Healthy Gluten-free Blueberry Crumble

Rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and micronutrients, blueberries have so many health benefits, including lowering risk for dementia, that some people call them “brain berries.” In a recent study, British researchers reported that people who ate a cup of blueberries daily had a 20% reduction in heart disease risk and also lowered their blood pressure. Here is a delicious gluten-free, vegan …

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 …

Hearty Turkey Veggie Chili

Ready in 40 minutes, this easy gluten-free recipe is low in calories but rich in flavor and heart-healthy nutrients. A diet high in carrots has been linked to lower risk for heart attacks and some forms of cancer. Studies also show that people who eat several servings of high-fiber fruits and vegetables daily have decreased risk for stroke and may …

Hearty Pumpkin Spice Chicken Curry

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this easy recipe is rich in flavor and heart-healthy nutrients, including disease-fighting antioxidants. Studies suggest that pumpkins and their seeds help support the heart and cardiovascular system, reduce risk for type 2 diabetes, decrease inflammation throughout the body and improve blood pressure. The beta carotene compounds that give pumpkins their vivid orange color may …

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, …