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cooking my favorite dish in low fat.

- Submitted by MUSIC66 3/27/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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tofu paties

Mix oatmeal, drained tofu, canned salmon, and sauce; use an ice cream scoop to scoop the ingredients into a plastic wrap, shape the ingredients into a flat patty, and freeze. 90 seconds on one side, flip over, and 90 seconds on the other side in the microwave. Eat with rice or as a sandwich.

- Submitted by ARNETTELEE 3/26/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Success Salad Dressing

Balsamic vinegar
Italian dressing dry mix
Water
2 Splenda packets
1 Salad shaker

Mix 2/3 vinegar with 1/3 water, a couple of Splenda packets and dry Italian dressing mix in a dressing shaker.

- Submitted by DEADPOOL863 8/27/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Prep the pan!

Buy a pan with a good non-stick coating and use less than half the oil or butter for saute or pan-frying.

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 4/24/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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fats

well instead of making goodies with sugar or bad fats I use very little or add things like unsweetened applesauce, or bananas, coconut milk, whole wheat flour, nonfat milk if called for, nonfat cream cheese, etc. little tricks that help lower fat and sugar too.

- Submitted by MOODYKEYS 3/28/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Oatmeal growing with more water

If you want to double your Oatmeal but use only 1/2 c put 2 c of water in a pot simmer slow after start boiling 5 min.add 2 T flax meal at the end and you have almost double the amount .I add cinnamon and 2 T of light cream and Splenda in mine is delicious.

- Submitted by ALINA1969 1/19/2014 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Cook in batches

Pre-chop veggies. Do the prep work in the evening when you're watching TV. Chop veggies while you watch your favorite shows. You can chop veggies for all your evening meals for the week in an hour or so. Then put in containers or bags and stick them in the fridge.

- Submitted by ARISTIGAL 8/13/2013 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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poached eggs

I was taught to poach my eggs in vinegar water not salt water. It makes a big dofference if you are watching your sodium, like I am

- Submitted by MADYANKEE 5/14/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Things to reduce in everyone diet

I have found that reducing sodium and cutting out sodas has really helped me with my weight loss. I just quit buying sodas all together and I gradually started reducing my sodium levels by using lots of other spices. Oh it was no easy task but I can tell a big difference in my life.

- Submitted by ANGIESDIET2 3/31/2011 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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honey teriyaki sause as marinade YUMM

ok, I started marinading everything in honey teriyaki marinade and it all comes out so yummy, like candy!
my hubby and baby love it!!!
when u finish marinading thou, ty to drain it from the sause, because it could be overpowering a little.. then i also add garlic powder and a little salt & pepper to the meat(chicken, shrimp, veggies) - comes out delish!

- Submitted by ALEXIA17LOVE 1/26/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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