Posted on Mar 04, 2013
Chances are you received some sweets from a sweetheart or another loved one this past Valentine's Day. While savoring a sugary treat from time to time isn't terrible, it's important to keep your heart's health in mind while snacking.
Certain foods (such as walnuts, chickpeas and fruits) have been medically proven to decrease your chance of heart disease. But don't worry! Your taste buds can still enjoy a delicious (and nutritious) snack! There are plenty of ways to incorporate healthy foods into your favorite treats. Take a look at some of these scrumptious ideas:
Here in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties it's easy to stay heart healthy. With fruit and vegetable standson every corner and beautiful orchards in so many towns, there's no reason not to incorporate these healthy foods into your diet. Take a trip to Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck. There you will find every fruit and vegetable under the sun to endless varieties of nuts and delicious whole grain breads. These foods can be used in so many mouth -watering recipes. Remember, a little effort goes a long way. Take some time in planning your meals and snacks. If the right foods are readily available to you, it will be a whole lot easier to make the healthier choice.
For your next get together with friends make the delicious spinach-artichoke dip below.
Mix all ingredients together. Place in glass or ceramic dish.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Serve with whole grain bread, crackers or vegetables. Enjoy!