All too often people are set back by the word diet because they automatically think it means no flavor. This could actually be very true, but it does not have to be. Who said diets for high blood pressure have to be bland? Be creative and you will be surprised at what flavors you can find.

Here are a two recipes that are bursting with flavor and perfect for diets for high blood pressure.

Chicken and Orange Salad

You will need about 35-40 minutes to prepare the recipe and cook it. Typically this recipe serves 4, but not in my house. It is one of the favorites that even the children enjoy. That alone should tell you a lot about the flavor.

You will need:

6 tsp olive oil (extra virgin & divided)
1 tsp kosher salt (divided)
1 tsp 5 spice powder
T tsp black pepper (freshly ground)
1 lb. chicken breast (boneless & skinless)
C c red onion (thinly sliced)
12 c salad greens
3 medium oranges
1 red pepper (thin strips)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp cider vinegar

Once you gather your ingredients you should preheat your oven to 450 °.

Then you should mix the 5 spice powder, 1 tsp olive oil, t tsp pepper and t tsp salt in a small mixing bowl.

Take this mixture and rub it all over both sides of your chicken breast.
Next you need to put 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet that can go into the oven and begin heating the oil.

Add the chicken to the warm oil.

Cook the chicken on both sides for about 5 minutes each side. It should be completely cooked and browned on both sides.

Roast the chicken in the same pan in your oven for 8 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 minutes or so.

You will now need to peel the oranges (2) and break them into the segments. You should do this over a bowl so you can save the juice from the oranges.

Add the onion, red pepper and greens to the bowl with the oranges.

Now you can add the remaining orange to the bowl and mix well with the remaining ingredients.

Finally, slice the chicken into strips and add onto the top pf the salad and enjoy.

The next recipe is for a dessert that everyone can love. For a quick and healthy snack in under ten minutes, try a raspberry-pineapple parfait.

You will need:

P pt raspberries (fresh)
2 8 oz non-fat peach yogurt
1 c c pineapple (frozen, fresh or canned) chunks

All you need to do is take 4 containers add a little yogurt to the bottom.

Next add a little fruit.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the cups are full.

Put your feet up and enjoy a tasty treat that fits into all diets for high blood pressure.