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These 15 heart-healthy recipes are filled with powerfully protective antioxidants and nutrients. Look to good-fat fish, olive oil, and avocados, along with fiber- and vitamin-filled stars like flaxseed, bulgur, and berries.
Fiesta Shrimp Omelet and more
Fiesta Shrimp Omelet
Serves 1 / When you crave a gourmet breakfast, try this simple dish with fresh herbs and low-fat, quick-cooking shrimp. Shrimp, like other shellfish, contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart and help lower blood pressure. View recipe.
Broccoli, Fennel, and Mache Salad with Rosemary Dressing
Serves 4–6 / This recipe, developed by Dennis Gale Malone, Ornish’s chef and dietary lifestyle educator, combines antioxidant-rich pomegranates, heart-healthy walnuts and flax, and phytochemically blessed broccoli and blueberries. Serve it with a wild rice pilaf for a simple lunch. View recipe.
White Bean, Tomato, and Arugula Sandwich
Serves 4 / Beans, whole grains, and garlic excel at lowering blood cholesterol levels, and tomatoes boast heart-healthy antioxidants. View recipe.
Halibut tacos with red, white, and green salsa
Serves 4-6 / What really makes this dish taste special is the sweet and spicy salsa. And it's healthy: The halibut adds heart-healthy omega-3 fats, while watermelon contains lycopene, a carotenoid antioxidant reputed to have anticancer properties. View recipe.
Raw avocado and Cucumber Soup
Serves 4 / This creamy, satisfying soup preserves the heart-healthy oils found in avocados and almonds. View recipe.
Serves 6 / Banish the cold weather with this versatile stew, packed with heart-healthy fiber, vitamin C, folate, vitamin A, iron, and B vitamins. View recipe.
Carrot-Apple Slaw with Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds
Serves 8 / A fantastic alternative to mayonnaise-based slaws, this colorful side dish is full of vitamins, fiber, and heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Serve cold or at room temperature. View recipe.