Recipes Your Heart and Tastebuds Will Love

Recipes Your Heart and Tastebuds Will Love

[This article was written by Cristina Cavanugh, a registered dietitian on Amwell.]

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and when it comes to your heart health, what you eat matters. The risk of developing heart disease can be greatly reduced with a few dietary changes. 

Follow these tips to keep your family’s meals “heart-smart!” 

  • Aim to keep sodium intake to less than 2,400 mg per day which is equal to 1 teaspoon of salt. Flavor food with herbs/spices and limit processed and canned foods that are preserved with sodium.  Look for products that state on the label “low sodium” or “no salt added.” 
  • Swap saturated fat and trans fat with healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Excellent options are olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados!
  • Eat a wide variety of fruits, veggies and whole grains that will fill you up with less calories and provide fiber. Aim for 25-30 grams of fiber per day.

Looking for some inspiration? Try these heart healthy recipes created by the dietitians on Amwell.  Each recipe contains around 350 calories, are under 500 mg of sodium and less than 5 grams of saturated fat and are PACKED with flavor.

 

Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Teriyaki Chicken
Meatballs

Spinach Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers & Artichoke Hearts

Spinach Pesto Pizza with
Roasted Red Peppers &
Artichoke Hearts

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chilli

Sweet Potato Black
Bean Chili

Southwestern Crustless Quiche

Southwestern
Crustless Quiche

Shrimp Quesadilla with Fruit Salsa

Shrimp Quesadilla
with Fruit Salsa

Quinoa Tofu Veggie Stir-Fry

Quinoa Tofu Veggie
Stir-Fry

Portabella Mushroom Burger

Portabella Mushroom
Burger

Panko-Crusted White Fish & Sauteed Green Beans

Panko-Crusted White Fish
& Sauteed Green Beans

Panko-Crusted White Fish & Sauteed Green Beans

Edamame Succotash
Salad

Citrus Steak Salad

Citrus Steak Salad

 



             

            

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