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    Lowfat Linda

    Member since Dec 2004

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    About Me

    I am now living in Massachusetts about 20 miles outside of Boston in the family homestead. We're enjoying having four seasons again, after spending 15 years living in Texas. I spent our first year in MA as a stay-at-home mom, taking care of our multi-generational family and really expanded my cooking skills and I was able to try alot of new recipes. Now I'm back to work (social work/manager at an Eldercare agency) so I'm now cooking the quicker recipes much more often. We sit down to dinner together every night (except maybe once on the weekend when DH and I leave the kids with my mom -- one of the perks of living in Massachusetts instead of Texas!).

    I'm proud to say my three kids -- ages 4, 11 and 21 -- share my love of tasty healthy foods. Even the pre-schooler likes a wide variety of foods.

    I like to focus on 'real' foods (the less processed the better), lots of veggies and cutting out the extra calories without cutting out flavor. My general dinner menu rule is 1 protein, 1 pasta/rice/grain, and 3 vegetables (typically at least one green and one orange). My youngest has been known to say, "Hey, where's the third veggie?" when I get lazy.

    Favorite Foods

    My most convenient dish to cook (therefore my favorite when I'm short on time) is made by getting a bunch of raw cut veggies from Whole Foods food bar (usually includes finely cut carrots, zucchini, summer squash, red cabbage, orange/yellow/or red peppers). Saute (with a bit of olive oil) with some chicken, an onion and garlic. Very simple one-pan dish, but very tasty.

    I add steamed broccoli to almost every meal.

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