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!