Mrs. Dash is Still Spicing Things Up!

Every few months since December, I’ve been keeping you all updated on some major diet changes I’ve made around here. Those changes started with cutting out salt from many of my favorite dishes and substituting in Mrs. Dash seasonings instead. It’s been 9 months now, and I find myself reaching for Mrs. Dash every time I want to season something. I rarely use salt any more in any of my recipes. Mrs. Dash offers so many different blends that it’s easy to find exactly the taste I’m craving.

This summer, we grilled out a lot. I have become quite a pro at using the grill, and Mrs. Dash helps make everything so much better. Even the kids will tell you how much they love my chicken and pork chops seasoned with Mrs. Dash.

I also want to share a recipe with you. I’ve actually made this dish so many times that I don’t even have to look at the recipe any more. It’s a favorite with the kids, too, and everyone loves when they hear that we’re having chicken & potatoes for dinner. {Note: I double the recipe every time, and it always turns out great! Also, I’ve tried it with other seasonings besides the Onion & Herb blend. Most work really well. Ashley likes it best with the Italian Blend, and hubby likes it best with the Garlic & Herb blend. I just like it.}

Savory Chicken with Potatoes

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 34-35 min
Ready In: 45 min

Ingredients
3 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Onion & Herb Blend
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 medium-sized  red potatoes (skin on), cut into wedges
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Mix potatoes with 1 Tbsp. each of olive oil and Mrs. Dash® Onion & Herb Blend.
3. Place in a 9 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
4. Toss chicken breasts with remaining olive oil and Mrs. Dash® Onion & Herb Blend. Arrange chicken breasts in pan with potatoes.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, turning chicken after 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cover lightly with foil for 3-4 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 356
Total Fat: 10g
Trans Fat: 0g
Sodium: 84mg
Potassium: 1253mg
Total Carbohydrates: 34g
Protein: 31g

I absolutely love Mrs. Dash, and I am thrilled with how much my cooking has improved since I started on this campaign. {My husband is thrilled too!} I’ll continue to use Mrs. Dash when I’m cooking, and would encourage anyone who wants to cut salt from their diet to do the same.

To read my other posts about using Mrs. Dash in my family’s diet, scroll down to the “Also Check Out – ” section directly under this post.

Would you consider using Mrs. Dash seasonings instead of salt in your recipes?

To see all the flavors of Mrs. Dash seasoning, and to find more yummy recipes, check out www.MrsDash.comMrs. Dash Seasonings

and don’t forget to become a fan of Mrs. Dash on Facebook!

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mrs. Dash and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Seasoning Special Days with Mrs. Dash

Mrs. DashI’ve already posted a couple of times about how much I love Mrs. Dash, and how I have made some serious changes to my diet thanks to these fantastic seasonings. (If you’re new here, or you missed the previous posts, you can read them here: Spice Things Up with Mrs. Dash and Still Spicing Things Up with Mrs. Dash)

I still use my Mrs. Dash seasonings all the time. I was *so* happy when Mom Central and Mrs. Dash sent me some more seasonings, because I was almost out of most of my favorites!

Lately we’ve been using Mrs. Dash to spice up our special holidays. Eater was wonderful, and so was the ham with some Mrs. Dash Original Blend applied before cooking. And for Mother’s Day, I made my favorite – homemade chicken and dumplin’s, only instead of salt, I substituted in the table blend. No one even noticed, and the chicken was gobbled up! For Father’s Day, we’ll be using some of the Grilling blends, because we’ll definitely be grilling out that day.

