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Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.

More and more, the question of, "What should I cook for ...

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Lunch and turkey vegetable soup

I buy turkey pieces and boil to make a stock to taste. I like to add some Italian seasoning and some jarred chicken bouillion. I usually make the stock on Saturday and make the soup on Sunday. It takes about 3 or 4 hours of simmering the meat to make a nice stock. As the stock is cooking I add onio...

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What helps me when preparing a meal

I am really bad about picking while I am cooking dinner. Something about standing in the kitchen watching pots and such make me want to munch! I have started putting out some raw veggies or cutting up an apple and placing it on the counter. I try walking away and washing dishes as I finish with them...

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Summer Foods for Weight Loss

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One upside to the summer heat? We're less likely to crave those heavy foods that weigh us down and pack on the pounds. Even when opting for lighter fare; though, it's still important to get the right amount of protein. Enter shrimp, which is jam-packed with it but also low in fat. It's als...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Buddha Bowls are Delicious and Nutritious

We always have brown rice and a few Asian staples on hand (ginger, miso, rice vinegar, tahini, etc). If we're not feeling inspired by anything else in our fridge or cookbooks, Buddha/Goddess bowl are our go-to recipe.

Cook up some rice (or other grain, if that's what you prefer), top it off ...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Summertime Nutrition Tips

Summer is here which means there will be plenty of long days spent outside by the beach, lake, or poolside. Itís very important to apply and re-apply plenty of sunblock, but the sun can effect other parts of your body, not just your skin. Below is a list found on WebMD of sun problems and associate...

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My favorite lower fat substitute for mayo

I try to eat healthier but there are some recipes that I have struggled to whittle the calories down. Tuna and chicken salad would be one of those things. To me, they just needed mayo. And to make matters worse, I cannot get past the taste of lower fat, lower calorie versions on store shelves. T...

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Cooking Healthy Daily And Eating Responsibly

If I try to totally revamp everything I eat from top to bottom, I'll wind up overwhelmed and quickly burnt out. Though there may be things about my current diet that aren't working, surely some things are. At least I think so. I start by sorting through what I eat now, then pick out those meals that...

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