When implemented properly, keto diet can be heart healthy. Be sure to limit saturated and trans fats while opting for nutritious ingredients like avocado, olive oil and chia seeds for best results.
Chokshi and other experts advocate a more moderate approach. Recent research has linked low-carb diets with higher levels of “bad” cholesterol – one risk factor associated with heart disease. For this reason, Chokshi recommends following an “eat to live” principle instead.
Steak with Cauliflower and Capers
Cauliflower is an amazing versatile vegetable, capable of being roasted, mashed, boiled and even grilled. Cauliflower steaks take it one step further by cutting roasted cauliflower pieces into thick “steaks”. Not only are these easy to work with and more visually impressive but can be dressed with salad, tzatziki sauce, pesto or salsa — such as this Middle-Eastern inspired caper-walnut salsa — for topping. Alternatively you could top them with creamy herb dip or hummus; minced garlic and smoked paprika could work just as well!
Make an elegant heart healthy keto meal with this delectable skirt steak drizzled in mustard caper sauce and served alongside green salad and cauliflower rice for an indulgent yet nutritious keto dinner option.
This delicious recipe adds flair to store-bought salsa. Juicy skirt steak is seared and then topped with creamy caper-mustard salsa for an unforgettable evening meal.
This delicious dish boasts tender beef and flavorful vegetables in a delicious buttery sauce, perfect for heart healthy meal preparation. Serve alongside a green salad to complete this tasty menu option!
Cauliflower is a staple food in Greek cuisine, but this delectable recipe adds another level of flavor with lemon, olive oil and capers for an exquisite vegetarian dinner option.
Ketogenic diet is well known, but did you know it can also help your heart? This low carb, high fat eating plan is an effective way to lower cholesterol while decreasing inflammation in your body.
An optimal heart-healthy diet should consist of lean meats, fish and non-starchy veggies – and this delicious stir fry makes an easy, nutrituous weeknight dinner option!
Garlic-Roasted Vegetables with Avocados
One of the key advantages of a heart healthy keto diet is increased consumption of essential fats such as those found in avocado. A keto diet also allows your body to absorb and better digest other essential nutrients like carotenoids such as lutein and beta-carotene found herein this recipe. Customize it according to your own tastes by switching up which vegetables you add; perfect with any kind of grilled meat, fish or poultry or added as part of pasta-based vegetarian entree.
Roasting veggies is the key to unlocking their delicious flavors in this easy side dish, adding garlic and herbs for extra savory goodness. Pair this satisfying meal with lean cuts of red meat that offer essential zinc, iron and vitamin B12 benefits or pair it with vegan-friendly veggie burgers for an enticing meal option.
This dish is loaded with potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining lower blood pressure. Plus it boasts Vitamin C for even more benefits and protein, fiber, folate and Vitamin A for added nourishment – perfect for lunch! To increase its hearty appeal for dinnertime use a larger quantity of ingredients and serve over greens!
Smoky flavors from the oven create an irresistibly satisfying dish that you will keep coming back for! Not only is it delicious but it’s an ideal way to use up leftover veggies that might otherwise go to waste, plus capers provide additional omega-3 benefits and help make this recipe truly nutritious!
Kale is another staple of heart healthy keto meals and this salad utilizes it to add color and crunch. Kale boasts high levels of antioxidants to protect cells from damage as well as being an excellent source of folic acid, potassium and fiber which all play important roles in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.
Spinach is a fantastic source of antioxidants, fiber and vitamins A-K-E that are great for heart health, as well as being an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. This salad is an excellent way to get all these vital nutrients while the creamy avocado dressing will leave you feeling satisfied until the next meal arrives!
Make this light and refreshing lunch a heart-healthy delight with this light yet satisfying recipe, packed with folate and potassium from spinach; fiber, calcium, protein and zinc from berries and nuts; protein, potassium and zinc from beans; as well as potassium antioxidants lutein from beets and arugula – for an all-in-one hearty meal at any time of the day! It’s simple and tasty too – enjoy anytime of day!
This delicious Pesto Chicken dish tastes just like its restaurant counterpart, yet can be prepared at home with healthy ingredients. Perfect to pair with pasta, rice or even grilled vegetables; its flavorful pesto sauce features basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic and lemon juice – adding a burst of basil flavor atop creamy texture; added bonus points if the pesto contains olive oil and nuts in its ingredients for heart-health.
This heart-healthy chicken dish pairs beautifully with fresh steamed veggies or roasted green beans for an excellent side dish, or can even be served over cauliflower bread as an extra nutritious meal! Plus, leftovers make an ideal lunch option when served alongside a green salad like one made up of arugula, cucumbers, roasted red peppers tomatoes and feta cheese!
The great thing about this delicious weeknight dinner is how easy it is to prepare. Simply take a few minutes to prep before popping it in the oven – meaning dinner on your table in under 30 minutes!
Start this meal off right by marinating chicken in pesto for maximum flavor, then sauteing in olive oil with minced garlic until done. Removed the cooked chicken from the skillet before deglazing with white wine before stirring in remaining pesto and heavy cream to create a rich sauce with creamy texture that heats through easily before returning the chicken to be stirred into it for optimal results.
Simply top the chicken with some shredded mozzarella and bake for just a few minutes to melt the cheese into an irresistibly gooey texture. Garnish it off with chopped basil for a festive presentation! Enjoy your delicious dish!
This easy chicken dish will please the whole family! Packed with flavor from basil, Parmesan cheese and garlic; cherry tomatoes add sweetness and juicy sweetness; the creamy pesto-cream sauce adds creaminess while being heart healthy because it contains olive oil, nuts and herbs!
This easy chicken dish is great for busy weeknights. Freeze leftovers in an airtight container for future microwave reheats when needed! Be sure to make homemade pesto instead of store-bought varieties; homemade versions often contain less oils and chemicals and cost much less – plus making multiple batches at the same time is much more cost-efficient and can easily keep on hand in an emergency situation!