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Top 20 Heart-Healthy Recipes

Health-conscious readers picked their favorite online heart-healthy recipes and we've culled the top 20 from their favorites. From dessert, to a breakfast cookie, chicken recipes, or vegetarian dishes, there is a heart-healthy recipe that fits any occasion.


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    • Linguine with Fresh Veggies

      Packed with plenty of crunch, this heart-healthy recipe satisfies all your texture cravings in one hearty dish.

    • Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wrap

      Chicken, peppers, and cheese fill these yummy wraps. With a bit of light ranch dressing and some easy-to-make salsa, you'll heighten the flavor without the fat.

    • Zucchini-Banana Squares

      Shh... they'll never know these tasty squares have bits of fruit and veggies hidden inside these favorite bars!

    • Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

      Roasted garlic becomes mellow in flavor and buttery-soft, a fine accompaniment to a gorgeous roasted bird.

    • Healthy Caesar Salad

      The dressing for traditional Caesar salad has approximately 160 calories and 16 grams of fat in a 2-tablespoon serving. But the dressing in this Caesar salad has just 17 calories and virtually no fat.

    • Beef and Barley Stew

      This power-packed beef stew brims with colorful, nutritious veggies (including carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, roma tomatoes, mushrooms, and peas) and comfort-food flavors.

    • Banana Oat Breakfast Cookie

      There's no need to feel guilty, as these tasty treats are a healthy substitute for a sugar-filled pastry. Enjoy one at breakfast or as a sweet treat in the evening.

    • Spaghetti with Tomatoes & Shrimp

      Enjoy this light, shrimp-filled pasta dish, complete with tasty spices such as basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes.

    • Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

      Wild rice adds an earthy note to this low-fat soup, which gets a flavor boost from fresh lemon and rosemary.

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      Honey-Ginger Crusted Chicken

      A crunchy cornflake topping tips the scales in favor of this easy dinner favorite. You'll need just a few basic ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.

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      Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

      This heart-smart chocolate treat is oh-so-creamy and ready in flash.

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      Pear Walnut Salad

      Toss fresh, sweet pears with crunchy walnuts for a great-tasting salad that is high in fiber and antioxidants and has a unique texture.

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      Restaurant-Worthy Ziti

      Pour in the pasta, veggies, and sauce, then let the Dutch oven do its magic. This dish is quick and satisfying, with little cleanup.

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      Potato Wedges

      Love french fries but want to avoid fried foods? Try these low-fat potato wedges. Just 1 tablespoon of oil coats the garlic-seasoned potatoes, and the grill adds a rich, smoky flavor.

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      Grilled Lemon Chicken

      Instead of using oil to prepare the chicken, the oil-free marinade used in this recipe cuts down the fat while keeping the chicken moist and juicy.

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      Stuffed Peppers

      Sweet peppers make a tasty container for this heart-healthy version of Spanish rice. The rice also works as a yummy standalone side dish.

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      Chicken Salad Sandwiches

      Typical chicken salad is loaded with fat, so most people avoid it when trying to eat healthfully. But this version uses low-fat yogurt and light mayonnaise, which cuts the fat significantly.

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      Asian-Style Chicken & Pasta

      Feeling like Chinese food but don't want the calories? This Asian-inspired pasta dish is full of flavor and low on fat. And for even fewer calories and less fat, use soba noodles in place of the egg noodles.

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      Southwestern Black Bean Cakes & Guacamole

      Southwestern flavors inspired these spicy bean patties. You'll get a great amount of heart-healthy fiber along with a zesty kick from all the fresh toppings.

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      Chicken Supreme Casserole

      Frozen stir-fry veggies and chicken make this a quick dish to prepare (and frozen veggies are usually cheaper than fresh). Sweet peppers also make it high in vitamin C.

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      Healthy Dinner Recipes Under $3

      We all want the same thing: a delicious (and healthy!) inexpensive dinner. Try our recipes, each of which is a healthy dinner idea full of nutrition without skimping on taste. Plus, at less than $3 per serving, our cheap healthy recipes are easy on the wallet and the waistline. These will make you feel good about feeding the family!
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