What makes a recipe heart healthy? That means the ingredients are thought to be good for your heart. You'll notice olive oil, nuts, and even chocolate in these recipes. Heart-healthy foods also are low in saturated fat and low in salt. So get cooking and then get eating!
Just for fun, we'll start with dessert — Chocolate Sweetheart Parfaits. This creamy treat mixes yogurt, cocoa, berries, and then adds just a hint of chocolate shavings on top.
Oatmeal doesn't have to be served in a bowl. Make your own whole-grain Blueberry Oatmeal Squares, studded with good-for-you blueberries.
This easy soup starts out with canned chicken stock and finishes rich in vegetables and taste. Mediterranean Pasta Soup is a bowl full of yum!
Fish contains healthy, unsaturated fats, but Olive-Crusted Salmon packs a double punch when it comes to nutrition. The olives are heart-healthy, too!
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad will fill your plate with color and flavor. Season it hot or mild, depending on how you like it.
Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: January 2011