High Blood Pressure Recipes

High salt or sodium intake markedly increases the risk of developing high blood pressure or hypertension. In fact, southern U.S. high salt and fat dietary patterns are called the so called “stroke belt” connection because stroke occurs more often in the southern part of the U.S. Excess salt or sodium, and high fat and cholesterol occurs in some cultures, and is popular in fast foods. It is, therefore, important to eat more fruits and vegetables in order to decrease hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Below are links to high blood pressure recipes for main dishes, side dishes and desserts.

High Blood Pressure Recipes for Main Dishes

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

Healthy Blood Pressure Recipes - Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken
Spicy Southern Barbeque Chicken

Source: Goulda A.Downer, Ph.D., R.D.

Servings: 6


5 Tbsps tomato Paste (3 oz)

1 tsp ketchup
2 tsps honey
1 tsp molasses
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tsps vinegar, white
1/8 tsp black pepper
¾ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp onion powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 tsp ginger, grated.
1 ½ lbs chicken, skinless (breast, drumstick)


  1. Combine All ingredients except chicken in a saucepan.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash chicken and pat dry.
  4. Place chicken on a large platter.
  5. Brush chicken with ½ of sauce mixture.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  7. Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil for 10 minutes on each side to seal in juices.
  8. Turn oven down to 350 F, and add the remaining sauce to the chicken.
  9. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil and continue baking for 30 minutes.

Servind size: ½ breast or 2 small drumsticks

Per serving: Calories 176, Fat 4g, Saturated fat less than 1g, Cholesterol 81 mg, Sodium 199 mg

More Main Dishes for High Blood Pressure

Basil Eggplant (Makheva Kaphao)

Lawrence’s Cajun Style Gumbo

Corn Chowder

Turkey Chilli

Baked Trout

Meatball Soup

Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce

Santa Fe Shrimp

Scallion Rice

Felipino Noodles with Vegetables

Autumn Chard with Creamy Cashew Sauce

Oysters and Rice Wine Vinaigrette

Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

Spicy Salsa Chicken Grill

Quick Beef Casserole

High Blood Pressure Recipes for Side Dishes

String Beans with Sauteed Garlic

Orange Sweet Potato

Fresh Cabbage and Tomato Salad

Oven Fried Yucca

Chillin’ Out Pasta Salad

Mixed Bean Salad

Shrimp Vegetable Salsa Salad

Good For You Corn Bread

Savory Potato Salad

Seneca Ghost Bread

Mint Chutney

Fresh Salsa (pico de gallo)

Caribbean Pink Beans

High Blood Pressure Recipes for Desserts

1-2-3 Peach Cobbler

Tropical Fruit Compote

Mango Shake

Summer Crisp

Sweet Potato Custard

Winter Crisp

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