Posts Tagged "Mediterranean diet"

What is the New Nordic Diet? 00

What is the New Nordic Diet?

What is the New Nordic Diet?

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Research suggests that the New Nordic diet may have heart-healthy benefits – reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and fostering weight loss.  Each year, Christmas at my in-laws begins with risengrød (a Danish rice porridge made with rice, milk, and vanilla topped with cinnamon and a pat of butter) for breakfast followed by a small Scandinavian gift (think Swedish Dala Horse,...

No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars 00

No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars

No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars

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These 5-ingredient no-bake pecan bars are the perfect heart-healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth after a nutritious meal!  My favorite kind of dessert is the no bake kind. And I’m OBSESSED with these no-bake pecan bars this season. Made with only five ingredients, they’re incredibly easy to make and totally guilt free. And the best part? They’re heart healthy –...

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad 00

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

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Create healthy tuna salad with a few flavorful ingredients to create nutritious meals that you’ll want to eat year-round! What comes to mind when you hear “tuna salad”? Personally, I think tuna plus mayo – and maybe a few other miscellaneous ingredients like celery, relish or onion. The popularity of tuna salad is twofold: it’s budget-friendly and extremely versatile. A batch of tuna...

8 Low-Sodium Cookbooks for a Heart Healthy Diet 00

8 Low-Sodium Cookbooks for a Heart Healthy Diet

8 Low-Sodium Cookbooks for a Heart Healthy Diet

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This list of best low-sodium cookbooks features everyday recipes that are loaded with creative and satisfying salt-free flavor! One in three Americans have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. That’s 67 million individuals diagnosed each year. Furthermore, 30% of Americans have higher than normal blood pressure levels – known as pre-hypertension – putting them at a greater...

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business 00

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

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Sustaining healthy habits away from home can be a challenge. These 5 ways to stay healthy while traveling will help you plan ahead for your next work trip. While I’d like to say that I travel for pleasure on relaxing vacations, the truth is I travel most frequently for business – at least once a month, sometimes more. Maintaining health habits is easy when you’re at home – you have your...

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3 00

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3

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Celebrate the beginning of fall with this heart healthy meal featuring lean steak, a crunchy salad and addicting parsnip fries. During the fall you can continue grilling outside or you can bring the party inside. This tasty heart healthy meal is great for a fall cookout or a simple weeknight meal! This is the third plate in my heart healthy meals series call Prevention...

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10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

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You don’t need a fancy bread machine or advanced baking skills to make one of these delicious and healthy seed breads! There’s something about a slice of hearty, dense, whole grain bread packed with nutritious nuts and seeds and topped with nut butter, mashed avocado, or a fried egg that gives me the feels. The comforting homey ingredients of seed breads elicit a feeling of coziness,...

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips 00

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

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These four simple, healthy Greek yogurt veggie dips are low in calories, high in protein and made with real food ingredients. The famous healthy snack of raw veggies and a delicious dip can do no harm, right? Wrong. While fresh veggies are always a safe bet, what you dip them in makes ALL the difference. Traditional veggie dips made with cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream can be high in...

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2 00

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

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Celebrate the final days of summer with this heart healthy meal on the grill featuring lean beef, savory fruit salad and unconventional green fries. I love three-day weekends. Just when you think the weekend is over, BAM. One more bonus day. Winner winner chicken dinner. And you know what else is a winner? This tasty heart healthy meal right here. In case you’re new, let me...

Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need 00

Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need

Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need

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New to the Mediterranean diet or looking for heart-healthy recipes, here is a list of my top 6 favorite Mediterranean cookbooks! Today I’m bringing you the best Mediterranean cookbooks – ones that you should definitely add to your healthy cookbook collection. I’ll be the first to admit – I’m one of the worst offenders when it comes to cookbook obsessions. I read them...

What is the Mediterranean Diet? 00

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

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The Mediterranean diet reduces risk factors that can cause heart disease including high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, obesity & high blood pressure. We all know the Mediterranean diet to be a “heart-healthy diet”. But what exactly IS the Mediterranean diet? The first country that comes to mind when Americans think about the Mediterranean diet is Greece. We actually went to Greece...

How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal 00

How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

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Build a heart healthy meal in three easy steps. This heart healthy RD shows you which foods to fill your plate with at each meal of the day. I have a crush. On every perfectly assembled heart healthy meal that ever lived. A beautifully organized plate of nutrients is this dietitian’s celebrity heartthrob. **insert heart eyes emoji**   Heart Healthy Eating Heart healthy eating for the...