Headed to DC tomorrow and Tuesday for the American Heart Association’s annual Lobby Day and the Rally for Medical Research. Very excited as this will be my first time participating. I am going to push for funding for prevention. As a practicing cardiologist, I see first hand every day the effects that heart disease has on real people, young, old, black, white, everyone. We know it’s largely preventable and yet it remains the #1 killer in the US. We can place band-aids on the disease when in develops, but what we really need is expanded funding for preventative care to promote healthy eating and physical activity, and better control of blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Efforts like these truly can prevent heart disease from developing in the first place.
In my absence, prepping a couple of meals for the family. OK, admittedly one of the ‘meals’ involves eating out… Here’s the plan.
- Sonia’s pick – Crispy fish sticks (with halibut and coated with combo of panko and cornmeal)
- Roasted eggplant
- Arugula salad
- Roast chicken with potatoes and carrots
- Steamed peas
- Eating out
- Tofu with sesame, soy, scallion
- Shrimp fried rice
- Penne with roasted vegetables
- Garlic bread
- Pan-grilled salmon
- Couscous salad (with black beans, corn, cucumber, tomatoes, etc…)