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10 Cooking Tips to Make Your Favorite Foods Healthier (Page 10)

9. Add grains or vegetables to meaty dishes

9. Add grains or vegetables to meaty dishes

To keep ground meat dishes like meatloaf or burgers satisfying without tipping the calorie scale, we add whole grains (like bulgur or brown rice) or diced vegetables (like mushrooms or peppers) to the meat to bulk up portion size. It’s also a great way to get more grains and vegetables into your diet—foods we typically don’t get enough of. Try adding 3/4 to 1 cup cooked grains or diced vegetables for each pound of meat.

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