I love cheese and I could easily eat too much of it ,so I select a small piece of parmesan cheese and use a lemon zester to grate it over my vegetables- It grates the cheese into much smaller pieces, than a regular grater and I get the taste I want (crave),from a small chunk.
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My sisters and I will often buy bulk items and split it and the cost between us, 10 pounds of potatoes would be much too much for just DH and I. But split 4 ways it's just enough. When one of us sees a bargain, we'll call the others to see if they need or want to share.
Recent bargains: 5lbs sharp cheddar cheese: 10.50 (5.25 split with one sister)
25lbs organic long grain brown rice: 23.00 (Split 3 ways)
Instead of going the higher-calorie route of using bread, replace it with a salad, slice up lunchmeat, load it up with veggies and use a little bit of grated cheese for flavor. A 2:1 ratio of whole grain mustard and balsamic vinegar makes a great, low-cal dressing that goes a long way!
When you pick your snack, shoot for something that cannot be consumed in one bite. Choose a snack that you need to work at, or that takes a little time. Like string cheese, berries, grapes, dry cereal, etc. You will feel more satisfied as it took a little longer, and less likely to grab something not as nutritious after you are finished. Plus if you snack at the office it will break up the work day for a few minutes here and there.
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