconut candy? <BR> Thanx! Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:47:38 EST Want meals to freeze ahead while having surgery & http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31838477 <BR> <BR> Having bilateral knee replacement surgery in a few weeks and want to have some freezer meals to have someone cook while I go thru 3 months recuperation. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions as to how to do this? Do you freeze after cooking, or cook and bake then Freeze? Thanks!! Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:48:19 EST Packable lunches for work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31830843 I know there is salads, but I am really looking for great tasting, easy to pack lunches for work. I work in a rural community with no really good food choices available as the town is packed with fast food restaurants. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:29:04 EST Hummus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31823919 I'm looking for a good Hummus recipe that does not include Sesame I'm very allergic to it. I used to be able to eat Hummus but now with this allergy that is a few years old now I can't eat it and would love to be able to make my own from home. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 20:14:47 EST home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31815818 Would someone like to come to my house and teach me how to cook? I can boil water. <BR> <BR> How do you know what spices goes with what? <em>100</em> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:21:01 EST Hatch green chilies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31802990 I am about to get 12.5lbs of hatch chilies. I am going to make green chili, and green chili corn bread, and frittatta, but not sure what else to do with them. I know how to roast them (I assume it is the same you would do for jalapenos or bell peppers), so I will have 12.5lbs of roasted chilies to use. <BR> <BR> Any additional suggestions? Thanks! Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:34:34 EST adzuki http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31796440 Anyone have a good recipe for adzuki beans? I've tried them a few ways without being impressed. For various reasons I want to persevere with them. <BR> thanks, <BR> Alan Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:51:39 EST Doesn't like fish but need to start eating it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31784179 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 Any Easy Fish Recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31776101 I'm trying to incorporate more fish into my diet but I'm not crazy about salmon as it tastes TOO "fishy" to me. I'm also not someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any quick and easy fish recipes to share? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:53:45 EST What to use in place of chicken? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31765567 We don't eat beef at our house and my son just announced that he doesn't want to eat chicken anymore (we got 3 egg laying chickens this spring and he is having issues about chickens being pets yet being eaten) <BR> <BR> I was wondering about using tofu. I am not a cook, so I need something easy to fix. What kind of tofu would you put in an oriental stir fry for instance? Do you buy it in the freezer section? What kind would you put in tacos/ quesadillas? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 02:52:41 EST A Few Ideas Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31751782 Hello <BR> I am waiting to see a dietician to help with a problem, but that won't be till September 5th of this year and until then my Dr wants me to follow a strict diet due to my health problems. <BR> I have severe gout, so I have to restrict my purines etc <BR> I also have several food allergies and intolerances.. <BR> Here is what I am NOT allowed due to gout, allergies, and intolerances <BR> <BR> Soy <BR> Dairy <BR> Butter <BR> Eggs <BR> Beans except lentils <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Oranges ... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:14:43 EST ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31737283 Sorry I accidentlymade a repeat of the rhubarb post twice sorry, and have no idea how to delete it Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:23:24 EST Dilemma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31737269 My dad has been given some raw rhubarb, we have no idea what do do with it or how to cook it, what do we do with it Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:20:47 EST Bedtime drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31729022 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 PANIC OMG i need a dessert for a family reunion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31729016 ya my family reunion is in 13 more days and I don't know what to make. my family loves sweets they don't bring diet food. HELP PLEASE what should I make so I can eat it too? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:09:47 EST Black spanish radishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31728832 Does anyone have any recipes for black spanish radishes. I got some for free and I tried making chips, but they weren't very good. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:44:10 EST Got too many zucchini? Make zucchini fries !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31685258 ZUCCHINI FRIES <BR> <BR> 3 zucchini <BR> 1/4 cup parmesan cheese <BR> 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs <BR> 1 egg <BR> <BR> HEAT oven to 450ºF. <BR> <BR> Peel zucchini, cut lengthwise and take out the seeds. <BR> Cut into matchlike sticks. <BR> <BR> Mix cheese and bread crumbs in a big bowl <BR> <BR> Mix egg in a bowl <BR> <BR> Dip zucchini to the egg, then add to the bread crumb mixture to coat <BR> <BR> Place on a cookie sheet that you have sprayed with Pam <BR> <BR> Bake 7 minute... