Category Archives: Heart Healthy Recipes

Heart Healthy Recipe: Banana Bread


PREP:
 20 MINS COOK: 1 HR, 15 MINS, CUTS INTO 10 SLICES

Have your cake and eat it with this low-fat, healthy banana loaf – perfect for breakfast and beyond.

Ingredients:

  • low-fat spread, for the tin, plus extra to serve
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 300g mashed banana from overripe black bananas
  • 4 tbsp agave syrup
  • 3 large eggs, beaten with a fork
  • 150ml pot low-fat natural yogurt
  • 25g chopped pecan or walnuts (optional)

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 320 F. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment (allow it to come 2cm above the top of tin). Mix the flours, bicarb, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the bananas, syrup, eggs, and yogurt. Quickly stir into dry ingredients, then gently scrape into the tin and scatter with nuts, if using. Bake for 1 hr 10 mins-1 hr 15 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  3. Cool in tin on a wire rack. Eat warm or at room temperature, with low-fat spread.

Recipe from: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/healthy-banana-bread

Flank Steak with Chimichurri, Asparagus & Cauliflower Rice

Flank Steak with Chimichurri, Asparagus & Cauliflower RiceThis elegant steak dinner for two features asparagus drizzled with a bright chimichurri sauce. A bed of cauliflower rice sops all the extra juices, but you could stir the herby sauce into the rice for extra flavor. This dish is easy enough for a weeknight dinner but delicious enough for date night or a dinner party.

Recipe courtesy of EatingWell.

Prep time: 40 min

Ready in: 40 min

Yield: 2 servings

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Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Ashchi Heart & Vascular Center PhotoYou gotta have heart…artichoke hearts, that is. March 16th is National Artichoke Hearts Day and we are celebrating by posting this recipe for Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

Artichokes are healthy and a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate and magnesium. High in fiber, calcium, and protein, they are also low in calories cholesterol-free.

When you need a snack that won’t weigh you or your guests down, try this hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip. It comes together about as quickly as it will disappear.

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