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
3-ounce serving (seasoned with garlic and herbs of your choice, such as thyme, sage, or a salt-free herb blend); 1 cup boiled new potatoes tossed with 2 teaspoons trans-free margarine; 6 steamed asparagus spears; 1 cup unsweetened applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon; 1 cup fat-free milk
475 calories, 6g fat, 390mg sodium