Since doing health education modules with community members on hypertension, I've become especially interested in feasible, actionable ways of encouraging everyone to eat healthier. The DASH-sodium diet seems especially successful in helping people of African descent improve their blood pressure by encouraging increased fruit and vegetable consumption and decreasing salt.
Though I know healthy eating guidelines and recipes are available all over the internet, not many cater the the community with which I presently work -- low-income, African-American/Caribbean-American individuals. I hope to present some healthier/affordable options to the meals commonly eaten in this community which can be enjoyed by all!
Today's meal: Tomato Okra Sautee
- 2lbs okra diagonally sliced
- 1 tomato diced
- 1/8 of an onion
- pinch of sea salt
- 1tbsp olive OR canola oil
- italian seasoning (or dried oregano)
This is done in less than 10 mins! and can be served with brown rice.
I usually just eat it by itself, because it's sooo good!
This dish is about 3 of the recommended 4-5 servings of vegetables required daily.