Diet Tip #12: Have A Healthy First Course

Before you dive into your entree, have a light starter course. Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine, author of the Sneaky Chef cookbooks, says “Start the meal with a salad or hot low fat soup – research shows people who do this eat less.” Just be sure you don’t drown your salad in high fat dressings as well as avoid the heavy cream-based soups. Toss your greens lightly with an olive oil based vinaigrette and savor soups with a broth, tomato or pureed vegetable base.

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