Welcome to SparkRecipes.com
The World's Largest Healthy Recipes Site!
Browse delicious, healthy recipes submitted by our more than 10 million members, try original dishes and menu makeovers from Chef Meg, our resident healthy cooking expert, and share your own favorite foods. Plus, our recipe calculator gives you the calories, fat, and nutrition info for it all!
Our Resident Experts
Chef Meg Galvin, World Master Chef, Healthy Cooking Expert and author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook"
At SparkPeople.com, Chef Meg Galvin develops healthy recipes, tests member-submitted dishes, and teaches the fundamentals of cooking through informative and entertaining videos and articles. A World Master Chef since 2005, Chef Meg was the host of the regional television show The Dish, which aired on a local CBS affiliate and online. Meg now hosts cooking videos on the local FOX affiliate.
Galvin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a certificate of culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu in London. She is certified as an executive chef by the American Culinary Federation and is working toward her court of master sommeliers wine certification.
Galvin is a faculty member at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, home of the Midwest Culinary Institute (MCI), an American Culinary Federation-certified college. In addition, she oversees one of a handful of programs in the country that allows culinary students to transfer to earn a four-year degree in the culinary arts.
Raised on a large family farm in central Kentucky, Galvin now lives in northern Kentucky with her husband and three teenage sons—including twins. On any given day, she can be found hitting the pavement on long runs or cheering on her sons at their numerous sporting events. She balances her busy schedule by incorporating her home life and career, bringing her kids into the kitchen and testing recipes on—and with—her family.
She is the author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight."
Stepfanie Romine, SparkRecipes editor and co-author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook"
Stepfanie Romine is a writer, blogger and certified yoga teacher who has lived--and cooked--on three continents. A former newspaper reporter, she's a bookworm who learned to love fitness as an adult. In addition to healthy green living and from-scratch cooking, her passions include learning new languages, riding her bike, and teaching and practicing Ashtanga yoga. Stepfanie tries to promote kindness in all she does and loves sharing stories about people and their passions. The editor of SparkRecipes.com, she is the co-author of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight."
Becky Hand, licensed and registered dietitian
Becky Hand earned a bachelor's degree in food, nutrition and dietetics from Marian College and a master's degree in health promotion and education from the University of Cincinnati. Becky has more than 25 years of nutrition experience in hospital and community settings. She is passionate about improving the health and wellness of people in her rural community as well as the lives of people throughout the world via SparkPeople. Becky is involved in numerous food, nutrition and health education activities, including nationwide presentations for SparkPeople conventions. A licensed and registered dietitian with a certificate in weight management from the American Dietetic Association, she also teaches weight management classes for children and adults, conducts cooking classes and food demonstrations, and assists school districts in implementing wellness policies. Becky hosts a weekly nutrition talk show, writes articles for newspapers and magazines, and provides food and nutrition coverage on television.
Whether Becky is talking to schoolchildren, a scout troop, college students, high school athletes, a women's club, church group, or corporate America, she wants her nutrition messages to be practical, easy to apply and fun! She utilizes humor and hands-on activities to involve the audience in her presentations and assists them in setting realistic goals and action plans.
As SparkPeople's Head Dietitian, Becky stays on top of the most current nutrition research and provides nutritional recommendations for the SparkPeople websites. She also advises members by writing and reviewing food and nutrition articles and answering questions on the message boards.
Tanya Jolliffe, nutrition expert
Tanya earned her dietetics degree from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. She served as a clinical dietitian, specializing in general nutrition and organ disease, for several Cincinnati-area hospitals. She has participated in multidisciplinary patient care teams, helped educate medical students and dietetic interns, and has presented at seminars and professional roundtables. Tanya has nearly 20 years of nutrition counseling and education experience in the areas of prenatal nutrition, general family nutrition, and therapeutic nutrition in end-stage organ disease.
Her passion for nutrition education drives her in helping people live their best lives to reach their goals. Tanya has spent much of her life in competitive athletics, including collegiate-level volleyball, and continues to stay active through a variety of cardio, strength-training, and flexibility activities and strives to make her own life an adventure. She believes that, "There's joy in the journey as well as in the accomplishment."
Tanya spends most of her time advising new moms and moms-to-be as the Community Leader of BabyFit.com, one of SparkPeople's sister sites. She also monitors several condition-specific SparkTeams and answers nutrition questions on the SparkPeople and SparkTeens message boards, in addition to writing and reviewing nutrition articles for all three sites.
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