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Heart Healthy Recipes

heart healthy recipes  

Chefs at Banner Health hospitals have whipped up some delicious recipes to help keep everyone healthy.

Those chefs are sharing some of their favorite heart-healthy recipes, including selections like Apple Blueberry Crisp and Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Salad.

Banner Health chefs use a variety of insider strategies to make their dishes tasty as well as nutritious and offer these tips:

  • Use herbs instead of salt as seasoning and other healthy substitutions.
  • Build your meals around low-fat alternatives such as fish, fruits and vegetables.
  • Food seared or caramelized will taste better without adding a lot of fat or calories, says Heather Metell, lead chef at Banner Gateway Medical Center. Before coming to Gateway, Metell worked at resorts and catered weddings.
  • Roast vegetables in a hot oven to caramelize their natural sugars and bring out their full flavors says Nancy Romanick, clinical nutrition manager at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
  • Reduce the amount of salt in a recipe by half, and then reduce that amount by half the next time you make it.
  • Another simple trick to make food look better: Serve it on an attractive plate rather than paper or plastic. That’s already standard practice at Banner Gateway, Metell said.
  • Warm desserts before serving because the heat increase their sweet flavor, according to Romanick.


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