Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is making it easier for everyone to cook healthier foods. We don't just tell our community to eat better. We show everyone how to eat better on our new website video cooking show, The Healt he Cooking Show.Log onto www.pottstownmemorial.com

Click Eat Right with our Healt he Recipes, an Internet "try this at home" video featuring step-by-step cooking instructions. The Healt he Cooking Show chef prepares healthy versions of everyone's favorite dishes such as meat loaf and chicken soup. Registered dietitians created the videos and more than 100 other heart-healthy and diabetes recipes on www.pottstownmemorial.com. Each month the hospital will add a new web video cooking show.

The Healt he Cooking Show is like a popular TV cooking show, but web video is better than TV. Web visitors use their mouse to back up and re-watch the chef add each ingredient. And, with just a click, viewers can print each recipe. Since January, nearly 10,000 people have clicked on Pottstown Memorial's Healt he Recipes, cooking videos and related articles.

"It's easy to cook healthier foods when you can watch a chef cook a pot of soup or make a dessert for someone with diabetes," says Deb Bennis, Director of Public Relations, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. "Cooking shows are popular on television. They're even better on the web because you can slow the program down, back it up, even print the ingredient list."

The Healt he Cooking Show videos currently featured on www.pottstownmemorial.com show how to prepare a Healt he Cooking Meat Loaf that has half the calories of a tradition beef meat loaf. A chef also makes a heart-healthy Asparagus Frittata, an egg dish for people on low cholesterol diets. So far, the most popular Healt he Cooking video is Chicken Soup. Each recipe is easy to prepare and uses ingredients available in local grocery stores. Each Healt he Cooking Show web episode runs about three minutes.

Healthcare publisher Baldwin Publishing (www.BaldwinPublishing.com) in Lambertville, NJ produces The Healt he Cooking Show for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. This summer Healt he Cooking Show videos will feature Strawberry Avocado Salsa, Low-fat Berry Cheesecake and Garden-Fresh Tomato Pasta.

Try it. You'll like it!

Here are Healt he Cooking recipes. Watch us cook these dishes today.

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Lower calorie lean beef meatloaf Health eCooking Meat Loaf Add broccoli to ground beef to make a healthy, beef meat loaf. This low calorie meat loaf recipe calls for lean beef and fresh chopped vegetables.

Yield: 6 servings

€¢ 1 (1-1/2 oz) slice whole wheat bread

€¢ 2 Tbsp fat-free milk

€¢ 1/4 cup ketchup, divided

€¢ 1 pound ground beef, 93-97% lean

€¢ 1/2 cup chopped onion

€¢ 1/4 cup roasted red pepper, chopped

€¢ 1/2 cup steamed broccoli florets, chopped

€¢ 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

€¢ 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

€¢ 1 tsp dried basil

€¢ 1/4 tsp black pepper

€¢ 2 large egg whites

€¢ Cooking spray Preheat oven to 350ˆ° and coat a 9 x 5 pan with cooking spray.

Combine 2 Tbsp of milk, 1 Tbsp of ketchup, 1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard and 2 large egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Add chopped onion, roasted red peppers, and chopped broccoli and set aside.

In a food processor, pulse one slice of whole grain bread until bread is completely bread crumbs. Add ground beef to the mixing bowl and pour bread crumbs over top of the meat.

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly with hands. Add basil and chopped parsley.

Place meat mixture into the loaf pan. Brush remaining 6 Tbsp ketchup over top of the meat loaf mixture. Bake at 350ˆ° for 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 160ˆ°. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut the loaf into 12 slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 178, Fat: 4 grams, Saturated fat: 1.5 grams, Cholesterol: 47 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Carbohydrates: 10 grams, Fiber: 1.5 grams, Protein: 20 grams.

Health eCooking Asparagus Frittata Whipped cottage cheese and egg whites make Asparagus Frittata a low fat, low carb quiche recipe. Asparagus Frittata is a heart-healthy brunch or dinner casserole baked in a no crust pie shell.

Yield: 8 servings o 1-1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed

€¢ 2-1/2 cups nonfat cottage cheese

€¢ 2 oz part-skim Mozzarella cheese

€¢ 1 green onion, coarsely chopped

€¢ 1/2 cup parsley

€¢ 1 egg

€¢ 3 egg whites

€¢ 1 tsp Dijon mustard

€¢ 1-1/2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese

Coat 10-inch quiche pan with nonstick cooking spray. Steam asparagus until tender, about 5 minutes. Cool. Reserve tips; chop remainder. Puree cottage cheese, green onion, parsley, egg, egg whites, mustard and Mozzarella cheese in processor. Fold in chopped asparagus.

Pour mixture into prepared quiche pan. Arrange reserved asparagus tips on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 35 minutes or until set.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories: 94; Total Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 34 mg; Sodium: 88 mg; Carbohydrates: 5 g; Fiber: 2 g; Sugars: 3 g; Protein: 14 g.

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