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Posted on Fri, May 18, 2007 09:26

Hey LF folks - thought we all probably have some great low fat low salt low sugar recipes and/or cook book recommendations that would be helpful to Bizz in his journey to repair his heart. Plus I would love to mine the wealth of good cookin that I know yall do. So plug in and post a recipe, healthy eating tip, cookbook or resource and maybe we can help out Bizz and each other too. On Salt - Morton has a great full salt substitute that we've been using and I am picky. Cook books: Check out some of the better vegetarian books like Greens, or the Vegetarian for Everyone by Summerville. They are veggie but yummy veggie and tend to fall in the guidelines of heart healthy and diabetic. My pop has been struggling with heart and diabetes issues too, our goal is to keep his kidney function from failing which is very touch and go. Below is a quote on a newer book that is out with a great web site. Kurma has several books that are good. Below that is another one that is good and lastly is a recipe that we like which I picked up and adapted from the cooking Light web site which is a wealth of recipes and menus. "The great cuisines of the world, many of which are largely vegetarian, are the basis for Kurma Dasa's latest collection of recipes, presented in a clear, concise style and appealingly illustrated with lots of colour photography. Quick Vegetarian Dishes is colourful, healthy (and easy-to-prepare) food that's perfect for everyday cooking - even if you're not a vegetarian." (Australian Gourmet Traveller, February 2001) The Perfectly Contented Meat-Eater's Guide to Vegetarianism: A Book for Those Who Really Don't Want to Be Hassled about Their Diet Reinhardt, Mark W., Continuum , 1999 Speedy Chicken Stew Ingredients 1 (20-oz) package frozen creamed corn 1 (10-oz) package frozen baby lima beans 1 large baking potato, peeled and diced 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional) 1/2 large sweet onion, diced 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 6 skinless chicken thighs simmered in 8 cups of water, bay leaves, thyme and pepper corns for 30 minutes then remove thighs and cool and pull from the bone 1 (14 1/2-oz) can seasoned diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste Better than Bouillon chicken Paste if needed Preparation Cook chicken and remove from broth cool and pull from bone. Use liquid(strain)from the simmered chicken (approx 8 cups for your liquid). Combine liquid and first 7 ingredients in a Pot. Bring to a rolling simmer over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes and lima beans are tender. Stir in chicken, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste; simmer 10 more minutes. If more chicken flavor is needed add little bit of "better than bouillon" chicken paste but be careful as this is very salty. Adapted from Southern Living, FEBRUARY 2003


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Posted on Mon, May 21, 2007 01:42

You don't really have to use NEW recipes, just adapt your old ones. In many recipes you can reduce the sugar with little or no ill effects. It also works to use apples in some recipes like muffins to reduce the sugar. In your Lasagna and other recipes substitute low fat cottage cheese or tofu for the ricotta cheese. Tofu can also be used in quiche. Instead of salad dressing, try mixing some lemon and lime juice. This also works to use instead of butter with seafood. Even when baking, you can get away with using low fat milk instead of whole milk.


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Posted on Sun, May 20, 2007 10:02

well ever since I developed diabetes in 2000 (from being too obese primarily) I gave up white bread, white rice, limited white potato as well BUT...regular checkups and blood checks go a long way to keep one out of trouble as well


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Posted on Fri, May 18, 2007 23:54

My mom's doctor told her to get the Sugar Buster book and follow it. She has and over the past year she has lost about 50 lbs, but better than that - she feels great! She has cut out all foods that turn to sugar quickly; white potatoes, corn, watermelon, white rice, white flour, pasta that sort of thing. She has replaced her bleached flour with wheat flour and Splenda now lives in the sugar bowl. Stay healthy.

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