How and what we eat is directly linked to the health of our hearts. These recipes will make being healthier a delicious venture.

Healthy "Fried" Chicken

Sometimes you just crave fried chicken, but it's certainly not the healthiest option for dinner. This version "fries" the chicken without all the artery-clogging fat. View the recipe.

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin

When you have to get your meat fix, choose lean cuts of pork instead of beef. Pork has less saturated fat. Canola oil is also low in saturated fat and high in monosaturated (good) fat. View the recipe.

Chicken Posole

This traditional dish is usually made with pork, but our healthier version uses chicken. When cooking or seasoning, opt for low-sodium products. Reducing sodium intake can help control your blood pressure. View the recipe.

Hot-and-Sour Shrimp

Shrimp are naturally low in fat and packed with lean protein. Garlic has numerous healthy benefits, including lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides that can build up in the coronary arteries. View the recipe.

Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Fig-Orange Chutney

Figs are high in several essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium that helps regulate blood pressure. Figs also help lower triglycerides that contribute to obesity and poor heart health. View the recipe.

Greek Lamb Chops

Grilling or roasting meat, as opposed to pan-frying it, tends to reduce the fat content. When choosing any kind of meat, try to select grass-fed options, which are often higher in omega-3 good fats. View the recipe.

Hearty Beef-and-Beer Chili

Beef and beer don't usually scream "healthy." But this dish is packed with heart-healthy peppers, tomatoes, and garlic. Choose extra lean ground beef and low-fat and low-sodium ingredients. View the recipe.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Eating heart-health food doesn't have to mean giving up your favorite dishes. Made with mostly ground turkey, these meatballs are delicious, and you'll never miss the fat. View the recipe.

Margarita Fish Tacos

Lean fish, especially those low in mercury, is always a healthier meat option than beef. The olive oil used in this dish has numerous heart-health benefits. View the recipe.

Red Pepper and Brussels Sprout Gnocchi

Red peppers are considered a "super food," as they are packed with tons of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that are good for the heart. This vegetarian dish is both hearty and healthy. View the recipe.

For more on eating right, visit the Healthy Eating Learning Center.