Category: Heart Healthy

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad

This nutritious salad is very refreshing on a hot day and great for a easy lunch or even a quick dinner.

In addition, watermelon and tomatoes have a high content of antioxidants particularly lycopene (red pigment in red fruits and vegetables) which has protective properties that can reduce risk prostate cancer and heart disease.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist

Cauliflower Parsnip Soup

Roasted Cauliflower Parsnip Soup

This soup is a great light dinner on a cool evening. It is suitable for special diets such as vegan, paleo, gluten free and people with dairy allergies. In addition, cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin K, which acts as a direct regulator of our inflammatory response. Parsnips shine as a fiber source. They're high in soluble fiber, the type that helps lower cholesterol and keep blood sugar on an even keel.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist

Bison Bites

Basil Bison Bites

Hosting or going to a party and looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional bite-sized meatball? Here is the perfect recipe with more nutrients than lean ground beef–lean Bison meat is a healthy source of protein, with less total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. It contains higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which are important in fighting chronic inflammation.

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Black Bean Quinoa Sliders and Tahini Sauce

These quinoa sliders are filled with foods that help stabilize blood sugar. This is a great use for leftover quinoa and the sliders last for several days in the refrigerator. I like to make them at the start of the week to have on hand as an addition to green salads to boost protein, healthy fat & fibre.

Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural ChefBy Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural Chef

Spinach Risotto

Spinach Brown Rice Risotto

Who doesn't love Spinach Risotto? Swap out the white risotto rice with brown rice and add in a few healthy fats and enjoy. Brown rice is an excellent source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, protein, and even esstential fatty acids–all important for blood sugar! Add in the walnuts for some vitamin E and essential Omega-3, these two antioxidants maximize walnuts' ability to reduce inflammation.

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Grilled Fish Taco 2-Ways Orginal

Fiesta Fish Tacos 2-Ways

Looking to shake up meal time with a recipe that is sure to please? These fish tacos are your answer. Aside from being delicious, these tacos incorporate a myriad of ingredients known to promote good health. Oregano, turmeric and cilantro are all proven to have anti-inflammatory properties,1 while halibut is a good source of omega-3 which has been proven to be important for good heart health and may also ease inflammation.2

The speedy salsa in this recipe not only comes together in a New York minute, it is also a good source of lycopene thanks to fresh tomatoes. Lycopene has been studied recently for it’s potential to prevent against the development of prostate cancer.3 Any leftovers are delicious on your morning scrambled eggs or as garnish for baked fish or chicken at dinner.

Lawren MonetaBy Lawren Moneta

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie

Creamy Spiced Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This thick and delicious heart healthy smoothie is great anytime of day to maintain your energy level and balance your blood sugar. The fibre content in pumpkin is also excellent for individuals having bowel movement and other digestive problems. The rolled oats have also been shown to improve symptoms of diabetes, effectively lowering blood sugar and improving insulin resistance. We could go on and on about all the other health benefits of this smoothie, so drink up and enjoy!

myWholeLifeBy myWholeLife Team

Salmon & Broccoli Curry

Salmon & Broccoli Curry

Chock full of anti-inflammatory ingredients this super satisfying meal is sure to be a hit with the whole family. If you don’t have time to make the yellow curry paste from scratch, consider using a good quality store bought yellow curry paste and adding an additional pinch of turmeric. To round out the meal, serve curry alongside bowls of steamed brown rice.

Lawren MonetaBy Lawren Moneta