This experience will get me to try to wrap other things in the romaine heart leaves, send me ideas that you’ve tried.
Taco shells, especially the crispy kind, can be loaded with fat and salt. Old El Paso shells, as an example, have 7 grams of fat per three shells and 135 mgs of sodium. Double that for a typical full-sized serving and you see the fat and salt add up. After finding Mrs. Dash made a… Continue Reading →
I originally thought I’d use it with ground turkey as a lean protein source but then in comparing fat levels, I discovered that the 96% lean ground beef I buy has less fat than some ground turkey available.
I recently came across this video on the Boston Globe site for what’s dubbed healthy fish tacos. You’ll have to watch to get the recipe and leave out the salt, but other than that, it sounds very simple. To make it healthy, the recipe substitutes Swiss chard for a taco shell or soft taco, either… Continue Reading →
The term heart-healthy diet has been co-opted by all sorts of people to push their favorite products. Many processed foods call themselves heart-healthy when they are still loaded with salt, fat and sugar. So it’s refreshing to see some tips for a truly heart-healthy diet in this piece, Ask A Dietitian: What Makes a Diet… Continue Reading →
A lot of people have been posting on social media about helping their local restaurants by ordering take-out and delivery meals. Some of the delivery services are even offering lower or no fees for a few weeks to encourage it. Now, a large group of national restaurants wants to take the idea across the country… Continue Reading →
My wife recently put together a winter vacation for us that had been a dream of mine for about 40 years — going to Hawaii. I’d been there, alone, in the early 1980s and loved it, vowing at the time to go back someday with someone I would want to share it with. That’s exactly… Continue Reading →
Taco Nano won’t become a regular stop for me because I don’t know how much salt and fat are in its offerings. But it’s obviously gained a following and is worth a try if you’re looking for a different approach to Mexican food.
Lettuce is something I eat daily since my angioplasty in 2012. A salad is my normal lunch when working at home, or eating away from home. I generally buy a spring mix of various lettuce types at Costco or elsewhere if I see the one–pound box on sale. I also buy baby romaine hearts at… Continue Reading →
A recent ad for Target’s food selection included 93% lean ground beef. While not as lean as what I buy, it can be a good choice if you can’t find the 96% lean.