The following guest post was written by Deborah Renza, managing editor for the American Heart Association’s bestselling library of cookbooks and heart-health information books.
Our online recipe hub makes cooking at home (with less salt) delicious, simple, affordable, and quick.
Why is cook a four-letter word to so many of us? We know that one of the best ways to eat healthy is to cook our own meals. By eating at home, we can better control our portions as well as how much sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar we consume.
All this adds up to better weight management, blood pressure and cholesterol control, and just overall good heart health.
So, why don’t we cook more?
Many of us find cooking challenging, costly, and time-consuming, so we just don’t do it. But what if all that could be changed? The American Heart Association is here to help! We've got hundreds of heart-healthy recipes that are delicious, simple, affordable, and quick.
The American Heart Association’s recipe site is fully mobile on any device and offers a variety of search capabilities and food categories. Looking for lower-sodium slow cooker recipes? Interested in lower-sodium vegetarian recipes? Need fast, one-dish meals? Want healthy snacks that your kids will eat? The hub has them all. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it.
With the American Heart Association recipe website, you can:
- Enjoy more than 350 recipes—enough to try a new one every day for a year.
- Build your own recipe box to save your favorite recipes.
- Rate recipes.
- Share recipes with friends and family on social media.
- Search by ingredients, course, lifestyle or AHA program.
- Watch short how-to videos on prepping recipes and cooking techniques.
- Learn about cooking from articles, infographic, tips, and hacks.
- Get nutritional information for each recipe.
- Learn about other resources the AHA has to offer, including cookbooks.
Empower yourself to take charge of your health by cooking more at home. Use the delicious, simple, affordable, and quick recipes at heart.org/recipes to make it happen.
Deborah Renza is the managing editor for the American Heart Association’s bestselling library of cookbooks and heart-health information books.