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Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Eating healthy is tough, especially in Louisiana. Between southern delicacies and sweet treats, choosing the best foods for our heart health is not always easy. However, eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t eat delicious food!

A heart-healthy diet is comprised of foods that are low in trans fats, sodium and added sugars. You should also look for high-fiber foods to include such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats like olive and fish oils.

Check out these delicious and easy recipes to help you on your heart-healthy journey.


  • Breakfast Grain Salad with Blueberries, Hazelnuts and Lemon (see recipe) -- This breakfast treat is made with quinoa, steel-cut oats, and millet, and can be done overnight for an easy grab-and-go weekday option.
  • Yummy Greek Yogurt Fruit and Nut Parfaits (see recipe) -- This recipe can be made ahead on the weekends and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
  • Banana-Date Smoothie (see recipe) -- Dates add sweetness and heart-healthy fibers to this quick and easy smoothie.


  • Spicy Salmon Black Bean Salad (see recipe) -- This protein-packed salad comes together in just about five minutes! Eat it on its own, or with whole grain pita chips.
  • Shrimp, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad (see recipe) -- This refreshing salad gets a tangy kick with grapefruit.
  • Chicken Lentil Soup (see recipe) -- Make this soup on the stovetop or in the slow cooker for a delicious and comforting meal.


  • Sheet Pan Pistachio-Crusted Cod with Fall Vegetables (see recipe) – Sheet pan recipes are a easy way to bring dinner to the table on a weeknight.
  • Seared Scallops with White Bean Ragu and Charred Lemon (see recipe) -- These scallops bring an elevated level to dinner, but still can all be done in just 25 minutes.
  • Shrimp and Pesto Buddha Bowls (see recipe) -- The best thing about this buddha bowl is you can add as many vegetables or healthy proteins as you want.

For more tips on staying healthy, or if you need more direction on your health and wellness journey, reach out to a dietitian for guidance to get a more customized nutrition plan. You can contact our dietitians at Baton Rouge General at 225-819-1175 to schedule an appointment.

Kristin West, RD, LDN
Baton Rouge General Health & Wellness Center
(225) 819-1175