Tuesday Tips and Tricks

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Tuesday Tips and Tricks
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Tue, 12-06-2011 - 11:14am

I know I have said this before but I'm gonna say it again because it is worth repeating.

I did not feel like cooking last night....but I did....sort of. I put some ham and green onions in with my whipped up eggs in the pan, let one side cook, flipped, threw cut up cheese one side and made an omlette of sorts. I ripped up some lettuce in bowls and threw it on the table with a couple salad dressings. Healthy. Took 10 min including eating it I think. Then I ran away and had my husband put things in the dishwasher. Frying pan still not clean.

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Registered: 11-02-1999
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 1:58pm

I would do breakfast for dinner at least once a week, if DH would allow it LOL!










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Registered: 12-31-2010
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 2:17pm
My tip is to stay out of stores! That is why I don't shop until Black Friday, that is bad enough.
Also, don't change sizes! But clothes shopping can be fun too ;) Just think of the alternative in recreation - $100 at a concert, $200 at a casino or a $500 weekend trip? Just give me clothes! (This week.)

But really my tip is to get yogurts and other regular foods at Costco or club stores. My diet for the past year consists of a protein bar for breakfast (or protein shake in summer), Greek yogurt for lunch, grapefruit for a snack and fish or chicken for dinner (no, we can't eat breakfast for dinner in our house either, too many carbs and not enough protein for DH.) Buying my yogurt at Costco saved me about $3 on 12 this week and I have them available so I won't be tempted to have something else for lunch that would not be as good for me. Something about seeing stacks of yogurt in the fridge, grapefruits in the fruit bowl and power bars in the cupboard makes you feel guilty if you don't take them for lunch.
Also, keeping cookies away (or not baking them at all) is better for your health and your wallet. Maybe not as fun, but baking them and giving them to co-workers in hopes they gain weight, so you look better in comparison works for me too!
Ahh the holidays ;)
-Marie
#Marie
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Registered: 10-01-2008
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 4:52pm

Just last week I was racking my brain on what to fix.

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


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Registered: 08-24-2007
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 7:00pm
DD and I are big fans of eggs for dinner. Is there nothing more comforting than a poached egg on toast? Mmmm.

We keep frozen stir-fry veggies in the freezer. For quick meals, we'll make vegetarian stir-fry's or add some tofu.

But then again, we're a household of girls. I'm not sure my tip would work for the men out there!

Kate


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:32am
I am taking your advice. I have to curl tonight and was racking my brain for something quick to make that we could have left overs with. A Tuna caserole is perfect! I put the maccaroni on the counter before I left today.
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Registered: 04-10-2003
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:32am
I had to laugh at this Kate. When we were growing up it was my mom, sis and me, and often we would have a salad with boiled egg or chicken for dinner and that's it (often one large chicken breast would feed two if not three of us). Much different then now with my bf who would eat that as the appetizer! Yikes!

Bex -

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Registered: 12-31-2010
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:49am
Kate -
I found I lost a lot more weight by eating protein rather than veggies and carbs, so don't let the "girl" thing get you thinking protein is not as important for us. It might just help you a lot more than you think.
#Marie
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Registered: 01-20-2010
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 2:42pm

i love breakfast for dinner.

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 2:51pm

My SO is not real big on breakfast after about 1:00. I not only think breakfast at night is fine, but I will eat leftover pancakes with jelly for desert!

I am also known to throw gound beef or tuna into boxed macaroni and cheese. Cheaper than Hamburger or Tuna helper.

But what I really wanted to share was that to save some money, I have started brewing Folders coffee on the days that I work, since I only drink about a cup or so at home. My SO and his DS actually prefer Foldgers to my high end coffee, so I suck it up for 3 mornings a week and

Serenity