Tag: Low Sodium

Easy Parchment Paper Pouches for Quick, Flavorful Meals!

Cooking with Parchment Paper, is an easy, convenient, heart healthy way to prepare your meals. You just add your ingredients,  bake it in the oven, and let the steam infuse your meal with moisture and flavor. With only four simple

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Heart Healthy and Delicious : Vegetarian Cincinnati Style Chili

What do you envision when you think of chili? A hearty bowl of a tomato, meat and possibly bean stew, seasoned with chili and spices, with crackers on the side? Chili means different things, depending on where you are. This Heart Healthy Cincinnati style vegetarian chili, with a touch of cocoa, is delicious and easy to make.

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New York City Restaurant Menus Warn of High Salt Content

When you order food from New York City restaurants that have 15 or more locations nationwide, you will see a warning symbol for every item or combination listed that contains more than 2300 mg of sodium per serving. This warning will be a salt shaker that appears on menus, menu boards or near every place that food is listed for you to order. New York City is the first in the Unites States to require warnings about sodium content to be addressed on the restaurant menu. So how does this help you?

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One Thing That Really Bothers Me About Restaurant Menus…

As I look at all of those delicious looking dishes on the menu, and choose from the under 500 or 600 calories portion of the menu, I’m missing out on some very critical information. Where is the sodium content? At minimum, menus will usually display the calorie and fat content of a meal. You may even see whether a selection conforms to a particular diet program. Too much sodium increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. So How do you find the low sodium choices?

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