American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition: A Complete Guide to Reducing Sodium and Fat in Your Diet

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Whether you have heart-health problems now or want to avoid having them in the future, keeping your sodium intake low is one of the best ways to help your heart. In this revised and expanded fourth edition of the American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, the association shows that a low-sodium diet can be not only good for your health but also full of flavor.

Including everything from appetizers and soups to entrées and desserts, American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook,...

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Overview

Whether you have heart-health problems now or want to avoid having them in the future, keeping your sodium intake low is one of the best ways to help your heart. In this revised and expanded fourth edition of the American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, the association shows that a low-sodium diet can be not only good for your health but also full of flavor.

Including everything from appetizers and soups to entrées and desserts, American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition, offers more than 200 delicious low-sodium recipes—more than 50 of them brand-new to this edition. Whether you are in the mood for a beloved classic or a new favorite, you will find just the dish to please your palate.

Looking for a less salty snack? Try Baked Veggie Chips served with Hot and Smoky Chipotle-Garlic Dip. Craving something hearty and full of flavor? Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Orange Couscous is an ideal low-sodium fix-it-and-forget-it meal. For a Sunday-night family dinner, try Three-Cheese Lasagna with Swiss Chard. And for your sweet tooth? Whip up Peach and Blueberry Cobbler or Rice Pudding with Caramelized Bananas for a special treat.

With this book in hand, you’ll be armed with nutrition numbers for every recipe and the latest American Heart Association dietary information, as well as the how-tos for avoiding hidden sodium, shopping smart, and using healthy cooking techniques. You’ll also find useful resources such as a sodium tracker, a no-sodium seasoning guide, a list of common high-sodium foods, ingredient substitutions, and serving suggestions for each of the food groups.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307589781
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 68,105
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

The AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION is the nation’s premier authority on heart health. Its bestselling library of cookbooks and guides includes: American Heart Association No-Fad Diet, 2nd Edition; The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 8th Edition; American Heart Association Quick & Easy Meals; American Heart Association Complete Guide to Women's Heart Health; American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals; American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 4th Edition; and American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook. For more information, please visit AmericanHeart.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721).

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Corn and Green Chile Soup Serves 4; heaping 3/4 cup per serving
 
Ready in no time, this chunky and spicy soup requires very little cleanup.
 
16 ounces frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
12 ounces fat-free evaporated milk
2 ounces chopped green chiles, drained
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
3 medium green onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons light tub margarine
1/4 cup shredded fat-free sharp Cheddar cheese
 
In a medium saucepan, stir together the corn, milk, green chiles, cumin, pepper, and cayenne. Bring just to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.
 
Stir in the bell pepper, green onions, and margarine. Serve sprinkled with the Cheddar.
 
Cook’s Tip on Thawing Frozen Vegetables: To thaw frozen vegetables quickly, put them in a colander and run them under cold water until thawed. Shake off the excess water and drain well.
 
Nutrition Analysis (per serving)
Calories                               208
Total Fat                            2.0 g
   Saturated                        0.5 g
   Trans                              0.0 g
   Polyunsaturated              0.5 g
   Monounsaturated             0.5 g
Cholesterol                         5 mg
Sodium                          265 mg
Carbohydrates                     38 g
   Fiber                                 4 g
   Sugars                             15 g
Protein                                13 g
Calcium                          358 mg
Potassium                      658 mg
 
Dietary Exchanges
1 1/2 starch
1 fat-free milk
 
 

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Recipe

Corn and Green Chile Soup
Serves 4; heaping 3/4 cup per serving

Ready in no time, this chunky and spicy soup requires very little cleanup.

16 ounces frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
12 ounces fat-free evaporated milk
2 ounces chopped green chiles, drained
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
3 medium green onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons light tub margarine
1/4 cup shredded fat-free sharp Cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan, stir together the corn, milk, green chiles, cumin, pepper, and cayenne. Bring just to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.

Stir in the bell pepper, green onions, and margarine. Serve sprinkled with the Cheddar.

Cook’s Tip on Thawing Frozen Vegetables: To thaw frozen vegetables quickly, put them in a colander and run them under cold water until thawed. Shake off the excess water and drain well.

Nutrition Analysis (per serving)
Calories 208
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated 0.5 g
Trans 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated 0.5 g
Monounsaturated 0.5 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 265 mg
Carbohydrates 38 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 13 g
Calcium 358 mg
Potassium 658 mg

Dietary Exchanges
1 1/2 starch
1 fat-free milk


This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, Fourth Edition, Copyright © 2011 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.
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  • Posted December 3, 2011

    Low Salt Cookbook

    The information in this book makes you really examine your use of salt. It helps you find alternatives to salt. The recipes are wonderful!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Good information in a concise form. Good receipes, not complicated with lots of helpful guides. Especially liked the receipe for making your own salt free chili powder.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    Excellent Cookbook - Helpful Reference too

    The recipes in this cookbook are delicious and simple. Lots of interesting tidbits about dealing with heart problems related to sodium as well.

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    Posted May 24, 2011

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