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A heart health recipe is a recipe that, no surprise, is good for your heart! Eating food that’s good for your heart can make it easier for your heart to pump blood and nutrients to the rest of your body.

Avoiding certain foods that make it harder for your heart to do its’ job can also help.

What makes a recipe “heart healthy”?

A heart health recipe is a recipe that, no surprise, is good for your heart! Eating food that’s good for your heart can make it easier for your heart to pump blood and nutrients to the rest of your body. Avoiding certain foods that make it harder for your heart to do its’ job can also help. Heart healthy recipes are:

A recipe does not need to meet all of these criteria to be “heart healthy”. Making small, simple changes like choosing foods in any of these categories can be the first step towards a more heart-healthy diet.

Need a few ideas? Here are some delicious, heart-healthy recipes! Find the following recipes and more here.

What makes it heart healthy?

This recipe uses low-fat mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise, which is higher in saturated fat. This recipe has 171 mg of sodium per serving. This is a great option because you want to aim for less than 300 mg of sodium per serving size.

tuna salad recipe

What makes it heart healthy?

This recipe is full of heart-healthy vegetables! It’s a lower sodium option because it only has 253 mg of sodium. Remember that you want less than 300 mg per serving size, so you still have to include the sodium that could be in any pasta, garlic bread, or cheese added to this spaghetti dinner.

spaghetti sauce recipe

What makes it heart healthy?

This recipe includes salmon, which is a low-fat fish option. It’s also low in sodium because it uses a salt-free spicy seasoning. This recipe is also a good source of potassium. Read about how potassium can help your blood pressure, and therefore your heart, in our previous blog!

spicy baked fish recipe
Written by Taylor Newman, PhD/DI student | Edited by Laurel Sanville, MS, RDN, LD
Posted October 23rd, 2017

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