Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
I bake my own bread and hate the hamburg and hotdog rolls in the stores.
Unless I'm baking something for a party or other special ocassion, i try to make half the batch; especially if the recipe calls for more than 2 cups of flour. if it's just for my fiance and me, a half batch is usually plenty to try a couple of the baked item and freeze the rest for later.
Kroger's has Hormel pork roasts on sale this week - BOGO. They are small/large enough that one will feed 3 of us for a meal. I roasted mine in my Pampered Chef covered cooker for 2 hours and it is falling apart - I've shredded it and added a little barbecue sauce - now I only have to heat it up!
If you are new to low fat cooking, and think "turkey burgers" is an oxymoron; Take courage! Use your spice rack and be creative. When my husband and I first tried Turkey Burgers, we used soy sauce. If you need to go low sodium, a good substitute is sesame oil-- absolutely no sodium and good value!
If you're trying to add oatmeal to your diet, you're probably eating instant oats. Quaker's Weight Loss has about the same calories as the Quaker's regular, but 3 more grams of protein and fiber, and 4 fewer carbs.
Instead of making toast, try eating a rice cake with peanut butter or whatever you put on your toast. Rice cakes have roughly 30-40 calories, instead of 100-200 per slice of bread. You save calories without losing flavor, which will benefit you later!
I picked 14 quarts of strawberries, gave 4 to my daughter. Tonight I made 2 strawberry pies, 2 jars of jam, sliced some for cereal, and sugared a very big bowl to make strawberry pancake syrup tomorrow. I have about 50 more quarts to pick but it is raining. I'll make more jam and pies. Love them
I plan all my meals the day before, I fix my breakfast and lunch the night before, and I always have something frozen in case something unexpected comes up.
I discovered SP Recipes and I love them. Tasty new ways of cooking and using spices as well as calorie counts.