Top 20 Heart-Healthy Recipes

Heart-conscious readers picked their favorite online recipes and we've culled the top 20 from their favorites. From dessert, to a breakfast cookie, favorite chicken, or vegetarian dishes.

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Slow-Cooker Wild Rcie Soup
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.

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.

Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

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

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.

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.

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.

Spaghetti with Tomatoes & Shrimp

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

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.

Zucchini-Banana Squares

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

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.

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.

Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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

Linguine with Fresh Veggies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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