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Mountain House on the Road

One of the best ways to reign in calories on the road is to dodge the fast food joints, and instead pack along a picnic lunch and stop at parks and rest stops along your route. And although this is … Continue reading

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Presenting — A Healthier Olive

Let’s face it, even though olives start out being a natural food, most of them are over processed by the time they actually reach consumers. Along the way, they also pick up chemicals, preservatives and a lot of added sodium. … Continue reading

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Cooking Sprays – Healthy or Harmful?

At first glance, cooking spray may seem like the near perfect food for anyone watching their calories. After all, it has no calories, no fat and even no sodium. But upon closer observation, that’s part of the problem — the … Continue reading

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How Not to Cook With Cornstarch

In my ongoing quest to remain wheat-free, I’ve had successes and failures in the kitchen. Today, I’d like to share one failure with you. It’s not meant to discourage you, but instead to warn you. In other words, don’t try … Continue reading

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Tasty Thai Tuna Burgers

This is a low-sodium remake of a Better Homes and Gardens recipe. The original recipe used fish sauce, which is pretty high in sodium, so I substituted Hoisin sauce, which has about half the sodium. I also used Trader Joe’s … Continue reading

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PJ’s Skinny Burritos a Real Hit

It’s hard to pass up on something called a skinny burrito, so when I saw a box of PJ’s Skinny Burritos at Costco, I just had check them out. And after reading the label and finding that they had just … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Soup

When we were on the road last month I had an absolutely delicious bowl of rustic tomato soup at The Orchard Hill Country Inn in Julian, California. When I came home I just knew I had to replicate it; and … Continue reading

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Kirkland Ham Now Lower in Sodium

I kind of have a love-hate relationship with Kirkland ham. With 849 mg. of sodium, it’s not as high as other hams, but it’s still more than I’d like. And since we only have ham once or twice a year, … Continue reading

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Yummy Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

The Costco sample lady got me again! This time it was with High Liner tortilla crusted tilapia. I have to admit that I reluctantly tried the sample, because I’ve just not been too impressed with tilapia in the past. It’s … Continue reading

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Sweet Mustard Salmon – Two Ways

This recipe works well with just about any sweet mustard, but I use Murphy’s Gold Strike mustard (which is also lower in sodium). I also found that I could ditch the mustard and brown sugar and instead use some of  … Continue reading

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