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Healthy Recipes from a Real Woman Chef

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Healthy Recipes from a Real Woman Chef

This Heart Month, we want to inspire you at eat smart and enjoy delicious recipes. Go Red For Women 2016-17 Real Woman Chef Amanda DeJesus shares our vision to keep you inspired and eating healthy this month. She knows that eating a heart-healthy diet can be delicious and fulfilling. That’s why she’s working with us on five new delicious, heart-healthy dishes that are full of flavor and color, without the extra sodium.

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While we know that even healthy food can have more sodium than you think, you can trust that these recipes from Chef Amanda are full of flavor- not excess sodium. And, these recipes can be served at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And, they offer you unique ways to play with bright flavors.

Give them a try and let us know what you think!

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

We just love the color of this sweet and delicious smoothie. The creaminess from the greek yogurt combines so well with the tanginess of the blueberries and the tropical flavor that comes from frozen mango. We can’t wait for you to try this smoothie!

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberries

Who knew that whole wheat pancakes could be so fluffy? We love the nuttiness from the whole wheat flour and oats. And, topping the pancakes with strawberries adds a sweet and tangy topping without the added sugar.

Egg and Cheese Wrap

A whole-wheat tortilla envelopes a lovely mix of cheese, eggs, and veggies. It can be served at breakfast, on-the-go at lunch, or can even serve as a quick weeknight dinner option. We love that this simple recipe offers protein and whole grains without too much sodium. Yum!

Tropical Green Smoothie

Take your taste buds on a trip to the tropics! This green smoothie packs flavor and nutrition in a glass. Surprisingly, the spinach, banana, mango, and orange combine to create an amazing flavor! Serve this at breakfast or for a mid-day pick-me-up.

Shrimp Ceviche

Slightly spicy, slightly tangy, slightly creamy – this shrimp ceviche recipe will take your dinner table to the next level. The spice from the jalepeno, along with the unique tange from lime juice pairs perfectly with the avocado in this recipe. We know you’ll love this dish.

Background on Go Red For Women 2016-17 Real Woman Chef Amanda DeJesus

Amanda DeJesus had a heart transplant at age 15. She pursued a culinary career to help other heart patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Houston chef combined her culinary training with her heart disease experience to inspire heart patients to eat a heart-healthy diet without giving up the foods they love.

Today Amanda, who was 28 in 2016, teaches heart patients how to modify their favorite recipes, find heart-healthy foods at the grocery store and change their eating habits. Learn more about Amanda and her journey.