February is American Heart Month, which is a great time of year to get serious about your heart health by being mindful of what you eat. There are plenty of ways to pack in the flavor and get creative with your meals while still showing your heart a little love! So check out our top eight heart-healthy dishes that you can add to your diet this month.
1. Spicy Maple Glazed Carrots
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2. Homemade Multi-Grain Bread
Whole grains are an important part of a heart healthy diet, and this homemade bread is packed with more grains than you can count! The soft, springy, and hearty texture will is divine when paired with the flavor of all the grains.
3. Creamy Wheat Berry Porridge
Wheat berries are nutty, slightly chewy, and packed with fiber making them a smart choice for breakfast. Mix in some fruit for a filling healthy meal that’s naturally sweetened.
4. Stuffed Bell Peppers
These vegetarian stuffed peppers are filled with protein and fiber rich black beans and quinoa. Top with a little sour cream for a filling dinner without the meat!
5. Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili
Healthy food doesn’t have to be difficult to prepare! Your slow cooker will do most of the work with this sweet potato chili.
6. Red Snack Day
It’s never too early to start teaching healthy choices and this red snack buffet will help start a conversation with the kids about smart choices for your heart. The kids will have fun with all of the red snacks while learning a little, too.
7. Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad
With plenty of protein, flavor, and all kinds of textures, this simple chicken salad can be prepped in advance so that you can just grab and go for a quick, healthy lunch. Serve it on whole grain bread or in a lettuce wrap.
8. Grilled Garlic Lime Chicken
Grilled chicken is always a good choice! This chicken packs a flavorful punch of garlic and lime and is ready in less than 30 minutes.