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Substituting Broth for Oil

I substitute vegetable broth for vegetable or olive oil when frying anything. It lowers calories and is healthier for me. I used to fry in oil or butter, and that caused me to gain at least fifteen pounds because of the fat. But the vegetable broth is easy to make by simmering fresh vegetables in wa...

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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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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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Barley for Breakfast

What has twice the protein and almost half the calories as oats? Barley, and itís about time we started eating it for breakfast.
Not only does barley have a wonderfully nutty flavor and a chewy, hearty texture, but itís also a nutritious, high-fiber grain that boasts an array of health benefits. ...

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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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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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Healthy Cooking and Loving it..

A lot of new men and women today have never learned to cook... The tend to go into a Grocery Store and by the Heat and Eat as I call them.. Way back in my day it was called TV Dinners.. Today they call some Health and easy to do.. but if you take a look at them ... There is a lot of things you may n...

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Why cooking at home is best for weight loss

A new report shows that eating a healthy home cooked meal can put you on the fast track to a slimmer waistline and a healthier, fitter you.

The less you cook, the more weight you gain. I found people who cook their own dinner most nights tend to swallow significantly less sugar, fat, and calo...

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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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11 Things We Wish We Had Known About Cooking in College

1. That I could cook for myself at all!
Like I said above, I didn't realize in college that you could make poached eggs or polenta in the microwave, or that a bag of salad and some deli cooked chicken would be a much better meal than a frozen pizza. On Twitter, @cookitpretty said much the same th...

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