Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
I figured out a trick a few years ago that makes salad dressing go much further. Put your bagged salad (or dried torn lettuce) in a ziploc bag, add dressing, seal and shake. The dressing ends up covering every part of the lettuce. Less is more!
I don't use salt anymore. Instead, I just put a few shakes of Mrs. Dash.
I'm making a Birthday cake for my bowling team and I have to make icing and of course I have to try it to make sure it is okay. My mouth taste sicking sweet. I don't eat a lot of sweets and I don't use sugar on things so you can see why.
Fresh herbs and spices, whole grain carbs, lean cuts of poultry/fish, low fat hard cheeses (Parmesan and Romano), olive oil and canola oil and a bi-weekly trip to the local farmers market for fresh produce give me all I need to build delicious, nutritious meals.
I cube up or cut into small pieces fresh vegetables, any that strike my fancy. Add a can of diced tomatoes, minced garlic, sliced onions, spices - Italian or Mexican spices. Add a little fatfree chicken broth. Seal in foil, 400 degrees for 45 min. or until tender. Yum!
I bring my lunches to work and I love homemade soup. I make a batch each weekend for enough for 8 to 10 servings. I then freeze it in small containers.I make up my own soups with what I have and like to add. Its also a good way to keep the sodium down.
I use unsweetened applesauce or apples instead of butter when I am backing. If you need a little sweetening, use Splenda or a few drops of Stevia.
When you've purchased fresh berries and they start going bad, like you don't really want to use them, blend them, pour them into ice cube trays and use them for smoothies! Saves you money in not through them out and
they are healthy!
If you crack an egg in to a mix and a piece of shell drops in.
Take one of the half shells and scoop it out, My teacher in England taught me this trick half a century ago and it almost always works first time.
Measure out a specific amount of oatmeal, cereal, berries, etc into individual ziploc bags. Then in the mornings you aren't looking for measuring cups but know exactly how much you are eating.