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(NUH) there is no better time than today to make healthy changes in their lives that include exercise and a balanced diet. If you try to lose weight, remember that you can still enjoy many of your favorite foods replacing sugar and fat in your recipes with alternative low in calories. Judith Rodriguez, a titled Dietetics and Director of the program on nutrition for health (Health Nutrition Program) at the University of North Florida, recommends these simple techniques to lower the content of both sugar and fat in your recipes: or Use a small amount of fruit juice concentrate instead of sugar or honey. or Use purees instead of sugar or honey or fruit sauces. For example, fill in the Gypsy arm with a low calorie fruit jelly and cover it with a sugar substitute, such as the sweetener Equal, instead of meringue or honey. or Use sugar substitutes, such as Equal, to sweeten beverages such as lemonade or tamarind drinks. or Saute vegetables in meat broth or Chicken instead of oil. or Prepare soups and stews beforehand, then refrigerate it for a few hours and froth the grease that accumulates on the surface before reheating.

or replace one whole egg with two egg whites or use fruit puree instead of oils for meals in the oven. Rodriguez also offers this simple recipe that you can prepare at any time as a kind of healthy feast: CREAMY rice PUDDING contains 62 percent less than the traditional recipe. (8 servings) 2 cups water 1 cup converted rice 3 cups skim milk 24 packets of Equal, or 71/4 teaspoons Equal for recipes or 1 cup Equal spoonful 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/2 cup raisins 2 teaspoons Vanilla 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon to boil water in a large, heavy pot. Stir the rice. Reduce the temperature and bring to the boil covered to simmer until the rice is tender and water is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Add the milk to the rice.

Heat to boiling to fire medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and cook covered over low heat, until the mixture begins to thicken, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently. (The milk will not be absorbed and pudding is espesara when it cools). Remove from the heat and stir in the Equal and salt. Whisk the egg in a small bowl; stir more or less a cup of rice with egg mixture. Stir the egg mixture with the mixture of rice into a pot. Stir in the raisins, vanilla and cinnamon. Simmer simmer 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It is served hot or cold.