Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

by Kimberly Allen, RN As more and more people are becoming more health conscious and concerned about the foods they consume “organic” and “natural” products are becoming more and more popular.  One of those ‘natural’ products that is growing in popularity is sea salt.  Sea salt is derived naturally... Read more
Salt Is Good For You

Salt Is Good For You

Diet August 16, 2012

For decades we have been grilled that salt is bad for the body and many people at risk of heart disease have been advised by doctors that salt can do more harm than good.  they way I look at it is that that advice is actually putting those with... Read more
Tzatziki with Pita Chips
“Light and very refreshing on a hot and or cool day and the kids will love it”   Preparation Time: 10 minutes   Ingredients 2 cups yogurt low fat 1 large cucumber washed, ends cut off then shredded 1 medium size white onion peeled then finely diced ¼ cup... Read more
Raspberry-Glazed Chicken with Spinach Salad
“Taste great and easy to make in a jiffy” Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 4 boneless and skinless chicken breast ½ teaspoon dried oregano 1 ½ teaspoon sage powder ¼ cup raspberry preserve at room temperature 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup dry white wine... Read more
Tuna Puttanesca with Fettuccini
“A healthy and delicious Italian meal ready within half an hour” Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 12 minutes Ingredients 12 ounces Fettuccine One 8 ounce tuna fillet skin off  cut in chunks 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced ½ teaspoon pepper flakes 3... Read more
Low Cal Poached Tuna Steak Meal
This is a great dish to serve to the entire family and heavy on omega 3’s” Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 2 six ounce albacore tuna steaks 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 ounces dry white wine 3 bay leaves ¼ cup finely chopped red... Read more
Mediterranean Salad Dressing
“This dressing goes well on any combination of salads and even as a marinate for your meats and fish!” Ingredients 1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1 tablespoon toasted sunflower seeds 1 small white onion peeled and finely diced 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4... Read more
Homemade Pesto
“An all time classic that is not only tasty but incredibly healthy for you” Prep Time: 8 minutes Blender or Processor Time: 2-4 minutes Ingredients 3 cups fresh holy basil leafs ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 5 large garlic bulbs crushed and finely diced ½ cup pine, walnuts,... Read more
By Reducing your Sodium Intake you can Reduce Your Blood Pressure

People have been using salt since the beginning of time first as an anti-spoilage ingredient in preserving foods than later as a flavor enhancer. Sodium chloride or salt is a mineral that occurs naturally in nature and the quantity of salt that you ingest can have an impact in your health.

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Pico de Gallo Salsa
“Light and refreshing over meats” Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 pound plum tomatoes chopped 2 medium size onions chopped 3 green peppers chopped 1 bulb garlic peeled and finely diced 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped ½ teaspoon sea salt... Read more