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 21:21:04 EST Healthy Bread Machine Bread Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31671229 I really like Natural Ovens breads. <BR> Anyone have healthy high fiber and high protein bread machine recipes? Mon, 5 Aug 2013 07:15:41 EST low carb budget friendly meal ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31665610 I am eating a low carb diet and also on a budget and want some new ideas to mix into my dinner rotation. I would love any ideas especially child friendly ones. Please help me <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 15:12:57 EST cabbage recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31650889 We recently got a small head of cabbage and need to use it up. Most of the family is not too fond of cabbage, but we don't want to toss it. Any ideas? Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:02:47 EST Allergic to Onion, Garlic, asking for main entrees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31645899 Please share recipes for main dishes with NO allium family (onions, garlic, leeks, chives, shallots) I am allergic!! Even a small amount in bottled condiments is toxic to me. So I am looking for recipes that have absolutely ZERO onions, garlic, etc. not even powder or dehydrated. If it's listed on the ingredients of a prepared food like say mustard or catsup, then I cannot use it. <BR> <BR> Anyone else out there have this problem? <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to everyone! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 22:04:52 EST Weight gain in Consolidation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31641031 Hi, <BR> <BR> I reached my true weight last week and therefore began Consolidation this week. I was scared to reintroduce all of the recommended food at the same time so I have been doing it slowly. <BR> This week I mainly ate lean proteins not intentionally but it just happened that way. I also have added: <BR> <BR> 1. 4 tbs of oat bran daily ( I can't eat wheat) <BR> 2. 1/2-1/3 cup of blueberries mixed with cranberries <BR> 3. twice this week I had 1 tsp of olive oil <BR> 4. unlimited ... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:08:52 EST Amazing Desserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31629014 Hi everyone! I am in need of some amazing dessert for me to make! I have 2 kids and this whole eating healthy things is going ok, but they are missing their desserts because I can't find anything that doesn't completely blow our diet out of the water! Help :) Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:33:26 EST Looking for some good rice recipes for rice cooker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31625813 I am looking for some good rice recipes for my rice cooker. My rice is always plain and I would like to have some healthy flavours. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:12:03 EST Frozen Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31618330 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 No MSG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31610290 Are there any suggestions for making a soup base/stock without having to use beef, chicken, or vegetable bullion - which contain MSG? <em>46</em> Thanks. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 16:37:36 EST Easy vegan clean eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31607899 I am an incoming freshman in college and will be cooking a lot of stuff at home. I am looking for food that will be easy to prepare and still whole and healthy. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:40:26 EST protein rich meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31598531 Hi <BR> I am looking for some good, easy, and quick meals that are high in protein. <BR> Thank you. <BR> Regards <BR> Dianne Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:36:12 EST Chicken Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31588837 Is there a quick, easy way to make chicken legs besides frying them? I am more of a baker, but I don't know how it will taste. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:32:44 EST Looking for Gastric Bypass friendly recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31586853 I had Gastric Bypass & have had multiple complications & am looking for any help with yummy recipes that are healthy for the Gastric Bypass Patient specifically. I have also been diagnosed with stage 2 cancer went thru Radiation & Chemotherapy & now am in remission. I have several side effects one of witch happen to be effecting eating. I have had to get feeding tubes etc & look to be facing TPN & really have to get some food in that really is geared toward our needs to stay healthy & taste i... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:24:41 EST goat cheese ideas?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31575912 Heading to sister's great place in WV mountains the first week of August. Always lots of food/drink involved. We're already talking what we'll be cooking and I'll get a list of stuff to bring along. She has a log of goat cheese that has been lingering in fridge, and has put me on a mission to come up with something to do with it. Some sorta dip for chips or spread for crackers? Looking for a killer recipe and will want to have all ingredients ready to plop in cooler as I head out on the ... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:35:14 EST How to make vegetables actually taste good? