Eating healthy often takes planning, commitment and time. But some healthier
options are simple to prepare and grab when your schedule is full and
time is limited. Read some of our favorite ideas for heart-healthy snacks below:
Cheese, Nuts and Dried Fruit
Recent studies suggest a moderate amount of dairy fat can be good for
your heart. Be sure not to overindulge and pair cheese cubes or slices
with dried fruit and nuts. The combination is quick to prepare and easy
to eat on the go.
Did you know edamame is rich in healthy fiber and protein? For convenience,
this snack often comes in individual frozen packs that go in your microwave.
Top with lemon juice for a tasty twist.
Hummus is a great source of “good fats,” which in moderate
amounts can improve cholesterol and help lower your risk for heart disease.
Pair with sliced veggies like carrots and bell peppers for an easy, delicious snack.
If you have a sweet tooth, pass on the cookies and reach for an orange.
With a high amount of potassium, oranges make a great peel and eat snack.
High in protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats, nut butters are a great
snacking option when you don’t have a lot of time. Spread some on
whole-grain toast or use sliced apples as a dipper.
Have questions about more ways you can care for your heart? Ask your doctor
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