One heart healthy recipe is chipotle chicken stuffed sweet potatoes, according to the American Heart Association. Avocado dip is another heart healthy recipe, explains Mayo Clinic.Continue Reading
To make chipotle chicken stuffed sweet potatoes, first preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and pierce the sweet potatoes all over. Bake the potatoes for one hour until each potato pierces easily with a fork. As the potatoes bake, rub each chicken breast with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper. Bake in the oven with the potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes until the chicken is cooked throughout. Take the chicken out of the oven and allow it to cool. Once the chicken is cooled, shred it with a fork and set aside. Next, spray a large skillet with cooking spray, explains the American Heart Association. Saute an onion for two to three minutes until it is translucent, and then add the corn and beans, stirring the mixture periodically until it is heated throughout. Add chicken, lime juice, no calorie sweetener, cumin, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder and water. Stir the mixture until blended and allow it to cook until it is thoroughly heated.
Take the potatoes out of the oven carefully and cut lengthwise, being cautious of steam, notes the American Heart Association. Add 1/4 of the chicken mixture to each potato and top with cheese. Place potatoes back into the oven until the cheese melts.
To make avocado dip, combine 1/2 cup of sour cream, 2 teaspoons of chopped onion, 1/8 teaspoon of hot sauce and 1 ripe avocado, states Mayo Clinic. Mix together until the ingredients are evenly blended. Serve the dip with sliced vegetables or baked tortilla chips.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets