Recipes by Andrea Lynn
- Asian-Style Pasta Salad This pasta salad is a big hit every time I make it. It’s 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, you’ll 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 it’s 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.