Heart-Healthy Recipes that Feel Good and Taste Great

It can often feel overwhelming to put heart-healthy tips into practice, but it’s actually quite simple!

The American Heart Association has hundreds of heart-healthy recipes that taste great. Here are three that caught our attention.

Breakfast.

Broccoli and cheese egg white scramble on whole wheat English muffin
heart healthy breakfast recipes
This recipe is good for your heart because it:

  • Uses whole-wheat bread instead of white bread
  • Adds vegetables to your first meal of the day
  • Uses low-fat dairy products
  • Reduces cholesterol by using egg whites instead of whole eggs

Lunch.

Tuna-stuffed avocados with corn salsa
heart-healthy-recipes
This recipe is good for your heart because it:

  • Uses avocado, which is high in unsaturated fats that will keep you feeling full
  • Adds lean protein (tuna) to your lunch, which contains fish oils
  • Incorporates colorful vegetables into the dish
  • Replaces high-fat mayonnaise with fat-free yogurt

Dinner.

Baked oat-crusted chicken fingers with sweet mustard sauce
heart-healthy chicken recipe
This recipe is good for your heart because it:

  • Adds lots of fiber and whole grains with the oat crust
  • Reduces unhealthy fats by baking instead of frying
  • Replaces dark or red meat with lean chicken tenders
  • Uses spices and seasonings instead of salt to increase flavor

As you can see, it’s easy to modify your favorite recipes so they will taste great but are also good for you. Test out some new heart-healthy recipes during American Heart Month.

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