Easy Vegan Marinara Spaghetti Squash

Like other squashes, spaghetti squash is low in calories and high in heart-healthy fiber. It is also low in carbs, making it a delicious, gluten-free substitute for pasta. Spaghetti squash is a good source of inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and C, and disease-fighting antioxidants. Packed with vitamins and minerals, nutritional yeast adds a creamy flavor, making it an …

The Facts About Eggs and Heart Health — Unscrambled

Are eggs a superfood or a dietary villain to avoid? You’ve probably seen frightening headlines like these: “Alert! An egg a day increases risk of stroke death,” “A New Study Wants You to Stop Eating Eggs,” “Study: Cholesterol from egg consumption increases risk of heart attack,” and “Eggs are bad for your heart — it’s no yolk.” However, the 2015 …

Crispy Garlic-Thyme Quinoa Fritters

Centuries ago, Hippocrates, often called the father of medicine, prescribed garlic to treat a variety of diseases. Recent research suggests that the pungent herb really does have potent health benefits — particularly when it’s crushed — including reducing blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels and combating inflammation, all of which can reduce risk for heart attacks and strokes. Ready in just …

One-pot Vegan Lentil Kale Soup with Carrots

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy recipe is low in calories and rich in heart-healthy fiber and nutrients. Vegan and gluten-free, this hearty soup is perfect for an inexpensive but tasty lunch or dinner. Research suggests that a plant-based diet helps lower risk for cardiovascular disease, with a recent study reporting that people who ate at least one serving of …

Pomegranate Glazed Salmon with Fennel

Rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and disease-fighting antioxidants, this festive, gluten-free recipe is perfect for a holiday meal that will delight your family and friends. Studies suggest that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids helps prevent blood clots, stabilizes abnormal heart rhythms and improves blood pressure, factors that may explain why people who eat fish two or more …

No-cook Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Dipping Sauce

Ready in just minutes with no cooking, this zesty, Asian-inspired recipe is sure to become a family favorite. It’s perfect if you’re following a low-carb or gluten-free diet, or watching your weight, because the wraps are low in calories but rich in flavor. Studies suggest that people who eat chicken regularly tend to weigh less and may also have lower …

Perfectly Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Ready in 30 minutes or less and packed with heart-healthy nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, this easy salmon recipe pairs perfectly with a cucumber vinaigrette salad for a tasty meal that’s sure to delight your family and friends. For a flavor variation, replace dill with other fresh herbs of your choice, such as tarragon, basil or parsley, or substitute 3 …

Tomato, Cucumber and Mint Gazpacho

Cool, refreshing and easy to make, this tasty summer soup is packed with heart-healthy nutrients. Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer. Cucumbers are an ideal food to stay hydrated on hot days since they are 95 percent water. They also contain compounds …

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce

Perfect for a Father’s Day barbeque or a summer cookout for family and friends, this easy recipe pairs colorful, heart-healthy vegetables with zesty Argentine flavors. For a tasty variation, try it with other fruits and vegetables, such as pineapple, sweet or new potatoes, eggplant, leeks, or slices of corn on the cob. Chimichurri sauce is also delicious with grilled fish, …

Zesty Thai Carrot and Cucumber Noodle Salad in a Mason Jar

Ready in just 15 minutes, this tangy, vegan salad is packed with heart-healthy antioxidants. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, check the label of the soy sauce to make sure it’s gluten free since some brands contain wheat. Experiment with other ingredients too: There are dozens of recipes for salads in a jar, all of which are perfect for an …