February is Heart Health Month, which means it’s the perfect time to engage in heart-healthy activities. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, there’s a lot you can do to prevent heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death in America. Following a healthy lifestyle, including making time for physical activity and healthy eating, can help you meet your heart-health goals.
Even small lifestyle changes can lead to significant health benefits. When it comes to healthy eating, try making more of your meals at home. Restaurant dishes are often loaded with sodium, vegetable oils, sugar, and heavy portions. You can easily slash your intake by simply preparing your meals yourself.
The beauty of cooking at home is that you have complete control. Sensitive to salt? Use fresh herbs and spices to season your food instead. Cutting out sugar? Choose creamy or savory instead of sweet. When you cook up these delicious recipes, you’re in control of choosing healthy eating and heart-healthy habits!
Here are a few of our favorite tasty recipes that your whole family will enjoy this February: