Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
I shop on Tuesday. Sunday, I take out all the bits of leftovers, usually add some meat or beans, broth, seasonings, and make a soup for the week. I eat the soup for lunches. Its fun and I feel like I'm not wasting food.
use pan spray instead of oil..works great and saves LOTS of calories!!
In my efforts to cook in a healthier fashion I have become hooked on Pam cooking spray. I use it for stir-fry, eggs and even for coating on bread when I make grilled cheese sandwiches. It helps to reduce fat in cooking and also makes cleaning the pans a lot easier!
Chia seeds can replace butter in many baked goods. 1 of the qualities of the Chia seed is its hydrophilic properties, with the ability to absorb more than 12x its weight in water.
The shelf life is less than w/ butter, but the fat and calorie difference is huge!
When I'm waiting for food to cook, I start chopping vegetables or whatever prep work I can do for dinner the next night. That way, when I get home the next night I can throw it all together quickly.
I cook up my meals for the week on sunday and freeze them in individual packages. Then mark with the day I planed it for. You don't need a seal a meal if your only doing a week at a time. Seal up a freezer bag, leaving an opening big enough for a straw to fit in and suck out the air, works great
Putting all LIKE foods together in open boxes for easy prep. Salad Stuff, Yogurt and berries, sandwich fixings.... Just grab the box and it is all there- no hunting or thinking..presliced and ready to go in one container on the counter- right there and all healthy- no looking @ the unhealthy stuff
I've come to realize that when I cook for the family I tend to eat more food than what I should be..
Whenever I'm cooking and the recipes calls to saute vegetables in oil or butter, I use broth instead. It saves so many calories and tastes the same
I prefer Ginger root for stir fries. I store my ginger root in a zipper bag in my freezer. When I want the ginger I just remove the end skin and grate the frozen root over the pot.
It goes through the fine grater and sprinkles over the surface. No clumping. I return ginger in bag to the freezer...