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Crockpot

Using a crock pot is a great way to stay healthy when you have a busy hectic lifestyle. You get great flavor when you let the ingredients meld together all day long. You can monitor what you put in, and because it cooks all day you don't have to put as much salt in to get the flavor you want.

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Your thoughts and words can change taste of your meal

Do not cook if you do not feel to cook, or you are angry or sad. your thoughts can change your meal taste. If you want to cook a taste meal, cook with a happy and clam mind. Your thoughts and words are more powerful than your experiences. I have learned this from my grandma.

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Truvia

I ahave been sneaking truvia in my hubby's oatmeal and he cant tell the difference

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Spices,Spices,S
pices!!

I know this sounds a little obvious, but the more boring meals become, the less likely we stick to a healthy food plan. Chicken breast and fish can be sooooooooo boring after awhile. Add spices and herbs! (fresh and dried). Change it up to change the tastes. Watch the salt however.

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sneaking in veggies

I try adding a salad in with lunch its a great fiber and also fills you up faster tooo so you dont want to pick

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brownies

I put apple sauce in my brownie mix instead of butter and eggs!

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Have the right tools!

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.

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Low Carb Substitutes for Pasta part 2

My other new weapon in my fight against weight gain and Diabetes is shirataki tofu noodles. These are *incredible* and only 20 calories and 3 g of carbs for a 4 oz serving! They only take 2 mins to prepare and are excellent not only for Italian dishes but soups, casseroles, stirfry, etc.

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Groceries

I buy only the things that are low carb and even hubby eats them now.

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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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