The following recipes in this cookbook are targeted for those who suffer from high blood pressure. “High Blood Pressure” is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways. About 1 in 3 adults in the United States has HBP.You can have it for years without knowing it. During this time, though, HBP can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body. This cookbook is for those with HBP enjoy all the same deliciousness as others.Appetizers
Grilled shrimp cocktail and sauce
1. Mix tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, celery, onion, chives, vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt and hot sauce in a large bowl. Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes or up to 1 day.
2. Mix shrimp, garlic and thyme in a medium bowl; cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
3. Coat a grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat or preheat the grill to medium-high and oil the grill rack (see Tip). Cook the shrimp until pink and firm, about 2 minutes per side. Serve the shrimp with the salsa in martini glasses or bowls
Per serving: 136 calories; 1 g fat ( 0 g sat , 0 g mono ); 168 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 20 g protein; 2 g fiber; 419 mg sodium; 717 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
Grilled Smoky Eggplant Salad
1. Preheat grill to medium.
2. Cut stripes in each eggplant’s peel by running a vegetable peeler down the length of it and repeating at about 1-inch intervals. Slice the eggplants into rounds 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick. Lay them on a baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
3. Blot the eggplant slices with paper towels and lightly coat both sides with olive oil cooking spray. Grill the eggplant, flipping halfway through, until soft and browned on both…