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I learned this from Rachel Ray

Every time that we make the 150 mile round trip to ElPaso, we stop at a store and get a rotisserie chicken for dinner. After we finish the chicken, the carcass, and the removed skin go into a soup kettle, and the meat is boiled off the bones. We strain the bones, and the next morning, we cook some F...

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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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Avocado and Parsnip Salad anti aging salad

Avocado and Parsnip Salad
Anti-Aging

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

This anti-aging salad is a delicious mixture of hot and cold ingredients, all with healthy nutrients as well. The vitamin C in the tomatoes and avocado is good for skin health because itís a precursor to collagen th...

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Plan. Plan. Plan.

I have always said it, plan out those meals. I've gotten good at making b/l/d the day before I go to my two jobs. I don't often need to supplement my day's worth of premade meals. But how about a week ahead? It requires veggies that wont spoil in 5 or 6 days. It is also best to freeze everythin...

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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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Cooking and Freezing Meals

I've been selecting Spark Recipes and cooking and freezing in one meal portions, It's been a life saver.

I spend one day a week and make 3 recipes. Then I divide the portions and freeze in individual servings. If I am serving the same meal to my husband, I simply defrost 2 portions.

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Cooking: Changing diet food into a sustainable lifestyle

Many people hear the word "diet" and think of torturous months of bland rabbit food. It most definitely does not have to be like this!

I have followed many different meal plans that were traditionally bland, felt extremely restrictive, or consisted of nothing but salads. And it was always s...

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