We’ve actually been grilling out a lot lately. I love having a back porch and a fabulous grill. We use it constantly, and the Mrs. Dash grilling seasonings are my favorite way to prepare chicken, burgers, and even steak on the grill. My husband loves it, too, and because they’re so easy to use, he never complains about being “forced” to cook dinner. I’m sure he won’t even mind when he has to pull out the grill on Father’s Day. 🙂

Here is a fantastic recipe from the Mrs. Dash website that I’m definitely going to try:

Summer Steak SaladSavory Summer Salad
Serves: 4
Ready In: 25-35 min

Ingredients
Salad
1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Blend
1 beef top sirloin steak, cut ¾ inch thick (about 1 lb)
1 medium onion, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 medium tomato, sliced
4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and sliced
New York Style® Sea Salt Bagel Crisps®

Dressing
2 Tsp. Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Blend
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions
1. Whisk dressing ingredients in small bowl. Reserve ¼ cup dressing for salad. Brush remaining dressing
on onion slices.
2. Heat grill or cast iron grill plate.
3. Rub beef with 1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Blend. Grill steak 7 to 13 minutes to desired
doneness, turning occasionally. Slice steak.
4. Grill onion 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender.
5. Arrange lettuce on serving platter and top with sliced steak, tomatoes, onion and eggs. Drizzle with
reserved 1/3 cup dressing. Serve Bagel Crisps® on the side.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 321
Total Fat: 13 g
Sodium: 136 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 34 g

Sounds yummy, doesn’t it? I love steak, and this sounds like the best way to prepare it in a salad!

Have you tried Mrs. Dash seasonings yet? What do you think of them?

To see all the flavors of Mrs. Dash seasoning, and to find more yummy recipes, check out www.MrsDash.comMrs. Dash Seasonings and don’t forget to become a fan of Mrs. Dash on Facebook!

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mrs. Dash and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Still Spicing Things Up with Mrs. Dash!

Back in December, I posted about how I had seriously changed my diet and how I’ve been using Mrs. Dash seasonings instead of salt in many of my recipes. (You can read all about it here.)

Mrs. DashThings haven’t changed a bit. I still reach for the Mrs. Dash seasonings before I grab the salt. And while my blood pressure is slightly elevated this pregnancy, I believe that because I’ve cut so much salt out of my diet that it’s kept my blood pressure from getting out of control. Even with everything we’ve dealt with the past few weeks – the stress of moving, the last few weeks of pregnancy, everything – my blood pressure has stayed down. I still feel healthy, and my weight gain this pregnancy is still right on track.

I still love the way that Mrs. Dash makes everything taste. The kids are still asking for seconds and thirds on dinner, and they’re coming close to eating me out of house and home. 🙂

I’ve been trying to make extra meals here and there to store in the freezer so that when Gage finally makes his appearance, it’ll be easier on all of us. Guess what I’m using to season those recipes? Yep! Mrs. Dash! My freezer has several casseroles, side dishes, and main dishes just waiting to be warmed up and ready to enjoy.

In this post, I’m going to share some fantastic recipes with you courtesy of  Mom Central and Mrs. Dash.

These are the ones I’ve tried that my family just loves! I hope you’ll try them too and let me know what you think of them.

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30-31 min
Ready In: 41 min

Ingredients
2 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Original Blend
4 medium size red potatoes cut into wedges
2 garlic cloves, slivered
juice of half a lemon
3 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Dry potato wedges on paper towels, rub with 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil and 1/2 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash®
Original Blend.
3. Roast on baking pan about 30 minutes, turning at 15 minutes to evenly brown potatoes.
4. Mix garlic, lemon juice and remaining olive oil in a small pan with remaining Mrs. Dash®
Original Blend. Serve alongside roasted wedges for dipping.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 247
Total Fat: 10g
Trans Fat: 0g
Sodium: 21mg
Potassium: 1016 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 35g
Protein: 4g

Garlic Herb Chicken

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5min
Cook Time: 15 min
Ready In: 20 min

Ingredients
2 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Blend
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tsp (10mL) olive oil
1 tsp (5mL) Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. (30mL) lemon juice

Directions
1. Coat chicken breasts with Mrs. Dash® Garlic & Herb Blend.
2. Heat olive oil in medium skillet.
3. Cook chicken until done; remove chicken and set aside.
4. Add mustard and lemon juice to remaining spices in skillet. Heat 1 minute to blend flavors;
spoon sauce over chicken.
5. Chef’s Hint: For added color, add a sprinkling of basil as the chicken rests and before spooning
on the sauce.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 165
Total Fat: 5g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 94mg
Potassium: 290 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 1g
Protein: 27g

