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Tomato-&-Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Portobello caps make excellent mini casseroles. Here, they hold a tomato, cheese and olive stuffing that grills up to a smoky perfection. Serve them with whole-wheat couscous and a mixed green salad for an easy meal.

» Tomato-&-Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Grilled Artichokes

Artichokes are most often served steamed, but grilling them adds a smoky dimension to their flavor. If you can get them, first-of-the-season baby artichokes will yield extra-tender results—double the number of artichokes and reduce the cooking time as needed.

» Grilled Artichokes

Banana-Kiwi Salad

Put away any preconceived notions of Grandma's fruit salad. This unusual combination of tropical fruit in a savory shallot vinaigrette will have you dreaming of the tropics.

» Banana-Kiwi Salad

Roasted Halibut with Banana-Orange Relish

Sweet bananas combined with oranges, cilantro and lime juice create a fresh relish to serve with mild, white-fleshed fish, or try it alongside roast chicken or pork.

» Roasted Halibut with Banana-Orange Relish

Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta with Summer Squash Sauté

Creamy Gorgonzola polenta (Italian cornmeal “porridge”) is topped with a tender squash sauté for a complete vegetarian meal. Once you know how easy polenta is to make, you may want to experiment with other Italian-style sauces and toppings. Make it a meal: Serve with crusty garlic bread and a garden salad.

» Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta with Summer Squash Sauté

Grilled Peach Sundaes

Fruit on the grill? Most definitely! Try grilling other stone fruit or pineapple too!

» Grilled Peach Sundaes

Red Curry with Vegetables

Red Thai curry paste, which flavors this dish, is a convenient blend of chile peppers, garlic, lemongrass and galanga (a root that's similar in flavor to ginger). It can pack a lot of heat, so be sure to taste as you go. Look for the curry paste in jars or cans in the Asian section of the supermarket or specialty store. Make it a Meal: Ladle the stew over rice to soak up every bit of the delicious sauce.

» Red Curry with Vegetables


Enjoy these healthy recipes for a high blood pressure diet.

There’s no “magic bullet” for preventing high blood pressure, but a smart diet and regular exercise can go a long way toward keeping it at a healthy level. EatingWell food and nutrition editors have cooked up a variety of delicious and healthy recipes for high blood pressure.

Aim for a varied menu including high-potassium foods like fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy, as well as lean meats and fish. Try to avoid lots of sodium, saturated fats and excessive alcohol intake (alcohol can raise blood pressure, although no one knows exactly why). Maintaining a healthy weight is good insurance, too—experts say that losing 10 percent of your current weight can help lower blood pressure.

Our “blood-pressure friendly” recipes are reduced in sodium—most of the main dishes here (including soups and salads) have 480 mg or less, while breads, desserts and side dishes have less than 360 mg of sodium. When a recipe is high in potassium (525 mg or more) we allow for a slightly higher sodium count of 650 mg. Additionally, we've selected recipes that are low in cholesterol and high in fiber (5 g or more).

Enjoy these healthy recipes for a high blood pressure diet from the EatingWell kitchen.

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Main Dishes

This simple but substantial main-course salad gets its...
Creamy Gorgonzola polenta (Italian cornmeal “porridge”) is...
Crumbled tofu replaces the ricotta in our Italian-style...
Salmon and lentils are a familiar combo in French bistro...
Curry quick enough for a weeknight supper - especially if...
This spicy salad with little jewels of dried apricot in the...
Red Thai curry paste, which flavors this dish, is a...
Sweet bananas combined with oranges, cilantro and lime...
This bright and summery entree salad, which uses a savory...
With fresh mussels increasingly available at supermarket...
Portobello caps make excellent mini casseroles. Here, they...
Blueberries have just the right mix of acid and pectin so...
Classic comfort food is yours, in just slightly more than...

Sides

The bold taste of black bean-garlic sauce mellows into a...
Here we dress steamed Brussels sprouts with a delicate...
Artichokes are most often served steamed, but grilling them...
Tart apples, grainy mustard, cider vinegar and a touch of...
An orange glaze brings out the sweetness in one of the kid-...
A delicious and quick spinach saute is a nice addition to...

Salads

Put away any preconceived notions of Grandma's fruit...
Crisp pears are tossed with Cheddar cheese and pecans in...
This colorful salad offers a symphony of flavors and...
Reader Jennifer Sanders contributed this salad, which...

Desserts

Fruit on the grill? Most definitely! Try grilling other...
You won't mind serving dessert on a busy weeknight...
Bananas with yogurt sounds like a simple breakfast...
Astoundingly good for minimal effort, this makes an...

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