Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.

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Baby Spinach and Tomato Salad with Warm Olive Vinaigrette

When heirloom tomatoes are in season, use any two red and yellow varieties in this simple salad for a beautiful presentation. Year-round, cherry tomatoes provide a bit more sweetness.

Rosemary-Peach Chicken Kebabs with Orange Glaze

End your day on a sweet note with these chicken-and-peach kebabs brushed with a honeyed citrus glaze.

Broiled Salmon Over Garden-Fresh Corn and Bell Peppers

Celebrate summer with a dish that marries seasonal local corn, bell peppers, and garden-grown basil and mint with the rich taste of salmon. Serve this dish with brown rice, wholewheat couscous, or quinoa, and dinner is ready!

Garden-Fresh Gazpacho

Gazpacho is the ultimate summertime vegetarian dish because it maximizes the garden’s bounty and it’s served at room temperature or chilled.

Warm Dill Potato Salad

Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken

Seaside Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Ham and Greens Quiche

Old-Fashioned Vegetable-Barley Soup

Three-Cheese Macaroni Bake

Moroccan Chicken with Brown Rice and Lemon Sauteed Spinach

Try this Simple Cooking with Heart special dish featuring the spices of Morocco!
Try this Simple Cooking with Heart special dish featuring the spices of Morocco!

Conquer Cravings with these Healthy Substitutions

Conquer Cravings with these Healthy Substitutions
We have all experienced food cravings, and often those cravings have to do with texture — like something creamy or crunchy. Food textures play a big role in whether we like or dislike certain foods. For example, while you may not like mushy canned peas, you may be surprised that you like fresh or barely cooked peas.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothies

The protein in this drink will give you a healthy energy boost as either a breakfast meal or a midafternoon pick-me-up.
The protein in this drink will give you a healthy energy boost as either a breakfast meal or a midafternoon pick-me-up; the chocolate and peanut butter flavors are a classic combination that can’t be beat.

Garlicky Greek Salad Pizza

Salad and a slice? Why not combine them and enjoy your pizza and greens in the same bite?
Salad and a slice? Why not combine them and enjoy your pizza and greens in the same bite? We top our honeywheat pizza crust with a cool, fresh chopped Greek salad, complete with kalamata olives and feta.

Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry

It takes just a few minutes to prepare your own delicious, healthful stir-fry. Our version combines juicy chicken with plenty of veggies.
It takes just a few minutes to prepare your own delicious, healthful stir-fry. Our version combines juicy chicken with plenty of veggies.
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Seasons of Eating Infographic

Your heart-healthy recipes will taste even better with seasonal produce. Print this handy infographic for your fridge and share it with friends and family.
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Don't Let Salt Sneak Up On You

Excessive sodium consumption kills about 1.65 million people every year worldwide. This is because too much dietary sodium can increase blood pressure…and it’s easy to get too much.

A Good Kind of Fat

There are several different kinds of fat — saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans fat. And the good news is they aren’t all bad for you. For instance, polyunsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on your heart when eaten in moderation and when used to replace saturated fat and trans fat in your diet.

Using Your Mobile Device to get Healthy

Smartphones and tablets have made health information available right at our fingertips, and there are a lot of apps and mobile-friendly websites that can help you keep an eye on your health.

Guidelines for Healthy Eating

Advice about "healthy eating" is everywhere, but what exactly does that mean?

Shop Right for Weight Loss Success

Losing weight the heart-healthy way starts with buying the right food. Don't let your weight loss efforts get derailed at the grocery store.

Take it off

Many people think shedding a few pounds is simple: Change your diet and exercise habits for a while and the weight comes off. But if reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is so simple, why are nearly 69 percent of Americans age 20 and older overweight or obese?

Is Fruit Juice Healthy for Kids?

An easy way to get kids to get more fruit in their diet is to throw one of those convenient fruit juice boxes into their lunch bag—or is it?
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Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.