Eating healthy foods is the most important step you can take to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. However, it’s the overall pattern of your choices that counts. So, the more often you make good choices in your meal decisions, the better off your heart and you will be.
The American Heart Association’s dietary recommendations have evolved from nutrient-based to food-based dietary patterns. For instance instead of focusing on the number of grams of carbohydrates, they recommend focusing on the types of carbohydrates that you are consuming. This change resulted from scientific research on the importance of specific nutrients found in certain foods, while also making it easier for people to follow. For example, an average adult should eat 4 cups of red/orange vegetables per week, a cup and a half of dark green vegetables per week, 8 ounces of fish, a cup and a half of fruit per day, etc.
Working alongside the American Heart Association, DinnerTime developed its Heart-Healthy meals to fulfill these AHA recommendations. To receive balanced heart-healthy meal recommendations, simply choose Heart-Healthy as your dietary style in your profile. To learn more about the power of your profiles click here.
DinnerTime’s Heart-Healthy dietary style promotes nutrient-dense foods that conform to AHA’s weekly requirements for dinner. Over the course of a week, we suggest meals with a variety of foods to conform to all of the AHA recommendations. We also limit processed foods, saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar. See some delicious examples below.
The foods promoted by our Heart-Healthy dietary style include:
- Lean proteins such as fish and chicken
- Vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow
- Whole grains and other complex carbohydrates
- Healthy fats like avocado and nuts
Our Heart-Healthy dietary style recommends not only meals good for heart health but the dishes will still reflect your personalized profile. This means that the Heart-Healthy recommendations will vary based on the other selections you’ve chosen, including taste preferences, other health concerns, budget, time constraints, and what is on sale this week at your local grocery store.
Check out our Heart-Healthy suggestions below.
Unbelievably easy and tasty!
30 minutes with one pan to delicious!