High blood pressure, or hypertension is an epidemic in the Caribbean. Caribbean cuisine is traditionally high in sodium resulting from geographical isolation and the need to preserve foods in the hot and humid environment. This meant adding salt. Today, with the invention of refrigeration we no longer need to heavily salt foods to preserve them.… Continue reading 25 Low Sodium Recipes to Improve Your Blood Pressure
Living healthy is important, but so is enjoying the foods we eat. Finding healthy Caribbean cooking can be hard on St Thomas. I find the traditional fare tends to be high in refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, and sodium (or salt). Excessive intake of these increases your risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes,… Continue reading Healthy Caribbean Inspired Recipes
Good Day Everyone! It is a common belief that eating healthy is expensive and canned or frozen foods are somehow "less healthy". This is not true! Canned, packaged and frozen foods can be used as affordable and nutritious ingredients in any meal! I've been working to put together some resources for healthy meals ideas… Continue reading 9 Recipes using Canned and Packaged Ingredients!
Good Day Everyone! I am about to head back to St Thomas in a few weeks, and I have been thinking a lot about the food I am going to be making and how I am going to prepare it. I wanted to put together a post to gather some healthy recipes that can be… Continue reading 10 Bean Salad Recipes