Healthy eating is an important part of managing heart disease. With Easter coming up, deciding on a heart healthy menu can be overwhelming. While you may instantly think of chocolate eggs and turkey, a traditional Easter meal can include lighter (and heart healthy) foods and ingredients that typically celebrate Spring, such as fish, lamb, and fresh vegetables. We have taken it a step further and put together the most delicious, easy, and heart healthy recipes we could find for your whole holiday menu.
- Kale Chickpea Salad with Trout. This nutritious and flavorful dinner is simple to make any day of the week! Check the Heart & Stroke for the full recipe.
- Asparagus Salad with Eggs & Jambon de Bayonne. This recipe is sure to impress your guests. Gluten free and nut free, this salad makes the perfect side dish. Find the full recipe at Eating Well.
- Deviled Eggs with Relish. A potluck favourite, deviled eggs are low in fat and delicious! Get the full recipe at Eating Well.
- Creamy Mashed Cauliflower. Alternating cauliflower for potatoes is a low-carb option for your holiday meals. Eating Well has the full recipe.
- Ricotta Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables. Traditional gnocchi and fresh ricotta can be served as both a main course and side dish. The full recipe is found at Eating Well.
- Grilled Shrimp and Corn Casserole. This hearty, easy, and seasonal meal is perfect for heart healthy dinners. Find the full recipe at Heart & Stroke.
- Almond & Lemon Crusted Fish with Spinach. Try out this foolproof and elegant way of cooking fish for your next Easter meal. Eating Well has the full recipe.
- Grilled Lamb Chops with Anchovy-Walnut Chimichurri. Lamb is a traditional Easter protein, and it is a great option for heart healthy meals. Check out Eating Well for the full recipe.
- Fresh Ham with Red Pepper Glaze. Fresh ham has not been cured or smoked which makes it fresher. Get the full recipe at Eating Well.
- Easter Bread. A healthy and decadent staple to any traditional Easter meal is Easter bread. Read the full recipe at Eating Well.
Eating healthier does not mean that you have to forgo the chocolate eggs. Instead, opt for dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate because it is rich in antioxidants, which can help boost heart health! And while meal prepping for Easter, add these 14 foods to your heart healthy grocery list.