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31573069 I have been a lover of Zucchini, Squash, peppers, and onions for years. <BR> <BR> However, lately I have not been able to finish my 1-2 cups of veggies with each meal. I simply cannot stand them anymore for some reason. I have tried new ways to cook them with no success. Please help! Wed, 24 Jul 2013 03:42:22 EST Any ideas for kidney beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31568667 Want to use up some kidney beans wondering if anyone has a good Recipe? Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:02:09 EST chocolate alternative? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31545480 I think i'm allergic to chocolate. everytime i have it i get.. "stomach problems". Always have to stay near bathrooms. caffeine does this to me too so i don't know if it's the caffeine in the chocolate or the chocolate. I'm also lactose intolerant so i bought dark chocolate (no milk in it) because i thought it might be from the milk, but still the same problem! <BR> Should i try to find caffeine free chocolate? <BR> Or white chocolate? <BR> Is there caffeine in white chocolate? <BR> Why does ... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 20:41:14 EST Pad Thai without bean sprouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31536794 Any ideas on what to substitute for bean sprouts in a thai pad recipe? No stores in my area stock them anymore due to contamination issues. I had no idea as I rarely buy them! <BR> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:38:35 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31533216 It is a beautiful day. Get out there and enjoy it. Have a great weekend. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 07:52:27 EST Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31530740 Any great breakfast smoothie recipes. or any recipes really. :) Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:18:57 EST 600 Calorie Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31530735 I want to try to get a 600 calorie breakfast and need help Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:18:12 EST Healthy Breakfast??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31522731 Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> I didn't know which message board I should put this in, so I'm putting it here because this one deals with recipes. <BR> <BR> I was hoping I'd get some ideas about healthy breakfasts. A little variety goes a long way, so I'd like to get your different ideas. <BR> <BR> My usual breakfast: <BR> <BR> Either an egg sandwich that my mom makes. She microwaves two eggs- with the yolk- and sandwiches them between two toasted plain bagels, with some tabasco and salt and pepper... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:33:47 EST Can someone tell how to properly store garlic??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31508846 I have some galic cloves that I got from a friend that owns a restaurant. They do not have the skins on them as he gets them in big plastic bottles so they are just the cloves. I had them in a plastic, airtight container (so I thought) but my fridge was stinking. I put them in a clean, glass jar but do they need any olive oil in them to keep them fresh or just as they are in the bottle is enough? I hope someone has an idea for me because I don't want all that good garlic to go to waste. <... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:47:18 EST Grilling fish recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31488346 I have whiting filets in the freezer...looking for ideas, I did look at a few recipes in here, and found one for broiling, which could work. But looking for grilling ideas. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 22:09:25 EST Black Bean Burgers With Less OIL?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31477075 Hello! I just found a recipe for black bean burgers, using a can of black beans. I mashed 'em, formed 'em and cooked 3 patties. While I was cooking them I noticed they were taking a lot of the oil (I pan fried them). Had to add more oil once or twice. But they were delicious and crispy. <BR> Even though they were soo good, I don't want to finish making the rest of the black bean mixture because of the oil. <BR> So, was wondering, does anyone know of a substitute for oil I can use? Not butter... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:58:49 EST Looking for 40/40/20 recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31473306 I am going to be starting Insanity tomorrow and will be following the nutrition plan. The key seems to be to eat healthy foods (so no artificial junk and sweets) and to try to stay as close to 40/40/20 as possible. 40% Carbs, 40% proteins, and 20% fats. The fats need to be healthy, of course. <BR> <BR> I just was wondering if anyone has any recipes that can help me stick close to that. The numbers at the end of the day are what matters but I believe that if I can find several 40/40/20 meals ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 03:16:31 EST Simple homemade cola-like drinks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31418198 I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for fairly simple cola-like drinks. I would like to make a natural strong syrup that I could add to club soda and that I could adjust the sugar levels in. I don't drink pop hardly at all and I don't like diet pop but I do like the cinnamon/nutmeg/spicy cola taste sometimes. <BR> <BR> I have seen this one, it looks yummy, but it is a bit complex for me to do on a regular basis: <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/dining/co<BR>la-syrup-recipe.h... