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