Thursday, August 26, 2010

Great Low Sodium family meal ideas

Looking for a way to make your meals healthier, but still have the taste as what you usually eat? Here are some great tips to help you eat healthier, without even knowing the differences! Your dinner guests and family won't even know the difference!

One thing that you should do to make your meals healthier, is to eat less sodium! I have never eaten a lot of salt in any of my foods - usually none, but most people think their food is tasteless without it! My aunt absolutely loves salt and always asks for it when she comes over, but we don't even know where are salt is located! That's how much we use it :) If you are one of these people, that loves salt, then you should for sure take a peak at the wonderful Mrs. Dash Products!

Speaking of Salt and my aunt, one time on a Winter vacation to Florida, we went to an antique store and there was a huge antique container that said Salt on it! Usually it would be common to put "Flour" on it but this one had "Salt!" It was crazy! We thought it would be a great idea to buy it for my aunt ;) Fill that with Mrs. Dash's wonderful seasonings and she'll be just as good off!

One thing that I love to eat are delicious Lemony Sugar Cookies! They are the perfect summer treat with their delicious lemony goodness and the light powder on top! Perfect for a picnic, a day at the beach, or just as a snack during a busy schedule that seems to happen to everyone during the summer!

The recipe is as follows:

1 st. butter
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 Teaspoon of lemon
2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel
1 Teaspoon of Milk
1 and 1/4 Cup of flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

Beat butter until fluffy. Slowly add the sugar. Then add the egg, lemon, and milk. Beat until smooth. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder and then add to sugar. Beat smooth.

Bake at 330 degrees.

This recipe does have salt in it, but you can make your main meal healthier by adding some delicious Lemon Pepper Seasoning blend to your fish or chicken and have the bars for dessert! It would also be delicious in this wonderful fish chowder recipe straight from the Mrs. Dash website!

There are so many great flavors of Mrs. Dash's seasonings, that there is sure to be one for all of your needs - plus you can be assured that they are healthy and low in sodium! They are a great way to help you eat healthier but still have the taste that everyone adores!

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Keep those smiles bright and pearly white!

We all know how important our teeth are - we can't eat without them!

Here are 5 simple tips to keep your child's teeth healthy, beautiful, and pearly white!

1. Have them brush twice a day, after breakfast and before bed

2. Teach them to get in the good habit of flossing daily

3. Use a sand timer to teach them how long to brush their teeth

4. Let them pick out their own tooth brushes to keep them excited about brushing their teeth!

5. Bring to dentist for a checkup and clean every 6 months!

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