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Down Home Healthy Cooking:

Recipes and tips for healthy cooking

    Posted: 10/31/2007


Right Starts

Black Skillet Beef with Greens and Red Potatoes

Catfish Stew with Rice

Baked Fried Chicken Breast with Mixed Vegetables

20-Minute Chicken Creole

Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce

Baked Pork Chops

Hot 'n Spicy Seasoning


New Orleans Red Beans

Mixed Greens

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Honey Candied Yams

Chillin' Out Pasta Salad

Garden Potato Salad

Fruit Salad

Winter and Summer Crisp

Sweet Potato Custard

Angel Food Cake with Mixed Berries

Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Apple Raisin Sauce

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African Americans suffer from higher rates of serious diseases like high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. African Americans suffer more serious health problems and die at an earlier age from these diseases. The good news is that eating a healthy diet and leading an active lifestyle promote good health and lowers the chances for getting these illnesses.

A healthy diet includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk products, lean meats, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. A healthy diet is also low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, salt and added sugars.

Everyone has the power to make choices to improve his/her health. And eating right doesn't mean giving up our wonderful soul food. In fact, the basic staples of traditional soul food include lots of healthy vegetables: dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and high-fiber black eyed peas just to name a few. But they are often cooked with ingredients that add too much saturated fat, calories and salt to our diet. By making a few simple changes, you and your loved ones can enjoy the flavors of healthy down home cooking. The recipes and hints in this cookbook will help you get started.

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