Heart Healthier

A Heart Healthier dietary plan emphasizes eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, skinless poultry and fish, nuts and legumes, and limiting saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, red meat, and sweetened foods and beverages.


GOOD TO GO

The meals kits in this section already meet the requirements of a Heart Healthier dietary plan.


MODIFY ME

The meal kits in the section below will meet the requirements of a Heart Healthier dietary plan with the modification(s) listed.

Asparagus Risotto, Butternut Squash Risotto, Mushroom Risotto

  • Omit or reduce cream

    • Substitute with low-fat milk

  • Omit or reduce butter and cheese

    • Substitute with EVOO

  • Reduce amount of gochujang to reduce sodium


Baked Orzo

Yay for plant-based meals- veggies and grains!

  • Reduce amount of butter and cheeses

    • Consider extra virgin olive oil for butter.


Beyond Meat Burger

A good veggie-based, higher fiber meal!

  • Reduce or omit cheese

    • Substitution options: dairy-free cheese

  • Omit bun

    • Try it in a lettuce wrap

  • Decrease amount of steak seasoning


Bison Chili

  • Omit or reduce amount of cheddar cheese, sour cream, sriracha toppings

  • Omit or take just one bite of the pumpkin loaf

    • Your brain is satisfied with one sweet bite!


Bison Cheeseburger Quesadilla

  • Omit or use fewer tortillas

  • Reduce amount of cheese

  • Skip the chips! Save them for another meal


Butter Basted Salmon

  • Omit or reduce amount of butter

    • Consider substituting with extra virgin olive oil


Chicken Curry

  • Omit or reduce fish sauce (most of sodium from this one ingredient)


Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Reduce amount of ghee and yuzu mayo

    • Try using half the amounts!


Fish Tacos

  • Omit or reduce amounts of gochujang, queso fresco and yuzu mayo


Kick-A**! Striped Bass

  • Decrease amount of ghee

    • Consider substituting with extra virgin olive oil

  • Decrease or omit garlic salt

    • Substitute with dried garlic


Lemon Herb Chicken

  • Omit garlic salt

    • Substitute fresh or fried garlic, if desired.

  • Omit or reduce amount of Garlic Expressions

    • Consider homemade extra virgin olive oil & vinegar dressing

  • Reduce amount of cheese curds


Mediterranean Chicken

  • Omit or reduce amount of feta cheese


Moroccan Bowl

Meat-free dish with lots of fiber!

  • Rinse beans well to reduce sodium

  • Omit or reduce naan bread


Pan-Seared Tilapia

  • Omit or reduce amount of butter and parmesan

    • Consider substituting extra virgin olive oil


Pesto Pasta Primavera

  • Reduce amount of pesto and parmesan used

  • Omit or reduce butter and roll


Poached Seafood Medley w/ Couscous & Lemon Butter

  • Decrease lemon zest sea salt

  • Omit sheep’s milk cheese

  • Omit whipping cream

  • Omit butter

    • Substitution option: extra virgin olive oil


Steak Tacos

  • Omit or reduce amount of chimichurri sauce (It’s high in fat and sodium, spicy too!)

  • Drain or rinse jalapeños to save on sodium


Soba Noodle Bowl

  • Decrease amount of rice wine dressing (most of the sodium comes from this one ingredient)


Summer Rolls

  • Omit or reduce amount of butter

    • Consider substituting with extra virgin olive oil

  • Omit or use less Vietnamese Sauce, Asian BBQ sauce and soy sauce.