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Freeze Old Bananas

We used to let a lot of bananas ROT and then we would toss them. But now , once they get ripe enough, I just freeze them. They are great in smoothies or, just sliced frozen banana is a great dessert if you mash them up a bit. It tastes just like an ice cream treat to me.

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Check your whole/natural foods aisle

The grocery store i go to has a added more organic and natural foods. there is a monthly flie with coupons. i always check it out to save some money if i try a new healthy food.

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strawberries instead of jam

I found that putting sliced strawberries on my toast with peanut butter was just as good as jam on toast with peanut butter! More fruit and fiber, less empty sugar calories- with great tasting results!

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Substitutions, saving fat

When cooking many times oil or some sort of butter like thing is in order. I have stopped that about 95% of the time. I use a low sodium or no sodium broth or stock now.

Selections are chicken, beef, ham, fish and veggie. There is something for everything you cook!

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Tame the Hungries with veggies

I keep bags of frozen mixed vegetables and low-cal condiments on hand. To tame the hungries I microwave a cup of veggies for one minute, then add something flavorful like teriyaki sauce or fat-free salad dressing. If I am really hungry there's nothing wrong with two cups of veggies!

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blot your pizza!!

The experts say if you blot your pizza with a paper napkin before you eat it you can remove a lot of fat!!! And you wont notice the difference...

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salad plate

The best advice I have gotten from was to throw away my dinner plates and use a salad plate. It really makes a difference.

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Cook with spices and flavorful veggies to avoid blah foods and cravings

Bland foods are not motivating and lead to more cravings. Adding salt isn't always the best. My fav zing-adding ingredients to cook with: curry powder, cumin, dill, ginger, garlic, lemon, sun-dried tomato, roasted red peppers, and sweet paprika. They add depth to food that might normally be blah.

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Saving Time and Money: Cook in Bulk

Using a crock pot to cook dry beans ends up saving money because the beans are so cheap, time because the beans can soak overnight and cook all day while you're doing something else. Healthier than canned beans, too!

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support local farmers and join a CSA

Join a community supported agricultural group, or Use your local farmers market. In a CSA you buy a share in what the farmer produces, and you get a box of veg weekly. Eat more local fruits and veg, and stop eating so much processed foods. I think this is a good way to be healthier.

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