Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
When I have time on the weekends, I make as many different dishes to freeze as I can, using common ingredients - like chopped peppers, onions, garlic, or even white sauce. While the cutting board and knives are out, I get all my chopping done and only have to clean up once.
A splash of almond oil instead of olive oil when sauteeing adds a great hint of flavour to many meats and veggies.
Use your kitchen shears to cut green onions. Super quick and easy!
If you have lunchtime access to a microwave getting in your veggie servings is easy as throwing a bag of Birdseye Steamfresh in the microwave - ready in minutes - 4 servings!!
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To slightly thicken pan juices or soups, I use instant mashed potato flakes instead of white flour. Dissolves instantly and no lumps! And it adds about 1/2 the calories and a lot fewer carbs, measure for measure.
When a recipe calls for sauteed veggies, i.e. onions, peppers, etc.--I use water instead of oil--it works really well and no added fat.
An easy way to dress up a soup differently for lunch.
Base: leftover cooked potatoes and vegetable broth mixed in a Blender
Day 1: 2 eggs cut up small, parsil and 1 t low fat cream cheese
Day 2: chopped spinach and half a low fat feta
Day 3: chopped dried tomatoes, olives and...
When cooking/baking, drop your utensils in hot, soapy water as soon as you use them, even if you intend to wash them in the dishwasher. Keeps you from being tempted to kick the spoons, beaters, etc.