5 Recipes for A Heart Healthy Diet
Broccoli, despite the many vitamins, actually is an amazing anti-inflammatory agent to add to your healthy diet. This recipe includes red cabbage, carrots, cranberries, and scallions, in addition to low-fat yogurt and mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar, but you can absolutely replace the mayonnaise with more yogurt to cut out some calories.
Summer may be ending, but it’s never too late to enjoy some fresh seafood, especially fish tacos! These tilapia tacos are super easy to make, and includes plenty of vitamin B12, which helps build and support your blood cells. If you’re not a fan of tilapia, you can use virtually any other type of fish.
Granola is super high in fiber which helps manage cholesterol and blood sugar, and also iron! The great thing is that there are hundreds of varieties and flavors of granola nowadays, but you should definitely avoid store-bought granolas as many of them are high in sugar. Thankfully, there are so many recipes to add to your healthy diet.
Chickpea Curry with Rice
Did you know that hummus is made out of these heart-healthy legumes? Chickpeas are delicious even out of the can, high in iron, protein and folate, which keeps our hearts healthy and strong! Fiber actually helps lower levels of cholesterol in the body. So, if you’re a fan of Indian food, here’s a super flavorful chickpea curry recipe that you’re sure to enjoy.
Grilled Chicken and Barley
The American Heart and Stroke Association recommends whole grains like barley to support the heart. Barley is a super grain that helps eliminate the bad cholesterol in the body, which helps your heart out a lot! Try this great dinner recipe for a chicken and barley bowl, which includes arugula. You can also swap out the chicken for turkey and arugula for other greens!