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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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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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Buddha Bowls are Delicious and Nutritious

We always have brown rice and a few Asian staples on hand (ginger, miso, rice vinegar, tahini, etc). If we're not feeling inspired by anything else in our fridge or cookbooks, Buddha/Goddess bowl are our go-to recipe.

Cook up some rice (or other grain, if that's what you prefer), top it off ...

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My favorite lower fat substitute for mayo

I try to eat healthier but there are some recipes that I have struggled to whittle the calories down. Tuna and chicken salad would be one of those things. To me, they just needed mayo. And to make matters worse, I cannot get past the taste of lower fat, lower calorie versions on store shelves. T...

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Barley for Breakfast

What has twice the protein and almost half the calories as oats? Barley, and itís about time we started eating it for breakfast.
Not only does barley have a wonderfully nutty flavor and a chewy, hearty texture, but itís also a nutritious, high-fiber grain that boasts an array of health benefits. ...

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Why cooking at home is best for weight loss

A new report shows that eating a healthy home cooked meal can put you on the fast track to a slimmer waistline and a healthier, fitter you.

The less you cook, the more weight you gain. I found people who cook their own dinner most nights tend to swallow significantly less sugar, fat, and calo...

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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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If you like volume and very hungry making a big pot of vegetable soup can be the trick to feeling satisfied and tame that gnawing hunger feeling.

NUTRITION INFORMATION Per Cup
100 calorie serving = 2 1/4 cups.

Try many varieties of the Weight Watchers Garden Vegetable Soup.

My version:
6 cup non-fat beef broth from ready made low sodium boxes.
3 cups green cabbage, shredded (you can use preshredded cole slaw package)<...

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