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Cabbage~About 15 calories a cup can help stabilize blood sugar

People wrinkle their nose at the word cabbage but eating cabbage slows the rate at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream, so good for diabetics & dieters. Packed full of nutrients it is also known to fight cancer cells&can detoxify your bloodstream. High in water content definitely a weigh-lo...

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Black-eyed peas, low cost & filling

Black-eyed peas are low in fat, high in fiber and protein and iron. A great substitute for higher fat protein sources like meats. Black eyed peas with cucmber & feta cheese crumbles make a great salad. Just rinse the peas, add some olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon & oregano and a little chopped o...

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1/2 Cantaloupe is about 100 calories

Cantaloupe is fat & cholesterol free & high in C & A. 12 Carbs for 1/4 of a melon & about 50 calories. So 1/2 half melon is only 100 calories. Add cantaloupe cubes/balls to a salad, make a fruit salad with grapes, watermelon, strawberrries, blueberries & some cottage cheese ontop of lettuce or serv...

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QUICK DINNER ~ EASY PORTION CONTROL

Gorton's FIsh Flame Grilled wild-caught salmon 100 calories per fillet.
Salmon Lemon Butter Grilled Fillets 100 calories per fillet.
All Natural Lemon Pepper Grilled Fillets Pollock fillets, or All Natural Cajun Blackened Grilled Fillets both only 90 calories and 3 grams fat per fillet Gorto...

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Black Beans & Brown Rice with Caribbean Spices

Black Beans & Brown Rice with Caribbean spices is a good dish for fiber and protein. Pair it with a pork roast or pork chops, ham chunks, shrimp, Gorton's grilled fish filets. or maybe just a slice of French or Garlic Bread. Add a salad for a great meal. Don't like Black Beans, try red beans. Cook...

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Dental Care after Treating Hypoglycemia with Glucose Tablets

Rinse your mouth out with water, and either swallow or spit it out. Don't brush your teeth without first rinsing (after eating glucose tablets); otherwise, you can scratch the enamel off your teeth with the glucose tablets.

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Using Zucchini as a gluten free sandwich wrapper.

To cut back on carbs in the summer, I use zucchini sliced the long way. Put in sandwich fillings like tuna or roast turkey slices, I just pick it up as if it was bread. I discovered that when i was told I was allergic to wheat. I used it as bread for sandwiches but it does reduce carbs too.
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Save Time and money

Wash and bake a whole cookie sheet full of sweet potatoes in oven. Take out and cool. Then put them in plastic bags four or five to a bag, zip lock bag and freeze for later. You can take out one at a time and heat in microwave.

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Ravioli

Ravioli is a pasta pillow filled with cheese, meat or veggies.
4 ravioli with cheese has 34 carbs, my entire carb allotment, so I pair them with 3 cups of Green Beans. Sometimes I add red sauce or just a little Olive Oil an Garlic. Makes for a meal around 350 calories

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Freeze!

Hard and semihard cheeses can be stored in the freezer for three to six months. Freeze skim milk when on sale and defrost....Freeze cookies to avoid temptation...they stay fresh for company and grandkids

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