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Less is More

Most foods it seems are loaded with sugar, fat, or salt. Who says everything has to be "super duper delicious". Learn to cook from scratch. Keep it simple, just use a few ingredients. Use salt free herbs & spices to flavor meals. learn to enjoy the natural flavor of a food. I use cumin for meats and chicken, paprika & pepper with lemon zest for chicken. Cook veggies and meats on low heat to carmelize and sweeten them.

I use no cheese, butter, salt , oil at all. I don't even miss it.

- Submitted by MDH44109 5/12/2014 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Instead Of Salad Dressing/Oil...

I saw a friend's mom dip her fingers in a bowl of water and sprinkle it over her salad, then she would season her salad. I now do the same, and I use a mixture of different spices to add flavor. The water gives the spices and seasonings something to stick to, without turning the salad soggy! emoticon

- Submitted by STAVIANI105 8/4/2012 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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Cut Down on Cooking Oil

Put all of your oils in spray bottles, label them and adjust the spray to a mist. Use in place of cooking sprays - you'll need much less oil when you saute foods.

- Submitted by JSLATE2K 5/29/2012 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Going Bananas

When bananas are on sale or on the reduced produce shelf....I buy them! Peel them, cut them into smaller chunks and freeze....perfect for smoothies.

Use half of a mashed ripe banana to replace an egg in recipes like muffins...as long as you don't mind a little banana taste (use a little baking powder).

I have also used banana to replace oil in certain recipes...like you use applesauce. Go Bananas!!. emoticon

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 5/25/2012 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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My Most Important Daily Must Do's

Although I'm a fairly new SparkPeople member (and loving it), I did bring with me 3 things that I learned from another program and are the make-or-break of my weekly weight loss.

Every day I MUST get in:

*at least 8 glasses of water
*2 tsp's of healthy oil (olive, canola, etc)
*all servings of dairy (3 for me since I'm a female over 50)

It doesn't matter if I exercise or not or stay within my calorie range, if I don't get those 3 things in daily I will not lose and maybe will gain.

- Submitted by CLAIRBROCK 1/8/2011 in Getting Started | 2 Comments
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Saving Oil

Oil will go bad quicker if you have it exposed to light, heat or air, so even though it's tempting to keep it out near the stove because you need to use it, put it in a cool, dark part of your pantry instead. It will last much longer.

- Submitted by JANEMEETSWORLD 11/6/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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Never use oil!

Always use a low calorie cooking spray rather than oil when frying. Shaves hundreds of calories off everything!

- Submitted by CHARLIEMORA 8/1/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Painting - Coat With Baby Oil First To Make Clean Up Easier

When painting, smooth a layer of baby oil on exposed skin before starting. This coating will make paint splatters easily removable after you're done--no scrubbing needed, it peels off effortlessly.

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 6/30/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment
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Change your cooking oil

Replace any cooking oil with canola and/or olive oils. A little more heart healthy.

- Submitted by HAPPYWRITER7 4/24/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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Baking - Substitute Apple Sauce For Oil

Instead of oil, substitute an equal amount of no added sugar (with out artificial sweeteners) apple sauce for oil. This works great in cakes, etc.

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 4/22/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Prepara Oil Mister for Low-Fat Cooking

This oil mister has changed my life. I have tried other plastic oil misters in the past but they have clogged or broken easily. The beauty of the Prepara Oil Mister is that it is durable, it is easy to use and it doesn't clog!!! You can use ANY oil you want. I use canola but will buy a 2nd for EVOO.

- Submitted by MALUQUINA 4/9/2010 in Product Reviews | 1 Comment
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Coconut

Fresh Raw Coconut.
It's lowcarb, high fibre and full of the best dietary oil on the planet. Coconut oil also raises your metabolism so you burn more fat!

- Submitted by GRINGUITA 3/28/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Store Natural Peanut Butter Upside Down--Then Stir & Refrigerate

Natural peanut butter doesn't contain added oils, but it does require regular stirring, especially when you first buy it. That can be messy and difficult. So each time I buy a new jar, I store it in my pantry upside down until I'm ready to use it. That mixes the oil better for easier stirring!

- Submitted by COACH_NICOLE 3/25/2010 in Around The House | 32 Comments
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