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What makes a recipe heart healthy? That means the ingredients are thought to be good for your heart. You'll notice olive oil, nuts, and even chocolate in these recipes. Heart-healthy foods also are low in saturated fat and low in salt. So get cooking and then get eating!

Chocolate Sweetheart Parfaits

Just for fun, we'll start with dessert — Chocolate Sweetheart Parfaits. This creamy treat mixes yogurt, cocoa, berries, and then adds just a hint of chocolate shavings on top.  

valentines day - parfait

Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

Oatmeal doesn't have to be served in a bowl. Make your own whole-grain Blueberry Oatmeal Squares, studded with good-for-you blueberries.

valentines day - blueberry squares

Mediterranean Pasta Soup

This easy soup starts out with canned chicken stock and finishes rich in vegetables and taste. Mediterranean Pasta Soup is a bowl full of yum!

valentines day - med soup

Olive-Crusted Salmon

Fish contains healthy, unsaturated fats, but Olive-Crusted Salmon packs a double punch when it comes to nutrition. The olives are heart-healthy, too!

valentines day - salmon

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad will fill your plate with color and flavor. Season it hot or mild, depending on how you like it.

Valentines day - Sweet Potato Salad

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: January 2011

Related Resources

  • American Heart Association
    This group is dedicated to providing education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke. Contact the American Heart Association at: American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 (800) AHA-USA1
  • Plastic Fork Diaries
    Plastic Fork Diaries is a site especially for kids that has stories about school, nutrition, and other kids.