recipes_salmon-with-swiss-chard

February 1st, 2016

Salmon with Swiss Chard

Serves 4 – A bed of greens makes a delicious accompaniment to salmon. Serve with brown rice or buttered pasta. Ingredients: 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced…

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28-Days-of-Heart-Phase-1-10

February 1st, 2016

Healthy Tip: Mexican Cuisine

If the restaurant offers tortilla chips to start, limit yourself and fill your chip with lots of salsa. Choose foods that are baked or grilled and be sure to ask which menu items are fried. Fresh…

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recipes_vegan-chocolate-pudding

February 1st, 2016

Vegan Chocolate Banana Pudding

Serves 6 – No one will guess this rich, dark chocolate pudding counts tofu as its secret ingredient. Sweetened with dates and ripe bananas, serve this decadent pudding with fresh berries, sliced apples or extra diced banana.…

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28-Days-of-Heart-Phase-1-09

February 1st, 2016

Healthy Tip: Seafood

Choose grilled or steamed seafood for a healthy main course. Avoid the fried versions of your seafood favorites. Fresh tip: Choose a vegetable for a side dish instead of french fries.

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recipes_morning-grain-blend-medly

February 1st, 2016

Morning Grain Blend Medley with Hot Berry Syrup

A great and fast breakfast loaded with vitamins and whole grains. Ingredients: 1 bag Engine 2 Morning Blend Grain Medley (sold at Whole Foods Market) 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries 5 frozen cherries 1 tsp cinnamon…

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28-Days-of-Heart-Phase-1-07

February 1st, 2016

Healthy Tip: My Plate Method

Strive for balance and variety to promote heart health. How does your plate compare?

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macaroni not cheese

February 1st, 2016

Macaroni Not Cheese

Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 1 cup cashews 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 1/3 cups water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 4 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon…

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28-Days-of-Heart-Phase-1-05

February 1st, 2016

Healthy Tip: A Serving of Vegetables

A serving of vegetables (1/2 cup of cooked vegetables) looks like a baseball. A serving size can also be: 1/2 cup chopped raw vegetables, 1 cup raw leafy vegetables, 3/4 cup low sodium vegetables.

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recipes_might-bowls-of-goodness

February 1st, 2016

Mighty Bowls of Goodness

Serves 4 — This colorful one-dish meal will become a new favorite. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 1 cup sprouted green lentils or sprouted mung beans 1 bunch kale, stemmed, chopped and steamed or 1 head broccoli, cut…

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tips-a-serving-of-fruit

February 1st, 2016

Healthy Tip: A Serving of Fruit

A serving of fruit (3 medium pieces of fruit) looks like a tennis ball. A serving size can also be: 1/2 cup chopped or canned fruit (rinse canned fruit under water to reduce sugar), 1/4 cup…

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recipes_lentil-chili

February 1st, 2016

Lentil Chili

Serves 8 – This simple vegetarian chili recipe uses lentils instead of beans. Brown lentils work best as they will hold their shape even when tender after cooking. Serve over brown rice or with whole-grain hearth bread.…

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28-Days-of-Heart-Phase-1-08

February 1st, 2016

Healthy Tip: Grocery Shopping Tips

Plan a menu. Plan for a week of heart healthy meals and then make your grocery store list. Be fully charged. Shop after you’ve eaten. People tend to purchase more salty snack foods or sweets when…

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