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Heart Healthy Recipes: Day 2

Garden soup, chicken breasts with tomato-kalamata sauce, fresh berry trifle

En español | Diet is an integral piece of keeping your heart healthy. With this seven-day supply of heart-friendly meals (and snacks), you will be on your way.

Garden Patch Soup

Serves 8; 1 cup per serving

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

3 14.5-ounce cans fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth

4 ounces collard greens, thinly sliced

2 medium carrots, very thinly sliced crosswise

1 cup frozen lima beans

1/2 cup dried whole-wheat elbow macaroni (about 2 ounces)

2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

In a soup pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the onion for 5 to 7 minutes, or until soft, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to medium.

Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook for 25 minutes, or until the pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)
Calories                         102
Total Fat                         3.5 g
     Saturated                   0.5 g
     Trans Fat                    0.0
     Polyunsaturated         0.5
     Monounsaturated       2.5
Cholesterol                       0 mg
Sodium                            171 mg
Carbohydrates                  14 g
     Fiber                             3 g
     Sugars                          4 g
Protein                              20 g

Reprinted with permission from Healthy Soul Food, Copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association.

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