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Old 09-25-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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Healthy Foods Section

Is there a particular section for healthy recipe discussion? If there is, please inform me as I've looked, but could just be missing it. If there is not, what are the possibilities of having one? I think it would be quite beneficial to have a healthy food section where people can find healthy recipes.

Any thoughts?

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Old 09-26-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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What a great suggestion! I would love to see that happen
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
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That is a great suggestion.

I have a few workout bar and shake recipes as well as entrees worth sharing.I am always looking for more!
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
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It has been suggested "Tagging" recipes with "Healthy," "Low-Carb," etc. Something universal that can quickly identify Healthy Recipes and making them easier to search. We're looking for ideas here in ways to make this conceivable.

Any assist is appreciated!
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:21 PM   #5
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This post has been moved to the "Health, Nutrition and Special Diets" section.

This would be the section to post recipes that are "healthy".

Having said that, I also like the idea of Tagging any recipe you post as Healthy if it fits that criteria. It would sure make it easier for folks to search for things!
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:09 PM   #6
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There's a lot going on in "Health Nutrition, and Special Diets". TLaude is an example of one who is having difficulty locating just healthy recipes. Alix, your idea about tagging recipes is wonderful if people would do that but do they? ...and do newish people know to look for tags? I don't think I've ever seen that myself but then I'm not very observant..."missing the forest through the trees" is me

Update: I just browsed through 3 or 4 pages of "Health, Nutrition, and Special Diets" and only found one that was tagged "quick easy healthy". I assumed that meant recipes. It was 450 days old and only one recipe was posted in the thread. Only 7 posts and most were directing the poster to go elsewhere.
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Here's the thread I referred to in my post above. I found it on page 3 of "Health,Nutrition,SpecialDiets"
...no tags actually stated "recipes" but this one mentioned it in the title as a question:

Any healthy recipes that taste nice?

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Old 09-26-2010, 01:40 PM   #8
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Me personally, I use the search function (which picks up tags) to attempt to find some recipes.

The tagging system only goes so far however. If people do it, it is great. Otherwise, the topic is still a sitting duck.

My suggestion was more so to create a sub-forum (under this section?) for healthy recipes. That would do a couple things I think. Things such as a direct location to find healthy recipes and eliminates relying on people to make use of the tagging system.

I'm up for whatever, as long as the discussion on healthy recipes isn't like finding a needle in a haystack.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:56 PM   #9
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I don't want you to think I'm saying "no", I'm trying to suggest different options for you all.

One of the things we have found over the years is that creating subforums for every suggestion makes the site difficult to navigate overall. We try to streamline things as best we can. And honestly, lots of my recipes would "fit" into a healthy category, but I tend to post them in the category where I think they'd do best. For example, I would post a healthy muffin recipe with the muffins, or healthy salad dressing recipe in Salads and Dressings.

The tagging system would be our best bet for something like this as recipes get scattered all over the place. Since the tagging system has not been used effectively until recently we are playing catch up a bit.

I'll bring this to the attention of the team and we'll chat about it and see if we can come up with something to help.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:05 PM   #10
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I understand what you're saying, Alix. And many "mildly unhealthy" recipes you find in all threads everywhere can be altered to become healthy.
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