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How to Cook Healthy

I have tried may ways of cooking to help keep us healthy.. I bought a nice nonstick pan it is not a coated one but it was well worth the twenty dollars cause it requires little oil...I try to get away from using margarine... butter.. mayonnaise and sour cream add fat to vegetables and fruits... Try...

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Keep a sink full of hot soapy water as you cook

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.

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low carb high fat .

The low carb high fat really works it can be hard but the food is really good and that makes it better . I have found that there are so many good low carb recipes that it makes it easier to stay on track and they are easy . I don't have to workout but it does help but not ne...

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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 Ive 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 Ive begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Easy Corn on the Cob

I tried out the method for cooking corn on the cob recommended by a friend... and boy is it a winner. You cook the corn in the microwave. Just put the corn in the microwave oven right in the husk and zap it for 4 minutes per cob. Take it out (use an oven mitt.. it will be HOT), cut off the end (w...

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Don't be afraid of oils

Although too much oil is bad for you, you do need some oil in your diet. Some nutrients and vitamins need oil to work properly in your body.
A 1/2 serving of light mayonnaise is not going to hurt your diet. Using enough olive oil so that meats like fish, chicken, and beef will not stick to the ...

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Healthy Smoothie

I make a Smoothie for lunch that is filling and healthy by blending 1 cup milk, handful frozen sliced bananas, spoon of peanut butter, spoon of Splenda, vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon! Delious!

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use the sparkpeople recipe calculator

when you're making an old family recipe and need to add it in to your food tracker for the day- input the recipe to the recipe calculator here on SP and it will give you the nutritional value per serving. i discovered this over the weekend and it's awesome!

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Measuring Cups

Before you pour sticky substances into your measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the water but don't dry the cup. Next add your ingredient such as peanut butter and watch how easy it comes out.

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