So, I know this sounds crazy, but I've found I'm better able to stay on track when I cook less frequently. I'm an excellent baker and have a hard time not eating the cookies, rolls, and breads of my labors. Baking less means I eat the veggies in the house, not all those calorie-laden carbs.
I still cook, I guess, just more healthy, more often.
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Cut potatoes like fries,cook 5 min cover w/ water on high in microwave,drain,dry,spray pan with Pam,lay fries in single layer,spray with Pam,cover pan,bake 20min @ 450, uncover,bake 20 min more,can be seasoned before baking or sprayed with vinegar when served
these are great whenever a baked potato is on the meal planner, saving the butter or sour cream served with baked potato substituting with cooking spray
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I have always cooked in bulk making full use of my freezer thinking I was being as economical as possible. I have found the more I cook, the more I eat so I've started weighing + cooking single portions. I find I am more likely to stay within my calorie range, not over-eat (my biggest downfall), so my food lasts me longer and less trips to the shops, and the bonus is smaller portions cook so much faster that even though you cook more often, overall, you use less gas and electricity. Result.
This is too simple to be called a recipe - but put a couple of chicken breasts (frozen works fine) in the crock pot and pour Kraft Light Original BBQ sauce over it. Let it cook for at least 4 hours. You just can't get a main course any easier than that!
I often put on a few sweet potatoes on time bake, and dinner is nearly ready when I get home.
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