Monday, March 22, 2010

Heart Healthy Monday on Bookvisions

Heart Healthy Web Link-Take a Quiz - Act In Time to a Heart Attack Quiz

Heart Healthy Tip - Is Sea Salt Healthier than Regular Salt? - Regular and Sea Salt have the same amount of sodium, but the unique flavors and texture of sea salt can cause you to cut down on your salt intake.  There are many different kinds of sea salt. Here is a link to describe some of them - SEA SALT

Remember to wait until you finish cooking and then just add a little salt to your finished dish.

Heart Healthy Recipe:
Stuffed Cabbage

1 head cabbage
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 lb ground turkey
2 small onions, one minced, one sliced
1 slice stale whole wheat bread, crumbled
1/4 C water
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 can (16 oz) diced tomatoes
1 C water
1 medium carrot, sliced
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch

1. Rinse and core cabbage. Carefully remove 10 outer leaves and place in saucepan. Cover with boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cooked cabbage leaves and drain on paper towel.

2. Shred 1/2 cup of raw cabbage and set aside.

3. Brown ground beef and turkey, and minced onion in skillet. Drain fat.

4. Place cooked and drained meat mixture, bread crumbs, water, and pepper in mixing bowl.

5. Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid, and add 1/2 cup tomato juice from can to meat mixture. Mix well. Place 1/4 cup of filling on each parboiled, drained cabbage leaf. Fold. Place folded side down in skillet.

6. Add tomatoes, sliced onion, water, shredded cabbage, and carrot. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until cabbage is tender, basting occasionally.

7. Remove cabbage rolls to serving platter, keep warm.

8. Mix lemon juice, brown sugar, and cornstarch together in small bowl. Add to vegetables and liquid in skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and clear. Serve over cabbage rolls.

Yield: 5 servings
Serving size: 2 rolls
Each serving provides:
Calories: 235
Total fat: 9 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 56 mg
Sodium: 235 mg
Total fiber: 3 g
Protein: 20 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Potassium: 545 mg
From Heart Healthy Recipes, National Heart, Lung, and Blood, Institute


  1. Thanks for the information - I didn't know there was a difference!

    Stopping by from SITS!

  2. Thank you for stopping by. There are actually different color sea salts too! One of these days I am going to order a variety.

  3. I've always used sea salt- my mom used it when we were growing up. But, all I knew was that it was "better" for you, not the reason why.

    Stopping in to welcome you to SITS!

  4. Thank you for that explanation of what makes sea salt "healthier"-- I was actually just having that debate with DH over the weekend. You've given me a little added firepower to my argument!

    I see that you're new to SITS-- it's a great group!

    Confessions From A Working Mom

  5. Fun mom makes that and I've been wanting to try my luck. SITS! We are so happy to have you join. I'm hosting a "sweet" giveaway...come on over. :D


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