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Healthy Living - Heart Research Australia

Healthy Living - Heart Research Australia

A healthy diet is one of the most important ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Heart-shaped handful of blueberries

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:

  • obesity
  • 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.

Stuffed potato

Serves 4

Stuffed potato

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 
Cherry tomatoes


  • 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

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