Heart-Healthy Recipes
Heart Smart Slow Cooker Minestrone

VIDEO: Heart Smart® Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe

“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” So once declared famous historic French chef Auguste Escoffier, and we couldn’t agree more. Soup is one of the great comforts of life, as well as …

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Heart-Healthy Treats
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies Recipe & Video

VIDEO: Pumpkin Swirl Brownies Recipe

If you are one of those people who rejoice when all the pumpkin-flavored products take over the coffee shop and grocery store shelves each fall, this brownie recipe is definitely for you. We tricked out this beloved chocolate treat with a creamy swirl of spicy, vitamin-rich pumpkin. Not only do …

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Healthy Treats
black bean brownie mini muffins

Recipe: Black Bean Brownie Mini Muffins

If you’re trying to stick to your resolutions and eat healthy in 2017, but still want a small treat every now and then, this Heart Smart® recipe for Black Bean Brownie Mini Muffins is perfect for you. They’ve really got it all. They’re small, and portion control is a major …

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Heart Smart® Recipes
mason jar salad

How to Build the Best Mason Jar Salad

For years, Mason jars have been an easy go-to for DIY crafts or for canning or preserving fruits and veggies. Lately, they serve as the trendy receptacles for easy, healthy meals that can be made ahead and saved for the later in the week, like overnight oats for an on-the-go …

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Heart Smart® Recipes
overnight oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

Looking for a healthy breakfast option that you can grab on-the-go? Try this recipe for overnight oatmeal provided by Darlene Zimmerman, a registered dietitian with the Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute. Made in a Mason jar, these oats become soft overnight with the help of milk and Greek yogurt …

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Healthy Celebrations

Mother’s Day Her Way: 6 Breakfast-in-Bed Ideas

Sure, brunch is a Mother’s Day staple. But this year, instead of making reservations, consider serving breakfast in bed. After all, few things are more indulgent to an overworked mom than sleeping past 7 a.m. Whip up a healthy breakfast (quietly), clean up your mess, then deliver the goods on …

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Heart Smart® Recipes

Orange Cornmeal Cake Recipe

This delicious Orange Cornmeal Cake is the perfect lightly sweet treat to serve guests with coffee or tea, to bring to a potluck, to give away as a pick-me-up or thank-you for a friend or colleague, or just to make for yourself to brighten up your day. The best part? …

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Heart Healthy Celebrations

Romance on the Menu: 9 Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Meals

Whether you’re happily single or conveniently coupled, Valentine’s Day is often linked with indulgences (think fried appetizers, buttery entrees and rich desserts). But it may turn out that the best aphrodisiacs, at least in the dining department, are foods that are good for your heart. After all, if you’re in …

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Healthy Celebrations
super bowl recipe

Heart Smart Game-Day Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is an American tradition centered on football, a star-studded halftime show, outrageous commercials, and of course, delicious game-day snacks. In fact, during the Super Bowl, most partygoers consume more than their recommended daily calorie intake in just one sitting. However, you can still indulge with healthier, homemade …

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Heart Smart® Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Schedules

For many of us, the holidays are joyous yet chaotic – swamped with work projects, shopping for gifts, cramming for final exams, busy with events, or getting the house together for family functions all add additional stress during the busiest time of the year. Spending your day holiday shopping can …

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