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

Better Breakfast Tostada with Avocado and Eggs

These tostadas - with corn tortillas that can be made a day in advance - are delicious enough for a weekend breakfast, but come together easily enough for a weekday one, too.

Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl

Liven up the breakfast routine with this Southwestern quinoa bowl. Quinoa contains a hefty amount of protein, making this a great morning option. Add other items to turn this into your own creation cucumber, radishes, black beans and more. The eggs can also be cooked however you prefer over-easy, poached, or even scrambled.

Coconut Curry Halibut with Green Beans and Roasted Red Bell Peppers

The harmony of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors in this Asian-inspired dish stimulates the appetite. The halibut, whose velvety texture will melt in your mouth, rests on a fluffy bed of jasmine rice.

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma is a garlicky Middle-Eastern dish. While it’s often served in a pita, it‘s equally delicious served on a bed of romaine and topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. This easy-to-make dish will become a favorite go-to on those extra-busy nights.

Spiced Brisket with Cranberries

Plan to prepare and cook the brisket the day before you serve it. This way it’ll give the beef time to release its juices so you can use them to make the sauce. Also, once the juices have cooled, you can easily skim off the fat. Refrigerate the brisket overnight, then the next day, before the meal, finish it up.

Apples with Almond-Apricot Sauce

Baked apples are always a treat but coring whole apples can be a hassle. Just buy larger apples and cut them in half! Then all you have to do is scoop out the easily accessible core, add the sweet topping, and let your slow cooker take it from there.

Blackberry Cobbler

This American dessert recipe with nutrient-dense blackberries is perfect for family gatherings.

Steamed Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin, dried cranberries, walnuts and spices update a traditional steamed brown bread recipe. The result is moist and delicious.
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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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