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I take my favorite ordinary recipes and try to pare them down using healthy alternatives until I come up with a combination that tastes good and is lower in calories using the sparkpeople recipe calculator. For example, I never use white flour anymore, always whole wheat. I use applesauce instead of oil. I always add a tablespoon or two of ground flax seed or bran to my baking to pump up the fibre. Little changes go a LONG way. :)
Living as a Diabetic has made me aware of my Limitations----specially in Food.I find that by Tracking my entirFood on the Recipe Calculator I'm learning to eat healthier while also enjoying it in moderation.If eating a heavy Meal---at home or out---I track every Ingredient on the Menu in the Recipe Calculator.I find out the total Calories of the entire Meal this way---this helps me to decide the things to eat or to avoid and the Portion sizes too!!This way I can have my Cake and eat it too!!
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