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
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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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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.

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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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Spaghetti with Tomatoes & Shrimp

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

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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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Zucchini-Banana Squares

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

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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.

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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.

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Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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

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Linguine with Fresh Veggies

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

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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 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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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 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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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.

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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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