Summer Vegetable Soup

Ready in just 30 minutes and packed with heart-healthy antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, this garden-fresh soup is perfect for a light-yet-filling summer lunch or dinner. The turmeric adds a tangy twist and also anti-inflammatory properties that support arterial wellness. For a flavor variation, replace basil with oregano, parsley or other fresh herbs of your choice. Ingredients 2 celery stalks with …

Fresh Mango Tomato Salsa

Perfect for Mother’s Day or any festive occasion, this zesty salsa is rich in antioxidants and heart-healthy nutrients. Studies show that a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables reduces your risk for stroke and obesity and may help you maintain a healthy blood pressure. Both mangoes and tomatoes contain compounds that support eye health, protect against certain cancers and …

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 …