When it comes preventing heart disease through diet, there’s quite a bit you can do—and a lot to remember. EatingWell’s food and nutrition editors have done much of the work for you by creating a selection of tasty, heart-healthy recipes.
To be called “heart-healthy” our entrees have no more than 3 grams of saturated fat. Fish entrees can have up to 5 grams, since the benefits of omega-3 fats outweigh the saturated fats. Our heart-healthy sides, salads, soups and desserts have 2 grams or less of saturated fat.
All recipes in this collection qualify as heart-healthy. Most feature brightly colored fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts or soy products—foods containing antioxidants and fiber, which also may help your heart.
So enjoy these delicious heart-healthy recipes from our EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook—and add in a good dose of daily exercise—and you’ll be on your way to a healthier lifestyle!