I have come to find out i have High blood pressure..i have been 3 weeks caffine soda free..i do drink sprite and rootbeer..but not very offten usually its tea and water..I am trying to find some easy recipies that are healthier then what i usually make..anyone have some good recipies?? can be chicken or beef thats what i use the most..thanks
You really should only have red meat about once a week. Switch from ground beef to ground chicken or turkey. Use boneless skinless chicken breast. Cut all fried foods. Use EVOO. Make one meal a day green. Have meatless Mondays.
These are all things I did when I was put on Lipitor over a year ago.
With high blood pressure you should cut way back on sodium. Sprite and root beer are just as big sodium offenders as caffinated sodas.
Stop using canned food. Period. Use frozen or fresh veggies. Make your own sauces. If you do use things from a can rinse them as well as possible. Don't cook and eat frozen or boxed meals. Most of them are easily made from scratch anyway.
Well, you can do a chicken and rice with broccoli casserole.
CHICKEN - RICE - BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen broccoli 2 c. cooked, cubed chicken 2 c. cooked rice--use 3 cups if for large group/family 1 c. Velveeta cheese, grated ( optional ) 1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 oz. ) can cream of chicken soup 1 soup can milk
Combine chicken, rice, cheese, and soups. Add 1-1/2 soup can of milk; mix. Pour in 1 1/2 quart casserole. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes . With 15 minutes left before being done, add broccoli. Finish cooking. Pull out and let stand for 5 minutes, covered. Serve with buttered bread.
If you are looking for healthier drinks, tea usually has more caffeine in it than soda or coffee. You can drink some herbal teas that aren't caffeinated that taste good. Like Raspberry tea or blackberry tea. green tea with lemon juice in it is extremely healthy and tastes good too. Lemon water is very healthy and has purification purposes, gives you energy, and helps your bladder get rid of all the poisons that are in it. You can also drink some apple-cranberry juice or some vitamin waters. Any mixed juice drinks are good.