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Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker!!!

This one dish has been a lifesaver for me in terms of preparing quick, healthy meals - if I'm short on time, it keeps me from ordering bad food!

2 Chx Breast, red and yellow peppers, garlic, lime juice and low sodium taco seasoning - 12 minutes in the microwave for low fat chicken fajitas for...

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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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Upgrade your Smoothie

When you need breakfast or a snack and you need it fast, it doesn't get much easier than smoothies. There is no quicker way to get your daily serving of fruit (and these days, even a dose of vegetables) into your body. along with tons of antioxidants and other nutrients. And you won't find any smoot...

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COOKING IS CRUCIAL

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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8 Minute Split Pea Soup

8 Minute Split Pea Soup

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one pound of gr...

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I made a Clean out the Freezer Stir Fry #2...while baking sweet potatoes, mushrooms and eggplant

I made a Clean out the Freezer Stir Fry #2...while baking sweet potatoes, mushrooms and eggplant

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Hearty Veggie Soup

Hearty Veggie Soup



1 tablespoon of broth or water
1 medium diced onion
1 red pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1cup chopped carrots
2 - 4 cups cabbage and greens ( I used turnip and collard greens )
1 small diced yellow squash
3 chopped roma tomatoes
1...

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Include the Family

We sit down on Thursday nights and menu plan as a family -- my 7 year old daughter, my husband, and myself. We have 3 major cook books we choose from plus the spark app. We grocery shop on Friday evening or Saturday mornings as a family. I cook 6 nights per week so we each choose 2 dishes. I find...

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