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Just because February is American Heart Month doesn’t mean you can’t do good for your heart year-round. Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and author of several books on healthy eating, shares her advice for making good choices in the kitchen.

When it comes to heart health, are there any ingredients or cooking techniques that we need to do away with?
We don’t need to do away with salt entirely for heart health, but it is important not to lean on salt for flavor in recipes. I like to flavor my recipes with heart-healthy seasonings like herbs, spices, garlic, and citrus and then add a little salt to bring it all together. I also suggest choosing low-sodium canned products — like Campbell’s line of Healthy Request soups — and looking for the American Heart Association Heart Check mark on packaged goods, which ensures they meet the AHA’s heart healthy requirements.

Similarly, are there any ingredients or cooking techniques that we need to add to our routines if we want to do more heart-healthy cooking?
One of the most important ingredients to add to your cooking is more colorful vegetables. Different colored vegetables have different antioxidants, which protect your heart (and every cell in your body). Plus, vegetables are loaded with potassium, which helps keep blood pressure in check, and, because they are filling without a lot of calories they can help with weight management, which is key for heart health, too.

Whenever I make a dish I think, “How can I add some more color?” It could mean tossing some spinach into my pasta sauce, some grated carrot on my sandwich along with the usual lettuce and tomato, or red peppers and mushrooms in my scrambled eggs.

"Whenever I make a dish I think, how can I add some more color?” Do you have any tips for getting your kids excited about healthy foods and healthy cooking?
Get them involved in as many ways as possible in the kitchen and out. Even small children can do things like tear lettuce for a salad, or measure ingredients. Also, one of my favorites is to let the child pick the vegetable at the market for that night’s dinner. Sometimes they will pick something you never cooked before, so that becomes a fun exploration for both of you. Also, eat together as much as possible, and eat the same food! I believe serving separate “kid food” deprives children of the opportunity to try different things and becomes a real trap for parents. There are plenty of dishes everyone will enjoy.

What’s your favorite family-friendly heart-healthy recipe?
I recently developed Chicken with White Bean and Vegetable Simmer on behalf of the Campbell Soup Company to bring awareness to heart health for women, and my family couldn’t get enough of it! My husband said it was real comfort food for him. It is a one-pan skillet supper with chicken breast served over a simmer of zucchini, carrots, onions, garlic, lemon, and white beans in a sauce made with Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Tomato Soup. It has all the elements of heart-healthy eating I mention above, and it is so delicious and easy to fix.

Anything else we should know when it comes to heart-healthy cooking?
Don’t forget to use healthy oils like olive oil.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

Best known as the host of the Food Network's hit show "Healthy Appetite," Ellie's warmth and charisma have made her the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today. Krieger's success can be attributed to her unique way of offering real life advice without any of the gimmicks and CRASH DIETS that permeate the media today. She reaches people with her message that it is possible for anyone, given the tools and knowledge, to live life to the maximum by keeping a healthy balance and nurturing a richly satisfying and sumptuous, attainable lifestyle. She's also a best-selling author of three books including So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week.


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40 Easy & Healthy Snack Recipes


A few weeks ago at my neighbor’s reptile-themed 4 th birthday party, his mom hired a guy to bring over his collection of live animals. He showed up with an assortment of snakes, lizards, and even a huge turtle, and he patiently showed the young kids how to gently hold the smaller reptiles.

But the turtle was an immediate favorite, especially when the preschoolers learned they could feed him! The birthday boy’s mom passed around slices of brightly colored bell peppers to each kid, and they dropped the veggies in front of the turtle’s face, completely mesmerized as he munched and crunched his way through an entire garden’s worth of food.

I laughed to myself as I watched… That’s exactly how I feel during the afternoons too, Mr. Turtle! I love my afternoon snack breaks, but often I want something a little more filling than plain ol’ fresh fruit and veggies!

So that’s why I’ve rounded up this collection of 40 Easy & Healthy Snack Recipes for you! They all contained no artificial ingredients, refined flour or sugar—unlike many of the options on the snack aisle at the grocery store—and they’re incredibly simple to make. (And super yummy, too!)


THE RECIPES
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5 On-the-Go Hearty, Heart-Healthy Breakfast Ideas

A healthy breakfast doesn’t require a lot of time or energy every day. All you need to do is stock up on good ingredients when you’re at the grocery store each week. Then, take a few minutes each morning to put it together. These few changes in shopping and morning habits can help you to establish a lifetime of healthy eating.

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Preventive cardiology dietitian Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, offers five tasty, hearty and heart-healthy breakfast ideas that take no more than 10 minutes to prepare.

They can be eaten at home or on the go, so you won’t miss a beat in your busy day — and you won’t miss any flavor. Each incorporate carbohydrate, protein, and fat to ensure you start the day with a satisfying, balanced meal to fuel you all morning long.

Creamy, crunchy oatmeal

Measure a ½ cup dry serving of old-fashioned or steel cut oats oatmeal into a microwave-safe bowl (quick cook or instant versions are okay if you need to save more time). Pour enough water over the oatmeal to cover, and stir. Microwave on high for 2½ to three minutes until done. If you prefer a sweeter taste, try adding fresh fruit or a dash of vanilla extract. To balance out this complex carbohydrate containing meal with protein and healthy fat, add chopped nuts and/or seeds like chia or ground flaxseed.

Overnight oats

An alternative oatmeal option is soaking oatmeal overnight or for as little as 30 minutes in the morning. Start with ½ cup of your favorite oats and ½ cup of water or your favorite milk. Mix together and let soak. (Original oats need to be soaked overnight, instant can be soaked for

30 minutes). Eat cold or warm up in microwave if desired.

Egg and cheese English muffin

Ever cook an egg in the microwave? It’s fast and, unlike frying an egg in a skillet, you don’t have to add fat. Whisk one large egg (for extra fiber add chopped veggies like peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms) in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 45 to 55 seconds until firm. Set the cooked egg on a slice of whole-wheat English muffin and top with extras for more flavor: sliced avocado, tomato, onion, a slice of 2%-fat cheese or salsa. Top with remaining half of English muffin and serve with a cup of fresh fruit.

PB&J sandwich

Spread one tablespoon natural almond butter on one toasted or untoasted sprouted grain bread (or waffle) and a tablespoon of fruit preserves or sliced banana on another. Press the two slices together to make a sandwich. Enjoy with a 8 ounce glass of your desired milk — skim, 1%, soy or almond.

Cereal a go-go

For a quick on-the-go meal, prepare single-serving sandwich baggies filled with your favorite low-sugar, high-fiber (at least 3 grams of fiber) cereal, nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Making your own mix allows you to customize to your taste buds and change it up from day to day. Don’t have time to make your own? Turn to a pre-packaged single serving trail mix.

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Looking for fast and easy dinner ideas?

The question Alex and I asked most often is, “What are your favorite fast and easy dinner ideas?” And we get it. Life is busy. There are 101 things to do, and adding cooking to that list can be stressful.

Luckily, there are plenty of fast and easy dinner ideas that can be made in less than 30 minutes with big flavor. These are recipes with fresh, high quality flavor that’s achieved without using cheap shortcuts. Creating this type of fast and easy dinner ideas has become our sweet spot. We love tinkering to get the perfect balance of speed and deliciousness. Here are some of our favorite concepts for quick & easy dinner ideas:

  • Simple pasta is a go to for quick dinner ideas: be it pasta salad or our speed demon 15-minute creamy gnocchi
  • Quesadillas are always quick: like our loaded veggie quesadilla or avocado quesadilla
  • Sandwiches are the ultimate simple dinner ideas, like our 5 minute sandwich (for brinner!) or our vegan bahn mi
  • Tacos are all about speed, like our BBQ bean tacos or quinoa tacos
  • Pita pizzas are perfect for “no think” dinners, like these umami bomb pita pizzas

With all the recipes in our arsenal, we’ve got you covered for those weeknights where you have less than 30 minutes to spare. In many cases, making one of our easy dinner ideas is even faster than takeout!


