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italian wedding soup

Italian Wedding Soup
Think of this as a first-rate chicken soup with mini-meatballs and loads of flavor.
Ingredients

1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup diced carrots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
8 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 teaspoon...

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PREPARATION IS A BIG DEAL

I have been working out a minimum of 120 minutes a day. I only do 30 minutes at a time, so I do not get frustrated or burnt out. It has been good so far.

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fas...

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Hearty Veggie Soup

Hearty Veggie Soup



1 tablespoon of broth or water
1 medium diced onion
1 red pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1cup chopped carrots
2 - 4 cups cabbage and greens ( I used turnip
and collard greens )
1 small diced yellow squash
3 chopped roma tomatoes<...

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Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup

Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup


1/2 of a cauliflower
A bunch of broccoli
1/2 of a zucchini and yellow squash
1 to 3 stalks of bok choy (the white stems cut up and sauteed, the green leaf tear up with the other greens)
2 to 3 stalks of celery
1/2 cup onion
1 to 2 cups white...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Include the Family

We sit down on Thursday nights and menu plan as a family -- my 7 year old daughter, my husband, and myself. We have 3 major cook books we choose from plus the spark app. We grocery shop on Friday evening or Saturday mornings as a family. I cook 6 nights per week so we each choose 2 dishes. I find...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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How to Spark with the Recipe Builder!

I love the recipe builder in Spark! It's easy to use, I can add my foods from my favorites (which are all in grams), I can enter directions, and the end result is clear and concise recipes in an Internet recipe box that I can easily share with others. In my opinion, there are some secrets for succes...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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