Healthy Diet Recipes

Nourishing Your Heart: Foods for Cardiovascular Wellness

Foods That Help Keep Your Heart Healthy

Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. This recipe is a great way to get started. It includes a variety of heart-healthy ingredients that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The combination of these ingredients helps to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, and improve overall heart health.


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup cooked kale
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diced avocado
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, kale, red onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  5. Once sweet potatoes are done, add them to the bowl and mix everything together.
  6. Serve warm or cold.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 456
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Fiber: 11g

Additional Tips and Variations:

  • Feel free to add other vegetables of your choice, such as corn, peas, or carrots.
  • For a vegan version, omit the feta cheese and use a vegan-friendly oil.
  • For a spicier version, add some diced jalapeno peppers.

This heart-healthy recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s easy to make and can be served warm or cold. Enjoy!