Even though I believe calorie counting is old news I do like an easy, yummy calorie saving tip! I thought that I would post a few of my favorites to help you out if you have some weight to lose, weight to maintain, or just a plain old guilty conscious.
Tip #1- When sauteing vegetables substitute low sodium vegetable broth for the oil. When ready to serve toss with 1 tsp EVOO. Save up to 200 calories!
Tip #2- When thickening soups substitute 1 cup pureed white beans for 1 cup of cream. Save up to 500 calories!
Tip #3- When making breakfast substitute Canadian Bacon for sausage or bacon.(works for pizza too!) Save up to 200 calories!
Tip #4- Instead of buying one of those pre-made yogurt parfaits make your own! 1 cup plain greek yogurt, 2 tsp honey, 1/2 cup blueberries or strawberries, 1/4 cup Kashi GoLean Crunch Cereal. Save up to 150 calories!
Tip #5- Substitute peanut M&M’s with 1 tbsp dry roasted peanuts and 1 tbsp milk chocolate chips. Save up to 120 calories!
Tip #6- Substitute dry roasted sunflower seeds for croutons to add crunch, boost protein, and cut calories!