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fats

well instead of making goodies with sugar or bad fats I use very little or add things like unsweetened applesauce, or bananas, coconut milk, whole wheat flour, nonfat milk if called for, nonfat cream cheese, etc. little tricks that help lower fat and sugar too.

- Submitted by MOODYKEYS 3/28/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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The Weekly Purge

Once a week, I 'purge' the refrigerator, getting rid of all limp or wilted foods, wipe down the shelves and drawers; then I can see what we need to replenish and it helps me w/ my grocery list as well as menu plan for the week. (It only takes minutes)

- Submitted by 2BDYNAMIC 3/17/2014 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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USE BANANAS!!!!

Need a healthy, natural, sweet, and usable substitute for cooking? IN place of eggs or anything else unecessary? Go the Vegan route and use bananas. It only takes one, mush up your ingredients w/ your hands and it makes it fun!!!!

- Submitted by RUNYON2 2/12/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Lasagna without noodles

I blanch cabbage leaves and drain them and then use them in place of the pasta. It freezes beautifully and my husband and I hardly miss the pasta.

- Submitted by HATESITE 2/3/2014 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Silk Coconut Milk as Coffee/matte for coffee

I use Coconut milk Vanilla flavor for coffee . I don't like just milk in my coffee but this is a great creamy milk it does the trick .I use same one for Oatmeal too .

- Submitted by ALINA1969 1/29/2014 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Extend splt pea soup with spinach and butternut squash

In addition to sauteed carrots, onions and garlic I added 4 cups of fresh spinach and 1 cup of cooked butternut squash to the 8 cups of water and 1 pound of dried split peas when I made soup. Once cooked, the immersion blender mixed everything into the familiar look of split pea soup. Doing this adds flavor, nutrients and some volume lowering the per serving calorie count. . I also added a splash of balsamic vinegar to finish the soup. Quite Yum

- Submitted by KOMTRIA 1/26/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Savory Oatmeal

I make oatmeal and add some sauté onion, carrots, olives and is a nice healthy lunch. You can add what veggies you like .

- Submitted by ALINA1969 1/22/2014 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Low Fat Ranch dip

I mix 1 c of Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon of Ranch dip powder mix is a delicious dip good for veggies ,I put it over a bake potato. If you don't like too salty start with 1 teaspoon first,, and add more for you taste.

- Submitted by ALINA1969 1/22/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Oatmeal growing with more water

If you want to double your Oatmeal but use only 1/2 c put 2 c of water in a pot simmer slow after start boiling 5 min.add 2 T flax meal at the end and you have almost double the amount .I add cinnamon and 2 T of light cream and Splenda in mine is delicious.

- Submitted by ALINA1969 1/19/2014 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Fun Cooking

I love cooking and I always look for recipes in sparkpeople. I usually cook dishes that I can take leftovers for lunch the next day. My favorite recipes are slow cooking ones. I recently found crock pot liners that come right out after your food is ready leaving your crock pot spotless.

- Submitted by FORTYPLUS56 1/3/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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