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 16:42:11 EST Trout ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31403763 Hi there, I got a few stellar recipes for salmon (huge fan), but I couldn't find any on sale when I went shopping so I ended up buying trout instead. I've seen a couple if interesting recipes here for trout, but I'm still undecided. If anytime who reads this wants to share a favorite, I'll be very grateful! <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 21:50:24 EST Trout ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31403761 Hi there, I got a few stellar recipes for salmon (huge fan), but I couldn't find any on sale when I went shopping so I ended up buying trout instead. I've seen a couple if interesting recipes here for trout, but I'm still undecided. If anytime who reads this wants to share a favorite, I'll be very grateful! <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 21:49:49 EST More calcium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31401702 I need to get more calcium into my system. So far it's 1 cup of milk, 100g of cottage cheese and brocolli that are my main sources. Any ideas for snacks that include it? I'd prefer home- made to proprietary snacks. I only drink black tea and coffee and water, the milk is on my morning cereal. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance everyone. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:30:56 EST recipe for almond milk custard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31384561 Does anyone have recipes or advice for using almond milk to make custard/puddings? <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:25:06 EST Leeks and Fennel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31380614 I bought some, can use them together or separately. What are some of your favorites ways to use either? My goal is to start trying more things I've never tried before, these were for this week. :) Mon, 1 Jul 2013 07:39:29 EST Chicken "South of the Border" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31361267 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 What to do with a leftover, frozen, grilled steak? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31358601 So bit of an odd thing here. I grilled up 2 sirloin steaks and while the one I ate wasn't the greatest (pretty tough, but it was such a cheap cut on sale I don't regret buying it) but my roommate ended up having to leave last second so he didn't eat the one I made for him. I was leaving the next day on a business trip for a week so I wouldn't get a chance to eat it so I put it in the freezer to keep. <BR> <BR> Now I'm wondering what the options are for it? I put it in the fridge so it should... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:06:55 EST High Protein, Low FIber Breads? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31321186 Recipes or stores that sell high protein low fiber breads. Or an addition to a regular recipe, such as i don't know, flax seeds? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:59:55 EST Poor Lab results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31314612 Has anyone had an increase in cholesterol since using Dukan? My cholesterol and LDLs were always great. I had lab work done a couple weeks ago my cholesterol jumped to 239 and LDLs 133! I am not really eating a lot of red meat but eggs I have added. Not a lot but more than I was eating before. I don't use milk I use almonds milk and I use tons of fat free greek yogurt. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:10:54 EST Going on 7 day vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31300869 I am taking a trip to Disney World with my family but I don't want to lose what I have already accomplished with my weight lose journey. I need help with snacks I can carry with me that are healthy so I don't over eat. Any suggestions are welcomed. Even if I have to prepare them before I leave the hotel. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:09:15 EST Liquid smoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31293361 So I brought a bottle of this stuff off ebay to make vegan bacon (I'm not vegan, I was just interested.) What other things can you do with it? Again, I'm not vegan, so meat/dairy based recipes are welcome. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:35:49 EST Healthy Alternative To White Bread? (Low Fibre) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31261796 I know whole wheat is best, but I find it has more fibre than I can handle so I've just been eating white bread. Is there such a thing as bread that has benefits of whole wheat but not the fibre? <BR> Is rye bread a bread with low fibre? Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:35:28 EST Vegetarian Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31236095 Anyone have some new quick & easy family dinners for vegetarians? Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:48:51 EST vegan without beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31216443 Hello, Sparklers! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for interesting vegan recipes (avoiding dairy at the moment for the LiveFit Revolution challenge) that aren't loaded up with beans. I have a mild allergy to beans. I love them, but prefer not to have a stuffed up head all the time. I do have a slow cooker and often make vegetable curry, for example. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jodi Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:36:02 EST Healthy banana/pumpkin bread recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31216015 Looking for anyone that has recipes for healthy versions of cake breads as I call them (banana, pumpkin, rhubarb/strawberry ect) Looking for something with whole grains and very little, if any, sugar added. Would be nice if it used mainly rolled oats, whole wheat flour, and maybe even something to give it a little protein. I'm not opposed to using artificial sweeteners if need be, and even if its not quite as good as the regular, delicious variety. