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Andrea Lynn

Fresh and Healthy DASH Diet Cooking (Ulysses Press) offers 101 delicious recipes for lowering blood pressure, losing weight and feeling great. Author Andrea Lynn is a professional chef, recipe developer and author of The I Love Trader Joes College Cookbook and The Artisan Soda Workshop. Contributor Matt Kadey is a registered dietitian, freelance nutrition writer, recipe developer and author of Muffin Tin Chef.

Recipes by Andrea Lynn

  • Asian-Style Pasta Salad This pasta salad is a big hit every time I make it. Its great as an appetizer or as lunch, but can also be a light warm-weather entrée. Studies show that if you beef up dishes such as this one with plenty of bulky vegetables like broccoli, youll be satisfied with less calorie intake, which could help with weight loss and, subsequently, blood pressure reduction.
  • Beef Fajitas with Red Peppers and Onions Sometimes we get a hankering for steak. The best way to indulge in this craving without a lot of damage to the waistline or wallet is to incorporate steak in a recipe like fajitas, where its bulked up with veggies. Keep in mind when preparing this dish and others with peppers, red bell peppers contain nearly twice as much vitamin C and nine times more beta-carotene than green bell peppers. In the body, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A to help bolster bone, immune and eye health. When shopping for tortillas, make sure the first ingredient listed is a whole grain like whole wheat flour as opposed to refined flour like white flour.