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SCUBAGAL07
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5/18/13 3:43 A

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My long term goals are to think in advance. With the summer season fast approaching I am going to try new recipes for summer cookouts and tweak old ones with healthier substitutions.

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LYDIAHESER
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2/4/13 10:52 P

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My long term goals are to keep a meal plan for every week and to keep replacing ingredients to make the foods I am making healthier. I also want to make more of our snacks instead of buying pre-packaged ones.


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BRANDIW7
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1/31/13 12:07 P

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My long term goals are to try at least one new recipe per week to keep things interesting, and to eat dinner at home at least 6 days per week.


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SHADOWFAWKES
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1/22/12 9:32 P

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My long term cooking goals are:
1. Write down when things run out, so that I do not need to go searching to make a shopping list.
2. Always try new and healthy recipes.


"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."


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MERRYMO1961
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1/12/12 11:13 P

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My goal is to stay on top of being organized and prepared so that I can cook and eat healthy. This means keeping an uncluttered kitchen, taking stock of what I have on hand, meal plans, keeping a grocery list on the fridge or other convenient place, and regular visits to the grocery store when I am *not* hungry. If I can keep the front end under control, I believe that I can venture out and try new recipes without much difficulty.





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12/7/11 9:02 A

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One of my main long term goals is to incorporate some of the great tips I've learned from this challenge. My husband and I really enjoyed taking stock of what we had on hand and now keep a running list of things we a) have in the freezer, b) have in the pantry and c) what we haven't used that frequently.

It makes meal planning and subsequent shopping all the more simple and has reduced our stress levels tremendously.

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LARKSONGRUTH
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11/26/11 1:25 A

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I also want to set my long term goals. My family has always done most of our own cooking, and even more so when my mother found that she needed a gluten-free diet. The things that I have enjoyed most about this challenge have been learning to slim-down recipes, and trying new recipes, so that is what I want to make my long term goals--either trying a new recipe or modifying an old favorite each week to be healthier. My whole family has enjoyed adding variety to our meals by trying new, healthy foods. Although it takes planning to try a new recipe because it often includes foods we usually don't keep on hand, it is fun, and we have tried a number of new things that we are integrating into our diet. One of the best finds we have had is quinoa, which is a perfect food for Mom's gluten free diet. We had also enjoyed experimented with more recipes for brown rice. We have always loved vegetables, as well as soups, and trying new recipes in these areas has also been fun.

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I want to protect my health, feel better, look better, and have more energy.


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LARKSONGRUTH
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11/26/11 1:19 A

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Congratulations on meeting your 4-week challenge and setting your new goals. Cooking ahead is a great idea, as well as doing more of your own cooking.

I know about the dairy woes. I also had to cut out dairy and then add it in a little bit at a time as I could tolerate it. I found that I could eat cultured dairy like cheese and yogurts without much trouble. I also use lactose free milk in moderation and take a Lactaid pill or its equivalent whenever I have a small helping of ice cream. With these precautions, I do much better with dairy and have cut down on the problems that it was causing me significantly while still enjoying it as part of my diet.

I tried rice and soy milks, but I found that I really missed the real thing, and that I enjoy the lactose free milk much better.

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I want to protect my health, feel better, look better, and have more energy.


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KAMIACK
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11/3/11 1:22 P

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My long term goal is to cook at least 5 days a week. Since I work Wednesday - Friday, I want to prep what I can for those nights on Tuesday, so I can use the time I would do that to workout. I like to make enough food for lunch the next day.

I would also like to start using less dairy in my cooking. I had to eliminate all dairy to see if I was allergic to it a while back and it definitely helped my health goals, but I was pretty limited in what I could eat.



 
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