Category Archives: HEART HEALTHY RECIPES

Asparagus-Vinaigrette

Asparagus-Vinaigrette is an easy and quick (30) minute recipe for an Italian-style side. This would work well for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and/or Easter holiday menus. Vegetables Include: Asparagus, peas, sugar-snap peas and shallots which are boiled and then sauteed and served with a made from scratch tarragon vinaigrette and crumbled bacon. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Asparagus-Vinaigrette will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 quarts water
2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
(1-1/2 lbs) fresh asparagus, trimmed, halved crosswise
(1 lb) fresh or frozen sugar-snap peas, thawed
5 center-cut bacon slices
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped shallots
2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp lemon zest

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is an easy option for a delicious and quick (1) hour total time vegetable side recipe. Suggested Uses: For Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays. Ingredients include: Cauliflower florets, bell peppers, corn, cream cheese, parsley, shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese. It is an oven-baked casserole which is both creamy and cheesy. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

7 cups small cauliflower florets
1 cup frozen corn
1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
20 round crackers (such as Ritz), coarsely crushed
1 cup shredded Mexican-style Four Cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Healthy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies is an easy recipe for your fall and winter baking options. It takes just over (1) hour total time for these soft and chewy treats. Ingredients Include: Oats, raisins, cinnamon, butter, brown sugar and vanilla. You will be making these often so save it in your file. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (24) cookies. Healthy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 24-28 Minutes.
Total Time: 1-1/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1-1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins

Spicy Fish Stew

Spicy Fish Stew is a delicious easy and quick recipe for a spicy-hot, Italian-Style meal. It takes only (30) minutes total time on the stovetop. Serve with a good crusty bread if desired. Ingredients: Tilapia filets, fennel, garlic, clam juice and arrabbiata sauce. NOTE: If you are not able to locate the arrabbiata sauce; I have a link below this recipe for a made from scratch version. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Serving Size: (1-3/4) cups per serving. Spicy Fish Stew will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
1 large fennel bulb with stalks
Non-Stick cooking spray
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups bottled arrabbiata sauce
1/2 cup water
1 (8 oz) bottle clam juice
(1 lb) tilapia or cod fillets,
cut in (1″) pieces

Green Curry Chicken

Green Curry Chicken is a great option for a Thai-style meal. It takes about (1) hour total time to make and it is all done on the stovetop. Ingredients include: Dark and white meat chicken, curry paste, coconut milk, bok choy, bell peppers and served over brown rice noodles. This is also well-seasoned. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Green Curry Chicken will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp green curry paste
1 Tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger
2 tsp fish sauce
1 (14 oz) can light coconut milk
3/4 cup shredded dark meat chicken
1/2 cup shredded chicken breast
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp sesame oil
3 cups sliced baby bok choy
1 cup sliced red bell pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
(5 oz) uncooked wide brown rice noodles
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
4 lime wedges