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  • Factors Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure Levels

    Factors Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure Levels

    Your blood pressure levels can be an indication of your health. When your blood pressure reading is elevated, you eventually begin to develop serious health conditions. Getting that normal blood pressure reading can require changing bad habits, reducing stress, and following a healthy lifestyle. There are also other things that may have an effect on […]

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  • Tropical Passion Smoothie

    Tropical Passion Smoothie

    recipe ingredients1 papaya1 peach2 passionfruit150ml (5fl oz) freshly squeezed orange juice recipe directionsPeel the papaya and remove the seeds, put the flesh into a blender. Wash the peach, halve, remove the stone and chop the flesh, then add. Halve the passionfruit and scoop the seeds straight into the blender with the orange juice. Blend. Serve poured over ice with the remaining passionfruit on top.

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  • Mango Smoothie

    Mango Smoothie

    recipe ingredients2 cups nonfat vanilla yogurt1 cup mango nectar2 mangos, peeled and chopped1/4 tsp. cardomomrecipe directionsAdd all ingredients to blender and process until smooth. Add 1 cup of ice cubes and blend till crushed and smooth.

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  • Crab Linguine

    Crab Linguine

    recipe ingredients9 oz crabmeat, all shell bits removed1 Tbsp. olive oil1 small handful fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped1 clove garlic, crushed12 oz Italian plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped6 tbsp. dry white wine12 oz dried linguinesalt and fresh ground black pepper to taste recipe directionsPound the crabmeat with mortar and pestle or other method, until mashed into small pieces. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the parsley and garlic and cook until the garlic begins to brown; season with salt a...

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  • Banana Strawberry Smoothie

    Banana Strawberry Smoothie

    recipe ingredients1 banana1 cup of no-fat milk200 grams of nonfat yoghurtHandful of strawberries (usually 5)Icerecipe directionsTo a large cup or blender, add the cut up banana and strawberries, milk and yoghurt. Blend well for a few minutes and add ice when ready to serve.

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  • Grilled Salmon

    Grilled Salmon

    recipe ingredients1 14-3/4 oz. can salmon, or 2 7oz. cans boneless salmon2 tbsp. lemon juice1 1/2 tbsp. Dijon-style mustard3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs1/2 cup sliced green onions3 egg whites recipe directionsDrain and flake salmon. Combine lemon juice and mustard. Blend flaked salmon with breadcrumbs, green onions, and lemon juice-mustard mixture. Mix in egg whites until well blended. Form mixture into 4 patties and grill until lightly browned. Be careful when turning.

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  • Brocoli Salad

    Brocoli Salad

    recipe ingredients3 cups broccoli florets1/2 cup shredded carrot1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup salted peanuts1/2 cup light mayonnaise3 tablespoons Mustard, honey1/2 teaspoon curry powderrecipe directionsIn large bowl, combine broccoli, carrots, raisins and peanuts. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, honey mustard and curry. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently, yet thoroughly to coat. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

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  • Tropical Fruit Smoothie

    Tropical Fruit Smoothie

    recipe ingredients1 large banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces2 kiwi fruit, peeled and quartered1/2 cup peeled and diced mango1/2 cup peeled and diced papaya1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice3 ice cubes recipe directionsCombine all ingredients in blender and whip until smooth.

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  • Angel Hair with Pesto

    Angel Hair with Pesto

    recipe ingredients1/4 cup pine nuts2 cups tightly packed fresh basil, stems removed2 cups tightly packed fresh spinach, stems removed4 garlic cloves, minced1 cup fat-free grated Parmesan cheese1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil1/3 to 1/2 cup water8 ounces dry angel hair pasta recipe directionsPreheat oven to 350*F. Arrange the pine nuts on a cookie sheet lined with foil and roast in oven for 7 to 8 minutes. In a food processor, mix roasted pine nuts with the next 6 ingredients to form ...

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  • Mushroom Salad

    Mushroom Salad

    ecipe ingredients1 1/2 cups thinly sliced button mushrooms1 cup sliced portobello mushroom caps1 cup thinly sliced shitake mushrooms2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley1 Tbsp. minced shallots3 garlic cloves, minced1/4 cup sherry vinegar1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce2 tsp. honey8 cups gourmet salad greens2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, toasted recipe directionsHeat nonstick skillet which has been coated with nonstick cooking spray spray. Add mushrooms, parsley, shallots, and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tend...

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