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Shrimp Tacos

There are, of course, unlimited ways to make tacos. When I have tacos out I prefer to order shrimp tacos and these are a riff on one of my favorites. They are great with lettuce and tomato with a bit of salsa but I particularly like them with slaw.

Smokey Shrimp Mac & Cheese

My wife and I were talking about making lobster mac and cheese. A good dish, but not for every night with lobster being so cost prohibitive, and for a lot of folks it's not even an option because of availability.

This budget version with shrimp and the smoked paprika is quick and easy even for a weeknight and it keeps well for leftovers – reheat gently.

Eggplant Steaks with White Beans and Ham

This recipe was inspired by a mediocre meal that I had recently at a banquet dinner. It was brought to me as the vegetarian meal (a good foodie tip: at banquets, order the vegetarian meal – it is generally healthier, fresher and tastier than the alternative). The grilled eggplant was good but undercooked and served with some other veggies. Tasty but really pretty boring.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can roast some extra eggplant and it makes fantastic sandwiches for lunch the next day. An easy thirty minutes in the oven and you can have a tasty dinner and lunch too!

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Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.Last week's review article was a look at the state of the research into dietary sodium and its association with blood pressure, heart disease and death from all causes. As the authors noted, most of the research on salt in the diet are observational studies: they can show association, but not causality. That said, some observational studies can be more convincing than others.

An ongoing study in Spain, known as PREDIMED, has been evaluating the effects of three diets on various health parameters: a Mediterranean-style diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil, a Mediterranean-style diet supplemented with nuts, and a low-fat diet. On an annual basis the nearly 7,500 Spaniards at high risk for cardiovascular disease completed a food-frequency questionnaire with the assistance of a dietitian and responded to a questionnaire about such lifestyle variables as physical activity, education, and medications. Their blood pressures, height, weight, and waist circumference were also measured.

With the information gathered in the dietary questionnaires, the authors were able to estimate the amount of sodium in each participant's diet and classify them into 4 increasing levels of sodium intake, ranging from less than 1,500mg of sodium per day to over 3,400mg/day. More evidence for < 2,300 »

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What are the healthiest choices at fast food restaurants? We've compiled a list: Fast Food Guide

Healthy Eating for Kids

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Healthy snack ideas and diet guide for the children in your life. Healthy Eating for Kids and Young Adults

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