Tip #1: BUY A COFFEE GRINDER
Invest in a small coffee grinder to
get Oat Bran to a more flour-like consistency.
Tip #2: BUY A MICROPLANE
Buy yourself a Microplane hand shredder/zester
to get a very fine shred of cheese,
and keep the calories at a minimum.
Tip #3: MAKE EATING FUN
Invest in some really fun wooden and metal food picks. They make you take smaller bites, interesting combinations and they’re just cute! I bought these metal ones at BevMo but Crate & Barrel and CB2 always have some fun ones too.
Tip #4: GET SOME CHILI PASTE
Available at most grocery stores is a product called Chili Paste. I highly recommend it for adding seasoning to your recipes. At 5 calories per teaspoon, 1 gram of carbohydrate, and zero fat, it’s a pretty easy way to gain massive flavor, a lot or a little bit of heat, for practically no consequence. Here is a picture of one of the brands available at my corner grocery store. Asian markets have many varieties, with a lot or a little bit of garlic, available.
Tip #5: BUY TOFU SHIRATAKI NOODLES
These noodles may be a bit difficult to find but when you do, buy lots of them! They’re actually called Shirataki noodles and I can easily find them at Ralphs and other grocery stores. They’re made from yam starch and have 20 calories, .5 gram of fat and 3 carbs. You can do anything to these noodles and you will see them pop up in a lot of my recipes. Do a little research, they’re worth it!
Tip: open the bag and pour them directly into a colander and rinse them thoroughly. They kind of smell funny but once you rinse them, dry them a bit and handle them just like you would any other noodle dish you were preparing.