Worried about holiday eating? Try this AARP quiz

The end-of-year holidays are tumbling at us now, one after the other. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, they all mean lots of eating, and difficulty staying on a low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet.

Worried you have no tools to eat healthy this time of year? Try this AARP quiz to see what you know and don’t know about healthy holiday eating.

It’s eight questions and they’re harder than you think. I only got three right, and I write about eating all the time!

One tip — I try to start holiday meals with a large salad option for everyone, the one pictured here was my Thanksgiving salad. Happy Holidays!

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

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”

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

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

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”

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