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Can You Fill Up With Fruit? YES, Here's How...

I eat this for lunch quite a bit & find it delicous, filling & nutricous. What to do is get 1 cup of yogurt (i use Giant brand-90 calories per cup) & slice up 1 medium banana, 3 medium fresh strawberries & i add 3 Tbs. of Ann's House brand, mother nature's reward mix of nuts & fruit. Mix it all up.

- Submitted by SIZE5MOTIVATED 4/7/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Don't Expect Yourself to Always Be Perfect

In my main profession as a healthcare provider, it's so easy for me to feel down when a procedure doesn't go perfectly or even when a patient doesn't accept treatment. I tell myself I'm a good person who really cares about my patients and their health and that I'm am doing the very best I can.

- Submitted by SUZBERRY 4/7/2010 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments

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Weights and Measures

I bought a decent digital scale that measures in both kg and ounces.

I weigh out all my foods for accurate accounting.

- Submitted by LRUFAM 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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almonds

I once heard a health guru say that for breakfast they ate 28 almonds (194 calories). They are a healthy alternative to just snacking on sweets. A jar sits on my kitchen counter top for when the munchies are taking over. And they're good for you!

- Submitted by SKEETS74 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments

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Broth

years ago we keep a stock pot on the stove and put all peeling and scraps in it and let it cook then strained it to use the broth

- Submitted by JAROCKS 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Crockpot

Using a crock pot is a great way to stay healthy when you have a busy hectic lifestyle. You get great flavor when you let the ingredients meld together all day long. You can monitor what you put in, and because it cooks all day you don't have to put as much salt in to get the flavor you want.

- Submitted by SUNNY238 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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homemade broth

save all your peelings in the freezer and when you have enough put it all in a pot of water and cook up your own broth for soup............

- Submitted by L*I*T*A* 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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to start a life style change

clean all the big carb foods out of your pantry or cupboards.
A great start for your new life style change.

- Submitted by RUTHANN05 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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COOKING LOW SALT

WHAT EVER YOU COOK, COOK WITH VERY LITTLE SALT. SUGAR, THE SAME.. OR USE SUBSTITUTE! emoticon

- Submitted by JIMENESU 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Sweet substitutes

Replace the butter and whole eggs in cookies with equal amount of white canned beans and 2 egg whites; in brownies with equal amount of black canned beans and 2 egg whites. Rinse beans well and then put in a processor or a blender with the egg whites until smooth Less fat, more fiber and protein!

- Submitted by DANIROME 4/6/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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