A no-salt Easter side dish — asparagus with balsamic tomoatoes

We eat asparagus a lot in our house, so I’m always looking for new variations on how to prepare them. I’m hoping to try this recipe very soon.

Easter is almost upon us, so you’re likely looking for some no-salt, no-sugar, no-fat recipes to put on your holiday table. We’ve written about Easter dinner before, simply click here to see that lineup. And here’s another dish we just came across, asparagus with balsamic tomatoes, courtesy of Cooking Light and Myrecipes.com

Asparagus with balsamic tomatoes.
Asparagus with balsamic tomatoes.

The ingredient list is fairly basic, leave out the salt though (as usual): Continue reading “A no-salt Easter side dish — asparagus with balsamic tomoatoes”

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Holiday eating tips — the rush has begun, read them caerfully

Keep in mind I’ll be posting my 12 Days of No-salt, No-fat, No-sugar Christmas recipes as we get closer to the big day Dec. 25.

The rush of articles and blog posts about how to eat healthy around the year-end holidays already has begun, I’m getting tons of advice in various feeds I follow. But most of it is not worth the time to read, really. Tips like eat smaller portions make me want to stuff the writer’s face into a bowl of high-salt salsa.

Getting ready for holiday cooking? Check back here often for no-salt, no-sugar, no-fat recipes.
Getting ready for holiday cooking? Check back here often for no-salt, no-sugar, no-fat recipes.

That goofy tip is in this article I found in the Harlan Daily Enterprise, which I discovered is in Kentucky. But there are some others you might find useful, such as:

• Gradually reduce the amount of salt used in cooking.

• Cut the amount of salt in recipes by half.

• Rinse canned vegetables before using or choose low-salt versions.

• Replace solid fats such as butter, lard, stick margarine, and shortening with oils when you are cooking.

• Replace half of the fat or oil in recipes with unsweetened applesauce.

• Use cooking spray in place of oil when cooking.

Continue reading “Holiday eating tips — the rush has begun, read them caerfully”

Low-Salt, Low-Fat Recipes – we’ve got ‘em, check our new page

Holiday recipes also are listed. Finding a way to enjoy the holidays with the types of foods you once ate can be daunting. I detail how to re-imagine some holiday dishes so you can eat them and still enjoy the festivities in the process.

Finding low-salt recipes is one challenge, finding low-fat recipes is another. Finding recipes that are both, which many of us on restricted diets require, is almost impossible.

Low-salt tomato sauce and low-fat, low-salt turkey meatballs.
Low-salt tomato sauce and low-fat, low-salt turkey meatballs.

But we have them here, check out our new recipe page. It’s filled with links to recipes I’ve written about here and created in my own kitchen. You’ll find a variety of fish recipes, for example. Continue reading “Low-Salt, Low-Fat Recipes – we’ve got ‘em, check our new page”