So often when we are making meal choices, we don’t skip a beat to think about the health implications our decisions have on our body. Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is one way to stay healthy, and being diligent about making smart choices day-after-day can also help you feel better (both physically and mentally). Along with these benefits, eating right can help reduce your risk of illness and disease. February is Heart Awareness Month and a great time to focus on your cardiovascular health while still enjoying what you eat. Kimberly Hammon, Registered Dietitian, gives some nutrition tips on eating right for your heart:
Kimberly shares one of her favorite, healthy recipes to get you on track for a healthy heart. Easy Chicken Pot Pie: 6 servings Cook time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (thawed) 1 cup cooked chicken (cut-up) 1 can low-fat cream of chicken soup (10 ¾ oz ) 1 cup reduced-fat baking mix ½ cup low-fat or skim milk 1 egg Instructions:
1/6 of Pie:180 calories, 3 grams of fat, 13 grams of protein, 420 mg sodium. Source:Texas Cooperative Extension What is your favorite healthy recipe?