Adding Bulk To Food W/o Adding A Lot Of Extra Calories
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Whenever I want to add extra bulk to food w/o adding a lot of calories, I pile on the veggies. Cheese pizza? Load on the sauteed onions, mushrooms, green peppers and diced tomatoes. Whole grain pasta? Tons of fresh veggies, (sautee and blend in blender and add to sauce for finicky kids)!!
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Use one-quarter teaspoon psyllium seed husk powder as an egg-replacer in baked goods such as muffins and cakes. Add about a tablespoon extra liquid for each egg replaced. Psyllium seed husk powder, available in bulk at health food stores, keeps baked goods moist and prevents crumbling, is low in calories, and adds extra fiber. If your baked goods require a lot of egg yolks or are meant to be custardy, this will not work, however.
Buy a decorative set of measuring tools that you can keep on a hook in your kitchen/prep area, Keeping them in site will keep you using them! I found a great set w/a celestial theme, there are lots to choose from out there.
Extra teaspoons of lots of ingrediants can add lot more unwanted calories!
Park further away. Whether shopping, at work, or running errands, those extra steps add up. You can easily add a few hundred extra steps per day just by parking at the far end of the parking lot and if you are someplace where you have to pay for parking you may save money too. Those extra calories burned by those extra steps will add up to extra weight lost.
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