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Posted 1/22/07 , edited 1/22/07
Hi All,

I've found some recipes for a healthy heart. The recipe collection was developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. I think it would be interesting to learn how to cook something and it also boost up your heath.
Cooking up heart health requires no secret ingredients.
It simply means making dishes that are lower in saturated fat,
cholesterol, and total fat, and reduced in sodium. And, as an extra
plus, these dishes have fewer calories than those higher in fat.

Enjoy,


I'll start with appetizer/soup

Bean and Macaroni Soup

This satisfying dish is virtually fat free—it uses just 1 tablespoon of oil for 16 servings.

2 cans (16 oz each) great northern beans
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 C onion, coarsely chopped
2 C carrots, sliced
1 C celery, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 C tomatoes, fresh, peeled, cut up
(or 1 1/2 lb canned, whole, cut up)*
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
to taste black pepper, freshly ground
1 bay leaf, crumbled
4 C elbow macaroni, cooked
*If using canned tomatoes, sodium content will be higher.
Try no salt added canned tomatoes to keep sodium lower.

1. Drain beans and reserve liquid.
Rinse beans.
2. Heat oil in 6-quart kettle. Add
mushrooms, onion, carrots, celery, and
garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes, sage, thyme, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf.
Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
4. Cook macaroni according to directions on package, using unsalted
water. Drain when cooked. Do not overcook.
5. Combine reserved bean liquid with water to make 4 cups.
6. Add liquid, beans, and cooked macaroni to vegetable mixture.
7. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer until soup is thoroughly heated. Stir occasionally.

Yield: 16 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
Each serving provides:
Calories: 158
Total fat: 1 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 154 mg
Total fiber: 5 mg
Protein: 8 mg
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Potassium: 524 mg
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I highly recommend Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites cookbook - it has 300 semi-vegetarian (the book includes fish), healthy, tasty recipes.
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Posted 1/22/07
Do you have the recipes?
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wow 16 servings...

That recipe sound very delicious.. I believe I'll try it.
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Posted 1/22/07
Ok I'll post one more for people's interest lol...I'm not a good cook I'm starting to learn now...as everyone think my cooking sucks
if you guys have anything good please post it up so I can learn.

Rainbow Fruit Salad

FOR FRUIT SALAD
1 large mango, peeled, diced
2 C fresh blueberries
2 bananas, sliced
2 C fresh strawberries, halved
2 C seedless grapes
2 nectarines, unpeeled, sliced
1 kiwi fruit, peeled, sliced

FOR HONEY–ORANGE SAUCE

1/3 C unsweetened orange juice
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ground ginger dash nutmeg
1. Prepare the fruit.
2. Combine all ingredients for sauce and mix.
3. Just before serving, pour honey–orange sauce over fruit.

You can’t go wrong with this salad—it’s juicy, fresh, naturally low in fat and sodium, and cholesterol free. Enjoy it as a salad or a dessert.

Yield: 12 servings
Serving Size: 4-oz cup
Each serving provides:
Calories: 96
Total fat: 1 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 4 mg
Total fiber: 3 g
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Potassium: 302 mg
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Posted 1/22/07
Healthy weight chart, pounds/height. How reliable are these buggers? I'm on the border line for too light...I should have a 4000 cal diet I guess.



Oh forgot to put this pic of some obese guy, if you look real close i think you can see his tool:
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wtf Eros!
and don't worry tortured_angel, you have no idea how my cooking tastes like
I'll try those recipes, thanks.
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I think it's better to measure your body mass index. It determines your body composition.

SI units
BMI = weight (kg)/height^2 (m)

Imperial units
BMI = 703*[weight (lb)/height^2 (in)]

Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
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Obesity basically means overeating, if you eat right and with discipline, you wouldnt have a problem in watching out what you eat.
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^thats seems like a very controversial statement to me. You know different people have different required calorie intakes? Should some people just go hungry to stay more or less in shape?

"I think it's better to measure your body mass index. It determines your body composition." Sure thing, the chart is for morons like me.
Posted 1/22/07

1917 wrote:

I highly recommend Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites cookbook - it has 300 semi-vegetarian (the book includes fish), healthy, tasty recipes.


yeah, moosewood is good i have the completely vegetarian cookbook
if you eat meat, eat lean meat

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Posted 1/22/07
I found the website...check it out people

http://www.moosewoodrestaurant.com/recipes_archive.html
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even though some people seem under weight, it's just that they have a fast matabalism
FACT: America is the fastest country in the world

*fact: you need to use the edit button instead of double posting :)
~mauz15
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mmm i don't eat really healthly i'll tell you that but i don't get fat because of my super high metabalism.....oh and man can i eat^___^ .....but i should seriously wrry about my health though because they are gonna catch up with me.
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EEK EROS AVATAR SCURRY (>.<) it's like sniper kitty (O.O) (that kitty was EVIL *yes sniper kitty was aimming at mice and hamsters*)
um we eat alot of sunflower seeds (>.<) (^.^) we "chubby and cute"
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