Heart Health Month Week 3: Expand Your Palate
Eat a variety of foods: Experimenting with new recipes can help you to eat a more varied diet, which can provide a range of essential nutrients that are important for heart health, such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber.
Incorporate healthy ingredients: Trying new recipes can expose you to different ingredients, cooking methods and flavors, which can help you to incorporate more healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats into your diet.
Reduce the risk of boredom: Eating the same foods over and over can make it easy to fall into an unbalanced diet, trying new recipes can help to prevent boredom and make eating healthy more enjoyable.
Avoid processed and high in sodium foods: Many pre-made meals and fast foods are high in sodium, saturated and trans fats, which are known to increase the risk of heart disease. When you prepare your own meals you have more control over the ingredients you use and can make healthier choices.
Better portion control: When you prepare your own meals, you have more control over portion sizes and can make sure that you are eating the right amount for your body and goals.
Keep in mind that it's important to choose recipes that are balanced and nutritious in order to promote heart health!
Here are a few of our favorite “outside the box” meals to try so you can mix it up!
Coconut Curry Sablefish
Salmon Poke on Crispy Wontons
Scrambled Eggs with Miso Butter Salmon
Salmon Meatballs with Avocado Lime Crema
King Salmon Peach Skewers
Papa Hugh’s Fireball Black Cod
Don’t forget a few fun side dishes!