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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
Plan out the meals that you are going to make for the week. Figure out what you have on hand or what is on sale at the stores for the week, search through Sparkrecipes, your Spark Cookbook or other healthy recipe books and sites. Find the recipes and enter them into your meal planner for the week.
It is fun to try new healthy recipes. Sometimes, you find a recipe that is a real keeper!
By planning out your meals ahead of time, you reduce the last minute bad choices with grabbing fast food and making a quick processed frozen food bad choice.
Womansday.com/menus OR womansday.com/recipes then click on Month of Menus.
This monthly meal planner has saved my diet! Each day has a relatively balanced meal plan for Supper including portion size and nutritional information. On the same page there are shopping lists divided out per week and even per section of the grocery store which makes for SUPER SUPPER shopping! All of the recipes are based on a busy lifestyle and so normally take less than an hour to prepare and cook.
Because it's based on a busy lifestyle, sometimes the quick approach can lead to some not so healthy side dishes. I just substitute somethign healthier like a salad or some steamed veg on those days. Also, if you're cooking for just 2, it makes 4 servings so we have a home cooked lunch the next day!
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