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The Chef Ann Foundation is dedicated to promoting whole-ingredient, scratch-cooking in schools. This approach enables schools to serve the healthiest, tastiest meals so that kids are well-fed and ready to learn.

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Since 2009, the Chef Ann Foundation has worked with schools to implement healthy school meal programs. Dive into the organization’s history and learn about our impact on school food reform over the years.

Whether you are a school district administrator, food service director, food service team member, concerned parent, student or committed community advocate, there are many ways to get involved in changing the way we feed our kids.

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The Chef Ann Foundation is dedicated to promoting whole-ingredient, scratch-cooking in schools. This approach enables schools to serve the healthiest, tastiest meals so that kids are well-fed and ready to learn.

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We’re dedicated to empowering schools nationwide with the tools, training, resources, and funding they need to serve meals. Browse through programs to learn more about our work and apply for a grant.

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Since 2009, the Chef Ann Foundation has worked with schools to implement healthy school meal programs. Dive into the organization’s history and learn about our impact on school food reform over the years.

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Whether you are a school district administrator, food service director, food service team member, concerned parent, student or committed community advocate, there are many ways to get involved in changing the way we feed our kids.

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Want to learn how you can create school food change? Our toolkit lays out how to approach your district and advocate for healthier food in your child’s school.

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Learn more about school food with resources, home recipes, and press materials.

At the Chef Ann Foundation, we know how important fresh, healthy school lunches are. We also hear from parents across the country who want to do their best to serve healthy meals at home. Our home recipe series is inspired by these parents who want to do their best, have little time and small budgets. This series focuses on cooking with whole ingredients, reducing processed food, and encouraging families to read nutrition labels. Our recipes use typical home cooking skills and standard ingredients, nothing too fancy here!


52 Healthy Meals in 12 Minutes or Less

Being hungry sucks (it’s a scientific fact). So why spend hours cooking a gourmet feast when a nutritious meal could be only 12 minutes away from getting from the kitchen to your plate? Skip the grumbling tummy, the hangriness, and the cranky guests, and serve up any one of these 52 healthy meals that are so quick and easy, you’ll wonder why you ever ordered takeout.

1. Cacao and Blueberry Smoothie

Um, YUM. This smoothie is full of amazing flavors from blueberry, vanilla, coconut milk, and of course, cacao powder. You can whip this up in under five minutes, but if you’re especially lazy in the morning, just make at night to take on the go the next day.

2. Honey Lemon Ricotta Breakfast Toast

Say goodbye to boring toast. This version dresses up a piece of bread with ricotta, lemon, figs, honey, and pistachios for a fancy (but super fast) breakfast treat. Pro tip: these guys work great as apps if you put them on crostinis instead.

3. Poached Egg and Avocado Breakfast Salad

You can have salad for breakfast, too. Just whip up a poached egg (or any other style you love) and toss it in a bowl with some tomatoes, lettuce, cooked quinoa, avo, and pistachios for an added crunch. Just cook the quinoa the night before if you want it truly under 12 minutes.

4. Healthy Single Serving Blueberry Muffin

This healthy breakfast is a little more of a healthy dessert, but we’ll let it slide. Made from healthier subs like sorghum flour, applesauce, almond milk, and flaxseed, this quick microwavable muffin is a guilt-free way to start your morning.

5. Pina Colada Yogurt Parfaits

Take a trip to the tropics with this pineapple and coconut flavored breakfast. We love pairing these sweet fruits with the bitterness of Greek yogurt to balance out the flavors.

6. Blue Corn Breakfast Tacos With Scrambled Eggs

It doesn’t get much better (or easier!) than breakfast tacos. This version stuffs eggs, avocado, and smoked salmon inside of blue corn tortillas for a rainbow colored breakfast. Feel free to switch up the recipe with some of your favorite fix-ins, too.

7. Homemade Flavored Instant Oatmeal

This blogger has recipes for four different flavors of awesome instant oats: blueberry vanilla, chocolate banana, walnut and date, and strawberries and cream. You can store them in the fridge for up to five days and make them in minutes whenever you’re ready!

