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Fall Back Recipes

Be prepared, it's not just for the Boy Scouts anymore!! Make sure you have a stock of basic, favorite, healthy recipes and the ingredients to make them on hand. As long as you always have them, if you are bored or rushed one night it will be just as easy to make one of these as the processed stuff.

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sneaking food for others

while we are here to take care of ourselves and learn healthy eating habits, sometimes we have to take care of those we love, as women most surely.
i use ground turkey when making burgers or other dishes, and use black beans when i can, anything to make my husband healtheir, hes none the wiser

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Breakfast

I know that this is not new, but if I want to feel full for breakfast. I add fruits in my bowl of cereal and follow it up with a hard boiled egg. I then follow it up by taking a water pill and drink 16 oz of water.

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Fresh Veggies

In my lunchbox, I always have 3 different veggies with me. So when I get snacky, I grab some cauliflower, celery, green peppers, carrots or cucumber. The crunchy aspect of those vegetables is great for people who are trying to stay away from chips.

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Solving your portion problems

If you have a portion control problem, make your serving bowl a measuring cup. Pre-count snacks and store them in snack bags. Make up your burgers ahead of time by weighing the meat, prepare your patty, then freeze.

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Fiber Hard to get in?

I found a WONDERFUL new cereal - Fiber One Caramel Delights....9 grams of fiber in 1 cup. Calories & carbs not too bad, either. That, combined with 4 servings per day of Crystal Light Live Active with Fiber, and one serving of Yoplait Fat-Free Fiber One yogurt....and I'm set for fiber intake!

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Popcorn Tricks

For air-popped popcorn, instead of salt and tons of butter, I use Mrs. Dash Table Blend and a table spoon or so of heart healthy spread, melted. Put the popcorn in a storage bag, shake in some Mrs. Dash and the "butter" and shake it until it's all blended. Yummy and still healthy!

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Salad instead of fries

When I go out to eat, I order a house salad w/veggies only and then if I don't like any of the sides that go with my dish, I ask them not to put anything on there. If I don't have french fries in front of me then I am not missing them and w/the salad I'm nice and full.

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Eating Breakfast

If you have trouble making time for breakfast in the morning, measure and pour a bowl of cereal the night before and leave it with the spoon on top next to the fridge.

The visual will remind you, and if it is already sitting there, you will eat it, even in a hurry. All it needs is the milk!

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Can You Fill Up With Fruit? YES, Here's How...

I eat this for lunch quite a bit & find it delicous, filling & nutricous. What to do is get 1 cup of yogurt (i use Giant brand-90 calories per cup) & slice up 1 medium banana, 3 medium fresh strawberries & i add 3 Tbs. of Ann's House brand, mother nature's reward mix of nuts & fruit. Mix it all up.

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