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10 Heart Healthy Red Foods for Go Red Day

by | Feb 6, 2014 | Healthy Living, Nutrition Info, Weight Loss and Maintenance

Odom Health & Wellness is unable to provide nutrition and weight loss services for individuals living outside of Minnesota

Check out these 10 heart healthy red foods and don’t forget to Go Red on February 7 for American Heart Month. Post a picture on the OHW Facebook page of you, your family or coworkers going red on Feb 7 and you might win a free 30 minute massage.

Red Berry Squares

Heat on the stovetop to simmer 1/2 cup All Natural Strawberry or Raspberry Preserves/Jam, 1 cup diced strawberries and/or raspberries and 1/4 cup honey. Stir the fruit mixture with 1 1/2 to 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats. Add a little canola oil if not sticking together. Spread into a rectangular pan. Refrigerate until solid and cut into squares.

Frozen Watermelon Bites

Alternate frozen cubes of watermelon and mint leaves on a skewer and serve cold.

Ravin’ Red Smoothie

Blend 1 cup yogurt, ½ cup frozen strawberries, ½ cup frozen raspberries and 1 frozen banana.

Red Pasta

Cook whole-wheat spaghetti and top with low-sodium marinara sauce, diced tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes.baked apples

Baked Red Apple Dessert

Fill 1 whole red apple (cored) with ¼ cup chopped almonds, ¼ cup dried cranberries, 1 tsp. honey and 1 tsp. brown sugar. Bake for 15 minutes at 350° or until sugar bubbles.

Crimson Quinoa

Cook quinoa and mix with roasted cherry tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper and sun-dried tomato.

Stuffed Red Bell PeppersStuffed Red Pepper

Stuff 1 red bell pepper (cored) with ½ cup cooked brown rice, ¼ diced red onion, ¼ cup ground turkey (browned), 1 tbsp. parsley, salt and pepper. Add optional ingredients like beans, spinach or tomatoes. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until pepper is heated through.

Red Bean Salsa

Combine 2 cups red beans, ½ cup diced red onions, 1 cup diced red tomato, ¼ cup diced jalapeño (remove seeds), ¼ cup chopped parsley, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Roasted Red Cabbage Salad

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups chopped red cabbage (roasted), ½ cup red onion (thinly sliced and sautéed), ¼ cup red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp. olive oil and sea salt.

Grilled Tomato GazpachoTomato Gazpacho

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