During the month of February, Americans see the human heart as the symbol of love. February not only marks Valentine’s Day, but also American Heart Month, a time to show yourself the love. A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. Great heart-healthy foods that include antioxidants, lean proteins, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your lipid levels in check for better heart health. And best of all, they taste delicious, too. Here are a few of my favorite recipes filled with good-for-the-heart fresh ingredients, healthy fats, and whole grains.
Appetizers & Snacks
There’s no need to skip the first dish when you make healthy appetizers!
These main dishes use fresh ingredients and healthy fats to create heart-smart meals that are filling and fast.
Desserts don’t have to be a healthy-eating faux pas with these lighter, indulgent options. The key to enjoying your favorite sweet treat, while still following a healthy diet, is to consume in moderation.
Dedicate some time this month to raise awareness about heart disease and increase knowledge about prevention! Share your own tips in the comments below!