1. A Guilt-Free Snack: the Yogurt Bowl
When it comes to prepping your morning bowl snack, the American Heart Association recommends a combination of Greek yogurt, blueberries, natural peanut butter, and oats (or your favorite oat bar split into chunks). Of course, you can go for other combinations that are still good for your health, like adding strawberries, raw nuts, and dried coconut, for example.
2. The Healthy, Together With the Tasty: Broccoli Pasta
Getting your weekly intake of greens doesn’t have to happen the hard way when you can easily incorporate them in pasta. Just chop some broccoli, a small onion, and get grated pecorino romano. Cook your favorite type of pasta and add everything together while it’s still hot. You can experiment by adding chicken or spinach and tomatoes, depending on your preference.
3. The Heart Wants What It Wants: Avocado Egg Salad Toast
It’s not a government secret anymore that avocado is your heart’s best friend. Its healthy fats, vitamin K, potassium, and other amazing nutrients make it the perfect snack. But, instead of the plain avocado toast, why not make things a bit extra nutritious? Add in boiled eggs, some mustard, and red chili flakes for an additional kick. Enjoy with cherry tomatoes on the side!
4. A Protein-Packed Non-Boring Salad
Why go for the same old chicken caesar salad when you can prep something way more interesting? All you need for this bowl of awesomeness is grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, white onion, cucumber, red pepper, sliced Honeycrisp apple, and feta cheese. That way, you’ll be getting heart-healthy veggies, poultry, and fruit all at the same time.
5. A Better PB and J Alternative: Almond Butter, Banana & Jam Sandwich
Incorporate fruit, nuts, and whole grains into your diet by substituting the regular PB and J with two slices of whole-wheat bread, almond butter, banana, and strawberry jam. It’s just delicious! You can have it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack, and dessert.