8. Peanut Butter Breakfast Toast Four Ways

Peanut butter toast might be a classic, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! These four variations are awesome for breakfast, or a post workout snack. If you’re gluten-free swap out regular toast for a rice cake or a gluten-free bread.

9. Egg Breakfast Wraps with Bacon, Avocado, and Tomato

These “wraps” are a creative and gluten-free way to hold your B.A.T. (bacon, avo, tomato) combo. Instead of using a wrap, the blogger uses an egg “tortilla,” which is essentially an egg-only omelet that you wrap up. This one will make you feel very fancy.

10. Turmeric Tofu Scramble

This vegan scramble is perfect for rushed mornings or lazy-night dinners. Just combine tofu with lots of yummy spices and veggies and eat it ontop of some avo-toast. If you’re vegetarian, not vegan, feel free to throw some scrambled eggs in, too.

11. Paleo Sweet Potato Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

Leggo that Eggo! You can make this killer sweet potato waffle breakfast sandwich in the time it takes that frozen waffle to thaw. Protein-rich and full of good fats, it’s a great way to fill up on the good stuff at the start of the day so you’re not breaking out the snacks an hour later.

12. Whole30 Breakfast Bowl

Whole30 may be one of the toughest diets out there, but that doesn’t mean Whole30 recipes aren’t delicious! This quick breakfast bowl is a yummy twist on your standard bowl of oats: cook up a mashed banana with two eggs then throw it in a bowl with some apples, almond butter, coconut flakes, and cinnamon. YUM.

13. Banana Berry Smoothies

With all the craze surrounding juice and smoothies these days, it can seem daunting to make one in your own kitchen, but there are so many easy recipes that’ll make you realize how far that is from the truth. This version combines bananas, blueberries, raspberry sherbet, frozen yogurt, and juice for a flavorful breakfast or pre-workout treat.

14. Avocado Tortilla Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast? Yes, really. This “pizza crust” is actually a flat tortilla that you pop in the oven for 10 minutes with some mashed avo, grated cheese, and an egg on top. Best brunch ever.

15. Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Omelet

Omelets are a lazy cook’s best friend. They’re easy, healthy, and seemingly fancy. This Mediterranean-inspired version is loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, onions, feta, and red chili flakes for a spicy and super filling breakfast.

16. Strawberry Chocolate Almond Acai Bowls

Smoothies don’t have to be sipped with a straw! This colorful Acai bowl packs in some sneaky greens (spinach or kale) and lots of healthy staples like Goji berries, Acai powder, nuts, and berries.

17. Two-Ingredient Pancakes

Yep, you read that right. Just two ingredients: banana and egg. These “pancakes,” are super easy to make and you can customize them with whatever add-ins your heart desires. Mixing in some protein powder makes these guys a great post-workout snack, too.

18. Simple Muesli Breakfast

Never heard of museli? Just think of it as a different type of oatmeal. This version packs in yogurt, nuts, and berries in addition to the classic base so your breakfast will be far from boring.

19. PB & J No-Bake Oatmeal Bars

Who doesn’t miss a packed PB & J sandwich in their lunch box every day? These easy no-bake snack bars will allow you to indulge your nostalgia. If you make a big batch on Sunday you’ll have a week’s worth of snacks or breakfasts set.

20. 10-Minute Italian Quinoa Salad

Once you cook up some quinoa, it’s only 10 minutes to this easy lunch recipe. It’s full awesome flavors and nutrients from onions, peppers, tomatoes, and artichokes. And because you can serve it cold, this is an awesome next-day leftover to bring to work!

21. One Pot Spiralized Zucchini Noodle Soup

This is about as far from packaged Ramen as you can get. Spiralize some zucchini and add it to a pot full of vegetable broth, miso packets, and asparagus. Throw some Sriracha, sesame seeds, and green onion on top for a trendy way to warm up on a cold day.

22. 10-Minute Tuna Wrap

Wraps are one of the best ways to make a quick (and healthy!) lunch. This one is filled with tuna, homemade avocado-tahini sauce, lettuce, cucumber, and bell pepper. Crunchy and delicious!

23. Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Gluten free? You can have wraps, too! Load up some lettuce-wraps with some avo-chicken salad (a healthier swap for mayo) and garnish with radishes, lime, sprouts, and jalapeño (if you like it spicy!).

24. Turkey, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Panini

Few things in this world are better than goat cheese. And combined with avocado, turkey, and warm bread? That’s next level.

25. Open-Faced Avocado BLT Sandwich

This open-faced sandwich is a fun update on the BLT. Tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and bacon sit on top of creamy hummus for a great way to make a quick healthy lunch.

26. Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese can be healthy too, we promise! Using whole-grain or gluten-free bread, low-fat cheeses, and adding in some veggies are all ways to enjoy a cleaner version of your favorite childhood meal.

27. Sweet and Savory Grilled Cheese

This tasty sweet and savory lunch is as easy to make as it sounds. Grab some white cheddar cheese, slap it onto whole grain bread, and bring in some butter and a green apple, and there you have it! Swap out the type of cheese as your please for a perfect afternoon meal.

28. Chicken Tortilla Lettuce Wraps

This ingredient list may seem hefty, not what it really does is leave you a lot of room for experimentation. The basics are a head of lettuce, chicken breast, cheddar cheese, and tortillachips. The lettuce serves as the bed for all of your tasty ingredients, and you couldn’t ask for a healthier twist on this great dish.

29. Creamy Vegan Corn and Red Pepper Blender Soup

Rainy, cold day outside? Stay in and cook up this tasty soup (it’s so quick you won’t even have to pause your Netflix to do so). This spicy, vegan concoction packs in tons of vegetables, too.

30. Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t love Margherita pizza?! We haven’t, so this is basically the perfect (and healthy-ish) dish for any pizza lover (that’s everyone, right?). The base of naan gives this pie a unique flavor that blends well with the mozzarella.

31. Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Whether it’s your side or a main dish that you add a little protein to (try an egg!), this roasted sweet potato is the perfect mid-day treat. The blogger keeps it simple (sour cream, chives, parmesan), and if you’d rather top it with some healtheir fixings, use an avocado or some Greek yogurt dressing in place of sour cream.

32. Chicken Hummus Wrap

Truly the simplest (and tastiest) wrap out there, this dish combines chicken and hummus to satisfy all your savory cravings. The simplicity is great because guess what? You’re free to add anything else you want.

33. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

This meal might look fancy, but it’s prep couldn’t be easier. These tasty pinwheels (or whole wrap, if you choose to make it that way) is filled with vegan cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. The nutrients here are off the charts, and so is the flavor.

34. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Swapping out a higher carb wrap for lettuce is the key to lunch if you’d rather save your carbs for dessert today. These spicy wraps have a Thai twist, and though you’ll need a few spices and some ingredients like shredded cabbage and hoisin sauce, this will not let you down (and you can make more to save for later).

35. 5-Min Spicy Asian Chicken Salad Paleo Friendly

Following Paleo? No problem, we’ve got your back with this spicy Asian chicken salad. It’s super easy to prepare (use bagged salad mix, sesame seeds, carrots, and chicken) combined with a few sauces, and there you have it: a tasty lunch with a bit of a kick.

36. Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

If you’re tired of salads (we don’t blame you, they can get old if you don’t switch it up), this is the one you need. This combo bowl packs in chicken, mozzarella balls, and avocado on top of a bed of lettuce. Talk about getting all your nutrients (and flavor) in in one meal!


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Cuban-Style Stuffed Poblanos

Budget dinner price: $2.04 per serving

Since they&rsquore often loaded with affordable rice, canned veggies, and ground meat, stuffed peppers are one of our top dinner ideas when we&rsquore aiming to keep our wallets stuffed too. This recipe is a delightful example and is wildly flavorful thanks to Cuban elements like briny olives, nutty almonds, and sweet raisins. Yes, we know that combo might sound different from what you&rsquod usually pair with beef and brown rice, but we bet you (and your dinner companions) will be blown away.



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