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When I find myself eatting less cals by the end of the week i treat myself to a triple choc melt down cake from applebee's

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light baking done right by sparks

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GREAT TIPS FOR BAKING EXCHANGES

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Find interesting ways to combine ingredients

If you're getting bored with the same foods all the time, try combining them in different ways. For example, I got awfully tired of having grilled chicken salads, so I decided to put grilled steak in my salad instead.

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Melting chocolate

Save time and energy by melting chocolate in thr microwave: depending on the amount, about 2 minutes on High should do.

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I am trying to keep up with the nutrition list.

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Lowering Fat in Ground Meats Further

In addition to draining the ground meats, beef, turkey, chicken, pork, etc. Take the pot and put a wire strainer over it then run it under hot water and drain. This will wash away most of the fat. If you season while you cook, you'll need to re-season, because it washes your seasoning away too.

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easy lunch veggies

If you have lunchtime access to a microwave getting in your veggie servings is easy as throwing a bag of Birdseye Steamfresh in the microwave - ready in minutes - 4 servings!!

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mashed potatoes too runny?

Keep a box of instant mashed potatoes in the pantry, to add to homemade mashed potatoes, that need thickened up a little. Just add a small amount at a time 'til desired thickness.

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Low Calorie Protein

I have learned to eat egg whites or egg white substitutes along with shrimp as my primary protein sources because they are so low in calories--more bang for my buck!

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Broth

years ago we keep a stock pot on the stove and put all peeling and scraps in it and let it cook then strained it to use the broth

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