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Dinners for Lowering Blood Pressure

Whole grains, low-fat dairy products, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables are all major players in the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), an eating plan developed by the National Institutes of Health and proven to lower blood pressure. We've incorporated them into these healthy dinners.

By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

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Hawaiian Kebabs
Andrew McCaul
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Hawaiian Kebabs

Cut 3 ounces boneless, skinless chicken into chunks and thread onto wooden skewers, alternating with pieces of red pepper and onion. Brush kebabs with 2 teaspoons olive oil, sprinkle with a salt-free herb grilling blend, and cook on grill until done.

1 ear of corn, spread with 2 teaspoons trans-free margarine; 2 fresh pineapple rings, cooked on grill

490 calories, 17g fat, 140mg sodium

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