25 Top Heart-Healthy Foods

Salmon- grill with a rub or marinade. Save some to top a salad or put in pasta later.

  1. Flaxseed- mix in yogurt, hot cereal, homemade muffins
  2. Oatmeal- top with fresh berries Black or kidney beans- add to soups or salads
  3. Almonds- mix into yogurt or add to trail mix or fruit salads
  4. Walnuts- add crunch to salads, muffins or pancakes
  5. Red Wine- “toast” to good health in moderation
  6. Tuna- here’s Lunch- salad greens, canned tuna and fresh fruit
  7. Tofu-slice “firm” tofu marinate for several hours and grill
  8. Brown Rice- microwavable brown rice makes a quick lunch. Stir in some chopped veggies.
  9. Soy milk- great over oatmeal or whole grain cereal. Or make a smoothie
  10. Blueberries- all berries are great- mix into trail mix, muffins or salads.
  11. Carrots- have baby carrots with lunch. Sneak shredded carrots into spaghetti sauce or muffin batter.
  12. Spinach-use instead of lettuce in salads and sandwiches
  13. Broccoli-chop broccoli and add to store-bought soup. Eat with at low-fat dip.
  14. Sweet Potato- microwave for lunch. Add a little pineapple.
  15. Red Bell Peppers- rub with olive oil and grill or oven-roast until tender. Delicious in wraps, salads and sandwiches
  16. Asparagus- grill or steam lightly. Add olive oil and lemon.
  17. Oranges- great just by themselves for a snack
  18. Tomatoes- add to sandwiches, salads, pizza etc.
  19. Acorn Squash- baked squash is a comfort food on a chilly day. Serve with sautéed spinach, pine nuts or raisins for variety.
  20. Cantaloupe- perfect for any meal. Simply cut and enjoy.
  21. Papaya- serve papaya salsa with salmon. Mix papaya, pineapple, scallions, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  22. Dark Chocolate- 1 small piece may help lower blood pressure, but choose 70% or higher cocoa content.
  23. Tea- hot or cold, but use the tea bag, not the bottled or instant.

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