Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
I rediscovered green tea! I especially like Stash's blueberry iced tea powders. They come in individual packages that you can add to your bottle of water plus they only have 10 calories for a delicious satisfying drink that's good for you.
Don't munch on the little extra bits of cheese, chopped nuts, and other high-calorie foods that are left on your chopping board. Don't lick the batter bowl, don't lick your fingers, don't lick the spoon. Those calories count! Trash goes in the trash - not in your mouth!
I try to mix up the foods I eat. I try to eat smaller meals more often. Lots of different foods. It helps me feel less deprived. I also enjoy the hungry girl cookbook lots of low calorie recipes.
I have tons of trouble with portion control when I cook. So, when I make a recipe that results in 4 servings, I try to immediately weigh out one portion to use, and freeze the rest in single portion containers - I label them with the recipe name & date using masking tape & a black sharpie.
I don't like to clean up after I finish cooking, so I got into the habit of cleaning as I mess things up. That way when I finish cooking my kitchen is clean too.
If I have any fruit that is about to go bad like apples, berries, or peaches I like to cook them down with some splenda if they need it. I freeze in small containers and always have fruit to add to my plain yogurt or cottage cheese
She's made a great change in my way of life. Without sacrificing taste, I've gained healthy habits AND lost weight!
Prepare food ahead of time. It will save alot of frustration. Enjoy every bite you deserve good food! The better you eat the more you will lose. Have Fun with food!
I find mash potatoes to be very boring and tasteless, so when I cook them now I'll add a head of cauliflour and boil them together then mash them. Put them in a casserole dish sprinkled with cheddar and broil till the top is browned, Great flavor and everyone loves them.
I add extra fresh veggies to everything now. Everyone in my family loves broccoli so we eat it with almost every dinner. It can be a side, a main dish, added to pasta. I even made a pot of chili last weekend and added shredded carrots and broccoli (very finely chopped) just for the nutrients!