Easter & Ham

By Maja1959 Latest Reply 2012-08-20 07:02:13 -0500
Started 2012-04-01 21:39:30 -0500

I love to have ham for easter. But with all the salt am told not to. To limit it to 2ozs. I can no longer eat my grandma's ham pot pie that I love. I am a diabetic and heart pt. Have to keep salt under 2000mg a day. Nothing seems appealing anymore. :( Now I see where sweet drinks increases heart issues by 20%. What is left? I am a diabetic a heart pt have three clots in my arm. So there we go low carb, low salt, and limit greens and watch Vit K. What is everyone having for Easter dinner?

10 replies

berrykins0 2012-04-20 08:44:24 -0500 Report

sorry to see you have so many things to limit from your diet.do to health issue.

HeartHawk 2012-04-21 00:10:43 -0500 Report


There are so many things out trhere that are healthy. It is simply a matter of chnaging habits. Yeah, I know habits are hard to break and there can be a lot of backsliding but here is also a lot of fun to be had trying new things and developing your tastes.

Bootm-line, everyday you stay alive yo beat the devil - and I love kicking his butt!

Hang in there and feel free to dump here. Trust me, I am not always "Mr. Sunshine either, lol!


HeartHawk 2012-04-01 23:52:17 -0500 Report


Yeah, ham is bad news also because of the nitrites as with any cured meat product. Fortunately, I LOVE roast turkey. That's what's on my Easter menu!


Maja1959 2012-04-02 06:32:34 -0500 Report

How do you fix it? Now on the news it says that sugar is toxic. Turkey always seems so dry.

Te Ja
Te Ja 2012-04-02 18:52:33 -0500 Report

Instead of stuffin, I stuff the turkey with carrots, celery, onions, then cook it really slow. Always moist and the family loves it, for stuffing I make stuffin muffins.

Maja1959 2012-04-02 19:24:34 -0500 Report

Thanks! I made potato salad with celery, little chunks of sweet pickle, diced hard boiled egg and Miracle Whip. I was suprised to find out when I read that the original Miracle Whip had less sodium then the light. I also made pickled eggs. Four cans of beets, white vinagar, and sugar to taste.

HeartHawk 2012-04-02 23:25:05 -0500 Report

Maja, Te Ja,

All good stuff...ing! You will find that the when something is "light" they usually replace fat with sugar and salt. Most often, you would be better off with the fat especially if it is low on staurated fat and has no trans fat. Sugar and processed carbs are poison for many - especially if you carry the ApoE2 gene (about 20% of population).

I have the same problem with bottled spaghetti sauce. The lower the fat the higher the sugar! Same with many salad dressings!