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:53:39 EST Salmon Cake or Salmon Loaf with Canned Salmon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31202203 Does anyone have a recipe for salmon cakes or salmon loaf using canned salmon? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 19:24:18 EST sweet salad dressing recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31176981 My wife and I have been looking for a good sweet salad dressing recipe, like mango or orange or something good that we can do at home. have some suggestions? Thu, 6 Jun 2013 14:51:40 EST gluten free recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31169830 Does Anyone Have Any good gluten free recipes. Wed, 5 Jun 2013 18:48:20 EST Cooking for 2 but not eating together... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31161451 <BR> <BR> Any suggestions for healthy foods for cooking? Hubby doesn't always get to eat at the same time and is not handy in the kitchen! Suggestions?? <BR> <BR> Oh, forgot! He doesn't like salads.... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:44:34 EST Cooking for 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31159351 I am looking for different ways to cook meat in 1 person servings...particularly ground beef...I'm just not good at cooking several servings and freezing it...somehow it gets lost in my small freezer...any ideas??? Tue, 4 Jun 2013 13:18:10 EST HOW DOES SOMEONE ON FOOD STAMP FEED A LARGE FAMILY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31125397 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 Chili variations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31116215 I've recently started trying to break away from my standard chili (turkey, beans, chili powder & cumin as the dominant players). I experimented with an Indian style that turned out great (turkey, chickpeas, spinach, curry powder, fenugreek, cumin). How do you make chili and/or play around with it? Thu, 30 May 2013 10:28:21 EST Sides for Salsa Verde Pork http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31114850 Trying a new concoction (pork loins with a jar of salsa verde in the crockpot, probably needs tweaking). Anyway, suggestions for sides so have with it? Thu, 30 May 2013 08:03:31 EST Simple meat (not chicken) recipes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31108856 I attend college, and my boyfriends in the PHD program of his school so we were very busy over the winter. I got into a habit of just buying frozen chicken and seasoning it in a ton of diffrent ways, bbq, spicey, hawiian, LOTS others. Unfortunately, I kind of over played the chicken and now my boyfriend and I are pretty sick pf it. <BR> <BR> So I'm looking for main course, meat recipes. It needs to not have a ton of uncommon ingredients, and to be relatively low calorie. My boyfriend wont e... Wed, 29 May 2013 13:39:02 EST Price Chopper's Dakota bread? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31099597 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 Fried rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31092170 Greetings, <BR> Does anyone have recipe for Shrimp fried rice ? Mon, 27 May 2013 14:10:04 EST what goes on salmon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31091825 Ive only been a fan of chicken but I recently wanted to try new things, I bought salmon but I have No idea what spices goes on it, help please!! Mon, 27 May 2013 12:56:15 EST black bean brownies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31087083 I have a can of black beans and would like to make some brownies using them. However I find tons of recipes and some have various feedback on them. Anyone have a tried & true recipe they have used? thanks :) Sun, 26 May 2013 21:10:39 EST BBQ sauce? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=31077161 With grilling season upon us, anyone have a healthy recipe for a bbq sauce? All the store bought stuff has high fructose corn syrup as the second ingredient, and all the recipes I find online are loaded with sugar. Either way, too many calories for my liking. Like 60-90 cals per 2T of mostly sugar. Sat, 25 May 2013 12:23:35 EST long days, late nights, not sure what to cook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30983121 Working 13 hour days is hard especially with no break. Any helpful recipes that are quick and easy to make at night that are not too heavy? Mon, 13 May 2013 08:37:40 EST Gluten free? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30977838 I recently got diagnosed as being gluten intolerant which means I need to start making healthy meals that don't contain gluten products. I currently eat a lot of pastas which need to stop, plus I need to make meals that my kids won't notice a difference. Any suggestions on good recipes I can try? <em>4</em> Sun, 12 May 2013 15:32:43 EST Chicken & Dumplings!