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Easy produce washing, drying, & prep.

To save time I wash all my weekly produce in the sink at once and drain it in the dish drainer (it only held clean dishes). The dish drainer is large enough to handle the entire load, and the silverware cup is perfect for herbs, Swiss chard, celery, or carrots. I leave it all to drain for an hour, t...

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Capers

I love capers! I have been adding them to salads, pastas, and anything else that I may want to add some extra flavor to...and they have barely any calories.

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Shirataki Noodles!

Substitute these noodles for your regular pasta dishes and save a bunch of calories...these noodles have 0, count 'em, 0 calories and taste yummy in soup, stirfry or anything you would use pasta for

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perfect rice every time

instead of cooking rice at a fixed temp the whole time, cook on medium high for 7 min, medium for 10 min, and medium low for 9 min. The weird part is when measuring water, add water until it comes to top of your first knuckle when your finger is resting lightly on top of the rice. (Washing hands fi...

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Peanut butter-a-holic

I am a peanut butter lover could eat it all the time :) Well I recently found PB2 which is a pressed peanut butter. It basically removes all of the oil leaving you with a powdered peanut butter that you add to dishes or favorite drink!!! Way less calories and still get the peanut butter flavor :)...

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Cleaning kitchen

I always make a sink of dish water, so when i am cooking i can wash dishes through the process to prevent cleaning all the dishes at the end of cooking. My kitchen is clean and my meal is ready.

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Meat

After grilling or baking meat in the oven put the meat on a plate and cover in foil. This allows the meat to rest so you do not lose the juices. Allow to rest 3 or 4 minutes.

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Pre-Prep meats

Freeze your meats in marinades! I buy meat in bulk, cut off the excess fat and pre chop it then I mix up my marinades myself (so that I can use less fatening items and healthier ingredients) lable the freezer bag with whatever you are mixing up then throw it in the freezer and forget it until you ne...

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Cut The Fat While Baking

When baking one of your favorite recipes use apple sauce instead of oil. If you want to cut only half of the fat use some apple sauce and some oil. If the recipe calls for 1/2 Cup of oil use 1/4 cup apple sauce & 1/4 cup apple sauce. I have always used apple sauce instead of the oil, baked goods ...

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Shortcut Potato Salad

I use frozen diced hash brown potatoes as the start of my potato salad. I thaw them overnight in the frig. It's SO much easier and quicker than dicing my own, and bonus-they're already cooked! Enjoy!

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