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Making a new recipe today

I will make Milanese Fettucine Alfredo today with Saffron sauce. Cannot wait! :)

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Dr. Seuss' Meatloaf

Another fun way to have kids eat their greens. I puree about 4 cups of raw spinach into ground beef before making sheperds pie. The meat will take on a bright green color. Our son often orders off of the Dr Seuss menu

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make your own yogurt

The homemade crock pot yogurt is the best thing that ever came into my culinary world. (It is in the spark recipe). Since I eat yogurt everyday, I traded all the ingredients to nonfat products and strained this to have greek yogurt. Yummy!

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Chew gum

to avoid nibbling and munching during cooking, I pop in a piece of gum. The gum is usually done just about the same time as dinner.

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food exchanges

I always substitute homemade applesauce (no added sugar) for oil and egg whites for eggs taking most of my recipes to very low fat and almost sugar free. Cuts the calories big time and the added flavor with the apple sauce makes things even more yummy

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CREAMY SALAD DRESSING

I make creamy salad dressings by using 0% Greek Yogurt and then I thin it out with some vinegar and olive oil. So the other day I mixed some yogurt with dry ranch dressing and then thinned it out -- DELICIOUS and VERY LOW CAL, just the olive oil counts!! YUM!!!

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I drink water when I cook

I always have my water with me when I cook. If I feel the urge to "nibble" I drink water. This really fills me up and I don't eat as much at meal time!!

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chicken

quick dinner

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Protein for Breakfast

Stir in a couple of tablespoons of your favorite salsa into a cup of cottage cheese. A yummy protein enriched and fast breakfast.

Add a large can of pumpkin to a brownie mix, spread in a cake pan and cook on 325 for 40 minutes until firmly set. A Store in fridge for a healthy chocolate fix.

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A really healthy, quick, breakfast

One of my favorite quick, healthy, breakfasts is a Whole Wheat Bagel, spread it with a wedge of Laughing Cow Light Cheese & top it with prunes. It is a great alternative to a pastry shop treat. YUMMY!

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