Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or proudly riding solo with a glass of wine and your furbabies – there’s no better time to treat yourself to some delicious, delectable, surprisingly heart-healthy food.
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When it comes to heart health, there’s a deep connection to the food you eat. Foods heavy in sugar, salt, and saturated fat can increase your risk of heart disease and other serious issues down the road.
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But hold the phone – we’re not suggesting cardboard flavored eats for your date night. A heart-healthy diet can still include super flavorful meals that feature all your favorite ingredients.
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Our friends at Virtua Health, and their nationally-recognized cardiology team,  helped us out with these mouthwatering, flavor-bursting, deceptively wholesome recipes below!
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Basil Pesto Pasta with Seared Vegetables
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With this dish, whole-grain pasta is brought to life with a simple homemade pesto and hearty grilled veggies.
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Maple Orange Salmon with Mango Salsa
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Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The oranges are rich in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium and fiber. And sweet potatoes deliver carotenoids, fiber, and vitamins to help your heart. Oh, and this dish is beyond delicious too.
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Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding
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Creamy. Decadent. And healthy? You bet it is. Avocado and chia seeds give this luxurious dessert a heart-healthy boost without sacrificing an ounce of flavor you crave from your sweets!
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Thinking about living a more heart-healthy lifestyle? Our friends at Virtua can help! To get started, take this quick quiz  to see how heart-healthy your habits are!spacer10
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