Whole Wheat Vegetarian Pizza

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Healthy, easy and delicious, 2 slices of this vegetarian whole wheat pizza delivers 13 grams of cholesterol-lowering dietary fiber, and is loaded with flavor. As long as you remember / have time to bring the pizza dough to room temperature, prep will take no more than 30 minutes. We always make 2 pizzas as it’s great left over.

My personal favorite toppings are broiled eggplant, broccolini sauteed with garlic, and sauteed mushrooms. But feel free to substitute any vegetables you like—as long as you pre-cook them a bit so they’re not raw, they should be delicious.

This recipe is flexible and adaptable: if someone wants meat,

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Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

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This healthy Three Bean Vegetarian Chili is easy to make and delicious.

  • My version of this recipe calls for just red and yellow/orange peppers (because I dislike green peppers!). Of course, you should use your favorite bell peppers!
  • The single can of tomatoes (with their juices) makes this a ‘red’ chili. They can be omitted if you prefer a white chili, or drain the can and add water instead.
  • If you like a spicy chili, don’t seed and/or add a second jalapeno pepper and/or more chili powder.
  • Serve with rolls, cornbread or chips,

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Coronary Calcium Scan Illuminates Heart Disease Risk

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When I told my cardiologist that nearly every adult in my family takes a statin due to a family history of high cholesterol, he asked if anyone had ever undergone a Coronary Calcium Scan.

I’d never heard of that test, and none of my relatives had either.

But I paid out-of-pocket for that test last month.

The reason: my cholesterol results worsened slightly versus a year ago. My latest Cardio IQ blood test* revealed a high number of LDL (bad) cholesterol particles, and that these LDL particles had shifted from the ‘safe,’ fluffy Pattern A type to the more dangerous,

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