Low Fat Recipes for Blood Pressure

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series High Blood Pressure

Several years ago (almost 5 years ago now) my mom was diagnosed with high blood pressure.  I had no clue how to cook for someone with high blood pressure as I have always had low blood pressure.  So, I called a friend of mine that is a Dietitian and she gave me some very helpful tips.  One of the things she told me was that just because my mom couldn’t have salt, didn’t mean that the food she ate had to be bland and tasteless.

I started making homemade salsa, as the store bought stuff is LOADED with sodium.  Here is my recipe:

2 vine ripened tomatoes still on the vine, cut into chunks

1/2 small onion

1 tsp minced garlic

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

2 slices jalapeno, from a jar (or 1/4 of a fresh jalapeno, minus seeds)

Put all ingredients into a blender and pulse until desired consistency.  Store in air tight container in the fridge.  Being so fresh it only lasts for a few days (which is why I make such a small batch).

My mom loved this!  She topped most things with this salsa to add flavor when she would normally have added salt.

Again, I did some searching for additional recipes that would be beneficial for people who suffer from high blood pressure and found a great site with some really yummy sounding recipes.  The pic to the right is one of the recipes that they offer.  Doesn’t it look fabulous?

I must admit, I haven’t tried the recipes yet but they sound so good that I thought the site was worth sharing.  Here is the website: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/high_blood_pressure_diet

ENJOY!

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