Starting out on the right foot- Lucky New Year's Meal made even healthier!

We have had many changes over the past year, and one of those changes is that Ken is now retired from work and has been approved for social security disability, and though he's kind of driving us nuts home all the time as we adjust to our new lifestyle, we're sort of fond of him and want to do what we can to keep him around as long as possible.

I am so very thrilled to be working with Mom Central and Mrs. Dash over the course of 2011, especially since Ken was diagnosed with high blood pressure.  I've had it for years as it is hereditary and most of my family members have high blood pressure, and am pretty good about not adding a lot of extra salt and whatnot, but Ken- well, it's been said he likes a little food with his salt.

Last month we received 14 varieties of Mrs. Dash to incorporate into our meals and I have to say, so far it's been pretty successful.  While we've not given up salt completely, Ken doesn't reach for the shaker near as often as he used to and when he does he uses it much more sparingly.

So far the favorites have been lemon pepper on several types of fish,  fiesta lime on chicken used in fajitas, original on roasted potatoes, garlic and herb on oven baked sweet potato fries, Italian medley in our all day spaghetti sauce and table blend used when we would normally shake on the salt.

One of the things we enjoy most about the Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends is that they are perfect for the whole family-  they don't scream special diet like so many foods do and it can only be a good thing the whole family is eating a bit more healthy.

We have several more varieties to try, with my illness/hospitalization and the holidays we just haven't gotten around to them all yet.  Mrs. Dash has an interactive website with tons of info and recipes- you can also look for recipes using Mrs. Dash Blends here in the loonyverse throughout the coming year.

For our New Year's Meal (filled with superstitious good luck foods) we are incorporating Mrs. Dash into our recipes.  We will be making roast pork with apple juice and seasoned with the Garlic & Herb blend, fresh black-eyed peas w/ham also using the Garlic & Herb blend, sauteed organic baby spinach and sauteed cabbage (2 separate dishes) both seasoned with the the Onions & Herb blend and dawn's special coleslaw using a fabulous mayo/cider vinegar dressing seasoned with the Caribbean Citrus blend.

Are you doing anything special for your New Year's meal?  Do you or your family members have to cut back on the salt or have a special type of diet?  If so I'd love to hear what you do, especially if you use Mrs. Dash-  am always on the lookout for new ideas, and 2011 is the year of better choices for the divas. ;-)

Now if only Mrs. Dash would come up with a blend that made retired husbands make better television viewing choices-  do you know how graphic and disgusting 1000 Ways To Die is?  That may not even be the worst of them but it's freshest in my mind since he watched a marathon of them yesterday that he dvr'd.   I never wanted televisions in other rooms than the living/family room because I wanted it to be a family activity, but right now I am seriously rethinking that choice.  UGH!

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mrs. Dash and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”
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