Well some of you may or may not know that I love to cook! I'm actually a very good cook, but am not good at trying new things. All of my recipes come from my grandmother and mother and that's the way that I like it! I might try something that I found online, but not often. I don't cook uber healthy, but I also don't cook uber bad. I never fry anything and husband grills out a lot of chicken and pork tenderloin. I guess I'd say I'm somewhere in the middle. My husband loves everything that I cook; however, this has caused somewhat of a problem.
In the year that we've been married, we've both put on some of those "married pounds". The biggest concern though is for my husband. We've recently found out that he has very high blood pressure and cholesterol. He's been working very hard the last few months to exercise more, watch what he eats and cut back on portions. I'm trying to help him monitor everything and help out as much as I can, but I need help with my cooking. I really try and think of ways that I can modify my cooking to be healthier but I'm really lacking the recipes. For instance we're really watching his sodium intake, so when we go to the store, we buy things that are salt free, and then I can just salt my stuff. I just don't know what to cook at home for him that is good. He eats chicken like crazy, so that's good. We try to eat a lot of fresh veggies and fruits, buy baked chips (if he even eats them), we've bought good whole grain wheat bread, he doesn't really ever drink alcohol and we drink sugar free koolaid and water all the time.
This is what I need from you. I know many of you are great cooks out there and more health conscious than I am. If you have any recipes or suggestions for me, I would greatly appreciate it! It can be a whole meal, it can be a snack, it can be elaborate or super easy. I'm just asking for anything you have! :)
You can comment on here if you'd like, or if you have a recipe for me that you'd like to e-mail, just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much guys! I really appreciate it! :)