I have to admit when I first learned I had to write a blog about “heart healthy” lifestyles I winced. I’m probably not the best person to write this kind of blog. Mostly because while I do consider myself a healthy cook I’m pretty
sure not everyone would agree. I mean I use lard. Yes lard. I don’t cook with it constantly or in large amounts but yes I have a slab of it in my fridge. So yeah I don’t think I’m qualified here.
So I took myself to the internet to see what foods are considered heart healthy. No big surprises there. And most of them are staples in my cooking. We do like our veggies. Things like nuts, oatmeal, spinach and such. But then
there’s the other side, bad fats, salt and on. Moderation is really the way to go. We do eat the “bad” things on occasion. I by no means fry everything or drench everything in salt. And I’d say we are pretty active.
So a perfect healthy lifestyle? Far from it. I guess a healthy lifestyle to me is enjoying life, being active, good homemade food, and enjoying the people you love.
I can’t say if Mazola Corn Oil is better for you or not. I’m not a doctor and have no qualifications to recommend one oil over another. They did do a study and here is some info about corn oil
http://www.mazola.com/products/corn-oil.aspx< . And there’s a coupon!
I did try the
Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce.
We really enjoyed these. Except for the salsa. Wasn’t a fan, and out of my family and my cousins family only one liked it. I’d make them again.
Next I’ll be trying the
Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa. I’m having a ladies lunch next week. Should be fun! See good food, and people I love. What could be more Heart Healthy than that?
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