Core Meals

Best Summer Cooking Hacks for Diabetic Heart Patients

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, right? Maybe not so much, if you’re dealing with the need to limit salt, sugar, carbs and saturated fat. Yes, ALL of the above, not just one thing! What’s a patient (or spouse) to do? Check out our best hacks for healthy summer cooking! Create your own dressings for…

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Easy Broccoli Steak Salad

This delicious and hearty salad is a great option for summer meals, especially when you have steak left over from a grill-out or a special night out! It pairs well with our Japanese Ginger Dressing, which gives it an Asian flair. The nutritional information assumes two lunch-size servings, but the whole recipe could serve one…

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Quinoa Bowl

This dish is a very healthy labor of love. It does require some advance prep, unless you have a free afternoon to pull everything together. But if you already have the red sauce and green sauce made, and your produce is mostly trimmed and ready to go, it doesn’t take long at all to assemble.…

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Heart-healthy Meat Loaf

This delicious meat loaf is made without beef, using only lean ground turkey and chicken, yet the addition of sauteed, finely chopped celery, onions and green peppers makes it moist and juicy. Bruschetta makes a great addition to this recipe, but in a pinch, you could also just use no-salt tomato sauce. Between the seasonings…

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Heart-healthy Chili

This version of chili is loaded with flavor, yet with minimal saturated fat and sodium. It’s a hearty dish by itself, or even better with our no-carb cheese “crackers” (but watch the fat and sodium content of the “crackers”). Print Recipe Heart Healthy Chili Course Main Dish Keyword soup, turkey Servings Ingredients 1 pound ground…

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Spicing it up: making your meals more exciting

We love experimenting with spices, and our results prove there is absolutely no need for diabetic/heart-friendly food to be bland! Before Wayne even came home from the hospital, I was excited to find that our local grocery stocked eight varieties of Mrs. Dash, and that they were all on sale! Normally $3.49, they were marked…

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Turkey burgers

If you approach turkey burgers by just buying some ground turkey and frying it in a pan, you might find it bland and dry. It might make you miss your juicy ground beef hamburgers. That suffering is completely unnecessary! These burgers take a little bit more time, but the reward is a juicy, deeply flavored…

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Sauteed fish with steamed vegetables

Print Recipe Sauteed fish with steamed vegetables If you have not yet discovered the joy of a fresh, mild white fish filet, gently sauteed and seasoned, surrounded by some freshly steamed and/or sauteed vegetables, garnished with a squeeze of fresh lemon, well, your life is about to get a little bit happier. Buy the fish…

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Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are one of the many new dishes we discovered after learning that our recommended sources of protein were primarily poultry and fish. We adapted this recipe from one in the Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook shown on our Products we love page. The crispiness of the shells and cabbage, combined with the rich…

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Sauteed Chicken Thighs

We love chicken thighs because it is hard to mess them up. This is a simple recipe for preparing them that can be used as a foundation for several other recipes, like Chicken Fried “Rice,” Vegetable Soup with added chicken, Chicken Tacos, and Chicken Salad. Print Recipe Sauteed Chicken Thighs This dish can be a…

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