Easy, Heart-Healthy Dinner Recipes

Check out these easy, heart-healthy dinner recipes!

We all want to put heart-healthy meals—made with lean proteins, healthy fats, whole grains and antioxidant-rich vegetables—on the table for dinner each night. But you need a few key factors to make that happen: the time, the right ingredients and easy recipes to satisfy a whole family of appetites.

That’s why I created this week of dinner recipes—all qualify as heart-healthy and delicious. You’ll even find a few surprising twists.

Monday: Liven up your usual grilled chicken recipe with the addition of a few fresh apricots—the two foods are the perfect pair. Try my Apricot Chicken, which features 26 grams of lean protein. You can serve it with a fresh green salad or a side of my Sesame Green Beans.

Tuesday: All you need is 30 minutes to whip up my Lemon Garlic Shrimp. It contains only 5 grams of carbs, which means you have plenty of wiggle room to enjoy a baked sweet potato on the side. Easy and totally delicious!

Wednesday: With 33 grams of lean protein per serving, this delicious Meatballs and Zucchini Spaghetti dish is as satisfying as any bowl of regular noodles. Plus, the spaghetti switch gives you 3 grams of fiber and helps you cut the carbs and calories.

Thursday: As the week wears on, one-pot meals are in order, especially ones that add zesty ingredients like hot red pepper flakes and balsamic vinegar. My Balsamic Chicken can be served alone or with a side of steamed vegetables like broccoli or winter squash, and leftovers (if there are any!) can be enjoyed into the weekend.

Friday: My Grilled Asian Salmon is all about flavor from soy sauce, Dijon mustard, tomato paste and orange and lemon juices. Serve it up with a side of steamed sugar snap peas or my Lemony Brussels Sprouts.

Check out these heart-healthy snack ideas and apple-centric treats.