January 1st, 2018

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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January 1st, 2018

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

January 1st, 2018

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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January 1st, 2018

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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January 1st, 2018

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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January 1st, 2018

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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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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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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February 1st, 2016

Spicy Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

Serves 8 – This simple, spicy soup is great for parties. Create a build-your-own soup bar with avocado, cashew sour cream, chopped lettuce, red onion and loads of fresh herbs, and let your guests create their own…

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how sugar effects your heart

February 1st, 2016

Healthy Tip: A 12 oz Soda Can

A 12 oz soda can has 40 grams of carbohydrates, the same amount in 10 teaspoons of sugar.

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February 1st, 2016

Summer Harvest Ratatouille

Serves 10 – Ratatouille, a traditional French vegetable dish of eggplant, bell peppers, onions, summer squash and tomatoes, is an ideal side dish to serve with grilled or roasted fish or chicken. Ingredients: 3 bell peppers, assorted…

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February 1st, 2016

Healthy Tip: A Serving of Protein

A serving of protein (3 ounces of meat) looks like a deck of cards. A serving size can also be: 1 egg, 1/2 cup of beans, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 3/4 cup of nuts.

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