DASH Diet Recipe Swap

This site was created to share DASH recipes. Posting on subjects about DASH is also great. So if you liked a particular DASH book or want advice or want to share how much weight you lost on DASH, all of that is great. Go you!

Please don't:
* Links to sites that are basically an ad, no. You could link to a site that shares a DASH recipe and also has an ad, but not to a site that is just an ad.
* Please share only DASH friendly recipes: high in sodium, high in fat, high in sugar ... none of those are DASH recipes.
* Links to sites where you have to pay to see the recipes are also not cool This site is for sharing recipes, so we should be able to see them for free.

Information about the DASH Diet taken from NIH Publication No. 06-4082
Originally Printed 1998
Revised April 2006

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is an eating plan that can reduce blood pressure through a change in diet. Studies supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) showed that blood pressures were reduced with an eating plan that is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat and that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.

What does this eating plan look like? The NIH provides a great description (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash/), enough to get you started on the diet. Disclaimer: Of course you should discuss any diet with your doctor first.

What can you eat on the DASH diet? Grains, vegetables, fruit, fat-free or low-fat dairy, lean meats, poultry, fish, nuts, seeds, legumes, fats and oils, and even sweets. The DASH documentation can help you determine how many servings of any given category you can eat in a day. Again, always check with your doctor before starting any diet.

A main component of the DASH diet is reducing sodium. Animal products as well as processed foods tend to be high in sodium. In terms of recipes, if you don't know the sodium content but think it's an awesome recipe, share it. I encourage you to post to this group.

And many thanks to the wonderful people over at bloodpressureline (http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/bloodpressureline/), a peer support group for people who have been diagnosed with hypertension and are undergoing medically-supervised treatment. They helped me get this group up and running and I greatly appreciate it.