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The secret to preparing fast and delicious meals at home is to have the ingredients on hand. Here is a quick shopping list of staples for your kitchen. Having these items on hand will enable you to cook quick and healthful meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To really...
 
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1. Lighten ingredients in your desserts. Use Splenda brand sweetener in place of all or part of the sugar. Splenda is a non-nutritive sweetener that measures just like sugar. Splenda works great in pie fillings, puddings, cranberries, etc. Splenda is not recommended for crisp cookies or cakes where sugar...
 
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Instead of -- Portion -- Saturated fat (g) --  -- Use: -- Saturated fat (g) Dairy Butter* -- 1 Tbsp -- 7.5 --  -- Vegetable oil, broth  -- 0.0 Cream -- 2 Tbsp -- 7.0 --  -- Evaporated skim milk, fat-free half & half -- 0.0 Cream cheese -- 2 Tbsp -- 6.5 --  -- Light cream cheese -- 3.5 Eggnog -- 1/2 cup -- 5.5 -- Fat-free eggnog -- 0.0 Half and half -- 2 Tbsp -- 2.0 --  -- Fat-free half ... You are unauthorized to view this page. Login if you are a paid member or have purchased a course. ... Heart-Healthy Holiday Substitutions
 
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The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for adequate nutrients without consuming too many calories. For most people, this means you have to concentrate on eating more nutrient-dense foods and fewer calorie-dense foods. Our chart above illustrates the calorie difference between these two types of foods. How do I...
 
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Soup and salad is a classic combination that makes for a light, low-calorie meal at the end of the day. This meal can look grand if you learn to serve it in style. Here are tips to make this meal special. On Your Mark Salads can be served with...