Heart-Healthy Recipes
Heart Smart Slow Cooker Minestrone

VIDEO: Heart Smart® Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe

“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” So once declared famous historic French chef Auguste Escoffier, and we couldn’t agree more. Soup is one of the great comforts of life, as well as …

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Healthy Recipes
Oven-Fried Chicken Bites with Tangy Dill Dip

VIDEO: Oven-Fried Chicken Bites with Tangy Dill Dip

These “fried” chicken bites are baked in the oven, and are perfect as an appetizer for a crowd on a big game-day or to satisfy hungry kids or teens on a busy weeknight. The crushed cornflakes provide that satisfying crunch of fried chicken, but these boast a fraction of the …

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Healthy Breakfast
Southwestern Omelet in a Mug Recipe & Video

VIDEO: Southwestern Omelet in a Mug Recipe

Getting your day off to a healthy start is that much easier with a good breakfast fueling you through your daily routine. But when you’re pressed for time, it can be all too tempting to grab an unhealthy option like a sugar-laden muffin (let’s face it – it’s often basically …

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Healthy Twist on a Classic Recipe

VIDEO: Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Looking for ways to add more veggies to your dinner plate? Replacing pasta with sprialized vegetable “noodles” is a great option to try. In this recipe for chicken parmesan, we lightly sauté the zucchini noodles (aka zoodles) with garlic and onion for just a couple of minutes so they soften …

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Heart-Healthy Recipes
Apple Walnut Bread Recipe and Video

VIDEO: Apple Walnut Bread Recipe

Get your warm cup of tea or coffee ready. Because this apple walnut bread is perfect with a hot beverage and to share with family and friends. Bring it to a holiday party or a casual brunch. It’s sweet and tasty but low in fat thanks to the shredded apples …

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Healthy Comfort Food
Pot Roast Shepherd's Pie Recipe & Video

VIDEO: Pot Roast Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

When the weather gets cold, do you find yourself craving a classic meat-and-potatoes dinner? This mash-up of a pot roast and shepherd’s pie is delicious and comforting. Often, we associate comfort foods with unhealthy eating but this dish illustrates that’s not always the case. It all comes down to finding …

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Heart-Healthy Treats
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies Recipe & Video

VIDEO: Pumpkin Swirl Brownies Recipe

If you are one of those people who rejoice when all the pumpkin-flavored products take over the coffee shop and grocery store shelves each fall, this brownie recipe is definitely for you. We tricked out this beloved chocolate treat with a creamy swirl of spicy, vitamin-rich pumpkin. Not only do …

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Healthy Dinners
Shrimp & Chicken Caulifredo Pasta Recipe & Video

VIDEO: Shrimp & Chicken Caulifredo Pasta Recipe

Love fettucine alfredo? Our tasty shrimp and chicken “caulifredo” recipe puts a healthy twist on this classic pasta dish. We amped up the nutrition and reduced the fat and calories by using cauliflower in the sauce, whole-wheat pasta, lean protein and extra veggies. Shrimp & Chicken Caulifredo Pasta Yield: 8 …

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Healthy Treats
Cocoa-Date Truffles Recipe & Video

VIDEO: Cocoa-Date Truffles Recipe

It feels indulgent to eat these cute little truffles. It really does. The secret? These bite-sized treats are actually full of protein from black beans and sweetened with tasty medjool dates. They are also low in calories and fat. Roll them into the cocoa-sugar mixture described below or customize them …

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Healthy, Hearty Recipes
Cuban-style black beans and rice recipe and video

VIDEO: Cuban-Style Black Beans and Rice Recipe

This recipe for Cuban-style black beans and brown rice is perfect as a side dish or as a meatless meal on its own. It’s budget-friendly and packed with nutrients. First of all, beans of any kind — black, red, garbanzo or pinto — are packed with a unique mix of …

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