Healthy Living - Heart Research Australia
A healthy diet is one of the most important ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
Here are some guidelines for a heart-healthy approach to food and cooking.
Avoid saturated fats
A diet high in calories and fats, especially saturated fats, is closely linked to:
- high cholesterol
- high blood pressure.
These simple and delicious recipes have been chosen for their heart-healthy ingredients. All recipes are reviewed by the Royal North Shore Hospital nutrition department.
5 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking
11 serves of vegies in this recipe
4 large potatoes, washed
425g can baked beans
1 large tomato, chopped
1 small green capsicum, chopped
½ cup grated low-fat cheese
Garden salad to serve:
Butter lettuce leaves
- Pierce potatoes several times with a skewer or fork.
- Microwave on high for 12 minutes.
- Allow to stand for 5 mins.
- Place baked beans, tomato and capsicum in a microwave safe bowl, cook on high 1 minute, stir, then cook a further minute or until heated through.
- Cut potatoes in half.
- Scoop out a spoonful of the cooked flesh.
- Pile bean mixture back into potato skins.
- Top with grated cheese.
- Reheat in microwave for 3 minutes.
- Serve with a garden salad on side.
Recipe from Healthy Food Fast © State of Western Australia 2010, reproduced with permission
For more receipes - http://www.heartresearch.com.au/recipes/