Making lifestyle changes to accommodate health concerns can be tough, but with guidance, it's less daunting. That's why we asked Abigail Kinnear, an RDN based in New York City, how to stick to a heart-healthy diet without compromising on taste. She explained that "fish is a great source of protein that has less saturated fat" than red meats, while Greek and nonfat yogurts are great for breakfast since they have less "saturated fat and the added bonus of protein." It's also important to incorporate "omega-3 fatty acids, which decrease fat in your blood, slow the rate of plaque buildup in your arteries, and lower blood pressure."
So we rounded up nine satisfying heart-healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner accordingly for you to click through below.
When you want something more filling and warm for lunch, opt for this Food Faith Fitness fish fillet with zesty lime sauce and avocado slices (hello, omega-3s) sitting atop a bed of cauliflower rice, which will give you the same satisfaction you'd get from regular rice with fewer negative consequences.
Here's another great main course from Salt and Wind that hits the spot no matter what you pair it with, and turkey is much leaner than red meats. This recipe is a bit more elaborate and involved, but if you're cooking for a special occasion or have extra time, it's definitely worth making.