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How to Lighten Up Any Recipe

By Tawnya Manion | June 20, 2013

Photo: swimeditor
Photo: SliceOfChic

Photo: SliceOfChic

It’s swimsuit season, area you ready? If yes, good for you. If no, take this opportunity to make the necessary changes to get a beach ready body. These modifications include becoming more physically active, switching food choices from heavy, sugar-laden edibles to lighter fare, and drinking  at least 64-oz of water a day.

Photo: swimeditor

Photo: swimeditor

Switching your diet from high-fat, sugar, and salty sustenance to fresh, whole foods doesn’t mean giving up your favorite dishes, it just entails making some changes to the recipes. The first step in salubrious cooking involves analyzing a recipe to see if there are any unnecessary calories. Look for excess butter, cheese, or oil as well as salt and sugar. Generally, the amount of fat and salt can be reduced by half in most cooking instructions. Here are some tasty, healthy tips to help you lighten up your favorite recipes. Read More


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