I stopped buying salad dressings ages ago in favor of dressing salads with flavored olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The only catch was the price. Each little 12 ounce bottle sets me back about $25.
If you followed the previous pizza-making episode (making veggie pizza), you were probably struck by a conundrum. You made enough dough to make two pizzas, but you only put toppings on one. What shall we put on the other pizza?
If you’re trying to watch your weight, you need to do more than count calories. You need to make your calories count. Many foods — particularly prepared and processed foods — include a plethora of empty calories.
There’s nothing quite as warm and wonderful as having the people you love gathered in the kitchen, talking, laughing, and enjoying a healthy meal.
Middle age is where your metabolism goes to die, which is why it’s so dang easy to load on the pounds once you hit a certain age. I despise the word “diet.” But if you want to combat the fat and still eat tasty and satisfying meals, you may need to find inventive ways to cut the calories in your favorite foods.
You know those $5 baked chickens you buy Costco? For my empty-nester household, where we typically make weekday lunches and dinners for just one or two people, that $5 chicken figures in many meals. We eat it fresh on its own, served with a salad on the side; the breast meat gets sliced for sandwiches at lunch; and we might break up more pieces to throw on an entrée salad that night.
You don’t have to give up alcohol to lose weight. But you should know that having a drink before dinner can sabotage your diet.
Want to make a low-cost meal that your family will love — and might even help you make? Think pizza. The trick to making it both extremely low-cost and fun is the same: You’ve got to make the dough.