Develop your own heart healthy recipes to lower your risk of heart disease and to improve your heart health. Exercising, losing weight, stress reduction, meditation, and eating right are all important things you should be including for the best results. Of course, sometimes eating right is one of the tougher things to do, especially if you aren’t a gourmet chef yourself. The good news is that there are great healthy heart recipes out there that are easy and tasty.
Studies today are showing that millions of people have heart disease. One of the main causes of this problem happens to be an unhealthy diet. Previously you have seen important tips for a good diet and some of the foods that can be added to a good healthy heart menu. To pull it all together, here is a look at some heart healthy recipes that will put it all together for you. You’ll even find that these recipes are easy enough that just about anyone can make them.
Tasty Beef and Barley Soup Recipe
A tasty beef and barley soup is one of the many easy and tasty heart healthy recipes. The ingredients you need include water, some olive oil spray, a bit of salt, water, beef shank without fat, celery, barley, carrots, black pepper, and potatoes. Spray a pan with olive oil and put the beef shank in the pan, broiling on each side for five minutes. Take a big pot and combine the water, bay leaf, pepper and salt, and the meat. Boil. Allow it to cook for several hours until the beef shank is tender. Take the meat out and then strain the broth to eliminate the fat. Cut up the meat and then return to pot with the broth. Add the vegetables and barely and heat for 20-30 minutes.
Fresh Veggie Salad Recipe
Vegetables are always healthy for you, and a fresh veggie salad recipe can be added to your menu along with an entree or you can eat it alone for a nice lunch. All you’ll need is some lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, small mushrooms, and a low fat salad dressing. Tear or cut the lettuce and put in a bowl. Slice up the mushrooms and cut the tomatoes into smaller pieces. Add broccoli and cauliflower. Chill the salad for an hour. Then take out and top with a tasty low fat salad dressing.
Tasty Mushroom Soup Recipe
Another tasty heart healthy recipes for you to try is tasty mushroom soup. It is low in fat and sodium, which makes it a healthy addition to your menu. You’ll need four cups of chicken broth, a cup of chopped onion, two cups of dry non fat milk, two garlic cloves minced, four ounces of finely sliced mushrooms, a tablespoon of dry sherry, chopped parsley, two teaspoons of lemon juice, half a teaspoon of lemon peel grated, and four tablespoons of flour. Combine together the milk and broth and set to the side. Heat up two tablespoons of margarine and cook the mushrooms, garlic, and the onion. After 10 minutes, stir the flour in. Then blend in the mixture of milk and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and add lemon juice, lemon peel, sherry, and the parsley. Mix together and then serve while warm.
Low Fat Fish Recipe
Fish is always a great dish to serve up for heart health, especially if you serve fatty fish and cook it without adding unhealthy fats to it. There are many easy heart healthy recipes for fish, but here is an easy one that you can make if you want a quick and tasty dinner. For this recipe you’ll need a pound of fish fillets, two tablespoons of chopped onion, eight ounces of sliced mushrooms, one clove of minced garlic, salt and pepper, two tomatoes, 1 cup of dry red wine, a teaspoon of thyme, two teaspoons of olive oil, and two teaspoons of cornstarch. Take a microwave dish and put the garlic, onion, and oil together. For one minute (approx) microwave this on high. Then put the fish on top of this mixture, placing the tomatoes, pepper, salt, thyme, and mushrooms on top of your fish. Combine the cornstarch and wine together and then pour over the top. Take wax paper and cover the dish. Microwave the fish on high until the fish flakes and is cooked through.
These are just a few of the great heart healthy recipes that you can begin cooking on a regular basis. As you use these recipes and other healthy options, you’ll be lowering your risk of heart disease. Along with great recipes, add exercise and some meditation to your lifestyle and it will make a big difference to your heart health.