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Pineapple Pie

Creamy Pineapple Pie


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • Chopped toasted macadamia nuts and additional crushed pineapple, optional


  • Combine milk, pineapple and lemon juice; fold in whipped topping. Pour into prepared crust. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, serve with toasted macadamia nuts and additional crushed pineapple.
Editor’s Note

To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 367 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Originally published as Creamy Pineapple Pie in Taste of Home June/July 1993

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Dash Diet~ Recipes

8 DASH diet-approved recipes to make every meal of the day good for your heart

Emily Laurence

With *so* many different healthy eating plans out there, it’s clear that there isn’t just one way to live your best, nutrient-rich life. But when it comes to the way of eating that doctors and dietitians recommend the most, there are two main contenders: the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet.

You’re likely very familiar with the Med diet (it made a big comeback this year), but what about its less famous cousin, DASH? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and like the Mediterranean diet, is a heart-healthy eating plan that emphasizes healthy monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, nuts, and avocado. Other requirements: consuming six to eight servings of whole grains per day, four to five servings of fruits and veggies, fewer than six servings of animal protein, two to three servings of low- or non-fat dairy products, and keeping sugar and sodium intake to a minimum. (Again, veeeeery reminiscent of the Med diet.)

Another reason health experts are such a fan of the DASH diet is that it isn’t restrictive and is actually pretty easy to stick with. Need proof? Check out the recipes rounded up here, for every meal of the day. Not only are they all DASH diet-compliant, they’ll have your mouth watering.

Scroll down for eight healthy DASH diet recipes.

a cake with fruit on top of a table: DASH diet overnight oats recipe

© Photo: Minimalist Baker DASH diet overnight oats recipe

1. Peanut butter overnight oats

Serving of whole grains? Check. Healthy fats and protein? Check. Fruit? Yep. In just five ingredients, this mason jar breakfast recipe has all the requirements needed for a DASH diet-approved a.m. meal. It also only takes five minutes of active prep time, making it a major time-saving win, too.

a plate of food with a slice of fresh fruit: dash diet breakfast pizza

© Photo: Two Peas and Their Pod dash diet breakfast pizza

2. DASH diet breakfast pizza

This breakfast is similar to a yogurt parfait, only way more fun to eat. Made on whole wheat pita flatbreads (there’s your serving of whole grains), the base is cream cheese (though Greek yogurt works too), and it’s topped with antioxidant- and fiber-rich berries, with a touch of honey for natural sweetness.

a bowl of fruit and vegetable salad: dash diet salad skewers

© Photo: Princess Pinky Girl dash diet salad skewers

3. Wedge salad skewers

One fun way to switch up your salad game is sticking all your greens, avocado, and veggies through a skewer. You can even eat it right off the stick—no fork required.

a plate of food with broccoli: dash diet southwestern bowl

© Photo: What’s Gaby Cooking dash diet southwestern bowl

4. Southwestern brown rice bowl

This recipe is full of ingredients well-known to be good for heart health, including black beans, olive oil, and avocado. Brown rice serves as the bowl’s base, getting in the serving of healthy grains, and it’s topped with a serving of shredded cheese, getting the eating plan’s serving of dairy.

a bowl of fruit on a plate: dash diet fruit salad

© Photo: Nourish RDs dash diet fruit salad

5. Citrus zest fruit salad

If you’re looking for a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth—but won’t spike blood sugar—this colorful fruit salad is it. Incorporating grapefruit and lime juice add tanginess that rounds out the tartness from the berries. Plus, it’s full of antioxidants that work to lower blood pressure.

a plate of food: dash diet fajitas recipe

© Photo: Nourished Simply dash diet fajitas recipe

6. Low-sodium sheet pan chicken fajitas

Since the DASH diet is often followed as a way to lower blood pressure, keeping sodium to a minimum is a must. This recipe does just that, while using plenty of other spices to ensure it’s anything but bland. The herbs that are used, including garlic and onion powder, actually make the rest of the healthy ingredients even more nutrient-dense.

a bowl of food on a plate: dash diet stew

© Photo: Eli Ben-Yehuda/Resperate dash diet stew

7. Turkish red lentil stew

This classic comfort food is loaded with protein-rich lentils and veggies particularly high in antioxidants, like tomatoes and carrots. It only takes about 30 minutes to make and the leftovers keep for about a week—perfect for getting you through a busy work week.

dash diet brownies

© Photo: Erin Lives Whole dash diet brownies

8. Chickpea brownies

One dessert hack DASH diet devotees live by: using black beans or chickpeas for a base instead of processed flour. In order to keep your brownies from tasting like hummus, combine them with almond flour, nut butter, and a few smart sweeteners. Because the chickpeas and nut butter are loaded with protein, this dessert doubles as a post-workout snack, too.

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

More pictures of Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls


  • 2 ounces rice vermicelli
  • 8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter)
  • 8 large cooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and cut in half
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 leaves lettuce, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white sugarC&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar 4 Lb $1.78 for 1 item – expires in a month
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped peanuts
  • Add all ingredients to list


  • Prep45 m
  • Cook5 m
  • Ready In50 m
  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Boil rice vermicelli 3 to 5 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.
  2. Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip one wrapper into the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat. In a row across the center, place 2 shrimp halves, a handful of vermicelli, basil, mint, cilantro and lettuce, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, beginning at the end with the lettuce. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, water, lime juice, garlic, sugar and chili sauce.
  4. In another small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce and peanuts.
  5. Serve rolled spring rolls with the fish sauce and hoisin sauce mixtures.


  • Cook’s Note:
  • The fish sauce, rice vermicelli, chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce, and rice wrappers can be found at Asian food markets.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 82 calories; 0.7 g fat; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 11 mg cholesterol; 305 mg sodium.

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Thai Slow Cooker Chicken

Easy Spicy Thai Slow Cooker Chicken


Decrease Serving 6 Original recipe yields 6 servings

  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Asian-style toasted sesame salad dressing (such as Kraft(R) Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade)
  • 1 tablespoon Thai chili paste, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 6 pieces skinless, boneless chicken (such as breast halves and thighs)


  • Step 1 Stir together the sesame salad dressing, Thai chili paste, ginger garlic paste, and peanut butter in a bowl until the mixture is well combined. Dip chicken pieces in the mixture, and place into a slow cooker. Pour the remaining sauce over the chicken. Set the cooker to Low, and cook 4 to 6 hours, until the chicken is very tender.

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