Archive for June 2019

Crispy-healthy Cole Slaw

We call this slaw “crispy-healthy” because the way we suggest preparing it assures it stays crispy, and the dressing has no added salt and minimal saturated fat (the only fat used is olive oil; see the nutritional content below). This slaw dressing is a great improvement over bottled commercial dressings, which tend to be loaded…

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Restaurants and the Diabetic Heart Patient

Summer is officially underway, and with it come vacations and the need to eat away from home. Every week we talk about the challenges of an eating lifestyle that minimizes salt, sugar, starchy carbs and saturated fat. The dual conditions of diabetes and heart disease, which afflict millions of patients, require attention to all of…

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Understanding whole grains

Do you know what whole grains are? Every time we talk about healthy eating for diabetes and heart disease, we hear people urged to eat whole grains instead of refined grains. Maybe we should talk more about what that actually means. According to an article from the Journal of Nutrition, whole grains are associated with…

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Quinoa Bowl

This dish is a very healthy labor of love. It does require some advance prep, unless you have a free afternoon to pull everything together. But if you already have the red sauce and green sauce made, and your produce is mostly trimmed and ready to go, it doesn’t take long at all to assemble.…

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Green Kale and Herb Sauce

We love having this sauce on hand for topping vegetables, eggs and plain meats. It’s a great companion to our Red Roasted Pepper Sauce. In fact, the two work well side-by-side for a beautiful topping and great flavors. This recipe was inspired by Pinch of Yum, Kale Chimichurri Sauce. Print Recipe Green Kale and Herb…

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Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

This sauce is great on almost anything and keeps well for several days, although we haven’t had any of it last long enough yet to see how long it keeps! We put it in a plastic squirt bottle for easy access, and put it on almost anything, including eggs, burgers, quinoa, side dishes, you name…

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Recipe Makeover Strategies

We created the Diabetic Heart Lifestyle website because of the lack of cookbooks and resources for people with both diabetes and heart disease. We are creating new recipes every week for you, our reader, but maybe you don’t want to wait for us. How about creating makeovers of your old favorites? Would you like some…

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Is all saturated fat bad for diabetic heart patients?

This week’s topic of saturated fat is the fourth in our 4-part series on the primary dietary limitations for diabetic heart patients. For the earlier topics, sugar, salt and starchy/refined carbs, you can click the word links just provided, or click here for our blog page. Saturated fat is a hot topic in the field…

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Grilled Asparagus

This recipe represents our favorite of many ways to prepare asparagus. We also love asparagus roasted in the oven, or steamed, as well as blanched and dropped into salads or just chopped and added to vegetable soup, but this has become our latest favorite. We use the indoor grill shown on our Products we love…

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Starchy Carbs, Diabetes and Heart Disease

This week we’re looking at the third of four things diabetic heart patients have to watch in their food lifestyle: starchy carbs. Of our four foods to limit, refined and starchy carbs are the most harmful, and contribute to both diabetes and heart disease. When push comes to shove, if we cannot limit all four…

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