Cooking a la Heart features 425 recipes to help your heart stay fit. It explains healthy dietary recommendations and shows you how to make substitutions for rich foods, without compromising flavour. Principles of heart-healthy living from experts guide you through maintaining a healthy weight; exercise benefits; choosing a diet for good health; important heart health numbers; and how to increase fibre, use less sugar, and reduce sodium in your diet.
Every recipe includes nutrient analysis, with calories, protein, carbs, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, Omega-3 fat, sodium, fibre, and diabetic exchanges. DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) guidelines and a Mediterranean eating plan are emphasised throughout. All recipes are low in saturated fat, include no trans fats, and emphasise whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, and low-fat dairy. Learn how to make every meal heart-healthy, from appealing appetizers like Savoury Stuffed Mushrooms and Spicy Fish Bites to decadent desserts like Baked Apples and Spicy Pumpkin Bars. Indulge in meaty recipes like Chicken Tandoori, Swedish Meatballs, and Veal Parmesan, and eat the rainbow with vegetable focused meals like Eggplant Casserole, Ratatouille, and Vegetable Shepherd's Pie. You'll even find recipes for hair and body care, plus seven days' worth of breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.