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For tasty, heart-healthy recipes, you've come to the right place. Our high-carb, low-fat lunches, dinners, and desserts can give you peace of mind -- and a truly heart-healthy diet.

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Best Heart-Healthy Dinner Recipes

Have a heart -- or at least some heart-healthy recipes to get you back in shape before Valentine's Day. It may sound silly, but for all the work our hearts do, we often don't show them much love. After all, the heart is the one muscle that never stops pumping, even while we sleep. One easy way to give our heart the respect (and the fuel) it needs to keep working well is to eat a diet full of heart-healthy foods; things that are low in sodium, low in fat, and full of protein, iron, and vitamins. Low calorie,read more

Healthy Fudgy Brownies: A No-Guilt Kid Treat

This recipe has half of the sugar and butter in traditional brownie recipes, and features whole wheat flour and heart-healthy chia seeds.

Eat This Not That for a Healthier Heart

American Heart Month may wrap up today but heart-healthy habits should be a year-round affair. Here are five easy food swaps that will help keep that ticker running smoothly. Heart Healthy Swap #1: Lemon juice for saltTart flavors like lemon juice and vinegar stimulate some of the same taste receptors as salt, so adding a little pucker-power to your food can be a painless way to reduce sodium.

Fabulous Fish: Salmon Hash with Poached Eggs

Make this heart-healthy and satisfying fish dish for brunch, lunch, or dinner, and never worry about leftovers going bad in the fridge again!

Breakfast Key to Reducing Heart Attack Risk, New Study Finds

Breakfast might just be the most important meal -- for everything from losing weight to increasing energy on the job and in the classroom -- as your mother, doctor, and everybody else has probably told you again and again. Well, not only were they right but, according to NPR's website, The Salt, new research shows that eating a healthy breakfast helps reduce the risk of heart attack. The new study, published in the journal Circulation, found that men who routinely skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart diseaseread more

Great Greek Cuisine: It's No Myth

What's so wonderful about Greek cuisine? Well, it's heavy on the olive oil--Greece being in the Mediterranean and all--so you can tell yourself that "heart-healthy" makes up for "bathed in delicious, fragrant oil." It may not be a huge country, but Greece is ooooold, and its amazingly varied and deep culinary traditions reflect the wisdom of the ages.

Zippy Zonya Mexi Mix

Heart-Healthy Living

Instead of using prepared taco seasoning packs, make your own and save a full teaspoon of salt. This recipe can be made to season beef, pork, or chicken.

Healthy Dinners: Low Fat, Big Flavor

Although healthy cooking has come a long way, there's still a nagging perception that if something is low-fat and nutritious, it's not going to taste good. Not true! Healthy cooking isn't about adding sprouts and tofu to everything under the sun--it's about making delicious, healthy dishes out of the foods and flavors you love.

How to Grill Salmon

Have you looked at those wooden planks stacked in the seafood section at your market and wondered how to grill salmon with them? Turns out, it's an easy way to add a smoky flavor to a simple salmon fillet. You can serve the salmon right on the plank, an eye-catching way to showcase this delicious fish that is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and high in protein and vitamin D.

How to Bake Salmon

If you don't enjoy salmon on a regular basis, you're missing out on one of the best foods you can add to your diet. Salmon is rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids, the substances in fish that that promote heart health both in healthy individuals and in those who already have heart disease. In fact, Omega-3s are so good for you, the American Heart Association recommends most people eat fish twice a week. Even people who don't usually like fish find they like salmon for its flaky texture and mildly sweet flavor. Baking is one of the best ways to prepare it since it doesn't add fat as frying or sauteing does. Not sure how to bake salmon? You may be surprised by just how easy it is.

Creamy Smashed Turnips

Diabetic Living

Cut carbs not flavor by using turnips in place of potatoes in this creamy, low-calorie side dish that's simple enough to serve for a weeknight dinner.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

Heart-Healthy Living

Friends and family will ask for this moist, delicious cake again and again. It's a low-fat dessert that gets a nutritious boost from a surprising ingredient--sweet potatoes.

Chicken and Hummus Pitas: Dinner for $10

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are not only one of the most versatile meats you can serve your family, they're also one of the most lean and heart-healthy. One of the quickest and easiest ways to serve them is to make these delicious Chicken and Hummus Pitas for lunch or dinner. Plus, not only do you get lean protein, vegetables, and fiber, but you can serve four people for just $1.87 per serving.

Report Finds Coffee & Tea Dramatically Cut Risk of Stroke

Worried about drinking too much coffee all day? Well, stop. A new study in Stroke, the journal of the American Heart Association, proclaims loud and clear that both coffee and green tea cut the risk of a stroke. According to a story on NPR's blog, The Salt, the recent study included 82,369 men and women in Japan, where researchers found that the "more green tea a person drank, the more it reduced the risk of suffering a stroke." Asked by NPR to comment on the findings, Dr. Ralph Sacco of the University of Miami, a past president ofread more

Can Beets Boost Your Love Life?: Fresh-Talk

The candles are lit, soft music is playing in the background and dark chocolate-dipped strawberries are waiting to be devoured for dessert. It's dinnertime on Valentine's Day, and you're just pulling the entree out of the oven: No-Stir Risotto with Heart Shaped Beets. Beets?!

How to Cook Salmon

For a low-fuss, light dinner idea that could just as easily wow the members of your book club or woo the object of your affections over candlelight, consider learning how to cook salmon. Cooked just right, salmon has a simple, understated elegance. This heart-healthy fish is also a great source of protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids, so it's good for you, too. You may want to make it your catch of the day any time you're feeling more in the mood for surf than turf.

Romantic Fall Dinner for 2 -- with Pork Loin, Apples & Squash!

A romantic dinner just for two? At this time of year? You bet. This Fall Pork Dinner recipe -- kids need not apply -- is the perfect way to celebrate the wonderful bounty of the autumn season. Who needs Valentine's Day to have a good time? What could be better on a chilly evening than a lovely, juicy pork loin? Ours is as easy to make as pumpkin pie (if you want to really make this dinner special ... why not?). What's more, the entire dinner comes with squash and apples -- all cooked in the same pan?read more

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