Cooking Tips To Benefit Your Heart

Start buying and cooking foods that benefit your body and mind. If you don’t bring it home, you can’t eat it. Use these tips to inspire heart healthy habits in the kitchen:

  1. Meal plan. Save time and money by mapping out a week’s worth of delicious meals.
  2. Prepare a meal with vegetables. Pick 2 or 3 vegetables to steam or stir-fry as a main meal.
  3. Use healthy vegetable oils such as canola, olive, safflower or sunflower, instead of butter, lard and tropical oils.
  4. Choose healthier meats and proteins, like chicken, turkey, fish and beans.
  5. Give healthy cooking techniques a try. Bake, broil, grill, roast, sauté, steam or stir fry instead of smothering foods in flour, salt and fat.

Have fun in the kitchen. Experiment with new dishes and make creating meals into an experience to enjoy with loved ones.