When my mom cooks dinner, the portions are usually a little too much for me. So, instead of two pieces of chicken, I eat one. Then, I split the rice serving in half, steam veggies and throw them on the plate. I can eat the rest later!
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Frozen Veggies are fairly low in calories, but they can be so bland. Butter or margarine will add lots of calories.
Lower-calorie soups like the Progresso Light series offer a serving of soup at under 100 calories.
So,,, If you take half-a-package of frozen veggies and dump it in a bowl (with a lid), then open the can of soup & pour only the liquid part over the veggies, you can cook up a good lo-cal meal (or half-meal, if you're really hungry). THEN I can cook/eat the rest of the soup!
The nice thing is, I always seem to have lots of liquid left over when I finish the veggies, meat and/or other goodies in a can of soup, so I turn that around: Use the extra to cook the frozen veggies, giving them flavor, and without adding any extra calories for butter or margarine or oils.
Still buying boxes of hambuger helper? Here's an easy quick trick.
If your still buying prepackaged boxes of hamburger helper, tuna helper, macaroni and cheese. Make it a lot healthier and cheaper just use 1/4 to 1/2 a box and add a huge bag of frozen veggies. This will cut fat, salt, calories and money!
Save the rest of the box for another meal, or make the entire package doubling the vegetables and freeze half. Or freeze in portions for quick tv dinners later.
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