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The DASH Diet can help you lower your blood pressure and improve overall health

The DASH Diet can help you lower your blood pressure and improve overall health
Posted at 12:59 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 12:59:20-05

RICHMOND,Va - Lisa Raum, RD of the Southeast Dairy Association made a return visit to the studio to share the benefits of following “The DASH Diet.” As National Heart Health month comes to a close, Lisa has some helpful nutrition hints to make sure your heart is in tip top shape. For more information you can visit online at www.southeastdairy.org.

High Protein Breakfast Granola Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned 5-minute oats
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup dried raisins or cranberries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or brown sugar blend, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; beat with electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 400°. Line two (12-hole) mini muffin pans with paper liners. Coat liners with cooking spray. Scoop 2 tablespoons of granola mixture into each cup.

Bake on middle oven rack for 12 to15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.