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A filling low-fat meal!

Bake 1/2 of a Spaghetti Squash (seed the squash)

While baking the squash

1. Saute onion and red pepper in cooking spray
2. Add 1/2 cup of shredded cooked chicken
3. Add one can of enchilada sauce

When the squash is done - loosen up with a fork in the skin creating a squ...

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cook on weekends

I found that cooking during the week was almost impossible. I'd come home from work too tired to cook. But I've since learned that cooking your own food is the secret to eating healthy.

Therefore I have started planning my meals on weekends, shopping for them and cooking them.
This simpl...

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JANUARY IS THE MONDAY OF MONTHS

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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BEING PREPARED IS KEY

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Dehydrators are Presents from Above!

If you're just beginning to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet and find that they tend to go bad before you can use them, invest in a dehydrator. You can dehydrate food (and rehydrate as needed) as much as you need and while it's in season, allowing to save money. Double bonus!

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Like beef? Substitute!

I like the taste of beef.

After days of chicken I want to squawk or sprout feathers.

I started with ground beef and went down the fat chain from ground beef to ground chuck to ground round to 93% fat free. Eventually, although it supposedly is much better for you, I would rather cook...

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Substitution of Healthy Foods for Not So Healthy Foods

I am writing about finding healthier alternatives in cooking simply because...I am NOT going to eat something if it doesn't taste good; however, I have made a choice to consciously put healthier options into my body.
One of my favorite foods EVER is potatoes. They are not the worst....right? How...

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Meal Planning/Preppi
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helps you eat healthy!

Do you find it difficult to find time to cook a healthy dinner for you and your family? I know I do. I work full time and between that, a husband and kids, having the time and energy to cook healthy dinners has been one of my biggest struggles. My only new year's resolution this year was to resolve ...

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Flames and Sauce

Thought I would venture into the world of cooking today. As I was growing up way back in the '50's, my mother thought we should know our way around the kitchen even if we were boys and at the school I went to, boys took home ec and girls took shop. Everybody learned a little bit of everything.
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Avocado oil is the new coconut oil

Use it to replace canola oil when making homemade mayonnaise. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Drizzle it over fish before baking or roasting.

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If hashtags are any indication, avocado oil is having a moment—the green oil has over 17,000 ...

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