7 Food Myths Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Program

Whenever I want to write about dinner recipes my dilemma is "should I go vegetarian? Should I do meat? If I do meat--what kind?" My husband said to write venison recipes---good idea---we'll save that for another time! Decisions, decisions.

This almost seems a no-brainer but it is worth being reminded. If you are going to make one batch of your favorite Beef Curry Recipe, make two - one for now, and one for the freezer. Apply the same rule to any stews, simple slow cooker italian meatballs recipes and even chicken casseroles. Most of these dishes are good natured and will freeze well. I love nothing more than being able to haul out a nutritious meal from the freezer on those stressed-out days. Moreover, I know that there are no preservatives, additives and colorants in the food that I have frozen. Plus, my freezer meal has cost nothing like the supermarket equivalent and always tastes better.

Let's see, one recipe for chili calls for ground beef and another calls for pork meatballs. One says 2 cloves of garlic and one says 1 tablespoon of garlic finely chopped. Which one is right? They both are, but YOUR version of the recipe is the best.

Both "Del Pinos Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce and Dell Pinos Spaghetti and italian meatballs" are great products. They can make a meal or they can be a snack. On a weekend, they are the perfect thing to give an active child for lunch.

Heat oil in a large skillet and saute the celery, onions, green pepper and garlic. Add ground slow cooker whole chicken and brown (I prefer to drain the fat at this point). Add the chillies, chili powder, tomatoes, broth, molasses, paprika, cumin and salt. Reduce heat and simmer until of desired thickness. Serve over toasted buns or cornbread. Yield: 8 servings.