Heart-healthy Meals Your Family Will Love

Aug 11 • 2014
Healthy Heart Meals

Preparing a delicious, nutritious and heart-healthy dinner that satisfies every member of your family can be a challenge.


Start by making small changes to transform some of your family favorites into heart-healthy meals. Here are some tips:

  • Trade ground beef for ground turkey
  • Instead of frying chicken or fish, bread it in corn flakes and bake or broil it for the same crunchy texture
  • Use whole grain pasta
  • Substitute two egg whites for a whole egg
  • Spray the pan with olive oil instead of coating it with melted butter or vegetable oil
  • Substitute plain Greek yogurt for sour cream

You can also mix a few new recipes into your weekly menu to spice things up. Here are three heart-healthy recipes that will have your family joining the clean-plate club.


  • Risotto with Shrimp and Vegetables – This recipe is bursting with flavor and packed with protein, but is low in calories.
  • Southwestern Chicken – This spicy dish is as colorful as it is tasty. It’s also easy to make and reheats well for leftovers.
  • Chutney Salmon – Salmon, a superfood, is delicious when topped with mango chutney. Pair it with fresh, steamed vegetables and it’s the perfect meal.


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