Backyard BBQ Beef Cups - The first time we made these, I almost passed out when I tasted them (in a good way)! They'll WOW everyone, yet you only need four ingredients to make them. They're also great when made with lean ground turkey or soy crumbles in place of the beef.
Honey Mustard Pretzel-Coated Chicken Fingers - The name pretty much says it all! This dish is sweet 'n satisfying. Kids LOVE it, too. In fact, I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love this (except maybe vegetarians)!
I once heard you say that you had high cholesterol. I was shocked but then found out I have it, too. I am not overweight, and I exercise and eat lots of healthy foods with fiber. Any tips for me?
OK, while this isn't my area of expertise, I HAVE to share a recent experience of mine. (Sorry to get all serious on you!) Like you, I'm at a healthy weight and exercise regularly (4 - 6 times a week for 40 - 60 minutes at a time). I also eat lots of good-for-you, high-fiber foods and do ALL the standard things that experts recommend to lower cholesterol. But until recently, my numbers were still elevated. Well, a few months ago, someone told me I should try taking Benecol Smart Chews. These little caramel-flavored things (20 calories each) taste like candy and contain an ingredient called "plant stanol esters," which is said to lower cholesterol. Without making ANY other changes, I started taking them twice a day (they're delicious, BTW), and my total cholesterol dropped by 35 points to a normal level. And my "bad" cholesterol dropped 40 points! Again, adding these chews to my diet is the ONLY change I made. I'm NOT a doctor, a dietitian, or a nutritionist; I'm just a normal human who's had a very positive experience with this one product. And I am THRILLED to share this info, in case there are others out there like me who haven't had success with other methods of lowering cholesterol. This is not an area I typically touch on, and this is IN NO WAY an advertisement for Benecol. But when I saw your question, I really wanted to tell you (and the rest of the world!) about what happened with me... I am SOOO psyched about it. If anyone out there tries it, please let me know how it works out!!!
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