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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.



Broccoli and Cheese Egg White Scramble on Whole Wheat English Muffin


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



Tuna-Stuffed Avocados with Corn Salsa


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



Baked Oat-Crusted Chicken Fingers with Sweet Mustard Sauce


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.


Next steps

  • Explore heart-healthy recipes
  • Learn more about your heart and developing healthy habits

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