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Cooking with Heart Healthy Recipes

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I am not a very good recipe creator. I admit it and my family will agree. When I try to get creative in the kitchen, dinner is an adventure. But I do know how to follow a simple recipe. Recently, my family has been trying to eat healthier but we have gotten in a rut. The American Heart Association Grill It, Braise It, Broil It: And 9 Other Easy Techniques for Making Healthy Meals cookbook is a welcome change for our dinner options.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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Cooking with Heart Healthy Recipes

I have been experimenting with recipes from the Grill It, Braise It, Broil It. We’ve tried Salmon with Honey-Balsamic Glaze, Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs and Anise Rubbed Pork Roast.

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About the Book

One of the things I like about this cookbook is that the recipes aren’t too complex. I did have to go to the grocery and pick up some basic spices and extra ingredients, but these are things that I can use for many of the recipes in the book.

Master 12 easy cooking techniques to make 175 heart-healthy recipes for any night, including: slow cooking, grilling, baking, microwaving, blending, stir-frying, steaming, roasting, broiling, poaching, braising, and stewing.

This cookbook offers 175 recipes using 9 different techniques for cooking in the kitchen. Each of the recipes has the nutrition breakdown so you can get an idea of how much sodium, carbohydrates and calories are in each dish. This is a helpful feature since figuring out the nutritional content of a homemade dish is often one of the hardest parts for me.

I have never served our family Asparagus because I just didn’t know how to prepare it. But last weekend we tried asparagus with dijon vinaigrette. Surprisingly, we discovered that it actually tastes good!


Cooking healthy doesn’t have to be boring, but it does take a little planning. What is your favorite recipe or tip for eating healthy? I’d love to hear!

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