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Diabetes Quick Fix: Parmesan Sole with Dilled Potatoes

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Using fresh fish fillet and canned potatoes, this meal is ready in under 15 minutes. For the best flavor, the fish should be very fresh. Buy whatever looks best that day. Also look for good quality Parmesan-Reggiano.

Helpful Hints:

-- Any type of white flesh fish such as tilapia, flounder or snapper can be used as an alternative.

-- Any type ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Shrimp and Poblano Pepper Tacos with Pinto Bean Salad

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Filling tacos with charred poblano peppers and shrimp creates a simple Mexican dish.

If pressed for time, use the poblano peppers without charring them. The flavor will be different but the taco still tasty.

Helpful Hints:

-- Cilantro is used in both recipes, prepare at one time and divide for the recipes.


-- Place peppers under ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Beef in Oyster Sauce with Chinese Noodles

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Beef stir-fried and flavored with oyster sauce is a typical Chinese dish. It takes a few minutes to prepare the ingredients, but only five minutes to stir-fry them. Oyster sauce is a tasty condiment to have on hand. Use it to flavor meat, vegetables and other stir-fry dishes.

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-- Bottom round steak is sometimes called London ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Dijon Pork with Red Pepper and Tomato Penne

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A tangy, Dijon mustard sauce flavors juicy, tender pork in this French-style dinner. Bell peppers and tomatoes tossed with penne pasta complete this quick meal.

For this recipe, the pork is butterflied for faster cooking. It is easy to do or ask the butcher to butterfly it for you. Simply, cut almost through the pork lengthwise. Do not cut all ...Read more

Learn how to lose weight and blood pressure by eating tacos. Yes, tacos!

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Taco Tuesday might've just passed.

But is there ever a bad day to start a taco-based diet that could help you lose weight and "change your life?"

Introducing the "taco cleanse," a new fad that promises to lower cholesterol and blood pressure and help with weight loss.

But don't go rushing off to Taco Bell or the nearest taco truck just yet.

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Chia seeds make eating healthy a crunchy delight

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I have a love/hate relationship with breakfast. Besides being allergic to everything most people eat for breakfast, it's just not my meal.

Dinner is my favorite meal. I absolutely love to eat, but I'm not a morning person and rarely do I rise with enough time to really cook or leisurely eat. I can hear my Gigi saying, "Breakfast is the most ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Texas Tuna Burger and Jalapeno Coleslaw

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Fresh tuna seasoned with sweet pickle relish and scallions creates a tasty burger. Texans use peppers to add flavor to many of their dishes without too much heat. I have used hot pepper sauce in the burgers and jalapeno pepper in the coleslaw.

Serve the coleslaw on the side or spoon some on top of the tuna burger.

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-- Any type ...Read more

Need help cooking your low-sodium diet? A new book simplifies the effort.

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The patient in the hospital bed had just had a quadruple bypass when the doctor gave him the news:

"You have to restrict your sodium."

Christopher Lower was nearby, recovering from a heart transplant, when he heard his roommate try to order a meal.

Oatmeal was the only option that met the sodium requirements, and the roommate began to cry.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Chicken Pizzaioli with Fennel and Bean Salad

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Chicken in a spicy tomato sauce is a dish that is a family pleaser. The salad is made with fennel. It has a large, pale green bulbous base with darker green stems and bright green feathery leaves. It's sometimes labeled anise in the market. Both the base and stems can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a very mild, sweet, licorice flavor. The fennel...Read more

Worried about school's start? Try these foods to curb anxiety, tap your inner dosha

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For students of any age, there are more distractions today than ever before, and finding stability in the chaos is difficult. Between sports, studying, moving to a new city for college and meeting new friends, it can be easy to throw healthy eating habits out the window.

It is no secret that munching on sugar-laden treats or deep-fried potatoes...Read more


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