Dining out lo-co can be a challenge – especially if you find yourself at a fast food joint. Yes, of course, you shouldn’t be there, but if you are going to dine fast-food style (and you know you are), there are some good lo-co choices.
And it’s not just salad anymore.
Last week, my son and I were finishing up our it-feels-like-1000-doctors-he-has-to-see-before-he-leaves-for-college expedition, and we had 2 appointments in one day and an hour to kill. And it was lunchtime. Naturally we went to Wendy’s.
Now, I was all set to order their Apple Pecan Chicken Salad,
A standard cholesterol lipid panel provides four measures: Total Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides. But did you know that there are two other blood tests — and one ratio that’s easy to calculate — that can better predict your risk of heart disease? Which means that even with high cholesterol, you might not need a statin medication if these tests show low cardiac disease risk.
Or you might think you don’t need a statin … and in fact do.
And yet, your doctor probably has not told you about these tests. So let me.
As I mentioned in last week’s ‘Erasing Onion Rings with Salad‘ post, dinners at our annual week-long Cape Cod family reunion involve several multiple-family, how-is-it-vacation-if-you’re-cooking-for-12? style dinners. Though all are fun (as long as it’s not your night to cook), from a lo-co perspective, some (the fish dinner) are um, far healthier than the others (steak, ribs, lobster).
But it’s more than just the cooking-in family dinners. There’s also the one night all 12+ of us troop out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate the summer birthdays and anniversaries. This year we went to l’Alouette – a self-described french bistro in Harwich,
Every summer, we rent a house in Cape Cod for a week for a family reunion with my husband’s family. With a whole family of foodies, our traditions run the food gamut from the very NOT lo-co joy of Liam’s onion rings (must be scored within 24 hours of arriving on Cape) and the Chocolate Sparrow (thank goodness they do not exist at home) to the also-not-lo-co family dinners we take turns hosting.
There are now 3 home-hosted family dinners in one week: first is the lobster & rib dinner at my in-laws (one brother-in-law has ribs flown in from Montgomery’s in Cincinnati –