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Bringing the heat: Hot and spicy jambalaya satisfies

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the weather heats up, so can your palate with a steaming bowl of Southern comfort food.

Spicy and as sultry as a Southern day, any jambalaya is packed with flavor. But sometimes they are also filled with saturated fat, salt and too many calories.

Jambalaya doesn’t […]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bringing the heat: Hot and spicy jambalaya satisfies

A toast to good health: Add whole grains and avocado

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s time toast got an upgrade. Bring on the whole grains and avocado.

Step away from unhealthy butter and jams and look toward satisfying flavors and textures. A healthy dose of whole grains and fiber is delicious with the addition of a few healthy and trendy […]

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Recipes|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Healthier quiche: Worth waking up for

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Don’t give in to the temptation of skipping breakfast. Quiche, a protein-packed savory tart, can easily be sliced into individual portions for those looking for a convenient breakfast to take to work.

Many people skip breakfast for a variety of reasons, according to Alisha Farris, Ph.D., […]

Hot chicks: Spicy chickpeas offer crispy goodness in taste and nutrition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While fresh cut fruit and vegetables are always a snack option, what about when you’re craving junk food?

Consider the spicy oven-roasted chickpea — crispy nuggets filled with goodness.

Heartily seasoned, they’re big in taste, yet low in sodium. That makes them a great substitute for people […]

A gift from the heart good for Mom’s heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Looking for something delicious, healthy and fast as a Mother’s Day treat? Showing you care doesn’t have to be complicated.

A yogurt parfait is a great option. It’s pretty to look at, easy to make and packed with wholesome ingredients. The recipe takes only a few […]

Comforting cocoa can fight off the cold

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A rich, warm chocolaty cup of cocoa should warm your heart, not hurt it.

For those who want a comforting and steaming drink to help fend off the end of winter, this recipe offers a luxurious cup of hot chocolate with a consistency similar to heavy […]

Festive – and guilt-free – holiday cocktails just take a few substitutions

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When it comes to the holidays, people realize how easy it is to over indulge with food. They also need to watch what they’re drinking.

Too often, only food is considered when people cut calories, said Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition professor at Penn State […]

December 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Recipes, Videos|Tags: |Comments Off on Festive – and guilt-free – holiday cocktails just take a few substitutions

Healthy portions can be loving way to approach the holidays

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s time to start looking at heart-healthy approaches to the holiday’s dinner.

Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition professor at Penn State University and volunteer for the American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee, said the first tip she would give is to “think health.” […]

Butternut squash pasta takes advantage of fall produce

Fall is known as the harvest season for a reason. It’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of the cornucopia of fresh produce that is available.

Apples, kale, winter squashes and sweet potatoes are all at their best and ready to provide crisp fall flavors for a healthy […]

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Butternut squash pasta takes advantage of fall produce

A fresh take on summer grilling

One of the best sounds of the summer is that initial sizzle from fresh cuts of meat hitting a hot grill.

But there’s a way to get that sizzle without the steak.

“Fish is a great option for grilling,” said Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., professor of nutrition and professor […]