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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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I love to Substitute

Just be creative with substituting. I always use just egg whites. Applesauce for oil and the sugar (homemade with no add sugar) since the apples sweeten things enough. Shredded carrots in most cake and bars as they add moistness. I have found any recipe can be made healthy when substitutes used.

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I love to Substitute

Just be creative with substituting. I always use just egg whites. Applesauce for oil and the sugar (homemade with no add sugar) since the apples sweeten things enough. Shredded carrots in most cake and bars as they add moistness. I have found any recipe can be made healthy when substitutes used.

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I love to Substitute

Just be creative with substituting. I always use just egg whites. Applesauce for oil and the sugar (homemade with no add sugar) since the apples sweeten things enough. Shredded carrots in most cake and bars as they add moistness. I have found any recipe can be made healthy when substitutes used.

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Cut The Oil On Roasted Vegetables

Instead of drizzling oil over veggies in the pan you use to roast them in, first put your veggies in a bowl with 2 Tbs. of oil. Mix veggies to coat. Then put the veggies in the roasting pan. Excess oil stays in the bowl, and you know exactly how much oil was used.

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Weekly Meal Plans

I try to make a meal plan for every week. I choose 1 cook book and sit down with my coupons and the grocery sale ad. This way I can make the most of our dollars, and plan the healthiest meals at the same time. I just mix up what's on sale with my coupons with the recipes. Easy and quick!

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