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Make you own peanut butter

If you have a food processor and have access to fresh dry roasted peanuts, you can make your own peanut butter. Just run the peanuts with the chopping blade... it may take a few minutes, but it will get there. It tastes fresher than pre-ground natural PB, and it's probably cheaper, too.

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Healthy Foods

Spinach

Not only are these dark, leafy greens a great source of iron, they're also an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K as well as folate and magnesium.

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water first thing in the morning

I was told many years ago by my doctor to drink a glass of water first thing in the morning before coffee or anything else. it will rehydrate your body as you have been asleep for 8 hours. It also helps your body get moving and out of hybernation mode.

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Tuna Salad Tip

Fat Free Tuna Salad? YES AND YUMMY!

1 CAN DRAINED 5 OZ ALBACORE TUNA (3OZ WHEN DRAINED)
2 TABLESPOONS OR 33 GRAMS OF KRAFT FAT FREE THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING

MIX

THAT IS IT!!!

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More Fiber

I sprinkle crude bran in my rice, gravies, peas (anything!!)
To quickly increase the fiber in your diet.
It has little taste and in rice it looks classy. (also waaaay cheaper than whole grain brown rice!!)

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Healthier ground beef

This tip is only for when you need crumbled hamburger for say tacos or spaghetti sauce. I put my hamburger in a pot of water and boil it until it's done. Drain the water and bye-bye grease. Leave the meat in 1 or 2 chunks then after draining use a spatula to break up into crumbles/season & use!

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Batch cooking equals healthy frozen dinners

When I cook I always make extra servings so I can freeze it in tupperware containers for quick and healthy dinners.

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Water

Sometimes I don't feel like eating a fruit, so I make it into a smoothie with yogurt. And while I'm at it I add a cup of water. It's a thinner, easier-to-drink smoothie and it contributes to my 8 glasses of water a day.

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Adding Protein and Fiber

Add pureed beans (any kind - black, kidney, adzuki, etc.) to ground meat sauces, etc. to add more protein, fiber and vitamins to your diet.

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Banana pudding.. YUM

OK so this is my all time fav. Take a cup of Fat Free vanilla pudding. 4-6 Nilla Wafers. 1 banana.

Place wafers on bottom of bowl. Top with vanilla pudding. warm in microwave for 1-1.5 min. Top with banana and VIOLA!!! What a great dessert when u have a sweet tooth.

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