Banana nut oatmeal is low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol, making it a very heart-healthy meal that's easy to put together. Combine 1/2 cup of rolled oats and one cup of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook on high for three minutes. Top the oats with 1 sliced banana, 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. The total serving contains no added sodium and only 8 grams of fat.
To make low-fat and low-sodium pecan and apple salad, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/3 cup of brown sugar in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture turns dark brown. Mix in a cup of cut pecan pieces, stirring to coat them evenly. Transfer the nuts to a cookie sheet that has been lightly coated with olive oil. Set the pan aside, and allow the nuts to caramelize as they cool.
In a large salad bowl, combine 3 teaspoons of orange zest, the fresh-squeezed juice of 1 orange, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar and 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil. Whisk the mixture thoroughly. Add 2 medium, thinly-sliced apples, 2 heads of Belgian endive leaves and 2 heads of mixed salad greens. Toss the greens, apples and dressing, and top the salad with the candied pecan pieces. This recipe makes 6 servings.