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SPRING STEAMED GREENS or RAABS

I eat at least one bunch of steamed spring greens like kale, collards, stinging nettles etc, each day. This time of the year market fresh greens are sweet and delicious.

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cooking my favorite dish in low fat.

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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.

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Tips for Healthier Cooking

Choosing healthy foods is an important part of eating right, but cooking them in a healthful way is another huge part. For example, zucchini can take on two completely different forms when it's quickly sautéed in olive oil versus battered and deep fried. What we add to foods makes all the difference...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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PREPPING FOOD FOR A WEEK

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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Healthy Recipes With Whole Grains

Healthy Recipes With Whole Grains

There's a whole heap of reasons that whole grains are good for you. Here's how to get more of them into your healthy recipes.

Whole grains are an important part of any healthful diet. A diet that contains plenty of whole grains can help reduce your ris...

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Choose the Right Cooking Oils

Choose the Right Cooking Oils — for Great Taste and Nutrition

Before you reach for that stick of butter when sautéing veggies, consider a healthier alternative. Cooking oil, a tasty addition to many dishes, can be healthier than butter and other solid fats and add flavor. With so many vegetab...

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Veggie Chili #1

Veggie Chili #1

Ingredients:

1/2 cup onion
2-3 carrots
1/2 red and green pepper (or more)...

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"Clean out the Freezer" Stir Fry

I made a "Clean out the Freezer" Stir Fry

You know its time to use what you have in the freezer when you open the freezer and stuff comes flying out. So I found these veggies (used a little of each):
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