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grill meats to lose fat!

Grilling allows the fat to driop out of meat as it cooks. Saves alot and grilling tastes GREAT!!

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Hard boiled eggs

I hard boil eggs a dozen at a time and keep them separate from the other eggs, so I don't mix them up.

They keep for a long time and I can grab one quickly and peel and eat rather than another more high calorie snack.

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Steaming salmon

When we lived in AK, we were shown how to cook salmon in the dishwasher. Wrap it up in double thickness of aluminum foil, adding lemon and other seasonings, place in the top rack of the washer (no dishes or soap) and run on your steam cycle.

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Sweet Potato Fries

Cut sweet potato in very, very thin julienne strips - par boil for a few minutes... heat wok on high, spray a wok with olive oil, add sweet potato strips... stir to evenly cook sweet potatoes...season with any type of spice that you want. (you can also wrap in foil and put on the grill!)

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Salad Zest!

Take the boredom out of salads. Keep a variety of different salad fixin's to vary up your plate. I keep craisins, low fat feta cheese, low sodium - low fat grated cheeses, low sodium turkey breast, as well as broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, celery, frozen baby peas and healthy salad dressings.

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Beating Eggs

Before beating eggs, whether whole or separated, bring them to room temperature: this helps to increase the volume.

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Roasted Garlic Versatility

Take a bulb of garlic (or more!) and roast them in the oven for an hour at 350 degrees. Then add some black pepper and puree. Use this everywhere you would use another spread - use it to replace butter, mayo, or peanut butter.

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Calorie Recipes!!!

The sparkrecipes are very good and heaven knows I love to COOK and EAT! But sometimes just tweaking a recipe a little by substituting a lower calorie ingredient can help lower the calories OVERALL and each LITLE BIT HELPS!
I 'll list two substitutions I use regularly~

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fish

i am cooking fish today for dinner.i bake in the oven with some onion power and a little olive oil.my kids love it that way.i cook all my fish that way now.i am making green beans and noddles with it.when cooking fish if after you put it in the oven.

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Saving tupperware from stains

Whenever I put something in tupperware that will stain if heated up (especially anything with tomato sauce), I first spray the container with cooking spray. It provides a barrier and the container won't stain, and also makes washing it out easier

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