Low Sodium Recipes, Diet Tips, Cooking Ideas to Cut Salt

 U.S. News and World Reports voted the low-sodium DASH diet best all-around weight loss plan in 2011. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet not only reduces high blood pressure, it helps people lose weight. But low salt foods are boring and bland, right? Not with these diet tips, cooking ideas and low sodium recipes, they're not. Healthy, nutritious and flavorful--these tips lower sodium without sacrificing anything (I think they taste better than salt-laden alternatives, actually). Low Sodium Recipes, Diet Tips, Cooking Ideas to Cut Salt 

Grill Recipes for Labor Day--Vegan, Vegetarian, Special Diet, Kosher

Labor Day means the last official summer picnic day. And picnic, in our family, means grilling, BBQ and home-cooking. But what about folks on special diets? Vegans, vegetarians, kosher, lactose intolerant, thyroid deficiency, South Beach dieters, Atkins dieters, gluten-free, diabetic, egg allergies and just plain picky eaters. How can you grill to their health and dietary needs? Here is the perfect solutions to the end of summer grillin' blues in a word: fish. High in protein, rich in omega3 oils, low fat, delicious, fish is one of those foods that will satisfy the pickiest eater and almost all special diets. Vegans, don't worry, I have got you covered, too. Here are several articles on making your own vegan recipes for grilling and appetizers.  Vegan, Kosher, Vegetarian and Special Diet Grill Recipes for Labor Day

Mars Party, Perseid Meteor Shower Party Food

Hosting a Mars party to celebrate NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landing? Or maybe you and fellow stargazers are gathering to watch the Perseid meteor shower on August 11? Summer is a great time to celebrate stars and sky watching. And star-gazing makes for hungry guests. Here are tips for hosting a star gazing party, with snacks.

Star Shaped Finger Foods

Grill Recipes

Stars (and Stripes) Cocktails recipes (hey, don't laugh. Star-gazing is thirsty work!)

Creative summer slumber party for kids: Backyard stargazer bash


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