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Healthy Food Recipes: Overview

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For most of us, this time of year adds extra duties, like holiday shopping and holiday parties, to our already tight work and home schedules. In this economy, we are doing our very best to stretch our dollars and time.

As mothers and wives, many of us choose to provide healthy and nourishing meals for our family and loved ones. But, these healthy meals require us to pay extra attentions to the labels and chemical content of the foods we serve our family.

The American Heart Association (AHA) offers a ʺGetting Healthyʺ section to their website. This section includes a nutrition center, healthy food recipes, grocery list builder and a plethora of other nutritional tools.

The grocery list builder (see link http://checkmark.heart.org/) offers heart healthy shopping recommendations.

The AHA’s healthy food recipes are broken down into four categories. Those categories include:
• Poultry
• Pork/Beef
• Seafood
• Salad/Pastas

For those cold winter nights there is a healthy Mexican chicken soup

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyCook... and chicken chili

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyCook... recipes.

Most of us buy our salad dressings in a bottle. However, there are so many ingredients in the salad dressing many of us cannot pronounce. I heard a nutritionist say, ʺIf you can’t pronounce the ingredient, don’t buy it.ʺ

Vegetarians will be happy to know the AHA’s website also provides several homemade salad dressing recipes which only require two to seven ingredients. For these easy to make salad dressings recipes, you will find most of the ingredients in your kitchen. The link provides seven easy to make healthy salad dressings recipes:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyCook...

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