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30974086 I saw a recipe for chicken & dumplings a while back using canned biscuits. I saved it but could not find it. I would appreciate it very,very much to get a copy!! <BR> Thanks!!! <BR> ~ El-Zorro~ Sun, 12 May 2013 07:51:25 EST looking for a good low calorie pasta salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30970041 to make for mothers day... anyone have any theyve tried and it was good? bout to head to the store in a bit! Sat, 11 May 2013 17:03:18 EST Help! Veggie Protein - Low fats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30952752 I'm struggling to get enough protein without having too much fats, I'm a vegetarian and I didn't realize that I'm just not getting enough protein. I use meat replacements, nut and other meat-free proteins but any suggestions would help. Thu, 9 May 2013 12:41:09 EST bbq sauce no onion garlic wheat barley - diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30938718 Hi - my son is on a special diet need a BBQ sauce recipe with no onion garlic wheat or barley . To complicate things further he does not like oregano or rosemary. can anyone help me? Light 512 Tue, 7 May 2013 18:48:17 EST Cole Slaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30928707 I am looking for a recipe for a coleslaw I had a few years ago. It was tangy and sweet, but had apples and pineapple in too, besides the cabbage, carrots and celery. I think it did have mayo, but not alot. <BR> Thanks <BR> :) Mon, 6 May 2013 15:03:34 EST snack recipes and choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30921349 I need a portable snack that is filling and nutrient packed but can travel in a suitcase for a week or so, I have to be on the road. I am taking fresh fruit and would like something to add to it. Sun, 5 May 2013 18:27:59 EST light choclate fondue recipe ..help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30916660 Choclate fondue is my way to eat fruits..however, I want a recipe that makes it yummy but very light..any suggestions ??? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 5 May 2013 05:53:13 EST Where to Start? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30909128 I've been a vegetarian for 15 years, but I've never been very much of a cook. I want to learn how to cook healthy recipes, but I'm not sure where to start. What are some quick easy recipes that I can start with that won't be too daunting so I can start making meals that aren't out of a box? Sat, 4 May 2013 05:46:01 EST Healthier Options http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30905118 I LOVE to bake... but have a problem finding new ways to make cakes, cookies and cupcakes a healthier option. Any ideas or suggestions as to make them better for you would be great! Fri, 3 May 2013 15:17:36 EST Chicken recipes!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30898166 oh my goodness there are endless ways to prepare it!! What are some of your faves that are healthy, and most importantly quick and easy. For someone who doesn't like to cook that much Thu, 2 May 2013 19:48:30 EST Cooking with Aloe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30869551 Hey!! <BR> <BR> When I was studying abroad a few years ago, I found these little things called Hi Chews that are kind of like Starbursts. They were aloe flavored and super tasty. And then at a whole foods/organic foods store I used live near, they had aloe water and other aloe products for sale. <BR> <BR> It was all soooo good and I was thinking about getting a hold of an actual aloe plant or leaf to cook with every once in a while, but I don't really know what to do with it yet, so I h... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:25:31 EST Chocaholic Recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30869491 I'm looking for some recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth craving that aren't so bad for me. Any suggestions? Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:17:23 EST What Can You Do With SunDried Tomatoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30853960 I found a green bean and garlic stirfry recipe, thought instead of the salt i would add some sundried tomatoes. They burnt to a crisp within minutes, resembling bacon. Just looking for recipes or ideas of what to do with sundried tomatoes? <em>4</em> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:17:45 EST Paleo Diet Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30852036 I switched over to paleo about 2 years ago (I have my moments but I try to stick as honest to the diet as possible), and I love it! In two years I went from just over 200 to about 170 and I'm feeling healthier than ever! <BR> <BR> If you need help, here are some great paleo diet recipes: <link>modernpaleodiet.com/paleo-diet-recip<BR>es/ </link> <BR> <BR> Let me know if you need any more help! Just reply to this post. My goal is to help as many people as I can who are wanting to use pale... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:58:26 EST Lower sodium recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30848953 I would like to find some recipes for lower sodium diets. Although almost all the recipes sound wonderful, when I look at the sodium, I realize that I can't have it. Need to keep the sodium to 1700 mg. a day, and that just leave much wiggle room! Sat, 27 Apr 2013 08:01:00 EST On The Road Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30848811 Good Morning Everyone! Any ideas for someone "on the road" a lot? Most days I can have a good breakfast at home, see a patient/client/student and either stop for a healthy lunch or get home, go to the gym and end my day with a nice dinner and relaxing. But, there are many days each month where I leave the house with no ideas as to what to pack for the day that will be interesting, tasty and not feel "inclined" to stop at Burger King, Wendy's where I know that those fries will make it in... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 07:46:37 EST Healthy Salad Alternatives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30844313 Hello there, I am looking for a idea or recipes of vegetable dishes I can make to replace a salad or new salad recipes, I'm not really a salad person and I know it's important to eat your veggies. thank you!! <em>368</em> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:32:46 EST Road trip food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30825839 We are about to leave for a road trip in little over a week. It will take us 12+ hours to get to our destination. I have a 4 year old so I know we will be making lots of stops on the way BUT I want to try to eat somewhat healthy snacks in the car. Besides veggies and fruit what do you take in the care for long trips for you and your child? Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:54:13 EST Indian food recipes, low-fat particually http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30825773 I am looking to find a good chicken tikka marsala recipe that is low-fat? Do you have one you can share? <BR> <BR> <em>53</em> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:44:50 EST How do you fix parsnips so they are healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30819395 I love parsnips but I have always fried them until they are crispy? Any suggestions to make them healthier would be appreciated. <em>4</em> <BR> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:17:37 EST No carb dinners... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30772314 I have recently read that if you cut out carbs between 2 - 3pm it will help you lose weight so I thought I might give it a try. Does anyone have any ideas on dinners to make at home that doesn't have bread, pasta, rice, potatoes ect in them? Also my husband and I hate tofu. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:52:05 EST Chia Seed recipe/uses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30768450 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new here and have been on a weight loss journey for about a year now, with only a 12 pound weight loss in the past year. Recently, a friend told me about chia seeds, not to lose weight, but for other health benefits such as bowel health, omega 3 intake and other things. I bought both milled chia seeds and raw chia seeds. I was wondering if anyone had any good uses or recipes involves chia seeds? So far I have been mixing them with greek yogurt, mixing in my morni... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:49:48 EST Low-calorie late-night snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30767502 Hey everyone. <BR> I was wondering if any of you have come up with late-night snack ideas for when you want something low-calorie, aka, won't be stored up. Just something to banish your immediate hunger. I try not to eat anything within 3 hours of bedtime, but sometimes, those hunger pains just hit me. Any ideas? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Gracie-girl Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:55:53 EST Brown Bagging It ~ Anyone Gotta Better Suggestion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30741361 Please say ANYTHING besides "sandwich"! <BR> <BR> Thank you :) Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:42:10 EST protein packed dinners? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30738930 I forgot to get chicken from the store and was wondering what else I can make? I am trying to eat protein for every meal. I have eggs, but I don't really want them today! Any help would be greatly appreciated ! <em>334</em> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:42:27 EST Alternatives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30738695 What is the alternative to low fat lemon yogurt. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:36:13 EST Want to share Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30725132 I found this one a website and can't wait to try it. It looks ohhhh sooo good !! <BR> Want to share with you all ! <BR> <BR> LEMON YOGURT CAKE <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <BR> 2 teaspoons baking powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1 cup fat free lemon yogurt <BR> 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided <BR> 3 large eggs <BR> 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons) <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> 1/2 cup applesauce <BR> 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice <BR> <BR> For the glaze: <BR>... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:35:37 EST Summer vegetarian meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30712820 With BBQ season upon us, I actually have a more difficult time coming up with vegetarian dinner and lunch meals. <BR> Winter finds me making stir frys, chilis, stews, soups, curries, etc and incorporating lentils, tofu, and beans regularly. Summer -aside from having a huge, awesome salad for lunch - I find I lack creativity on the grill. <BR> <BR> Looking for some of more vegetarian/vegan meals from the BBQ! <BR> I do grill portabella mushrooms to make yummy sandwiches and will also have ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:16:58 EST So Bored with Lunch, Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30711871 Hi all <BR> I am so bored with lunches, I need some help please. <BR> I work at home, so that is not a problem as I don't need to pack a lunch <BR> I am so tired of soups, salads and sandwiches, I need some ideas, any one have some recipes or idea for me? Thanks.. <BR> Oh and I am not able to eat the following: <BR> <BR> Dairy of any kind ( I use rice milk) <BR> eggs <BR> margarine/butter ( I have found a non dairy/soy one) <BR> Beef <BR> soy <BR> regular onions, green seem to be fine for me... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:19:39 EST Mac & Cheese w/ Shirataki Noodles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30705370 I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried making a lower cal mac & cheese by using shirataki noodles? <BR> To me shirataki always seems to have a very slight "fish" taste, so not sure it would work very well - but I'm willing to give it a shot if anyone has any suggestions. <BR> TY Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:35:53 EST WHAT should I Bake??