Add 1-2 tbsp of Whipped Cream cheese to pasta sauces, gravies, meat and pasta/veggies etc to add a CREAMY RICH flavor and consistency. This will turn a regular tomato sauce into "Tomato Alfredo" ; and impart a creamy taste when cooking vegetables, meat, and pasta with no sauce.
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Nearly 90% of what we call taste is actually what we smell.
If you have a "trigger food" or binge item, one thing that helps me is to decide only to eat one type. I'll have a small serving of strawberry ice cream but say no to every other flavor or brand, just to keep from eating it except as a special "treat." Make a decision it is not worth it unless you...
When my jar of cinnamon was nearly empty, I added some Splenda to it and relabeled the container. It's so easy to grab it and shake a little of the mixture into coffee, tea, oatmeal, cottage cheese, pop corn, or on top of toast ---to add a little extra flavor to otherwise bland foods. Yum!
Burn a few extra calories by using a black pepper grinder. You keep your hands and forearms stronger with the benefit of fresh seasoning. In fact, opt for fresh herbs whenever possible - the flavors will help you feel satisfied with fewer calories!
When out & about, it's hard to take actual lemon juice with you to flavor water. TrueLemon packets are crystallized lemon juice and are individual-portion-sized. Just dump 1/2-1 packet in your water & you've got lemon water. Usually find it in juice aisle next to lemon juice. Helps when not near a ...
I had been battling HUNGER as I try to get back on track, and I remembered that a low calorie, filling, flavorful soup can help with that. I begin with canned tomatoes, stewed, diced, whatever I have, add Italian seasoning, then add low calorie veggies, such as onions, cabbage, okra, squash, and e...