3 Heart-Healthy Recipes to Win Valentine’s Day
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.
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.
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.
Our friends at Virtua Health, and their nationally-recognized cardiology team, helped us out with these mouthwatering, flavor-bursting, deceptively wholesome recipes below!
Basil Pesto Pasta with Seared Vegetables
With this dish, whole-grain pasta is brought to life with a simple homemade pesto and hearty grilled veggies.
Maple Orange Salmon with Mango Salsa
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.
Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding
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!
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!