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Using ground ginger

By using ground ginger, you can cut the amount of sugar you use by half. I use 1/4 teapspoon of ginger and reduce the sugar by a cup. It still taste just as good as the ginger makes you taste sweetness without adding sugar.

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My favorite lower fat substitute for mayo

I try to eat healthier but there are some recipes that I have struggled to whittle the calories down. Tuna and chicken salad would be one of those things. To me, they just needed mayo. And to make matters worse, I cannot get past the taste of lower fat, lower calorie versions on store shelves. T...

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Cooking Healthy Daily And Eating Responsibly

If I try to totally revamp everything I eat from top to bottom, I'll wind up overwhelmed and quickly burnt out. Though there may be things about my current diet that aren't working, surely some things are. At least I think so. I start by sorting through what I eat now, then pick out those meals that...

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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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Easy, Breezy Clean-up Routine

The first thing I do (learned from my mother) is to fill my sink half-full of hot water and detergent. That way I can clean up as I go while items are fresh and keep my work space free of items no longer in use.

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Be Your Own Chef

I heard this phrase on "5 Ingredient Fix." It is an excellent idea! My mother was a good cook, but never changed a recipe. My secret--don't be afraid to make a recipe your own. If you like garlic, add some or add more. Don't like rosemary? Try a different herb. Not all changes will be great, but it ...

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Budget-Friendly Quick-Fix Meals

Everyone in your family will love the taste of these budget recipes—even the kids!

Cheap and quick—those are magic words for busy cooks who don’t want to shortchange flavor just to save a few pennies. Our budget-friendly dinner recipes are low on cost and high on creativity. Feel like Italian...

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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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Fat free roast potatoes

These are so crispy. You Cut raw potatoes into French fry sticks or chunks, then separate eggs and only use the whites. Whip the whites a little bit and then toss all of the potaoe in the whites. Take the potatoes, put them on a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake at 400 until they are brown. ...

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