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Vegetable tray in the Refrigerator

Instead of cleaning, cutting and bagging fresh produce, I make a colorful tupperware party tray. I fill each section with a different veggie: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zuccini...you get the picture.
Snap the top on and it is ready when you are. Bagged veggies go back in the drawer.

- Submitted by ISLANDRITER 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Cutting the Chocolate Craving

This works for me. There is a part of my brain that waits to tell me when I haven't met my chocolate requirement. It then SCREAMS "Eat chocolate now!" and that's when I take a super B's supplement or B 100's. It is safe and within the hour the screaming has stopped. Really!

- Submitted by ISLANDRITER 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments

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Making water enjoyable

To keep water interesting and not so tasteless I'll add a slice of fresh lemon or orange. Any fresh fruit will work to add a hint of flavor.

- Submitted by BUCKEYE_NUT 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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cravings solution: mashed potatoes

I keep single serving size portions of homemade mashed potatoes in the freezer for (carb)cravings. Potatoes, non-fat milk and some light margarine. Low calorie count(175) for cravings, nice craving abated feeling and even includes some protein(5g) and fibre(3.4g).

- Submitted by HENNARS 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Shopping Service

My grocery store allows me to have a shopper. I make my list and e-mail it to my grocery store, pay for it and tell them when I am going to pick it up. It cost around $5.00 but I save so much more.

- Submitted by JAMGIRL8 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Menu Planning

I use a small calendar to menu plan for each month. I keep this in the kitchen near the pantry. I note ratings on my "new" recipes (keeper, etc).

- Submitted by GARDENBUG8 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Healthy Snacks

As soon as I bring home veggies from grocery shopping I cut them up into bite size pieces and put them in a clear container in the frig, top shelf front and center. Now my family has been grabbing the veggies more often then other snack foods.

- Submitted by KELEN13 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Super Yummy Green Smoothies!

I make a green smoothie most mornings to give my fruit and veggie intake a kick start. Simple combinations of mildly flavored greens and delicious fruits can pack in as many as 5 or 6 servings in one go! These are scrumptious and portable. Don't let the color scare you :)

- Submitted by LISSOME 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Load up your kitchen pantry with healthy food, snacks, veggies & frutis

I have made it impossible for myself to snack on unhealthy food by stocking my kitchen with ONLY healthy food. That way, I control what I eat at home besides it is a great motivating factor when I have to eat out where I remind myself that what I do at home cannot be undone elsewhere.

- Submitted by BVGIRI 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Eyeing the Measurements

Sometimes it's difficult to stop the meal in progress and say "Hey wait a minute while I grab my measuring cup!" so it's good to train yourself to memorize what a cup or a half cup of grains or peas etc. looks like, so you can make your best estimate when you sit down to a meal at home or at a restaurant.

- Submitted by LAMBIERABBIT 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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