Heart Healthy Recipes
Butternut squash is a delicious addition to any meal, and these squash fries are a great fall side dish! They are a great swap for the usual french fries, and they are baked not fried so they are better for you. They are colorful, packed with nutrients, and really delicious!
Warming dishes are welcome in the fall, and this tofu is just the sort of comfort food I crave. The sauce and veggies are rich in flavor, with a little kick from the chipotle peppers. This is perfect for dinner on a weeknight, it comes together in 45 minutes and is healthy, delicious and satisfying! Skip the take out and give it a try!
You can turn canned chickpeas into a delicious meal with this easy to make salad! I combine them with a bit of jalapenos, cumin, lime juice and cilantro to give it plenty of flavor, and some bell peppers for color and it is so good and so easy to make. This is perfect for summer! Serve it over romaine lettuce for more of a main dish meal, or as is for a side.
Pickled green beans are easy to make, and a delicious for a snack, or addition to a picnic spread. These ones are quick pickled, so they come together in about 30 minutes, and only take a few days until they are ready!
In the summer, cooling drinks are essential! This blueberry ginger limeade is an especially delicious drink to cool off with on the patio! It contains no refined sugar so it is healthier than most store bought drinks, and it is pretty simple to make!
I love a good chili! It is something I can make a big pot of and enjoy for a few days and it only gets better as it sits overnight. This one uses different types of green peppers, along with white beans and corn and it is not only beautiful to look at but really delicious and good for you as well! It also happens to be gluten free and vegan. This is perfect paired with corn bread!
Simple refreshing salads are my favorite in the summer! This one features heirloom tomatoes and watermelon which are at their most flavorful this time of year! It comes together in about 5 minutes and it makes the perfect side dish for your picnic or BBQ! Not only that, it is beautiful, delicious and healthy too!
I love making my own hummus at home because I can make a different flavor every time! One of my favorites is a roasted beet hummus. I roast the beet until it is tender then blend it up with classic hummus ingredients and it is delicious! This is healthy too and the perfect thing to enjoy with veggies or crackers for dipping or spread on your sandwich!
I like to make soups featuring veggies that are available for the current season. This one features ramps, leeks and asparagus, a seasonal twist on the classic bean soup minestrone. This is hearty, healthy and delicious, perfect served with a piece of crusty sour dough bread on the side!
When it comes to fries, potato and sweet potato are common, but carrots also make really good fries! I like to toss them with spices, roast until they are sweet and tender and then serve them with hummus for dipping. It is so good, and carrots are packed with nutrients and fiber!