Heart Healthy Recipes

Delicious and Healthy
A list of heart healthy recipes provided by the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center's Registered Dietitian, Angela Fong.

Recipes

 

Breakfast

Turmeric Chia Overnight Oat

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Cookies

Chia Seed Pudding

Healthy Egg Bites

Overnight Oats

Shakshuka

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Tex-Mex Breakfast Bowl

Sides

Almond Butter

Berry Chia Seed Jam

Roasted Vegetables with Tahini Sauce

Simple Hummus

 

Soups

Carrot Ginger Soup

Lentil Soup

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

 

Main Entrees

Crispy Miso Chickpea Bowls with Garlic Sesame Dressing

Falafel

Pearl Couscous Tagine

Salsa Verde Salmon with Farro Salad

Vegetarian Tacos

 

 

A word about sodium...

The best thing about cooking from home is that you control the quality and quantity of ingredients, including salt. If your doctor has advised you to follow a low sodium diet, many of these recipes can be easily adapted.

 

When choosing packaged goods, such as canned beans, broth, or condiments, choose "no salt added" or "low sodium" versions whenever possible. Canned beans and vegetables can also be rinsed to remove about 40% of the sodium. 

 

In recipes that call for added salt, you can either reduce or omit entirely. Experiment with adding citrus, vinegar, fresh or dried herbs, infused olive oil, onions, garlic, ginger, pepper, and spices to enhance the natural flavors of the dish. 

 

For more tips on recipe modifications and heart-healthy eating, ask our Registered Dietitian.