Heart Healthy Recipes For Valentine’s Day

  • By Premier Family Medical
  • 09 Feb, 2017
Valentine's Day is a time for celebration of you and your significant other. This day is made special by evenings out or in, gifts and a special meal that is often indulgent and rich. If you want to enjoy the night but stay on track with your diet then these recipes are perfect for you.

Appetizers

Four-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
This starter is a brilliant way to begin the Valentine's Day meal. The stuffed mushrooms are low in fat and so, consequently, diabetes friendly. They'll be scrumptious for most people even if they have restrictions.

Strawberry Spinach Salad
This starter is a delicious blend of fruit and vegetable mixed into a delicious salad. It's a good start to the main course and encourages you to eat nutritious things in an interesting way.

Main Dish

London Broil with Cherry-Balsamic Sauce
The meaty main is incredibly tasty but on the healthy side. The recipe has nutrients that aging people will find beneficial as they may not get enough of them.

Thai-Style Steamed Fish
A flavorsome fish dish that only has 7g of fat and 4g of carbs per serving. Limiting fat in any meal can have good effects such as lowering high blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease.

Honey & Orange Roast Sea Bass with Lentils
A delicious combination of sweet and citrus filled with nutrition which compliments a unique fish. The meal has low kilocalorie per serving. Low-calorie meals can have a number of positive impacts:
They can slow down the aging process
Prevent strokes and High Blood Pressure
Increase energy levels
Lower cholesterol levels
Improve blood sugar levels
Improve sleep
Decrease risk of type 2 diabetes

Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Puttanesca Sauce & Celeriac Chips
Another sea bass meal that is particularly low in salt. Low sodium meals can have multiple benefits, as having a lot of salt in your diet can cause high blood pressure which can lead to heart disease.

Dessert

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake
Flourless cakes can have great benefits and can taste just as good. Using alternative flour can even improve the texture of a cake. Almond flour has 3 times the fiber of wheat flour, it includes iron and calcium and is cholesterol free.
Eating this cake will satisfy you for much longer and make the meal seem more complete, as non-alternative flours can encourage you to binge less.
If you use coconut flour, you'll be using a flour that contains 10 times more disease-fighting properties than ordinary flour. Almost all flourless cakes also contain fewer calories per serving
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Swirled Cheesecake Brownies
One trick that can mean you'll enjoy an indulgent dessert without having to feel guilty is eating smaller portions of it. If you cut the brownies into bite-sized pieces it means you're being satisfied by great taste whilst avoiding too much chocolate.

Strawberry & White Chocolate Choux Buns
This is an adorable little dessert that is easy to eat and is quite romantic. A bonus is that it only contains 5g of sugar for each serving. Limiting sugar in your food can have multiple impacts on your health and lifestyle:
Can lower your blood pressure
Decreases risk of heart attack
Decreases risk of dementia
Can help break addiction to binge foods
Can clear up skin
Can prevent liver disease
Will improve your breath
Give you more energy
Decrease dentist visits
Save money

Make sure to be romantic this Valentine's Day and create a wonderful heart healthy meal for you and your partner without feeling guilty for it. Keep your heart healthy and happy in love this Valentine's Day with these recipes.

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