Since I do my own cooking, if and when I follow a receipt I usually divide it into a portion that I can cook and eat in one meal, two at the most. About the only exception is a slow cooker or chill. The leftovers form them go into the fridge for meals down the road. Almost forgot, homemade soup also goes into that category.
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current weight: 226.6
Fitness Minutes: (90,721) Posts: 5,404 4/4/09 10:31 P
I like recipes, but I do wind up using them as a guide as I'm very picky about what I eat. I do find though that recipes submitted by team members and in the team cookbook are a great start as they are already "portion modified." Most recipes are 4 servings or less.
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When I do use a recipe, I usually use it as an outline. I have started out making one thing and ended up with something completely different. In the last 10+ years I can only recall making 2 things that made it directly into the trash.
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current weight: 145.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,633) Posts: 793 4/3/09 12:02 P
YES!!!! I'm always trying to use what I have in the pantry and frig for meals, keeping in mind what I need for a healthy diet. I'll either throw together what I think will taste good or tweak recipes. Since my DH doesn't eat the way I do, I probably have more freedom to experiment Go for it! Kath
Edited by: KPHICKEY at: 4/3/2009 (06:42)
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Are you kidding? OF COURSE IT COUNTS!!!! None of us would be over weight fi we did NOT LIKE EATING, so if you find something- ANYTHING that satisfies you and does not break your meal structure then MORE POWER TO IT!!! When I am in reality diet zone I eat a lot of shrimp, tuna and scallops. NO RECIPE NEEDED!!! High Protein, virtually no fat and low calories. No recipe needed!!!!!!!!!!!!
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