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  • When making pancakes and waffles, you can exchange one quarter cup of canned pumpkin for each egg called for. You'll save 50 calories and...
    When making pancakes and waffles, you can exchange one quarter cup of canned pumpkin for each egg called for. You'll save 50 calories and 5 grams of fat from your recipe for each egg replaced.
    You can use canned pumpkin or fesh pumpkin puree in place of cheese in your recipes. For example, when making mac and cheese, replace half of the cheese with pumpkin. You'll keep the rich creamy texture and lose 180 calories and about 12 grams of fat.
    For chocolate recipes, replace half the butter with pumpkin puree. If using oil, replace equal amounts of pumpkin puree for the oil. You'll save 51 calories and 6 grams of fat.
    Enjoy!
  • Sauted vegetables are a wonderful and light dish. They are quick, easy, and healthy, as long as you don't cook them in extra fat. Most pe...
    Sauted vegetables are a wonderful and light dish. They are quick, easy, and healthy, as long as you don't cook them in extra fat. Most people saute their vegetables in butter or oil, which adds unnecessary calories to a healthy dish.
    Instead, saute your vegetables in one quarter cup of chicken broth. this way you save on calories, but you don't loose the richness in flavor.
  • Fresh lemons and limes last up to 10 days when stored properly. Do not store lemons and limes in plastic bags. The limited oxygen and the...
    Fresh lemons and limes last up to 10 days when stored properly. Do not store lemons and limes in plastic bags. The limited oxygen and the natural release of ethylene gas will cause them to spoil faster. Limes do seem to spoil more quickly than lemons, so be sure to refrigerate them right after buying them from the store or picking from the tree. Lemons can stay at room temperature for about 5 days, but will last up to 10 when refrigerated.

    Lemons and limes will ripen by getting softer at home, but will never get jucier or sweeter after being picked from the tree.

    In order to cut and store lemon and lime juice, be sure to remove from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature. Roll the lemon or lime on the surface of a counter in between your hand or forearm to release juices and make the juice easier to extract. Slice and use, or cut in half and remove seeds and squeeze with a juicer or by hand. In order to store, squeeze fresh juice into ice cube trays and freeze. Store the frozen lemon, lime cubes in freezer storage bags sealed tightly until next use.
  • In order to avoid and prevent avacados from browning due to oxidation, simply cut the avacado in half. After cutting the avacado in half,...
    In order to avoid and prevent avacados from browning due to oxidation, simply cut the avacado in half. After cutting the avacado in half, remove the pit and place the cut side down in a bowl. In the bowl, you should have a preparation of 1 tbs of lemon or lime juice and 1 cup of water. The citric acid in the lemon lime juice will prevent the avacado from browning. The skin that remains on the uncut side will protect the remaining flesh from discolorization. Cover the avacado and bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 2 day until ready to use. If using an entire avacado, but not immediately, sprinkle slices with lemon or lime juice and enjoy.

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