Lovely roasted potatoes: Cut them up, peeled or not. (Other veggies can be added too.) Drizzle with a little bit of oil, salt and pepper, and seasonings (perhaps oregano and thyme) and stir up everything. 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Stir once about half way through. (Very little fat used in comparison with what we typically dump on a baked potato.)
Make sure your kitchen scale is calibrated correctly. Load up 10 pennies. They should weigh one ounce.
Want to start eating more salads but you're a meat and potatoes kind of family? Consider building a large main dish salad for each person and topping it with thin strips from a nice juicy steak.
When selected melons at the grocery store smell them to see that they smell fresh and ripe. They should be heavy and the stem end spot should be soft.
When you're trying to count calories at lunch time you can substitute a hamburger bun for two slices of bread. One hamburger bun has about 1/2 the calories of two bread slices.
Try using carrots instead of sugar to sweeten your sauces