What Are Some Heart-Healthy Menu Planners?

What Are Some Heart-Healthy Menu Planners?

What Are Some Heart-Healthy Menu Planners?

Eating Well and Mayo Clinic offer heart-healthy menu plans. Eating Well's meal planner offers 1,200, 1,500 and 1,800 calorie-per-day menu options, while Mayo Clinic's meal plans are around 1,500 calories per day. The American Heart Association also provides tips on eating a heart-healthy diet.

A heart-healthy meal generally includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, and avoids foods that are high in sodium, saturated fat and added sugars. A heart-healthy dinner meal may include a 4-ounce turkey burger on a whole-grain bun, green beans, a small piece of fruit and a salad topped with sunflower seeds and light dressing.