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Reheat meat without drying it out!

This is a great trick to use during the holidays!

Fill a saucepan size pot about half way with water and put it on the stove on high. As the water boils, nestle a metal colander, strainer or steamer basket into the top of the pot. Make sure the water in the pot is not high enough to come into the bottom of the colander. Place the meat you are reheating into the colander - don't overfill it. Continued...

- Submitted by _SHESPARKLES_ 12/7/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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good for you chicken "parm"

I wanted something different for a quick dinner for one this week. I always keep cooked boneless chicken breasts in the freezer. So I chopped one,put it on a small wrap (I used a whole wheat tortilla wrap - about 60 calories) with about a quarter cup of part skim mozzarella cheese (less works too -- it's really to your taste) and a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce. I toasted it in the toaster oven til the cheese melted. It was delicious.

- Submitted by BUSYNJMOM 6/20/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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You MUST keep track of your food

I'm sure others have said this, but tracking your food is key to staying on track. I ate a meal out of my house for the first time in about 2 weeks. It was a sit down restaurant and I started thinking of excuses to have a burger and fries(and almost ordered a sprite) for almost 1100 calories(not even including soda)... Once I thought about having to log that in, I found something a lot healthier for only 550 calories and it came with vegetables!

- Submitted by MATT_SP 5/30/2013 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Make my own prepackaged foods

I save money and eat healthy by slow cooking large amounts of brown rice or beans and then saving meal sized portions in re-usable freezer and microwave safe containers. I also do this with chicken breast I use for salads and sandwiches and it saves me from buying the salty prepared kind.

- Submitted by UNICORNFRIEND 11/15/2012 in Saving Money | 0 Comments
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CHICKEN SOUP for the CRAVINGS (without the calories)

When I'm craving I grab a chicken Bouillon cube and heat up a hot mug of water. It's like having chicken soup without the noodles and chicken. It's filling, comforting, and satisfying. It is made by dehydrating vegetables, meat stock, a very small portion of fat, salt and seasonings. Plus you get that extra water in there!! emoticon

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/2/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Shredded Chicken At The Ready

Always have healthy shredded chicken ready for use in quick main dishes and salads! Purchase chicken in bulk, cook it in a slow cooker until it is soft, and then shred it. Store it in the freezer in 4 oz servings and take it out as needed. It defrosts very rapidly that way!

- Submitted by CINNAMONJOY 6/25/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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BBQ Chicken Chunks

Start with 3 boneless skinless chicken breast cut them in to squares aka chunks put a little oil in a pan and put it on high then add your chicken cook it for about 10 mins mixing it well till its no longer pink then add in 1 cup of bbq sauce and cook another 10 mins then turn the heat to med and add another cup of bbq sauce and cover the pot to cook about 8 more mins then let the coated chicken set on low for a 5 mins the serve and enjoy serve with blue cheese or ranch ... yummy

- Submitted by SPRINGMEFORWARD 4/5/2011 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Add Kale to soups and stews

Try adding Kale to any soups or stews you make. It adds some color, nutrition and flavor to your food. I added it to my Chicken Noodle Soup and it was wonderful!

- Submitted by WIGIME 2/14/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Tasty way to Cut Calories and Fat

Switching this simple meat will help you lose weight and cut out fat..I have taken all recipes that call for ground beef and substituted it for ground chicken, or turkey, and some times ground pork, you really can't taste the difference. emoticon

- Submitted by THOLMES 2/1/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Portion Control

Buy meat in bulk... divide ground beef, chicken, etc... Freeze in individual portions in Ziplock baggies... when you want to make a dish, you just grab a bag... defrosts quick... also cheaper than buying smaller packages.

If you're cooking for 2 a lot... make portions for 2... and so on.

- Submitted by RECIPE4ME 11/12/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Eat Unprocessed Food.

Try to stay away from the supposed "healthy" processed food. Instead, grill up some onions, tritip steak, red bell peppers, chicken, and zuccini for something truly healthy, but still with that amazing flavor.

Food that does contain chemicals is SO harmful.

Eat a handful of grapes! Eat some strawberries. Grill your own chicken!
It's yummy and healthy!

- Submitted by LEAH_ASHLEY 9/8/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

Roast a whole chicken in your slow cooker (on Low for 10 hours). Easy, cheap, falling-apart tender, and lots of leftover meat for quick and healthy chicken dishes throughout the week! (Remove the skin after roasting.)

- Submitted by SNOWMENTALITY 8/17/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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HUNGRY GIRL RECIPE for: Planet Hungrywood Sweet & Cap'n Crunchy Chicken

Made this for dinner tonight and it was YUMM-O! Has a sweet taste b/c of the Captain Crunch. Super easy to make...my DH and DD LOVED IT!

- Submitted by DELORENZO74 8/2/2010 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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Fantastic Taste - Great Time Saver - AND Healthy!

Schwan's Chicken Bites are very nicely cleaned, lightly spiced, perfectly cooked, tender pieces of chicken breast. Pop it in the oven for 17 minutes and you have absolutely perfect chicken for whatever. My family loves this & I am thrilled with having it on hand.

- Submitted by REVELATIONGIRL 7/29/2010 in Product Reviews | 0 Comments
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Salad mix up

I add fresh cilantro and basil to my green salads for a different taste. I find that the same salad over and over can become boring… Depending on how much of each is added you don’t really need much dressing at all if any due to the strong flavors in herbs.

- Submitted by NIKNUS 7/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Pre-cooked Grilled Chicken

Buy the precooked grilled chicken strips in your meat department of the grocery store. You can buy a large bag or a small bag and add it to everything from salads, soups, casseroles, you name it! It is a huge time saver, and tastes great. There is nothing added...it's just chicken.

- Submitted by AMYFENN1 6/29/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Dips, Salads and Bell Peppers

No bread? no problem. When having a tuna, chicken or egg salad, skipping the bread is not a problem. Take a small red bell pepper (yellow, orange or green) and stuff the pepper with your salad mix. A great way to get a veggie in.

- Submitted by SOOKIE 6/10/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Find healthy swaps

If you like..
* ice cream, find a healthier version (I like Dreyer's double churned no sugar added)
* fried chicken, find a baked version that you like
* high salt & fat snacks, try salted dry roasted edamame

There are always better options!

- Submitted by SHANIMCK 5/23/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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A Unique Way of Microwave Cooking

I use plastic bags, like the kind you receive your newspaper in, not like the ziplock kinds. I take a breast of chicken chop it up into bite size bits, take 1/2 potatoe and dice it up, dice up the veggies I like and add seasonings. I seal the bag closed [or you can tie it] and

- Submitted by MSROBY 5/6/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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Crockpot

I've found a wonderful blog that has so many crockpot recipes - just search on "A Year of Slow Cooking". The Chicken Parmesan is wonderful and so easy to make. emoticon

- Submitted by MVC722 4/8/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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One Broasted Chicken

Get 1 broasted chicken at Costco or grocery, and you can stretch it for meals for a week. Helps with cooking and planning. (2 if a couple) Freeze parts in baggies for later in week using SP chicken recipes.

- Submitted by EGRAMMY 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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