Celebrate your heart – and your health – with these heart healthy recipes from the American Heart Association. You won’t be able to help falling in love with these flavorful dishes.
Savory Heart Healthy Recipes
Creamy Spinach Feta Dip – Spinach, fat-free yogurt and feta cheese all give loads of flavor to this nutritious appetizer. Served with fresh pita, this dip weighs in at less than 65 calories per serving.
Tuna Nicoise in Lettuce Cups – This light dish can serve as a perfect spring or summer lunch. The French standby gets a healthy makeover with low-sodium tuna, while hard-boiled eggs pump up the protein content and chopped red onion and cherry tomatoes add color and crunch.
Chicken Piccata – This simple recipe puts a wholesome spin on an Italian favorite by using low-sodium chicken stock, no-salt seasoning and whole-wheat pasta.
Sweet Heart Healthy Recipes
Apple Nachos – Nachos? Healthy? This version is. Layer apple slices, cranberries or raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds and peanut butter and honey for a sweet, healthy snack that’s perfect for the after-school crowd.
Raspberry-Mango Breakfast Parfaits – A nutritious, yet still decadent, breakfast or dessert option. Introduce granola and extra fruit, and top off with homemade chocolate sauce for an extra special treat.
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