Heart-Healthy Recipes

Jan 31

Allegro Pediatrics

Heart-Healthy Recipes

by Allegro Pediatrics


What makes a recipe heart healthy? Look for ingredients that are good for your heart: like the olive oil, nuts, and even chocolate in these recipes. Heart-healthy foods also are low in saturated fat and salt. So get cooking and then get eating!

Chocolate Sweetheart Parfaits

Just for fun, we'll start with dessert — Chocolate Sweetheart Parfaits. This creamy treat mixes yogurt, cocoa, and berries, then adds just a few chocolate shavings on top.  


Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

Oatmeal doesn't have to be served in a bowl. Make your own whole-grain Blueberry Oatmeal Squares, studded with good-for-you blueberries.


Mediterranean Pasta Soup

This easy soup starts out with canned chicken stock and finishes rich in vegetables and taste. Mediterranean Pasta Soup is a bowl full of yum!


Olive-Crusted Salmon

Fish contains healthy, unsaturated fats, but Olive-Crusted Salmon packs a double punch when it comes to nutrition. The olives are heart-healthy, too!


Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad will fill your plate with color and flavor. Season it hot or mild, depending on how you like it.


Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: November 2015

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. 

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