Recipes

Heart Healthy Recipe

With fall right around the corner it is high time to start having those cozy meals, here's an easy one pot recipe that you can just throw in the slow cooker and have a full meal come dinner time! 

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki 

Ingredients

2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (all visible fat discarded, cut into 1-inch cubes)

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2, 20-oz cans pineapple chunks (in light syrup or own juice, undrained)

2 cups baby carrots

2 medium bell peppers (chopped)

1 medium red onion (chopped)

1/2 cup soy sauce (lowest sodium available)

1/4 cup plain rice wine vinegar

2 Tbsp honey

2 medium garlic cloves (minced)

1 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced

1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together, add to slow cooker. Cook covered, on low for 6 to 8 hours until chicken has no pink and vegetables are tender. Serve over brown rice or quinoa. 

Check out more fantastic recipes just like this on the American Heart Association website. Feel free to call our office at 1-800-535-1310 with any insurance questions and our staff will be happy to help you!

Heart Healthy Recipe!

Bring this around to your next brunch get together, it is a guaranteed hit! 

The Breakfast Strata

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PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 3 hours 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 8

2 tsp unsalted butter
2 c chopped onion
1 Tbsp sugar
4 c broccoli florets
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried oregano
⅓ c water
12 slices multigrain bread, halved diagonally
2 oz reduced-fat Swiss cheese, shredded
½ c grated Parmesan cheese
5 eggs, lightly beaten
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 c fat-free milk
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp ground black pepper

1. MELT the butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion browns, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the broccoli, basil, and oregano. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the water and cook until evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
2. COAT an 11" x 7" baking dish with cooking spray and arrange one-half of the bread in the bottom with all the triangles facing the same direction. Spread the broccoli mixture over the bread in a single layer, then top with the Swiss and Parmesan cheeses. Arrange the remaining bread in the dish with the triangles facing in the opposite direction. In a bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the bread; press on the bread to help absorb the milk mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
3. PREHEAT the oven to 350ºF. Bake the strata uncovered for 55 to 60 minutes, or until puffed, golden, and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

NUTRITION (per serving273 cals, 8.5 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 480 mg sodium, 32 g carbs, 18 g total sugars, 7.5 g dietary fiber, 19 g protein

Find this and many more heart healthy recipes at http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-recipes/best-breakfasts-and-brunch-10-amazing-breakfast-casseroles/slide/3

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Heart Healthy Recipe!

Recent studies show that replacing one meal a day with a healthier option can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Next chili night try out this slow cooker turkey and black bean chili recipe from the American Heart Association! 

Ingredients

2 lb ground, skinless turkey breast 

OR replace turkey for vegetarian option: 2, 15.5-oz cans no-salt-added red kidney beans and 2, 15.5-oz cans no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained 

2, 15.5-oz cans no-salt-added black beans rinsed and drained 

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

1, 28-oz can no-salt-added diced tomato drained 

2, 14.5-oz cans no-salt-added tomato sauce 

1 cup frozen whole kernel corn 

1 tablespoon cumin 

1 tablespoon chili powder 

2 teaspoons dried oregano  

2 teaspoons ground coriander 

 

Directions In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients. Divide the chili between two 1-gallon freezer bags. Place bags flat in freezer and freeze.  

Cooking Directions Thaw bags overnight in refrigerator. Pour contents of bags into slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the turkey is no longer pink and beans are tender.