Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chicken recipe

  • boneless, skinless, Chicken breast
  • eggs
  • Garlic
  • dill
  • Paprika
  • Corn flakes
  • Mrs dash lemon pepper
Batter, bread, Bake at 400 for 50 minutes

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blood pressure woes

I found out that my blood pressure was 160/90. That is what I get for eating that ham and cheese. Anyway, I thought it would settle down at the end of the day, but it would settle down at the end of the day. It didn't.

So, I ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes. I was all sweaty. A couple of hours later, my blood pressure was 123/80. That is much better. I believe that the sodium I exude through the sweat helped to relieve the blood pressure.

Anyway, in my search for low sodium snacks, I found the following foods were great:
  • Shredded wheat cereal
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Grits
  • Honey mustard pretzels. (a little high, but lower than most.)
  • raisins
  • air-popped popcorn
  • Carrots and other veggies
Surprisingly, the following had a high sodium content:
  • Bread (especially English muffins)
  • Chicken breast
  • canned mushrooms
I have done bland before. After about a month without salty food, one gets used to it. Here's to bland for life. At least I won't be taking pills for making salty choices. Keeping my blood pressure down will keep my heart and veins/arteries from wearing out at an early age.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Puritan goes Hollywood

Cook noodles.

  • 1 jar cheese dip
  • 2 cans cream mushroom
  • 1 can cream celery
  • 1 lb frozen california blend vegetables, thawed and chopped
  • 4 oz Romano cheese
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 4 bay leaves
  • garlic powder
  • dill
  • 1 lb turkey meat, diced
  • 2 lb noodles
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
Mix everything together except noodles
boil noodles
pour sauce over noodles