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quick dinner

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Adapting Recipes

I like to take a regular recipe and reduce the fat and sugar, and/or substitute w/ no calorie sweetner.

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Vacuum bags

On a few weekends I cook a few "large" meals. We than measure them ie a cup of chilli, put them in vacuum bags and freeze. They stay fresh for an extended period of time with the vacuum bags, we always have a variety on hand to take for lunch or for a quick dinner when we don't feel like cooking

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a little bit of cheese goes a long way

I love cheese and I could easily eat too much of it ,so I select a small piece of parmesan cheese and use a lemon zester to grate it over my vegetables- It grates the cheese into much smaller pieces, than a regular grater and I get the taste I want (crave),from a small chunk.

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I DON'T LIKE COOKING

THE REASON I DON'T LIKE COOKING IS THAT MY RECIPES NEVER TURN OUT RIGHT.

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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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food

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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How to Cook Healthy

I have tried may ways of cooking to help keep us healthy.. I bought a nice nonstick pan it is not a coated one but it was well worth the twenty dollars cause it requires little oil...I try to get away from using margarine... butter.. mayonnaise and sour cream add fat to vegetables and fruits... Try...

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What helps me when preparing a meal

I am really bad about picking while I am cooking dinner. Something about standing in the kitchen watching pots and such make me want to munch! I have started putting out some raw veggies or cutting up an apple and placing it on the counter. I try walking away and washing dishes as I finish with them...

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