Vegetables play an important role in our health: They supply us with needed vitamins, nutrients, fiber and much more. Not only that, these colorful foods are loaded with nutrients that strengthen and protect your heart.
But adding more veggies to your diet is sometimes a challenge — you’ve got to buy them, clean them, cook them and find recipes that will enhance their deliciousness. If you’re on the hunt for some delicious heart-healthy vegetable recipes, we’re here for you. Here are five tasty heart-healthy vegetable recipes.
1. Thai-Inspired Cabbage and Carrot Salad with Peanut Sauce
If you’re looking to add some extra crunch to your meals, this salad has it. Made with healthy cabbage and crunchy carrots, you get vital nutrients and color in your diet with this salad. And there’s no cooking involved. To make it main dish-worthy, try adding some cooked chicken. Here’s the recipe.
2. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Not only is this meal delicious, it also freezes well. So make a big batch and keep some on hand for a healthy meal on nights you don’t feel like cooking. This recipe features quinoa, which provides heart-healthy whole grains, while beans, peppers and celery give it big points for fiber.
3. Weeknight Two-Bean Chili
Another meal packed with heart-healthy fiber, this two-bean chili is easy to make and can be on the table in about 30 minutes. Add brown rice to your bowl for extra fiber, or serve it over whole-grain pasta for a twist.
4. Spinach and Red Pepper Flounder with Feta
This recipe is a quick dinner you can cook in one dish, and like the chili, have it ready in about 30 minutes. Featuring white fish, spinach and red pepper, this dinner will be sure to please.
5. Whole Wheat Tortellini with Broccoli
This dish features heart-healthy Mediterranean elements along with whole grains and broccoli. It also can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.
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