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================= Let Leftovers Work for You =================
If you have leftovers, but not enough to make a full meal—get creative! Figure out what you can combine your leftovers to make a masterpiece of a meal. Be sure to write down any combinations that tickled your taste buds and you might just want to make them main dish next time around!
================= Make ‘em Frozen =================
Frozen fresh vegetables may just be perfect time-saving food. They've already been washed, peeled, and cut, so all you have to do is reheat. It almost seems too easy. Plus, if you've bought fresh frozen, you'll still get all nutritional benefits in bag.
================= Keep a Lid On It! =================
To quicken your cooking time, make sure your pots and pans are sealed with lid. Lids keep steam and heat in so you'll be able to enjoy your delectable dishes sooner. In fact, keeping a lid on it not only speeds up cooking process, it will help keep seal tasty flavor and nutrients.
================= Mix It Up! =================
Does anyone really know what a "dash" of seasoning is? How many recipes have you found that call for a dash of salt, as pinch of pepper, and cayenne to taste? Probably too many to remember, right? Why not create your own mixed seasoning. You can come up with a creative name, like salpepcay. Rather than wasting your time finding each spice every time you cook, shake things up by mixing together your most used spices in their own container.
================= Write It Down =================
How many times have your meal plans gotten derailed when you find out that you're missing key ingredient? Tomato soup isn't so great without tomatoes! Put a magnetic memo pad on your frig and write down names of ingredients as they run out. Bring list with you to store each time you shop and you'll never experience a food wreck again!
Sylvie Charrier is the author of the revolutionary new book "Living La Vida Low Carb: The Vegetarian Way". As a busy work-at-home mom, she discovered simple ways to get more results from her low carb diet. She shares her recipe makeovers and health tips on her website http://www.VegetarianLowCarb.com/Countdown.html