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30699099 I am in a baking kind of moood lol. I already made pretzels and banana bread, and I have a recipe for crackers i'm going to make, once I finish the box I already have. So please, people, What salty things should I bake?? (I'm trying to stay away from sweets). Thank you!! Tue, 9 Apr 2013 22:38:19 EST Quinoa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30545363 Curious to know how others like to jazz up quinoa. Up til now, I've just prepared it per the package instructions, as a plain grain (use it like rice). I'm wondering what else others do with it. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:08:44 EST parsnip and lemon soup - got a recipe??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30533414 hello, <BR> anyone ever hear of Parsnip and Meyer Lemon soup? <BR> i had it at a restaurant last night and it was delicious. <BR> looking for a recipe. <BR> thanks. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:31:57 EST Bean Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30434440 I'm looking for a bean salad that's made from scratch Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:51:02 EST Favorite Soup Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30331165 Here is mine: Ravioletti, Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Italian Soup <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=2323310 <BR> <BR> I just did a makeover & got more bang for my buck by using Chicken Italian Sausage (Hot). Significantly less fat = more sausage in the soup! 1 lb of the Chicken Sausage resulted in ~6g fat per soup serving. This recipe is a quickie & holds up well for lunches. <BR> <BR> Top with 1/2 oz of grated Asiago. <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite sou... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 16:17:19 EST Brussel Sprouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30229158 So I randomly picked up some fresh brussel sprouts today... I've never eaten them before let alone cooked them. I'm in need of some suggestions... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:51:19 EST Need Healthy Quick Lunch Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=30139354 Staying on eating track at work is hard for me! Any quick healthy lunch ideas? Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:21:54 EST Menu request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=29058284 I would like to use the SP meal plan more than I do, but I am very cold natured. With the onset of chilly weather I need a hot main dish more often than the meal planner suggests one. Being cold all the time is one thing (the only thing) that moderate weight loss has not helped. I know how to do the substitutions, and usually there is a hot recipe suggested on the list. Is that my only alternative? Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:26:52 EST Lemon Meringue Pie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=28395793 Does anyone have any healthy recipes for lemon meringue pie (without the meringue is fine too--we don't eat that part!)? My mom bought a bunch of lemons and wants me to make lemon meringue pie...but she's trying to eat better and I'm trying to eat better, so I was hoping someone has a recipe, or could direct me to a recipe, for a healthy version of lemon meringue pie! Thank you! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:30:20 EST Sausage Stir fry? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=28384838 Look for ideas on how to make this. I have sausage and veggies that have to go so figured this would be the easiest way. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:46:26 EST Healthy Easy Dish...any ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=28334801 I want a tasty easy dish I will enjoy. I cook a meal for my husband and kids, but I don't eat what I cook them because I really want something without all the Cals., if anyone has any great easy recipes please let me know, thanks a bunch! Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:36:25 EST low heat meals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=28307387 My house is hot enough as it is without adding the oven or stove to it.... any ideas for lettuce, apple and strawberry free meals (husband has unfortunate allergies)I can do using the microwave or minimal heat? Would prefer no beef, pork or lamb, but I am used to finding substitutions for these :) <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 21 Jul 2012 21:51:11 EST Mexican Meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=28195499 Does anyone have good Mexican Meal recipe suggestions? I'm looking for salads, side dishes, main course, desserts, etc for a Mexican theme party & would prefer to use SparkPeople recipes. I'm waiting for my SP Cookbook copy to arrive at my local library and there's one person ahead of me that has it on hold. There are just so many recipes on here, so if there are any you've tried and liked/not liked please let me know. Thanks in advance! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:39:30 EST Dukan diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=26477726 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 I just found out I'm diabetic... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=24249744 Hey everyone! Unfortunately I just found out I'm diabetic. It's a very unfortunate thing haha. I've been scouring diabetic cookbooks for ideas, but I'm nervous to try most of them! Do any of you have favorite recipes that are diabetic friendly? I have to eat less than 20g. of fat per day, so the meals have to be moderate. I appreciate any help I can get! Fri, 27 May 2011 23:22:53 EST Paleo Diet Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=62&imparent=24043090 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