Recipes

Delicious heart healthy recipes and tips from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Simple Cooking With Heart
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Recipes

Quick-Pickled Vegetable Sushi Rolls with Avocado

Who says that making your own sushi rolls needs to be complicated? These rolls, filled with avocado and lightly pickled veggies, are both easy and nutritious - and perfect for an afternoon snack.

Asian-Inspired Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Snow Peas, and Avocado

This Asian fusion pasta salad bathes crunchy vegetables in a sweet, tangy dressing.

Salmon En Papillote

The name of this dish may not be familiar to you, but it simply means that the fish is cooked enclosed in a cooking parchment packet. With this method, not only are the flavors of the fish and vegetables locked inside but serving and cleanup are a breeze.

Avocado-Chimichurri Steak with Grilled Asparagus

This chimichurri sauce is packed with herby flavor and pairs especially well with smoky charred meat from the grill.

Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Roasting vegetables, like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, carrots, turnips, etc. with a favorite herb like rosemary and a sweet hint of balsamic brings out the nutty flavors.

Slow Cooker Harvest Beef Stew

Let the slow cooker do all the heavy work for you. Just toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker and come home to a piping hot stew, perfect for a cold winter's day.

Slow Cooker Panang Curry with Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

This rich curry dish that marries chicken and loads of vegetables with coconut milk, makes a trip to Thailand as close as your slow cooker — 20 minutes of prep, and 4 hours later your entire home will be smelling exotic. Riced cauliflower creates a nutrient rich addition to this dish to soak up the curry sauce.

Curry-stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuff any color bell with a mix of onion, ground turkey or chicken, zucchini, curry powder, quinoa or brown rice, and cilantro.
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Cooking Tips

Sneaking More Vegetables into Meals

If corn and baby carrots are the only veggies your family eats, you may want to try a more sneaky approach.

Conquer Cravings with Healthy Options

Luckily, eating healthy includes foods of all sorts of textures and flavors. Here are some suggestions on satisfying your cravings with nutritious snacks of a variety of textures.

Save Money by Making Beans from Scratch

Dried beans are an affordable, pantry staple.

Slow-cooker Savvy

Whether you're tight on time or cash, one of the best cooking tools is a slow cooker.A brand new 5-quart slow cooker can cost about $30. The basic appliance hasn’t changed much in years, so even an older model from a resale shop will do.
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