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I make a batch of breakfast cookies, freeze in baggies and then I have a quick breakfast when I wouldn't have time to eat
If you can afford it, use olive oil to cook your foods. It is much healthier that lard, butter, or other cooking oils, and it really enhances the flavor of cooked vegatables. For best taste, use extra virgin olive oil. However, don't forget to add this to your calorie tracker.
Drink your water out of a wine glass. It makes a "chore" seem fun and a little naughty. Mix it up with sparkling water for a fizzy treat! I find anything goes down easier if it's in a wine glass!
I love breakfast bars but most recipes and store bought ones are loaded with fats. This week I discovered that just a bit of peanut butter with some total cranberry pomegranate cereal and a little bit of applesauce has the same taste. It's nutritious too!
Make some yummy pumpkin pie pudding. All you have to do is take 1 vanilla pudding cup, or make fat free, sugar free instant pudding and divide into 1/2 cup servings. Then, mix with about 1/3 cup of pure canned pumpkin and some pumpkin pie spice. For extra pie effect, serve with 1 graham cracker.<...
Keep healthy snacks handy and in plain view. When hunger sneaks up on me I reach for the first thing I see, so I keep healthy snacks on the counter and on the front of the shelves in my fridge and cupboard with the not so healthy things pushed to the back where I'm less likely to reach for them.
If you're a little undecided about Mangoes, try Ataulfo Mangoes! They are yellow and quite small but they are mild, very creamy, not stringy and have a relatively small seed. To me they taste the way fruit is supposed to taste: Delicious!
Think about the colors of the rainbow when buying fruits and vegetables. Buy as many different colors as you can. The more colors, the healthier you'll be eating.
Next time you are out at a restaurant instead of getting 2 meals, pick something you will both enjoy and get a "Date Plate" Most restaurant portion sizes are 2, sometimes even 3 times the correct size. Share your next meal, and make eating out a little less guilty! Enjoy!