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heart-healthy-dinner-optionsEating healthy doesn’t mean you have to compromise taste.

We have some delicious dinner recipe ideas that will taste great and keep you within your heart healthy goals. When you begin a new healthy eating journey, it is important to have fresh, new recipes on hand to prevent boredom, which can cause you to stray from your goals. These healthy dinner recipes will keep you in line with your goals, and you will enjoy eating them too!

Chipotle Orange Grilled Chicken


  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers finely chopped in adobo sauce
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • Sea salt

Directions: Start by preheating your grill and season the chicken lightly with sea salt. Grill for 2 minutes, then coat the chicken with glaze and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and add glaze then cook until the chicken is cooked through.

Sesame Tuna Salad


  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • scallions
  • cans of chunk light tuna
  • 6 cups thinly sliced cabbage
  • tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Radishes
  • tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup snap peas

Directions: Start by mixing the rice vinegar with canola oil, sugar, ginger and sesame oil in a bowl. Then, mix 3 tablespoons of the mixture with the peas, scallions and tuna in a separate bowl. Put the cabbage on 4 plates and place about ½ cup of the tuna in the middle of the cabbage. Add the sesame seeds, radish and cilantro. Sprinkle the remaining dressing over the top.

If you need healthy-eating-on-the-go options, plan to prep your meals early or make smaller portions that easier to carry out. Making a large amount of a meal on one day helps as you’ll be able to scoop or take out what you need as you leave your home throughout the rest of the week.

Learn more about fresh ways to eat better here.

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