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Begin the Day The Lower Fat Way

Enjoy your morning toast topped with fat-free cream cheese, apple or pear butter, all-fruit jam or even a spritz of butter-flavored refrigerated spray. You'll save on calories and fat.

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Bread Crumbs

Whenever I have a roll or bagel, I scoop out some of the bread inside to cut down on calories and provide some room for filling. I put the scooped-out bread in a resealable plastic bag and keep it…

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Bread Heel Uses

Since nobody in my family likes the heels of bread, I store them in our freezer. When I make a meat loaf, I defrost the bread, place it in the bottom of a baking pan and top it with the shaped…

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Breaking Uncooked Spaghetti

Are you tired of those little pieces of uncooked spaghetti dripping all over the floor and stove when you try to break those long noodles to the desired length before cooking them? Try wrapping…

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Broccoli Stems

When we cook fresh broccoli, we prefer eating the tender florets rather than the thick stems. So I slice these stems into thin rounds, then place them in freezer bags. When I’m making vegetable…

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Brown Sugar Carrots

As a diabetic, I’m always on the watch for healthy food that tastes good. Here are a few of my hints. We like carrots as a side dish but find they are even better topped with butter-flavored…

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Butter Substitute

When a recipe calls for something to be rolled in melted butter, I spray it with butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray instead. Then I roll it in crumbs or whatever the recipe calls for. This…

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Butter vs. Margarine

There appears to be some confusion as to how margarine is defined. Margarine is a butter substitute made with vegetable oils. Both butter and margarine contain 80% fat, so margarine can generally…

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Butter-Flavored Spray

In place of butter or margarine, I use butter-flavored refrigerated spray on steamed vegetables, corn on the cob, etc. I also use it on bread and toast. It saves on calories, fat and cholesterol,…

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Butterscotch Pudding Dip

Sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding made with low-fat milk makes a good low-calorie fruit dip. I had a neighbor who prepared this as a low-cal treat for her diabetic husband. Faye H., Gresham,…

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