Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DASH Diet Recipes

DASH Diet Recipes

Here are  a few DASH Diet Recipes for you to enjoy, you will be surprised at what you are able to eat. The DASH Diet has been named the No. 1 overall diet in 2018, but it is not just a diet it really is a smart way to enhance your lifestyle and habits, once you have got into the routine you will be able to lose those unwanted pounds and feel so much better.

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For the eighth year in a row, US News has selected DASH as the best diet overall.  A panel of nutrition and health experts gave the DASH eating plan high marks its nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes and role in supporting heart health.. DASH is an abbreviation for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension,"  

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DASH Diet Breakfast Favorite

Everyone’s favorite breakfast treat, Apple Sauce French Toast, and to make this recipe even more heart healthy, use 4 egg whites instead of 2 eggs for batter mix Add a little cinnamon or even nutmeg to increase the flavor.
You can also round out this cozy meal with glass of non-fat milk for extra protein, potassium and magnesium.

2 eggs 1⁄2 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons white sugar
1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
6 slices whole wheat bread

In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar and applesauce.
Mix well.
Lightly soak the bread one slice at a time until mixture is slightly absorbed.
Cook on lightly greased skillet or griddle over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.
Add fruit of your choice, blueberries, kiwi and strawberries are delicious, serve hot.
Nutrition Information: 
Serving Size: 1 slice
Per serving: 150 calories, 3 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 27 g carbohydrates, 8 g protein, 2 g fiber, 220 mg sodium, 100 mg calcium

Poached Eggs on Avocado Toast

This is really one of my favorites, I enjoy a poached egg that explodes onto my toast and with the avocado combination it is a huge tasty success.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • ⅓ Avocado (usually I cut it in half but don't use all of it)
  • 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Ground pepper for topping
  • fresh herbs ( basil, parsley or thyme) for topping

Bring a pot of water to boil (use enough water to cover the eggs when they lay in the bottom).
Crack the eggs directly into the boiling water, turn down the heat to medium for 2 minutes then take off the element.
While the eggs are cooking, toast the bread and smash the avocado on each piece of toast. When the eggs are done, use a spatula to lift the eggs out of the water.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, pepper, and fresh herbs; serve with the fresh quartered heirloom tomatoes.
Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water before boiling helps the eggs stay together in the water

DASH Diet Lunch Favorite

Grilled Chicken Salad with Mango and Avocado
Serve Grilled Chicken Salad with Mango and Avocado for lunch and let your family or loved ones enjoy this healthy and mouth-watering meal. 

12 oz grilled chicken breast, sliced
1 cup diced avocado
1 cup diced mango
2 tablespoons diced red onion
6 cups baby red butter lettuce
For the vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
¾ tsp of fresh ginger
½ tsp turmeric

1) Whisk the olive oil, ginger, turmeric and balsamic vinegar together and set aside.
2) Toss the avocado, mango, chicken, and red onion together.
3) Fill a large salad platter with baby greens or divide them amongst four plates.
4) Top the greens with the chicken and avocado mixture.
5) Drizzle the dressing amongst the four servings.  

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DASH Diet Slow Cooker Favorite

Chili Chicken
This wholesome meal is best prepares the night before.
Place 1 pound of your favorite dried pinto beans in a large pot; cover them in water, cover the pot with a lid, and let the beans soak overnight.
Cover 3 skinless chicken breasts (with ribs) with water; add 1 teaspoon each of poultry seasoning and white pepper, and boil for one hour.
Let the chicken cool, and then remove it from the bones and chop or shred it. Save the broth.
To prepare the chili:
  1. Drain the beans, this takes out any excess salt and place them in the slow cooker insert.
  2. Chop up 1 large onion, 4 celery stalks, and 4 to 6 green chili peppers; add them to the beans.
  3. Place the shredded, cooked chicken on top of the vegetables.
    Measure the broth from boiling the chicken; add water to make the total liquid equal 5 cups.

    INGREDIENTS¼ teaspoon red pepper
    1 teaspoons cumin
    1 teaspoon of turmeric
    1 tablespoon cilantro
    1 bay leaf
    1 cup commercial sour cream into the liquid

    Pour everything into the slow cooker. Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours (or on low for 10 to 12 hours

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DASH Diet Dinner Favorite

DASH Zucchini Lasagna
1/2 pound cooked lasagna noodles, cooked in unsalted water

3/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated

1 1/2 cups cottage cheese,* fat-free
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/2 cups raw zucchini, sliced
2 1/2 cups low-sodiumtomato sauce
2 tsp basil, dried
2 tsp oregano, dried
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
1/8 tsp black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Lightly spray a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/8 cup mozzarella and 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese with all the cottage cheese. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Combine tomato sauce with remaining ingredients. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Add a third of the noodles in a single layer. Spread half of the cottage cheese mixture on top. Add a layer of zucchini.
  5. Repeat layering. Add a thin coating of sauce. Top with noodles, sauce, and reserved cheese mixture. Cover with aluminum foil. 6. Bake 30 to 40 minutes. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into 6 portions.
* To reduce sodium, use low-sodium cottage cheese. New sodium content for each serving is 165 mg.

Classic Pizza Wrap
  • 1 piece of whole wheat pita bread
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
  • ½ cup grated  2% mozzarella cheese – low sodium
  • Choose your favorite veggie toppings: onions, mushrooms, bell pepper or olives
Slice edge of pita bread halfway creating an opening large enough to add all ingredients. First add tomato sauce then cheese and vegetable toppings. Close pita as tight as possible and wrap in foil. Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven or toaster oven for 8-11 minutes. Make sure cheese is fully melted then serve.

Finding a low sodium cheese can be very difficult here are some Low Sodium Cheeses that are suitable for the DASH Diet

Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts
1 (16-ounce) package vacuum-packed gnocchi
2 tablespoons butter 
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup fresh spinach
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded Parmesan cheese 

1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.
2. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until butter and nuts are lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add gnocchi and spinach to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Low Carb Chicken and Almond Meatballs
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds (almond meal)
  • 4 tbsp grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and make golf-ball-size balls.
Sauté the balls in a frying pan with olive oil or avocado oil until browned on both sides, then bake in oven for 10 minutes.
Serve with marinara sauce and garnish with grated cheese. This recipe makes about 12 meatballs

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Smoothie 

1 cup milk 
1 tablespoon all natural-style peanut butter
1 medium banana (frozen or fresh)
1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
 In a blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth, or until reaches desired consistency.  Enjoy!
This is so simple and so filling and it's good for you.

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