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Quick Scrambled Egg Recipe

A quick, easy. go-to breakfast:
4 egg whites
1 wedge Laughing Cow Lite Cheese
Salsa

Cook egg whites until almost done. Add cheese and salsa. Continue cooking until eggs are set and cheese melts. About 118 cals (depending on how much salsa you use).

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I don't want to drive all the time!

Thinking about how much I dread going to the store or to a restaurant because of the distance and time it takes to get there prevents me from eating out and encourages me to stay home and cook.

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Soy Milk & Soy Pancakes

Visual you want to look at food and go , yum!
It's after you eat it, you dont want to have regret. So here is my success secret, which is helping so far.

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HEALTHY RECIPES

WHEN IT COMES TO COOKING DESERTS, I AM THE ONE WHO HAS TO COOK THEM.

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Add Kombu to Soaked Dried Beans to Reduce Gas

Adding a 3" piece of dried kombu (a dried sea vegetable) will dramatically reduce any gas associated with eating cooked dried beans. Toss the kombu before serving. Enjoy!

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Healthy Delicious Snack

My new favorite snack has become an 80 calorie yogurt with 1 TBS of grape nuts added. I fine it is best in the red or blue yogurts. (instead of lemon, lime etc.) The grape nuts have 33 calories, but it's much more satisfying than just yogurt.

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Smokin'

For my 50th birthday last year I asked for and received a Bradley smoker. Now I infuse a lot of flavour with minimal calories (watch the rubs) and have succulent, incredible foods to enjoy and give as gifts. My best recipe so far is Ginger Pineapple Smoked Pork Loin. Mmmmmm, good.

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Prevent Crying When Chopping Onions

Wear tight fitting goggles to prevent the chemicals in onions from entering your eye. It really works! Amazon sells special Onion Goggles and they look sporty, cool, and a tad nerdy.

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Preparing my own protein

Yesterday, there were four pork steaks in the package for around $8.00. I bought them and took them home. I used Pam in the pan and fried each one until it was brown on each side. Then I put it in a baking dish with some water in the bottom and then baked it at 250 until they were done, several

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Zucchini "Pasta"

Try using a vegetable peeler to peel a zucchini or two. then cook it quickly like it were fettuccine. Not only it makes a great healthy substitute (with way less carbs than pasta), it also tastes great!

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