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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. Happy Heart celebrating the arrival of 2016 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!

Click to access PDF of recipes for Happy Heart's New Year's Dinner


Liz Moore, RD, LDNElisabeth (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.

December 2015

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Boston, MA 02215