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Dec. 5, 2012 12:39 pm 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2012 12:51 pm
Howdy ya'll!

Never used this blog thing on here before so I figured I'd give it a shot! Anyway I never realized how difficult it was to make meals "healthy"! I mean I can pretty much think of ways to make some of way to make my family's meals better, but I know I can do better! Haha 

Anyway I will be coming up with stuff and sharing, cuz sharing is caring! Haha really appreciate helpful tips and comments!
 
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Dec. 6, 2012 5:39 am
Eating healthy is not hard at all...Read Labels! If the word Hydrogenated is in the ingredient list, don't buy it. If the fat content is more than 30g per 100 calories, do not eat it. Healthy snacks are fresh fruits, berries, hummus, pita chips, veggies and if sodium is not an issue pickles. In baking half the fat can be substituted with applesauce or other fruit purees. This does not work well in cookies as they will be cake like. Make cookies European size not American size. This is a good site to see portion sizes. We are so use to seeing super-sized meals most people have no idea that they are eating 2-3 times more than they should. Healthy eating. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/portion-control/NU00267
 
Dec. 6, 2012 5:47 am
Thanks for the link, Marie! Lots of good information there :) Sarah, it's not that hard to eat a healthier diet. Following on Marie's advice above to watch portion sizes, eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies, go for fish or lean meats, avoid smoked and fast food, cut out junk food, don't fry foods and reduce the amount of sugar in most recipes. Once you get in the habit of doing all those things, it won't seem that hard. I'm looking forward to more helpful tips you post.
 
Dec. 6, 2012 6:12 am
I can't add anymore to what these lovely ladies said,am looking forward to reading more of your tips..
 
Dec. 6, 2012 6:47 am
Another healthy tip is to substitute evaporated milk in sauces or soups that call for cream. You will get the same creamy texture on the palate without all the fat.
 
Dec. 6, 2012 12:51 pm
For newcomer Sarah: Welcome aboard. I am new, too...we can learn together.
 
 
 
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Sarah

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Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA
Living In
Seguin, Texas, USA

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Oct. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Hunting, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing

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About Me
I love to try new things and letting others tell me what they think. The hardest part right now is making new things that fit man's diet lol.
My favorite things to cook
Tacos, Burgers, Chicken, Cheesy Meatloaf, Breakfast Casserole, French Toast, Hamburger Pie, Pizza, Um... Cearel haha just joking ^^ There is a lot I love to make, just letting the lil mad scientist in me come out is fun!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hmm don't know to many actually...
My cooking triumphs
Made Thanksgiving dinner one year and it was actually edible! :D Oh and I made Valentine's Day Candy... Those turned out really good!
My cooking tragedies
Didn't read the ingredients right the first time I made Tapioca pudding... Made 5x the amount I was supposed to lol.
 
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