Heart-Healthy Recipes to Try This Spring

Spring has sprung in South Alabama and our local farmers’ markets are ripe for the picking! Fruits and vegetables are a staple in a heart-smart diet because they offer loads of flavor as well as nutrients that will keep your heart pumping for years to come. 

Whether you’re new to heart-healthy eating or have been conscious about what you consume for years, there’s never a better time to try a new recipe than the spring. Below are two of our favorite recipes from the American Heart Association (AHA) that we’ll be making this season.


Grilled Avocado with Strawberries & Honey

Avocados are nutrient dense, packed with healthy fats and have been proven to lower the risk of heart disease when consumed twice a week. AHA calls this recipe “sweet, simple and super delicious,” and we couldn’t agree more. Plus, it includes one of our favorite spring fruits in the South – strawberries! With 2 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber and only 165 calories, this dish is a great addition to any entree. 

Find the full recipe here.

Chicken “Zoodle” Lo Mein

“This restaurant favorite can be mastered at home—with even more flavor, less sodium, and a lot less calories,” – AHA. Like avocados, broccoli are considered superfoods because they’re nutrient dense and rich in flavor. While the stars of this dish are the lean chicken and zucchini noodles, the broccoli is what makes this one of our favorite heart-healthy spring meals. 

Find the full recipe here.

Looking for more? Visit the American Heart Association website for recipes you can make all year long.