Recipes for People with Hypertension

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Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cooking for hypertension is not only a great way to lower your blood pressure, but also to lose weight and improve your overall heart health. Following the DASH [more…]

Soft Tacos with Chicken

Tacos are a fast-food favorite, but sodium levels can be very high. Instead, make your own soft tacos with chicken. While this recipe is made of good-for-you-ingredients, it’s also slightly higher in sodium [more…]

Quick and Easy Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp

This angel hair pasta dish features shrimp and colorful vegetables — appealing to the eye and to the palate! Angel hair pasta is an extra-thin type of spaghetti that cooks quickly, so this dish is easy [more…]

Favorite Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate . . . yum. Homemade chocolate pudding cake is an indulgence, but don't feel guilty with this healthier version. This recipe for chocolate pudding cake uses nonfat milk, light cream cheese, and [more…]

Mama Mia Meatball Pizza

This meatball pizza will keep your finicky children satisfied without exacerbating your hypertension, because who doesn't like pizza? This quick and easy recipe also won't take up a lot of your time in [more…]

Savory Breakfast Strata

The most important meal of the day isn't just a choice between a bowl of cereal on one side and bacon and eggs on the other. This savory breakfast strata — which you prepare the night before — will start [more…]

Easy Beef Burgundy with Egg Noodles

Need a bit of comfort food? Try this recipe for Beef Burgundy with Egg Noodles, a classic stew. Burgundy pairs well with beef because the wine is heavy and flavorful. And here, you use chuck or round — [more…]

Baked Chicken Pesto

This recipe for Baked Chicken Pesto evokes summer, when basil (a key ingredient in pesto) is ready for harvesting. Here, store-bought pesto saves time. Chicken Pesto also tastes great when grilled on a [more…]

Roasted Cauliflower Cream Soup

Roasting cauliflower caramelizes the vegetable's natural sugars and deepens the flavor in this recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Cream Soup. Cream soups are often laden with fat and calories, but this one [more…]

Zippy Zucchini Bites

This recipe for Zucchini Bites cooks up in a zip and makes a delightful appetizer. If you don't have zucchini, substitute grated yellow crookneck, pattypan, or 8-ball squash. [more…]

Velvety Vegetable Soup with Tarragon Cream

Root vegetables star in this recipe for a velvety vegetable soup topped with a flavorful tarragon cream. Often overlooked and underappreciated, root vegetables such as rutabaga and parsnips are nutritional [more…]

Sweet Potato Salad with Mango-Curry Dressing

In the mood for something a little exotic? Try this recipe for Sweet Potato Salad with Mango-Curry Dressing. Sweet potatoes are ideal for the health conscious — they’re highly nutritious, contain huge [more…]

First-Place Chicken Chili

Try this recipe for chicken chili if you're tired of the same old beef chili you've been cooking for years. Shredded chicken, navy beans, and ground-up tortillas combine to make a tasty chili with great [more…]

German Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes

This recipe for Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes will certainly impress your guests — and their palates. These light and airy pancakes are a cross between an omelet and a soufflé, so feel free to serve them for [more…]

Fresh and Light Roasted Corn and Shrimp Salsa

Roasted corn, shrimp, bell pepper, and sweet onion make a chunky, flavorful, salsa to eat by the spoonful (when no one's looking). You won't find this yummy salsa on a grocery store shelf! [more…]

Chicken Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken kabobs is the Greek version of meat on a stick. In this recipe, the chicken kabobs are served with a cucumber-dill sauce called tzatziki. Serve up this dish with rice pilaf or a medley of roasted [more…]

Grilled Salmon Fillets with Fresh Fruit Salsa

The fresh fruit salsa in this recipe for grilled salmon complements the distinctive flavor of the fish. Salmon is the top source of some seriously good-for-you essential fatty acids. It’s so versatile [more…]

DASH Diet Nutrition Basics

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan isn’t hard to follow. Following are the types of food the diet recommends you eat, along with the number of servings per day. [more…]

15 Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Changes

When you’re battling hypertension, the solution doesn’t involve just one factor, whether that’s reducing your salt intake or getting on the treadmill. Instead, controlling hypertension and improving your [more…]

DASH Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet focuses on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean protein. The DASH diet has been scientifically proven to reduce hypertension [more…]

DASH Diet and Healthy Bones

Weighing in at just about 20 pounds and made up of 206 separate bones, your skeleton is a marvel of nature. It supports and protects you, giving you strength and stability. Although it may look solid and [more…]

The Trials of Hypertension Prevention (TOHP)

A landmark series of studies known as the Trials of Hypertension Prevention (TOHP) was designed to sort out whether reducing sodium would improve blood pressure in people with pre-hypertension. The goal [more…]

A DASH Diet Approved Grocery List

Excess sodium raises blood pressure, which is why the DASH diet recommends limiting sodium consumption to between 1,500 and 2,300 milligrams per day for ultimate blood pressure control. But how are you [more…]

No-Cook DASH Diet Meals

The DASH diet is all about balance and eating real food. But perhaps the real beauty of it is that you can follow it without cooking every single meal. To meet the goals of DASH, keep these four points [more…]

10 Heart-Friendly Nutrients

When following the DASH diet, what you add to your diet is just as important as what you limit. Adequate vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals are all important. [more…]

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