Cooking healthy

lynnsocko
Hosted by Lynn Socko
Group active since Wed, Jan 26, 2011

It's always been a struggle for me to to find a balance between healthy cooking/eating and those hard to resist meals that are not so good for you. I LOVE flavor. I wanted to be part of a group that could identify with these struggles, could offer support to each other, and could share healthy, tasty recipes & ideas.



 

Tips postings?

Cookymom
By Maria Espravnik - Mar 22, 2014

Is it ok if I share healthy eating cooking tips here. Some will includelike charts and snags for sites

Need recipes with low potassium

craftybear
By craftybear watson - Dec 27, 2013

Hi Everyone,

I just joined the group today and still looking around your cool site.

My husband is a double transplant (new kidney and pancreas transplant 9/18/1990. He had his 6 month check up the first of December and said his potassium level is high, so for now no potatoes, no tomato products, no bananas and no orange juice.

I have been surfing online for some low potassium recipes with the nutrition count. Also I added an app to my cell phone named "Fat Secret" free app to put on cell phone and you can enter foods to find out nutrition and click on view full to get more nutrition values. You can also log in your food per meal to obtain the calories and nutrition count.

New Year's and blackeyed peas

lynnsocko
By Lynn Socko - Dec 27, 2013

Does your family have a "eat your blackeyed peas on New Year's Day" tradition? Do you have to fight to get some of your family to eat them? When we were kids they didn't bother me, but my brother hated them, and my mom would make him eat one spoonful.....covered in ketchup!! Guess whatever works. Well this is my grownup version of "disguising the blackeyed peas", and my son LOVES this dish, we all do. I created it in the summer time, but it's just as refreshing in the winter. If you can't find fresh corn, leave it off, it's still delicious. Summer inspired Four Bean Salad

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Sausage journey

lynnsocko
By Lynn Socko - Dec 27, 2013

My newest journey after the 1st is going to be making sausage links. I already make a breakfast sausage (patty). My initial goal was to make one with reduced sodium, however I found I did have to add some salt. I love all sausage but ALL sausage is so high in sodium, and most in fat as well. For the bkf sausage I used lean pork and added olive oil to give it that fat it needed. Now to make links. My first attempt will be to make some chicken sausage. I have two idea's I'm gonna start with, and I'm so excited. So as this journey progresses I'll let ya'll know how it turns out and will try to get the nutritional facts to go with each one.

OK! Back to eating the way we should.

paintedcookie
By Judy Kaye - Dec 26, 2013

I hope everyone had a GREAT CHRISTMAS. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year too and a GREAT 2014.
Now it is time for my family to get back to healthy eating and stop all the carbs and sugar. I'm so happy to see these wonderful healthy recipes.