You don't have to give up your favorite dishes to eat heart-healthy meals.
A Fruity Way to End the Meal
Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.
Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans
Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.
Apple Carrot Salad
Perfect combination of fall flavors
Apple Coffee Cake
This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.
This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.
Beet-All Pasta Salad
Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.
Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.
Broiled Trout with Almonds
Farmers across the country raise this sweet, slightly nutty-tasting fish.
Brussels Sprouts with Mushroom Sauce
A perfect dressing for a perfect party vegetable.
California Marinated Salad
Fresh, delicious, and ready to serve in short order - a super salad that's perfect for parties - or dinner at home.
This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.
These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They get their crunch from chopped walnuts.
Chicken and Mushroom Pasta
A French-inspired creation that's both easy and elegant.
A dash a hot red pepper adds a kick to this traditional bread.
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Autumn staples combine into a healthy and delicious breakfast treat.
Cream of Broccoli Soup
A flavorful soup that's a snap to prepare.
Crunchy Chicken Salad
The perfect solution for that leftover chicken!
Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix
Toss wheat cereal and cashews with raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots.
Fresh Lemon Broccoli Pesto-Style Sauce
Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about 20 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add a little more vegetable broth. Serve hot or cold.
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use, or use immediately. To make the dipping sauce, put it in a blender and blend on high about 10 seconds.
Frosted Orange Cake
Nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake.
Fruited Buckwheat Pancakes
Add chopped peaches after you have poured the pancakes on the griddle.
Fruity Nutty Spinach
A salad that provides a host of health benefits.
Go Swiss with Rosti
Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese.
Homemade Chicken Parmigiana
Healthy ingredients combined into am Italian classic.
Lima Bean, Mushroom, and Barley Soup
A protein-packed vegetable soup.
Lime Shrimp Kebabs
Add a green salad and fresh corn on the cob and you’re good to go.
Mushroom Barley Soup
A fast and delicious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.
Mushroom Crab Appetizer
Deliciously decadent, but healthy! Garnish with chopped red pepper for extra color or a shot of Tabasco for spiciness.
New World Salmon Florentine
This casserole uses chunks of fresh salmon with lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
New-Style Ham and Cheese
Pop these in the oven for seven to 10 minutes and serve with fresh fruit on skewers.
After combining ingredients, cover and chill for two hours before serving.
Pear and Quinoa Salad
A salad that's packed with protein.
Picnic Potato Salad
Flavored with fresh rosemary, this salad is perfect for a summer outing.
Red Rosemary Vinegar
To prepare as a gift, strain the vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each.
Roast for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness of asparagus), shaking once to turn spears. Pour on balsamic vinegar and serve hot or at room temperature.
Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Rosemary
Roasting really brings out the flavors of this delicious combination.
Roast carrots, turnips, squash, and garlic for about an hour, stirring once or twice.
Seedless Raspberry Sauce
This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!
Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes
Fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes.
Southeastern Fresh Ginger Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
A warm and satisfying soup, with fresh Asian flavors.
Southeastern Seasoned Catfish
Rub the fillets with spices, then broil for about eight minutes, turning once.
Southwestern Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs
A fresh twist on a family favorite - with leftovers for lunch!
A healthy topper for toast, waffle or pancakes.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Sweet and savory combine into a delicious Spring salad.
Stuffed Cabbage Soup
Warm and simple comfort food for anytime.
This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.
Summer Squash Saute
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon.
Summer Vegetable Curry
Serve with hot rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
Sweet and Savory Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
This simple recipe uses your favorite cheese and sweet potatoes to make a savory side dish.
Sweet Sour Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Apple cider vinegar, ginger, and honey create a flavorful casserole.
Low-calorie, kid-friendly recipe that provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!
Vegetable Dip Mix
These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients until you have enough to fill the jar.