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25 Heart-Healthy Cooking Tips

Reviewed by Sharon Denny, MS, RDN
Published February 01, 2016

To lower your risk of heart disease or to manage your existing disease, try these tips in preparing meals.

Limit Saturated and Trans Fat

Eat Foods Containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Reduce Salt (Sodium)

Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics- www.eatright.org 

E-mail Heather Venoy at casto2@marshall.edu with any questions. Thanks and have a healthy day!!

Chicken Pot Pie Bundles Recipes

By Janice Bissex, MS, RDN

Ingredients

1½ tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice (about 1 cup)
½ small onion, cut into ¼-inch dice (about ½ cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into ½-inch dice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon or ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 cup all-natural chicken broth
4 teaspoons cornstarch
¾ cup frozen petite peas, thawed
¾ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
12 egg roll wraps (not the smaller wonton wrappers)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrot and onion and cook, stirring frequently until softened (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  2. Stir in the chicken, tarragon, salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the broth and cornstarch in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Add to the skillet along with the peas and corn, and bring the liquid to a simmer, stirring constantly. Continue to simmer and stir gently until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  4. To prepare the bundles, use a muffin pan with 12 medium-size cups (do not coat with nonstick cooking spray). Gently place 1 egg roll wrap into each cup, letting it extend over the sides.
  5. Place a generous ¼ cup of the chicken mixture into each wrap, and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Fold the corners up and over the top of the filling, and press to seal the edges (it doesn't have to be perfect!). Brush the remaining oil on top of each bundle.
  6. Bake until golden and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly before eating.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 2 bundles
Serves 6

Calories: 360: Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Sodium: 680mg; Total Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Protein: 24g; Vitamin A: 70%; Iron: 15%.