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Want to add Greens to your protein shake?

Wash,dry, and freeze your greens (spinach/kale) in a bag and throw them in the blender with your protein shake. They get so small and don't over power the taste you wont even know they are in there!

- Submitted by RAINDROP16 10/13/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Eat more protein

To keep myself feeling full and satisfied, and the sugar/carb cravings at bay, I make sure I'm getting plenty of lean protein. On days when that seems to be hard, I make myself a small smoothie of only 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/4 of a banana, a handful of salad greens, and one scoop of whey protein powder, and 5 oz. water. Very filling and nutritious without over doing the sugar. emoticon

- Submitted by GRANDMA0627 8/24/2012 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Quick Delicious Healthy Dessert

One or two teaspoons of fat free/sugar free Pistachio or Butterscotch Instant Pudding mix into a cup of fat free plain yogurt. Stir until blended....YUM!

Go EASY on the pudding/jello mix until you find the right amount that pleases you. emoticon

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 9/7/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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"Keeper" Recipes

I've started entereing recipes I try and like into the SP Recipe Builder right away, along with any notes from my cooking experience. That way I know I can find the recipe again AND it's simple to add it to my food tracker moving forward :)

- Submitted by MAESIE 6/15/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Zucchini is yummier

Zucchini is a fantastic replacement for "shake and bake" potatoes (Potatoes have so many more calories). You can coat them in the box Shake 'n' Bake or in bread crumbs with your own spices, and bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

- Submitted by JADOREMOI 4/10/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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My Sweet Secret

Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice cold refreshing float. I still crave them today, but instead of having a full one I have a root beer shot. It's less than half the calories, with all the familiar taste.

- Submitted by COURTNEYPAIGE1 2/27/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Recipes versus food groupings

Recently, I have been adding recipes instead of food groupings to my food tracker. Instead of putting foods together, I do it in the form of a recipe that I add to my cookbook. This way, my food tracker is tidier and I find it easier to see what I've eaten on a single meal

- Submitted by CLAUDECF 12/4/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Try SP recipes!

I have many recipes that I've made for years and years...I've found that if I search the SP recipes, I can usually find something similar that is healthier and lower-cal without sacrificing any flavor. emoticon

- Submitted by NEVERORNOW 11/24/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Cooking Magazines

Recently I've started going through my cooking magazines and saving the recipes that I honestly think I would cook for myself or my family. So far I've managed to clear off a shelf in my office of old magazines into a neatly organized recipe box using this method:

- Submitted by STORMCHASERNIK 11/8/2010 in Organization | 6 Comments
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Don't throw out the Failed Recipe- Yet.

A recent new bar recipe got whacked when I forgot to add the egg. I didn't want to waist it, instead I kept reheating for 20 min. at 350 degress; until it got 'crunchy'. Finally got 'crisp' bars out of the omission.

- Submitted by SHELLPRO 10/14/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt

This brand is, without a doubt, the BEST Greek yogurt on the market, if not the best yogurt out there, period. It is rich & creamy and good enough to be eaten plain. However, for a well-rounded breakfast, I mix in a generous handful of berries and some original FiberOne or plain Kashi GoLEAN cereal to add in some antioxidants and fiber. It makes a great, breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

- Submitted by SWEETDRMS2NT 9/5/2010 in Product Reviews | 15 Comments
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Using and Making Recipes

I found that using Spark Recipes and submitting new ones is such a help to accurately keeping up with nutrition needs. I enjoy the Recipe Box, Cookbook, and search features the best!

- Submitted by GMARGARITA 8/2/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Get Out of a Rut

Subscribe to the SparkPeople Recipe of the Day newsletter for new and different recipes to get out of the same thing all the time rut.

- Submitted by STILLFLYIN 6/21/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Breakfast Shake

One big change that I have made is to include a healthy breakfast shake every morning. Sometimes if I am in a hurry, I will have the shake for lunch.

- Submitted by CINDYLEELYONS 6/3/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Don't guess how many calories! Add your own Recipes!

If you like to cook from scratch or just want to know how many calories are in the way YOU mix it together, add your own recipe! You only have to measure it once and then you know. Also, add the serving measurement to the title so you know exactly how to enter it in your tracker.

- Submitted by NVSHEILA 4/9/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Staying Away From Soda

Use chilled Perrier or sparkling water instead of plain ol' tap water when making Jell-O.

It adds a great fizz to a boring standard and is totally reminiscent of soda (without all the calories).

- Submitted by CARE425 4/9/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Add Crunch to a Soup

I love making soups and I usually make enough for 3-4 days. To keep it crunchy, I finely cut some cabbage and line the bowl with the cabbage and ladle in some hot soup. The cabbage takes on the soup's taste and also stays crunchy.

- Submitted by JUST_TRI_IT 4/1/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Recipe for Sweet Potato or regular potato chips


spray plate with pam, slice potato thin. Microwave for 2 minutes on high Turn and microwave again for 1 min. Continue to turn and cook in 45 second increments until dry but BE CAREFUL or they burn.
Yogurt sauce: mix plain yog with honey and curry powder

- Submitted by SWALIS 3/27/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Use Recipe Calculator to create a healthy recipe

I use the Recipe Calculator to determine calorie count of a new recipe. I check the recipes on file to see if someone else has made it yet or create my own recipe and add it to my Meal Planner

- Submitted by AGNESPEGGY 3/26/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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