Savory Chicken with Potatoes

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 34-35 min
Ready In: 45 min

Ingredients
3 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Onion & Herb Blend
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 medium size skin on red potatoes, cut into wedges
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Mix potatoes with 1 Tbsp. each of olive oil and Mrs. Dash® Onion & Herb Blend.
3. Place in a 9 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
4. Toss chicken breasts with remaining olive oil and Mrs. Dash® Onion & Herb Blend. Arrange
chicken breasts in pan with potatoes.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, turning chicken after 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cover lightly with
foil for 3-4 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 356
Total Fat: 10g
Trans Fat: 0g
Sodium: 84mg
Potassium: 1253mg
Total Carbohydrates: 34g
Protein: 31g

Now, to feed my family, I had to double these recipes. They still tasted great, and were a hit with the whole family! The Savory Chicken and Potatoes is one I’ve got waiting in the freezer for after Gage’s arrival.

Try these recipes out, and let me know what you think of them! I’m curious to see if your family loves them as much as mine.

I’ll be participating in a campaign with Mom Central and Mrs. Dash over the next year, and every few months, I’ll put up a new post about how I’m using the seasonings.

To see all the flavors of Mrs. Dash seasoning, and to find more yummy recipes, check out www.MrsDash.comMrs. Dash Seasonings
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mrs. Dash and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Spice Things Up with Mrs. Dash (Review)

During my last pregnancy, I ended up with pre-eclampsia. My blood pressure hit stroke level way too often, and I almost lost my life because of it. It was the scariest thing I have ever faced, lying there helpless, unable to do anything to change what was happening.

As a precaution during this pregnancy, the doctor has asked me to limit my intake of salt and find ways to reduce my blood pressure. At first, this proved to be quite difficult. After all, I love salt, and the more the better.

Mrs. DashBut then, I was introduced to Mrs. Dash thanks to Mom Central. I had no idea that giving up salt would be so easy. Mrs. Dash just makes everything taste better. And, because all of her seasonings are sodium free, I don’t have to worry about using them. I can spice things up as much as I’d like!

I started using the different seasonings a few weeks ago. My absolute favorite is the Italian Medley on chicken breast… or pork chops. Mmmmm. So good! I’ve also swapped out salt for the Garlic & Herb seasoning in my mashed potatoes. My kids haven’t even noticed, but now they’re asking for seconds and thirds on the potatoes.

This past week, we’ve been snowed in – unable to get up our driveway or anywhere we need to go. Luckily, I’d stocked up the freezer with chicken, ground beef, and pork chops. We’ve had plenty of time to experiment with Mrs. Dash’s seasonings, and the kids have been loving it. Each night, they pick a different seasoning to try out, and we all give it our rating. It’s been a great way to get the kids involved in making dinner, and it’s made them much more likely to finish their dinner too! Thank you, Mrs. Dash!

I also have to mention: I am NOT a cook – by any means. Typically, if it doesn’t come from a box, I can’t make it. But, using Mrs. Dash has really helped to change that. I still wouldn’t call myself a chef, but now I’m not near as scared to try new things and experiment with food. In fact, I’ve found it kind of fun!

I am super impressed with the Mrs. Dash seasonings, and it’s great to have a way to lower my sodium intake and keep my blood pressure under control. And, I really have to wonder if cutting out all the salt I used to use is what’s helping keep my weight down this pregnancy. Typically, by now the doctors are telling me to watch my weight and try not to gain any more. Not this time, though. I’ve gained less than 10 pounds in 28 weeks, and since I was already overweight, that’s fantastic news. I’m not sure if Mrs. Dash had something to do with that or not, but I do know that I’m eating better, and enjoying what I eat!

I’ll be participating in a campaign with Mom Central and Mrs. Dash over the next year, and every few months, I’ll put up a new post about how I’m using the seasonings. If you decide to try the Mrs. Dash seasonings, let me know. I’d love to hear what you think of them, and if they’ve changed how much salt you use in your recipes.

To see all the flavors of Mrs. Dash seasoning, and to find some seriously yummy recipes, check out www.MrsDash.com

Mrs. Dash Seasonings

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mrs. Dash and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.