Eating healthy doesn't take as much time, effort, and funds as it does simple research, awareness, and willingness to make lifestyle changes. As you may (or may not) know, February is National Heart Healthy Month, (also known as Red Month) and we're encouraging everyone to "eat red" by choosing foods that are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium in order to greatly reduce the risk of heart disease.
So where do we go from here?
We'll start with The Truth about Heart-Healthy Eating. We debunk five myths about heart-healthy diets and give you truths you can "take to heart."
Now you may be asking yourself: Exactly how much effort goes into eating "heart healthy?" Fortunately, not much at all. These 20-minute Heart-Healthy Meals will be good to your heart as well as your appetite in just 20 minutes or less. With each recipe, we give you serving suggestions for rounding out the meal, plus tips for shortcuts and substitutions.
Here are some of my favorite heart-healthy recipes: