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salad dressing safety

always when eating out ask for salad dressing on the side. Then just dip your fork in the salad dressing then to your salad.

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OVER THE CAMP FIRE COOKING

When cooking over the campfire and your pans get all black on the bottom and hard to clean. Use Liquid Dish Soap rubbed on the bottom of the pan, and it makes it super easy to clean the bottom of the pan.

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peeling garlic

Microwave garlic cloves for 15 seconds and the skins slip
right off

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Eating Breakfast, Natch!

Eating breakfast starts my day off right. I know that no matter what happens later in the day, at least I started the day off correctly!

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enjoy your veggies

Try roasting your vegetables. They taste great without any added fat. Cook at 425 until slightly charred and you will experience a totally different taste than steaming, sauteeing, etc. Great with broccoli, asparagus, green beans, cauliflower.

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serving size

I like to make enought for there to be left overs the next day for my husband and I. I get small containers to place them in and eat for the next day for lunch. It helps with size portions and not letting food go to waist.

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batch cooking

when you have time, cook a recipe in large quantity (soups, stews, etc.) and then freeze in single servings. Great when you need something and can take out one portion.

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Bake & Shread Chicken

I like to bake extra boneless skinless chicken breasts & then, using two forks, shred. If not using right away, I freeze. Itís nice to have on hand for a salad or wrap, adding flavor & protein. Shredding seems to put more chicken in every bite.

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cutting calories

I find myself substituting turkey in a lot of my favorite dishes,like taco salad,turkey seasoned with taco seasoning takes great!

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MEASURE YOUR MEAT AND FREEZE

I measure all my meat, by the ounce, store in separate freezer bags and label them. This saves time and helps me plan my meals quicker.I also measure trail mix nuts
and dried fruit into 1/3 or 1/4 oz bags. I like to add these to my yogurt for a snack.

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