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COOKING LOW SALT

WHAT EVER YOU COOK, COOK WITH VERY LITTLE SALT. SUGAR, THE SAME.. OR USE SUBSTITUTE!

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Letting someone else do the cooking...

... then all I have to worry about is the portion size. Makes life MUCH easier in the kitchen for me ;)

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Cooking

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Devin Alexander Cookbooks

Devin takes the food we love, ups the nutrition, lowers the calories and fat, and keeps it tasting just as good as the original. She wrote the Biggest Loser cookbooks, Fast Food Fix (which takes fast food favorites and makes them healthier), and The Most Decadent Diet Ever (my current favorite).

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Substitute Raw Sugar for Honey

Most recipes that call for honey can substitute sugar. Instead of using refined white sugar, use Sugar in the Raw. This will greatly decrease your overall sugar and carbohydrate intake while giving your body something it can digest more easily. Natural is always the best option!

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Licking the spoon

I agree - no0 licking the spoon and that is very hard to NOT do.

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lower calorie banana bread

For a lower calorie, fat free banana bread, substitute unsweetened applesauce for the shortening and splenda for the sugar. It's good and moist.

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I trick my salad

I add some water to 1 tsp of olive oil to make it go further on my salad. After adding the vinegar you can't tell the difference.

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Added Flavor

Use fresh herbs to add flavor to anything.

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Herbs are the best helper

I do not use salt, I use herbs in almost everything I cook, rosemary under the steak on the grill, mint in the zucchini, cinnamon in the coffee. Try yourself and find your favorites.

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