Save $s And Calories While Giving Your Meal A Crunch.
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If you're on a budget, or trying to drop a few pounds,why not give this a try? Make up your bolognese or curry etc as usual, but substituting a diced potato, chick peas or beans for 1/4 of the meat. This saves calories, and money or it may just stretch a meal for an unexpected guest.
Why not serve a side dish of chopped veg like carrots, tomatoes ,cucumber, raw onion, celery and for a treat, a sprinkle of grated cheese. For curries, you could also use nuts, diced fruit, sultanas, chutney, spices and yogurt. For all dishes its adds a wide range of tastes & textures to the meal.
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When I eat out, I order a to go box and ask the server to bring it with my meal. I immediately place 1/2 to 2/3 of my meal in the box. I eat what is on my plate slowly, giving myself at least 20 minutes to get full. I usually have leftovers for 1-2 meals so it saves money, time and calories.
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