Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
When we buy a whole pineapple and peel/core it to serve, we save the core and put it INSIDE a chicken or turkey while it's being roasted. GREAT flavor, keeps the bird moist and tender, and uses up what otherwise would have been thrown away.
When enjoying a meal of cereal (hot or cold), dessert or even nuts consider adding a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. This fragrant spice has been shown to help stablize blood sugar (it works for me), as well as making food taste great!
Some things that REALLY bump up the flavours of simple foods:
*fresh lemon juice
*spices [example: mediterranean rubs, blackened seasonings]
*a little olive oil drizzled on still-hot-just-steamed veggies: the famous explosion of flavour [this is not a myth]
Experiment! Good food is so sa...
You can make cake mixes with out oil and they turn out great. No need to add any thing extra just remove the oil. It really cuts the calories.
Have you tried Lean Cuisine's new frozen Spring Rolls? There are 3 delicious flavours - Fajita, Garlic & Thai. Delicious, 3 per serving, make a great meal with a salad.
I used to find vegetables in the back of the fridge I had forgotten. Now when I buy them I put a list on the fridge door. The list inspires me to cook with them or choose them as snacks. I cross off the list as I use them up but don't go shopping for more until they are gone. Works for frozen ve...
Many items which are usually fried or grilled can be cooked in the oven wrapped in foil. It saves calories and mess.
Instead of using bread crumbs and/or cheese to bread something before cookine (like chicken breasts) use almonds! Simply place a handful of almonds in a small food processor and pulse until they are the size you wish to use. The chicken stays moist and almonds are good for you!
I plan my snacks, and put them in baggies in frig or pantry. Then they are all set to take to eat and take on the go, for lunch, etc.
I go to Google and do a recipe search for what I want to use up and get many recipes that fit. For example, in the search box:
Recipe: feta spinach eggs low calorie (or low fat or carbs if you wish)
This is a great way to find new recipes and use up what you already have.