Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
I often use healthy frozen dinners when I am in a hurry. Steaming some veggies to add to the meal makes it more filling. I then take all the food and put it on a plate. It seems more like a nice meal than a frozen dinner.
For a low calorie quick breakfast I toast an Eggo (or your choice) whole grain waffle. Then I arrange blue berries on top in the little squares (1/4 C per waffle) and microwave for about 20 seconds (you don't want them to burst, but close!). There's so much flavor you need little or no syrup.
I can't afford a lot of food, so I write down different recipes that I could make with what I have on little slips of paper and organize them according to which meal they are for. Then I mix them up and randomly pick out one for the current meal.
whenever I cook boneless skinless chx breast on the stove instead of using olive oil, I cook it in chx broth. It makes the chx tender and juicy and doesn't add any fat. It also flavors the chx!!
If you hate having a solid block of onion or garlic after moisture gets in your onion or garlic powder, get granulated onion or garlic. It's still small enough to blend into sauces, but large enough that the moisture doesn't make it clump.
Buy large boxes of salad greens and keep them fresh by adding a paper towel to the box and refrigerating it upside down. The paper towel will absorb excess moisture so the greens will stay fresher longer.
In certain climates, brown sugar will get hard and becomes hard to use. Just microwave it for a minute and it will soften up just like new!
Save time and energy by melting chocolate in thr microwave: depending on the amount, about 2 minutes on High should do.
All our scallions are coming up now. I hate to buy them in the winter...expensive. I cut with scissors the scallions and lay them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for a few hours, then place them in a freezer bag. They can be washed if necessary before using them.
I prefer fresh corn tortillas for tacos, but hate frying them in oil to get crispy/soft. I now soften them in the microwave, then place shredded chicken, onions and a little cheese on them, fold them over and lay them on a sprayed cookie sheet. A quick spray of Pam on the tops and 5 minutes in a