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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup


1 big butternut squash (mine was about 2 pounds)
1/2 cup onion
1 can white kidney beans
1/2 red pepper
big pile of cut up greens
3 cups of water
1 cup orange juice
A small amount of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of onion powd...

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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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Toast Tradeoff

Instead of making toast, try eating a rice cake with peanut butter or whatever you put on your toast. Rice cakes have roughly 30-40 calories, instead of 100-200 per slice of bread. You save calories without losing flavor, which will benefit you later!

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No More Brown Bananas

I eat ( and buy ) lots of bananas. To avoid having them turn
brown so quickly, simply separate them. It really works!

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To remove excess fat on soups and stews.

After removing the pot from the stove let it cool for a couple of minutes to let the fat settle on top. Wrap a few ice cubes in a cloth and draw it across the stew/soup the fat will congeal on to the cloth and can be easily removed.

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