In honor of Heart Health Month, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes that contribute to a heart-healthy diet. Eating smart for your heart is a delicious way to reduce your unhealthy blood cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease:
Instead of traditional hot oatmeal, try overnight oats for a cold, creamy treat that’s ready to go when you are! Whole grains, like oatmeal, contain soluble fiber, which binds to cholesterol and helps remove it from the body.
Wheat Bran Bagels
We love this easy bagel recipe, however we swap 1/2 cup of wheat bran for 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour for an extra dose of fiber. Topped with Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning, of course.
Three Bean Salad
Perfect for your Meatless Monday, this three bean salad has 9 grams of plant-based protein and 7 grams of fiber! Beans contain soluble fiber, the type of fiber especially important in lowering LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
Cedar Plank Salmon
Prepare your salmon on a cedar plank to bring a smokey flavor to the dish. Eating fish, like salmon, may lower risk of heart attack and stroke because of the omega-3 fatty acids and low quantity of saturated fat. Pair with brown rice and your favorite vegetable for a fiber-filled, heart-y dish!
Avocado Bean Dip
Try this tasty avocado bean dip with sliced vegetables or fiber-filled crackers. Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fat — healthier fat that may help lower your blood cholesterol level when used in place of saturated fat.
A one-cup serving of mango provides 100 calories, 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of vitamin A, and 3 grams of daily fiber. Try these mango chia bites for sweet treat with a heart-healthy omega-3 boost from chia!
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