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Cozy Minnesotan Fall Dishes so you DO NOT use Hamburger Helper

Al Roker's Chili is amazing!
Al Roker's Chili is amazing!by Rebecca
  • After a few chilly days, despite it STILL officially being summer, I am bringing out a review of my dishes-to-keep-you-warm recipes I've published over the past year and a half. Why should you make your own hearty meals: One word: Sodium
  • A "Normal" salt diet is 1100 - 3300 mg/day

  • If you get nothing else out of this article, PLEASE do not use Hamburger Helper as your "one-pan quick meal." You are doing no one a favor nutritionally - you are dehydrating your family. Hamburger Helper's Lasagna, just one cup, prepared, has 1800mg of sodium. Wow.
  • Try some of these reader's favorites - I promise they taste better than Hamburger Helper.
  • MEATLOAF - it is totally meatloaf weather....with greens beans and mashed potatoes!
  • SOUP
    A bunch listed here - lentil, egg drop, broccoli and more
  • PASTA
  • No boil lasagna roll ups
    Lighter Spaghetti Carbonara
    Lemon and Leek Spaghetti

  • CHILI
    Al Roker's Chili
    Cincinnati Chili
    White Chicken Chili

  • What about a baked potato that's crispy on the outside and moist on the inside? Here's how to do it!
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