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5 Heart-Healthy Meals That Are Easy To Make

5 Heart-Healthy Meals That Are Easy To Make
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Are you one of the people who love trying out different food but are also health-conscious? It is even said that if a meal is delicious, it may not be healthy. Blending both taste and health is considered challenging.  American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommend eating various fruits and vegetables and incorporating whole grains into your diet. As simple as that. Adding these few things, you should make sure what items to get rid of.

This blog tries to bring out a few recipes without compromising health and taste. So here is the list of super healthy meals that are very easy to make.

Broccoli Pasta

This broccoli pasta is an overall win-win. First, it is straightforward to make. You need seven ingredients.

Ingredients:
– 1/2 box casarecce
– 1 TBS butter
– 1-2 TBS olive oil
– 2 cloves of garlic
– 1/2 small white onion diced
– 1.5 cups broccoli—you can use frozen too!
– 1/4 cup  grated pecorino romano
– *makes about two servings*
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Directions:
– bring a pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook for about 9 minutes
– meanwhile, add olive oil to a large skillet over low-medium heat, add the onion and cook until translucent, then add the garlic and cook for a minute or so until fragrant
– add the broccoli and butter stirring well
– before draining the pasta, reserve some pasta water
– add the pasta and slowly add some reserved pasta water, then add the pecorino romano and stir well
– add salt and pepper and serve with additional cheese

Poke ball

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Well, this meal may look complicated. However, it is easier than you think. This meal is all about adding up different ingredients to it. This could be your everyday meal.

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup rice
– greens—I used arugula
– carrot slices
– 1/2 avocado
–  ahi tuna—you can also use smoked salmon
– diced cucumber
– sesame seeds or EBTB seasoning
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Directions:
– rinse the rice well, add to a pot over the stove with double the amount of water (in this case 1 cup)
– bring the pot of rice to a boil, then simmer and cover for 20 minutes
– meanwhile, dice the cucumber, slice the carrot, and cut the avocado into slices
– let the rice cool, then add to one half of a bowl and arugula to the other half
– top with cucumber, carrot, avocado, and ahi tuna
– top with seasonings abs serve with soy sauce

Veggie Lover’s Pizza

5 Heart-Healthy Meals That Are Easy To Make
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Pizza but healthy? Yes, good news for Pizza lovers. You don’t have to leave Pizza for your health but make your pizza healthier. Cut off cheese, add more veggies, and there you go! You can even improvise your pizza crust by choosing a healthier option.

Ingredients:
– pizza crust— chickpea crust
– marinara
– broccoli
– mushrooms
– orange bell pepper
– cherry tomatoes

Directions:
– preheat the oven to 400°F
– add marinara sauce to the pizza crust
– cut the broccoli, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms and add them on top
– cook for 9-13 minutes
– let cool and cut into slices

Shrimp Veggie Salad

Shrimp Salad

Elevate your breakfast game by adding shrimps to your salad because shrimps make things more interesting. All you need to store is lots of veggies.

Ingredients:
– spinach and arugula
– frozen shrimp—the most affordable shrimp ever found
– chili lime seasoning
– cucumber
– red bell pepper
– walnuts
– goat cheese
– spicy cashew dressing
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Directions:
– rinse the spinach and arugula and add them as the base to your bowl
– defrost shrimp in a bowl of cold water for about 15 minutes
– devein the shrimp, remove the tails, pat dry and add desired seasonings, chili lime seasoning
– add oil to a skillet over low-medium heat, cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side
– cut the cucumber into slices, then in half, and slice the red bell pepper
– add shrimp, walnuts, goat cheese, and a drizzle of the spicy cashew dressing.

Walnut Mushroom Tacos

5 Heart-Healthy Meals That Are Easy To Make

Save this Recipe for Tuesday Tacos. Easy to make and amazing to devour.

Ingredients:
– 1 1/2 cups walnuts
– package of mushrooms diced
– 2 minced garlic cloves
– 1/3 red onion diced
– 1 tsp cumin
– add 1 tsp chili powder
– 1 TBS soy sauce
– 1/2 tsp salt
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Directions:
– soak walnuts in warm water for 20-30 minutes
– drain, then add walnuts along with mushrooms to a food processor and combine but do not over mix
– add olive oil to a skillet over low-medium heat, then add the onions until translucent and minced garlic
– walnut mushroom taco mixture, all the spices, and sauté until slightly browned for 7-10 minutes
– add to tortillas, top with cabbage slaw and limes