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Fooling Hubby with Veggies.

I disguise veggies like cauliflower by mashing it in with potatoes (no different taste). I also mashed parsnips with carrots and now he eats them. Try mixing a new veggie with a veggie that they like, in order to make them eat it.

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Beans, Greens, and Grains

For a quick and super-healthy meal, microwave one bag of frozen mixed veggies, then add one can of beans (any type, drained and rinsed), one cup of cooked brown rice or quinoa, and one can of tomatoes, + spices. A healthy and filling meal for two people, or one person with leftovers for lunch!

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A weird but satisfying snack

When I am starving - but need to keep myself under control - I pop a small yam in the microwave. With some butter "spray" and pepper - it is filling, sweet, and energy building....

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Orowheat 100 calorie Sandwich Rounds - So versatile!

I love love love these sandwich rounds! Use them for hamburger buns, sandwiches, toast, and PIZZA! Top a round with 1 T pizza sauce, sprinkle with low fat mozzarella, add your favorite toppings and heat in oven. Yummy & low cal to boot!

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Premade lunches

If you pre make your lunch the night before, put your keys in the refrigerator with your lunch. You won't be able to get to work without your keys and when you remember where they are, you will remember your lunch too.

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Night Before Reminder

We know this, but prepare your lunch and snacks the night before, preferably when you're in the kitchen making dinner. You're more apt to grab healthier foods if you don't have to worry about morning rush. You won't be tempted to go fast food if it's right there. Just don't forget it in the morning.

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Perking Up Water

When I am over plain water, I perk it up by adding a tbsp of kool-aid to a bottled water. The kool-aid adds a little kick without all the calories of adding the full measure.

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Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal. I eat oatmeal. Can be made many ways as I mentioned before. It's oooh sooo good!!

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A Healthy Breakfast

I like to put an 1/8 of a cup of walnuts and 1/2 a cup of blueberries in my breakfast cereal. Whether I'm having a cold or hot cereal. The walnuts are a great MUFA (Monounsaturated Fat and blueberries are full of antioxidants.

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Cook in large batches but eat in small ones

I started this when I was racing around trying to find healthy things to take for lunch at work. I cook large batches on the weekend, and then put them into serving-sized containers in the fridge. Ready to grab and go, no thinking required.

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