Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
I put apple sauce in my brownie mix instead of butter and eggs!
When you are cooking dinner - think about leftovers.
Make 2 or 3 extra servings & use that for lunch or dinner over the next week - Great for Chili (put on baked potato or make taco salad) or Grilled Chicken.
I love trying new spices - they can turn a plain chicken breast from Italian to Cajun to Moroccan to Thai!
Some great resources are www.thespicehouse.com, www.penzeys.com, or www.victoriagourmet.com. Also try the bulk spices department at your local fancy grocer!
fAT FREE USE IN PLACE OF MAYO, OR SOUR CREAM OR IN SAUCES THAT REQUIRE CREAM.JUST ADD DIJON MUSTARD OR SPICES FOR FLAVORING SAVES CALORIES AND FAT
Make sure you understand and control portions by having measuring cups and spoons handy, smaller bowls and plates (custard cup, salad-sized), and, if you find it helpful, a food scale.
On Sunday afternoons, I plan my food for the week and prepare my food for lunch. I then bag up my veggies and fill my lunch containers with my daily meals. Each day I am able to grab my lunch and quickly head out the door. No room for cheating when it's already made. Great time saver too!!
I love peanut butter and I have tried living without it, but it was hard. I had been finding other alternatives for the food I love, but I was having a hard time finding a pb swap until I discovered Better Than Peanut Butter. Its fantastic and tastes EXACTLY like peanut butter. 2 TBSP = 100 cals!
I just love the new Reynolds slow cooker bags. I put one in my slow cooker every time I use it. Once the meal is done you simply pull out the bag throw it away. No more soaking or scrubbing of your slow cooker.
I use the Recipe Calculator to determine calorie count of a new recipe. I check the recipes on file to see if someone else has made it yet or create my own recipe and add it to my Meal Planner
Community-Supported Agriculture is good for local farmers AND your waistline! By investing in a farm for a season, you, get a weekly share of locally grown fresh - often organic - veggies and fruits (many farms offer beef, poultry, and dairy as well). I've learned to love a huge variety of veggies!