Happy Heart's Recipes
A Festive and Heart-Healthy New Year's Dinner
By Liz Moore, RD, LDN
With the New Year rapidly approaching, you may be stressing out about what food to serve at a dinner party you’re hosting, or what dish to bring to someone else's party. To ease your stress, we’ve come up with a delicious and heart-healthy menu to help you ring in the New Year.
Each recipe features some of our
top 12 heart-healthy foods, so you can delight your taste buds while getting a head start on your New Year’s resolutions by eating healthfully.
The first course is a nutrient powerhouse featuring broccoli and tomatoes — two vegetables known to support cardiovascular health. Roasted skewers of salmon marinated in oranges makes a mouthwatering entrée packed with omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene and other heart health essentials.
Sautéed asparagus with quinoa and garbanzo beans makes for a tasty side dish that will help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of stroke. And then, indulge your sweet tooth with blueberry crisp and chocolate-covered walnuts. The berries, dark chocolate and nuts are excellent sources of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to protect your heart. We even have some red wine pairing recommendations. Cheers to a New Year and healthy heart!
Elisabeth (Liz) Moore, RD, LDN, is our resident guru in heart-healthy nutrition. A registered dietitian, she has worked extensively with Cardiovascular Institute patients. Ms. Moore received her bachelor's degree in human nutrition from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Above content provided by the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.