August 15, 2012

Inspiration for Easy Heart Healthy Meals

So everything around our house is about heart healthy right now.  Ellie was playing Rapunzel the other day, like when isn't she playing Rapunzel, and she made a heart healthy pie for Flynn.

So for my friend who is struggling to find delicious, easy and heart healthy meals here are some ideas from our recent dinners.  There is always some fruit on the side but we don't always photograph it so use your imagination.  Right now we are getting so many nice summer fruits.  Last night we ate a whole watermelon with dinner.  This morning a bowl full of peaches.

Salmon grilled with olive oil, salt and pepper, sauteed garden veggies and cherries

Garden lettuce, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, black olives, walnuts, artichoke hearts and plum tomatoes

Layered anitipasto salad, sauteed green beans with slivered almonds, home made pita with olive oil, jello cups

close up of antipasto cup... black olives, cilantro, roasted red peppers, pepperocini, green olives, black beans, tuna... drizzle of olive oil over top

Spinach and smoked salmon omelet with feta and tomatoes served with plums

Grilled Ahi Tuna, tomato, feta, and basil salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Spinach stuffed mushrooms and corn on the cob

Happy Hour... Artichoke Hearts, Roasted peppers, kalamata olive, mozzarella cheese, cherry peppers and lemon essence

Sauteed garden veggies (tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, garlic and squash) topped with Parmesan cheese

Chili Rellenos, Grilled Shrimp, Avocado and grilled pineapple
Crab omelet with caramelized onions and tomatoes, broccoli sauteed with olive oil and garlic, corn cut off the cob with  peppers in adobe sauce, and cantaloupe

Tilapia with Tomato, garlic, olives and capers, suateed green beans, patate fritte, corn on the cob

Eggs fried in Olive oil, Corn cakes, sliced tomatoes, sauteed green beans

Shrimp egg white omelet, corn cake, tomato, feta, basil salad, sauteed okra, squash, peppers and tomatoes

Tuna Steaks served on a bed of  sauteed spinach with a sauce made of Avocado, lime and coconut milk, and cumin , marinated tomatoes with tarragon, broccoli sauteed in olive oil and garlic

Frozen Fruit Torte

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