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Substitute ground turkey for ground beef

I stopped using ground beef in my recipes about 6 months ago, and use ground turkey instead. I thought my carnivore boyfriend would refuse it, but he hasn't even noticed the swap! Just one small way to cut some calories easily.

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Oranges

When picking out oranges in the grocery store, go for the soft, almost beat up ones. The softer, off color, less orange looking oranges are the BEST. They are juicier and delicious. I used to pick the hard, bright orange ones. They were good, although sometimes dryer.

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Meal Plan Ahead

I never say no to ANY kind of food.. But what i DO, do is plan ahead for them. Typically Dinner is our largest meal. So i sit down with the sunday paper, check what's on sale and plan the dinner meals for the week. Makes breakfast and lunch choices a whole lot easier. Plus i save money TOO!

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Fast Food Alternative

I keep a sharp knife and small cutting board in my car. If I am on the road and it is time for a meal, I hit the grocery store, and not the fast food restaurants...Fruit, cheese, crackers, veggies, seltzer, etc make a great meal on the go!

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Eat Ice Cream from a 1/4 Measuring Cup

An ice cream serving is usually 1/2 cup. Put it into a 1/4 Measuring Cup & eat it from there. It satisfies my taste buds & tricks my fat craving demons all at the same time. If I want more, I dish up another 1/4 cup. It feels like I'm eating seconds but really it's only 1 serving

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getting your vegies

I steam vegies(whatever you like) add 1 cup whole wheat noodles 1tbs grated parm cheese and ff italian dressing it is delicious If you want ytou can add chic or turkey breast for protein.

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Eat breakfast

Eat breakfast every morning so that you'll have fuel to last you throughout the day and less likely to snack during the day.

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Yogurt Yummies

I love yogurt but tend to eat it too fast (not much to chew).
To boost the nutrients AND make it 'chewy' I add either...
Nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc.)
Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, etc.)

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Wait 15 Minutes Before Taking Seconds!

If I have just eaten dinner and still feel hungry and want seconds I DON'T deprive myself of them. BUT I DO make myself wait 15 minutes before taking them. I find 90% of the time I'm no longer hungry after 15 minutes.

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Salsa as a Salad Dressing

When I fix a big salad have found using Salsa works great. I always prefer salsa with taco salad, why not any salad, and the best part is fat free, low calories and you can use more salsa than any salad dressing. And to tweak I add a couple of tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar.

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