Fruit Skewer

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs with Lemon-Lime Dip

Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables every day is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to get a full spectrum of the nutrients you need for vibrant heart and systemic health. In fact, “eating the rainbow” of fresh produce has been linked to lower risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and several forms …

Chicken and Mole

Chicken Breast with Mole Sauce and Citrus Thyme Salad

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this easy dinner recipe abounds in heart-healthy ingredients. Mole (pronounced mo-LAY) sauce derives its rich, zesty flavor from dark chocolate, which has so many cardiovascular benefits that the BaleDoneen Method prescribes 7 grams daily (one small square) for heart attack and stroke prevention. A diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables lowers risks for …

Healthy Spices

Cures in Your Kitchen: Heart-healthy Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices have been used as food and medicine for thousands of years. Modern science has shown that some of these tasty flavorings really do have remarkable health benefits, particularly for boosting cardiovascular (CV) wellness. Two very large studies recently linked a spicy diet to longer life and lower risk of death from heart-related causes. One reason why certain …

Chicken and Vegetables

Cinnamon-Spiced Moroccan Chicken

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this easy, flavorful North African recipe is sure to delight your family and friends. Zesty, heart-healthy spices provide some much appreciated heat during chilly weather, while the apples lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and inflammation. Serve this savory dish with brown rice, couscous or quinoa. For a flavor variation, substitute raisins or dried …

Cranberries and Squash

Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash with Kale, Quinoa and Cranberries

This hearty, delicious recipe is sure to delight your family and friends. A gluten-free grain, quinoa is high in protein, heart-healthy fiber, disease-fighting antioxidants and a bounty of essential minerals and nutrients. A recent study suggests that quinoa supports metabolic health, while also helping to lower blood sugar and triglycerides. Nutrients in cranberries help lower blood pressure, while kale is …

Carrot Soup

Curried Turkey Carrot Soup

This quick, easy, tasty recipe is a great way to enjoy leftover turkey. An excellent source of heart-healthy vitamins and minerals, turkey can help lower cholesterol and keep insulin levels stable, research suggests. A diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables lowers risk for stroke. For a vegetarian option, replace turkey with tofurkey or tofu and use vegetable broth. Ingredients …

Fish Salad

Curry-Orange Rub Grilled Salmon

Ready in just 25 minutes, this easy recipe is packed with flavor, using a simple, but savory rub with just three ingredients. Turmeric, the spice that gives curry its yellow hue, is sometimes called “the golden spice of life,” due to its rich array of health benefits. Its active ingredient, curcumin, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects that have been shown to …

Fruit with oats

An Easy, Delicious Way to Protect Your Heart Health

Following one simple habit every morning could save your life, by reducing risk for heart attack and fatal coronary heart disease (CHD). This healthy practice may also prevent weight gain, which in turn decreases your likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer, and other dangerous diseases, including CHD. The morning ritual that does all this is eating …

Breakfast Sandwich

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich

Ready in just 5 minutes, this delicious recipe can also be made with flour or corn tortillas for a breakfast burrito, or with gluten-free English muffins. A recent analysis of studies linked eating one egg daily to a 12% drop in stroke risk and found no association with heart disease, while avocados help reduce cholesterol, inflammation and risk for heart …

Tuna Salad

Avocado-Cucumber Tuna Salad

Quick and easy to make, this zesty salad is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner that will make your heart – and taste buds – rejoice. Tuna and avocado are ranked among the world’s healthiest foods, with several studies suggesting that eating them regularly can help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, aid weight loss, and help protect against heart attacks. This …