Recipes, Food Selection and Cooking Tips

Cut Down on Fat-Not Taste (PDF | 643 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Provides suggestions for eating less fat and preparing foods with less fat.

Plain text (ASCII) file in Spanish [4.15 KB] ¡Reduzca la grasa-no el sabor!


Add a Little Spice (& Herbs) to Your Life! (PDF | 475 KB)

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Experiment with herbs and spices to improve the flavor of your food. Learn how to use seasonings to reduce fat, sugar and sodium in your diet.


Butter Which is better - Butter or Margarine?

Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

Learn about the pros and cons of choosing butter or margarine.


Dried herbs Healthy Cooking with Spices and Herbs (PDF | 207 KB)

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Try these recipes that use herbs and spices to create a unique flavor. Also in Black and White (PDF|223 KB).


Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style (PDF | 1.31 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

This recipe book puts a healthy twist on many favorite recipes such as Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken, Classic Macaroni and Cheese, and Sweet Potato Pie.


Heart Healthy Tips for Dining Out

American Heart Association.

Get tips for making healthy selections at ethnic restaurants including French, Italian, Chinese, Greek, Cajun, and more.


Woman reading a food label Read Food Labels

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. National Cholesterol Education Program.

Find out how the information on food labels can help you eat heart-healthy.


Platillos Latinos! Sabrosos y Saludables! (Deliciious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes) (PDF | 1,193 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

This bilingual (Spanish and English) cookbook has lots of heart-healthy tasty Latino recipes including soups, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.


Stay Young at Heart: Cooking the Heart Healthy Way

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

This collection of good-for-the-heart recipes includes appetizers, soups, entrees, side dishes and desserts.


When Delicious Meets Nutritious: Recipes for Heart Health (PDF | 120 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Recipes for heart-healthy entrees and desserts which includes nutritional information.