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Grilled Chicken Pineapple Salad with Smoked Almond...

This is a perfect way to use leftover chicken breast from a weekend barbecue. You can also smoke up a big batch of heart-healthy nuts and keep them in an airtight container for up to a week. The sweetness of the pineapple is a perfect complement to smoky nuts and meaty crispy chicken and the spicy sprouts add just the right amount of refreshing crunch.

Fruit, Nut and Coconut Granola

Serve this super easy homemade granola with a dollop of yogurt or a splash of milk and your family will be jumping out of bed in the morning to get to the breakfast table. With a fraction of the fat, sugar and calories of store bought cereal this tasty recipe can be stored for up to a month in an airtight container.

Try other fruit in this like frozen raspberries or strawberries. Using the frozen fruit and drying it yourself when you bake the granola is a great way to avoid added sugars and preservatives that are often added to store-bought dried fruit. Add any ingredients you like such as pepitas, sesame seeds, raisins or chopped dates.

Seafood Bisque for Heart Disease

Clean up your cardio system with this creamy bisque. Smooth and savory, this soup is filled with wild salmon and shrimp. Those two ingredients not only supply heart-healthy omega-3 oils, they also contain the potent antioxidant and heart protector astaxanthin. Dairy from grass-fed animals is also high in omega-3′s.

Salmon Salad with Sweet Peas and Dill over Sproute...

Forget the plain old tuna salad and try this new version loaded with heart-healthy omega-3s, fiber and flavor. The sweet peas are a burst of freshness in your mouth and the Vital Choice Salmon is like no other canned fish you’ve had before. Forget the plain old tuna salad and try this new version loaded with heart-healthy omega-3s, fiber and flavor. The sweet peas are a burst of freshness in your mouth and the Vital Choice Salmon is like no other canned fish you’ve had before.

Garlic Shrimp on Jicama Crostini with Mango Salsa ...

This just might be the most delicious heart-healthy appetizer you’ve ever tried. It will dazzle your guests, while the fruits and vegetables will dazzle your heart with their ability to reduce hypertension, heart disease and stroke. This medley of flavors is different from anything you’ve ever tasted, and guaranteed to please.

Fava Bean Soup with Spicy Greens for Heart Disease

This super simple, heart-healing soup is based on the humble but astonishing fava bean, famous throughout the Mediterranean for its buttery texture and nutty flavor. You’ll love how it makes the soup so creamy, and your heart will love how this soup reduces heart disease and hypertension, heals damaged arteries and lowers arterial inflammation.

Peppy Seafood Bisque

Tired of fatigue? Here’s a delicate, velvety soup that will enchant your tongue and enhance your energy while keeping your belly satisfied for hours. The wild salmon and shrimp help replace vital stores of omega-3 oils which run low in people suffering from fatigue. The yogurt and garlic also reduce stress hormone, which means more energy for you.

Orange Ice with Dark Chocolate Chips

Get your fix of dark chocolate flavor with the classic pairing of orange and chili flakes. The ice is smooth and silky in your mouth while the chocolate chips add a heady burst that will satisfy sweet cravings while healing your heart. Chili flakes add just a touch of heat to get your temperature up and your body energized.

Dilled Halibut with Green Beans and Mushrooms for ...

Ahoy, mateys! Join us for a hearrrrty dinner on the high seas with this dill and mustard-spiked halibut, chock full of arrrtery-saving omega-3 fatty acids. We toss in a few beans for you landlubbers… they have a hidden treasure of heart-lovin’ antioxidants and fiberrrr inside.

Cardio-Cleansing Green Tea Pomegranate Spritzer

Three heavyweight heart protectors unite in this lively spritzer. We spike sparkling green tea with ginger’s zing and sweet, tangy pomegranate for an irresistible thirst quencher. Together green tea, ginger and pomegranate help reduce the risk of heart attack, lower LDL, hike glutathione, lower inflammation, and reduce clotting.

Dark Chocolate S’mores with Yogurt Marshmallows an...

We all have sweet childhood memories of sitting by the campfire, roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. Here is a high class version of that old favorite camping dessert. The spongy yogurt “marshmallow” is sweet and tangy, the ginger cookies add crunch and velvety smooth dark chocolate is both healing and delicious.

Try adding some orange or lemon zest to the marshmallows. Use other cookies or traditional graham crackers.

Cantaloupe Crostini with Avocado Blueberry Relish ...

This is a perfect summer appetizer for a garden cocktail party or backyard barbecue. These bite-sized treats have a great combination of creamy avocado, sweet melon and blueberries with spicy jalapeno. The crunchy turkey bacon adds just the right touch of texture and salt while still being heart-healthy.

Use any kind of melon you can find that is fresh and local. Honeydew or watermelon would be great with this relish. Also experiment with other fruit such as blackberries or dried cranberries.

Crab Soup with Grilled Fennel and Onion

This rich creamy soup has a little bit of everything. Meaty crab, smoky charred onion and sweet anise-flavored fennel provide a trinity of flavors that creates a filling and heart healthy soup that is a step above traditional chowders.

Add other veggies such as celery, carrot or sweet corn. Try using diced shrimp or salmon instead of crab. For an extra tang and richness add a dollop of yogurt or sour cream.

Coconut Orange Parfait with Ginger and Berries

Fill up on heart-healthy antioxidants and anti-inflammatories! This rich, gingery, berry burst of flavor is loaded with them. It makes a cool break on a broiling summer’s day, and the berries, ginger, oranges and yogurt all work to unclog cardiovascular systems.

Buffalo Lentil Stew

Here’s a hearty, meaty, diabetes-taming stew that’s perfect for a chilly evening. It’s got buffalo’s clean flavor and tender meat smothered in juicy tomatoes, earthy mushrooms, and pungent garlic. This stew is great for diabetics because it has buffalo’s omega-3 oils that stabilize blood sugar and onions that inhibit insulin resistance. Garlic and carrots are potent warriors in protecting hearts from diabetes complications. And that means you get flavor, comfort, warmth and health all in one bowl!

Buffalo Kidney Bean Stew with Sweet Potatoes

It couldn’t get any easier! Throw it all in a pot, go to sleep or work and you end up with an amazing stew that can be thrown in a thermos for lunch or served up with a tossed salad for a delicious dinner that sticks to your ribs and won’t jeopardize your heart health. The bison adds protein and omega-3 oils, the beans add fiber and the sweet potato adds the touch of creamy sweetness that rounds out the whole dish.