Category Archives: Heart Healthy

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month! I realize that blood pressure may not be the most exciting topic, but with 1/3 of adults in the US having high blood pressure (many undiagnosed), it is truly important to be aware of the basics. High blood pressure can happen regardless of age, family history, and other health status. Lifestyle modifications play an important role in effectively preventing and/or treating high blood pressure, so make it your goal to incorporate some or … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

Men and women are alike in many ways but when it comes to our health there are several differences. As women age hormonal changes occur at several life stages and nutrition can help at each of those stages. A healthy diet plays an important role in boosting fertility, preventing PMS symptoms, easing pregnancy and breastfeeding, and combating the symptoms of menopause. Laura’s Lean Beef was founded on Laura Freeman’s desire to change her health and save her family farm. She … continued…

Healthy Habits Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD

This comes together quickly and is a lovely way to serve any steak. The flavors are bright and fresh. Prep Time: About 10 minutes Cook time: About 10 minutes Serves 4   3 tablespoons flour Salt and Pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round cut into 4 slices 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup beef broth 1 tablespoon capers, drained 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed … continued…

Steak with Lemon, Capers and Onion2
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

This recipe packs a lot of flavor from few ingredients. It is simple to prepare. Clean and chop the mushrooms and give the tomatoes a rinse, and since you cook the vegetables in the same pan as the steak, clean up is simple too. For March, grape tomatoes are the way to go, as they always seem sweet, no matter the season. Prep time: about 5 minutes Cook time: about 15 minutes Serves 4   2 teaspoons olive oil 1 … continued…

Sirloin with Wild Mushrooms Tomatoes
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

Each year, the American Heart Association sponsors American Heart Month in February in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, but many people do not know their risk of developing heart disease or what they can do to prevent it! Age and genetics play a role in a person’s risk of heart disease and unfortunately are two things we do not have any control over. The … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

Are you interested in starting an exercise routine, but afraid that the gym membership and/or home exercise equipment are too far out of budget? There are lots of ways to start an exercise program without breaking the bank.   The least expensive form of exercise is walking or jogging because all you need is a good pair of shoes! Not only is it the least expensive, it is also one of my favorites for overall fitness and weight loss. You … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

It is officially December, which means holiday gift shopping is in full swing! Some of you may already have all of your shopping done, some of you may already have a list of what you need to buy, and some of you may be wondering why I’m even thinking about gifts in the beginning of December! Regardless of what type of shopper you are, it is likely that you have a child in your life that you will be shopping … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

I love pearl onions. They seem more festive and in this recipe, they are easy. Frozen pearl onions mean I don’t stand around peeling a big batch of tiny onions one-by-one. Who doesn’t love that? The red wine is a key ingredient in the hearty, comfort-food stew, so don’t skimp! If you want to make this even easier on yourself, add the potatoes when you put the pot into the oven for the first time–they might overcook a little, but … continued…

Winter Stew with Pearl Onions and Red Wine
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Holiday Cooking

I was inspired to make this burger by my love of baked brie cheese. That recipe uses a wheel of brie and tops it with a fruit spread (I’ve often had apricot jam on the brie), some toasted almonds, then the whole thing is encased in a sheet of pastry or it can be baked in a small crock without the pastry. That cheese/sweet/nutty combo — I crave it! This is my take using the fall pears that are in … continued…

Brie Burger with Pear Chutney
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Summer Grilling

The flavors of stuffed cabbage are a comfort to me – but the many prep steps… not so much. So I broke the recipe down into its parts, cooked it up as a one-dish meal and made it simple and delicious. This is so good, I know people who think they don’t like cabbage will like it. And it just seems to feed an army. Make some, freeze half, and you’ve got another meal for later in the month. Prep … continued…

Unstuffed Cabbage
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy