Good Food for a Healthy Heart Cookbook and Giveaway
I have a cookbook to share and giveaway, just in time for American Heart Month! *Good Food for a Healthy Heart (Hearst, February 2015) by the editors of Good Housekeeping, is a collection of 185 delicious family-friendly recipes featuring everyday fare that’s low in sodium, calories, and saturated fat.
*I received a copy of this book free of charge from Sterling Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
We always make a conscious effort to eat healthier the beginning of a new year, especially if I have to don a bathing suit in January.
I included some of the recipes that appealed to me in the collage above. Clockwise starting at the top left corner: Healthy Club Sandwiches, Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins, Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Vegetable Herb Stuffing, Seared Steak with Minted Watermelon, Italian-Spiced Shrimp Casserole, Jam Crumble Bars, Perfect Guacamole, Turkey Meatball Lettuce Wraps, Blueberry-Lemon Tiramisu, Grilled Pork and Apple Salad, Nutella and Banana on Challah.
One of the features that I liked about this cookbook is that recipes are indexed by icon: 30 minutes or less; Low Calorie (500 calorie or fewer for each main dish. Sides/snacks/desserts limited to 150 calories) ; Low Saturated Fat (main dishes contains no more than 5 grams saturated fat and 150 mg cholesterol. Sides/snacks/desserts no more than 2 grams sat fat and 50 mg cholesterol) ; Low Sodium (main dishes with no more than 480 mg sodium. Sides/snack/desserts no more than 360 mg sodium) ; High Fiber (all recipes with 5 grams or more of dietary fiber) ; and Make Ahead.
What I like too is that you can cook with confidence, knowing that all the Good Housekeeping recipes been triple-tested with their four-step system.
I made Almond-Crusted Chicken with Rainbow Slaw from the cookbook, flavorful, colorful and healthy!
Chicken cutlets get an oven-crisped coating of chopped almonds, served with a colorful slaw of carrots, red cabbage, oranges and yellow peppers for a refreshing, crunchy immune-supporting side.
Yields: 4 main-dish servings
Total Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 450
2 medium oranges
4 cups (12 ounces) red cabbage, thinly sliced
2 large carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
1 large yellow pepper, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chives, snipped
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4 teaspoons canola oil
Salt & Pepper
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cups almonds, very finely chopped
1 large egg white
1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoons no-salt-added chili powder
4 (4 ounces each) skinless, boneless chicken-breast cutlets
For Rainbow Slaw:
Cut peel and white pith from oranges; discard. Cut oranges into segments; transfer to large bowl with their juices. Add cabbage, carrots, yellow pepper, chives, vinegar, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss well; let slaw stand.
To prepare chicken:
Arrange oven rack in lowest position; place a baking sheet on rack. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Spread flour on medium plate; spread almonds on another plate. In pie plate, beat egg white until foamy.
Sprinkle cumin, chili, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper over chicken. Press 1 side of 1 piece chicken in flour; shake off excess. Dip same side in egg white; press into nuts. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Remove hot baking sheet from oven; brush with remaining oil. Add chicken, nut side down; roast on lowest rack 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. (Instant read thermometer inserted horizontally into chicken should register 165 degrees F.) Serve with slaw.
You can find a printable recipe, here.
Nutritional Information (per serving) Calories 350, Total Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 63mg, Sodium 425mg, Total Carbohydrate 28g, Dietary Fiber 7g
Cardiovascular disease—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the US. Choosing a healthy diet is one of the most important steps you can take as you begin your journey to better heart health.
If you’d like to win a copy of Good Food for a Healthy Heart, just leave a comment and mention that you’d like to have a healthy heart. :)
This giveaway is open to those living in the continental US. A winner will be chosen March 4th.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
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Have been working on having a healthy heart the last few years! thanks for the chance at a cookbook to help along the way!
Such beautiful presentation (as per usual) and healthy to boot. I’d like a healthy heart and I’d like my family to have healthy hearts too. I especially like those 30 minutes or less recipes! Quick and easy seems to be more doable for my lifestyle. If it is healthy too, I’m thrilled!
I want to stay heart healthy. Love finding new recipes that keep me on track!
That slaw is gorgeous Mary! The dressing kinda reminded me of a friend’s father who was a cook in the Army. He’d put all of his salad ingredients in a zip top bag and mix them with some salt and pepper. He’d give them a shake every once in a while and in hours it was like the salad had dressing on it! Please toss my name into the hat, this pudgy little heart would like to be a bit healthier:@)
I would love to have a healthy 💝
I, too, would like to have a healthy heart!
Sign me up for the healthy cookbook giveaway. Great post.
Can’t wait to try the chicken recipe sounds delicious. The whole cookbook sounds amazing. Thanks for the opportunity at a chance to win this.
Thank you for this opportunity to receive this book! The offerings look delicious and quick to make as well. I look forward to seeing your entries in my email!
In trying to have a healthy heart, I’m always looking for new healthy recipes and this cookbook looks to be full of them. If I don’t win it, I am going out to buy it for sure.
a healthy and happy heart…a must:)
Sign me up for a healthy heart if it means eating the beautiful meal you presented! <3's to you!! Thank you for the chance to win! Jen S
I need to work harder on keeping my heart healthy. Thanks for the chance.
We enjoy eating healthy, but always need some new recipes and inspiration!
I love to cook but need to be more aware of what ingredients will help my heart and body. Thank you for having the giveaway.
I had a heart “scare” a few years ago, so I am always looking for heart healthy recipes. Would love to have this book.
Been fighting the advance of heart disease for quite a while now and losing the battle as all my indicators have been going South. Changed my diet to Paleo this year. The cookbook we purchased has the most amazing recipes and we’re enjoying veggies again. Tons of them. My blood pressure was up to 150/93. At the doctor’s office yesterday it was 124/70. Change in diet seems to be working. Make food thy medicine. I fully intend to do so.
I want Cheryl to have the cookbook, I am voting for her. :)
I would love to have healthy heart cookbook!
Yes, I want to have a healthy heart :) the very reason we grow many of our own veggies, freeze them and use in many recipes. We know what’s in them.. We shop the outer part of the store meaning no boxed items, everything from scratch. It’s a lot of time but so worth it. Same with our meat. Especially chicken..try to buy chicken that is labeled non-caged, no hormones, no additives. If you see added chicken broth on the label that usually means it is loaded with salt! But, those choices are up to each individual. I just know what works for us. Beautiful pictures and that’s great because we eat with our eyes first!
Always looking for new heart healthy recipes and a new cookbook. Thank you!
Good food! Healthy cooking is so important for heart health. I will look into this cook book!
The recipe looks good… I work hard to have a healthy heart and would love this book!
I’d love to have a healthy heart and **sigh** somehow reconcile my love of baking (I’m hooked on your hand pie recipes!!)
This looks like a wonderful cookbook, and the photos of the recipes look delicious! Having a healthy heart is very important to me, but I would love to introduce my son who just graduated college and is in his first job/apartment to this heart healthy way of cooking through this book. He loved your healthy blueberry cake!
The food in this post looks delicious. I am cooking healthier for my family and would love to make these wonderful
looking dishes also!
I’m getting too close to the age my mamma was when I lost her. Trying to make sure I have a healthy heart since I want to be around for awhile.
Looks like a good cookbook!
Thank you for the chance to win it.
I love the organization that has gone into this book, so user friendly! Your Almond Crusted Chicken looks irresistible Mary, and anyone would want to dive into that colorful slaw! Everyone deserves a healthy heart!
I have been doing heart healthy meals for over 30 years. So thank you for a chance to win this book. I am always looking for new recipes.
This looks delicious. What an inspiration to get going on a healthier me. Love to cook so new ideas are always welcome especially when it looks so colorful and tempting.
I would love the book in my kitchen.
The chicken looks wonderful, but it was the slaw that made my mouth water! I think we all would like to be healthier and it gets harder with each passing decade! :D Throw my name in the hat, please!
This cookbook will help me stay healthy and keep the meals interesting so there’s no risk of going back to bad habits. Sounds like there’s many of us with the same challenge. Thanks for the book giveaway!
That chicken looks delicious. I cook a lot of chicken. I am always looking for new recipes. My husband had 3 stents put in the day before he turned 45 so we try to eat heart healthy as much as possible.
Not only would I like to have a healthy heart, but I want healthy hearts for all my family!
Our dearest daughter in law to be is a nutritionest and a fine cook. What a fine surprise for her to receive a cookbook that illustrates so beautifuly her thoughts on a healthy life and meal presentation.
I, too, would love to have a healthy heart! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to win this cookbook. Not because of heart issues, but because I have Meniere’s Disease I can only have 500 to 800 mg. of sodium a day. NOT EASY in this salt driven world! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
love your blog!!!
I have been working on a Total Healthy Lifestyle for over 2 years now and this cookbook will definitely assist. This dish looks and sounds delicious. I will be trying this one very soon. Thank You!!
I am always looking for heart healthy recipes. My husband’s family has a history of heart disease and I am trying to keep him for as long as I can.
Looks like a great cookbook! I’ve recently lost 38 pounds by working out and totally changing the way I eat. It would be great to get some new recipes to keep my heart healthy. Thanks for the chance!
I want to keep our hearts healthy!
Yes, I want a healthy heart; thanks!
I, too, would like to have a healthy heart! Thanks for the giveaway.
Good Housekeeping is such a trusted institution, that their cookbook for a healthy heart may be just what everyone needs! I know my family and I would benefit a great deal from some new healthier recipes. Thanks for the freebies.
This recipe looks delicious and the presentation is beautiful as usual. Thanks for sharing your gifts and talents and the pups are an added bonus. Thank you for an opportunity to win the cookbook.
Hi Mary, Thanks for the recipe!! I printed it and will be making it tomorrow. Sounds really good!!! And thanks for the opportunity to win a cookbook. Love trying new recipes and since my husband had quadruple bypass surgery a few years ago, we try to eat very healthy!! (His was genetic, no heart damage)
I most definitely want a healthy heart, and I want any family member who will listen to me preach to also have a healthy heart. Thanks for the chance of the cookbook giveaway – you make cooking (and eating) look so enjoyable!
Oh, this cookbook looks amazing. Love how it’s broke down into different sections. We do want a healthy heart. My Tom has some issues now and this would be perfect to find “heart healthy” recipes for him.
Blessings and thank you,
The slaw and chicken look yummy. But I couldn’t help notice the crocheted edging on the dishtowel. Was it purchased or did you crochet it? Started crocheting about 2 years ago when I retired. Love the pop of color with the rickrack.
Would love to have some new ideas to make for friends and family who think they can”t make the changes needed for their health because the food does not taste as good. Always looking for new ways to show others “Yes you can!”
This looks quite interesting in addition to being healthy
I had open heart surgery Christmas 2009. I made it a change to try and be healthy and eat healthier.
So I whole heartily would love the cookbook.
This chicken and slaw look delicious!
I’m in for a healthy heart!
As a heart attack survivor six years ago, I am very conscious of healthy eating. I’m always looking for new heart healthy recipes. This would be perfect.
So Love your blog!!! I cook healthy and I am always looking for new recipes. Would love to win the cookbook.
I so need this for us but especially for my husband after 4 bypasses!
Thank you for sharing this book. I will be trying your chicken recipe tonight! My family cardiac history makes my challenge of a keeping a healthy heart essential. This book looks like a winner for this goal. Rosie
Always looking for tasty recipes for a heathy heart!
I would love to have a healthy heart<3 This looks like a wonderful cookbook! Thanks!
Always looking for good recipes and especially low in fat, My husband had a triple by pass, and then Lymphoma after that, Has not been a good few years, So we totally made a life change, and food was one of them. And keep a good sense of humor through it all !, Would love to win the cook book
My husband and I are always looking for heart (and other parts) healthy recipes! I also have several clients that I cook for who have special dietary needs and am trying to find recipes that are both flavor-filled and satisfying…a challenge at times as these folks have been living on prepared, high sugar and high sodium food for such a long time. This cook book looks like a perfect choice!
I want a healthy heart too!
I strive to have a healthy heart…my husband has high blood pressure and heart disease runs in my family, so I try to cook healthy most of the time. Would love to have this cookbook for some tasty & healthy NEW dishes!!!!
I reall, really want a healthy heart and try to eat healthy foods. Joe and I got back to exercising this last year and feel so much better. This cookbook sounds WONDERFUL and if I don’t win will go get it for sure. Thanks for the tip….and the recipe!
I would love a healthy heart! This cookbook looks great.
What timing! I just joined my company sponsored fitness program today at work. I realized I don’t have the luxury of time anymore to put off getting fit. Can’t wait to try this chicken! Looks like a great book.
Husband had a heart attack May 4th last year, quadruple bypass on May 7th. Lots of complications and 26 days later was finally well enough to come home. Visiting nurses were coming twice a week. 36 sessions of cardiac rehab and a loss of 65 pounds and he has never been better. Looking for heart healthy recipes and I’m sure this cook book would help, kinda get in a rut cooking the same food. I love your post and I picked up “Flea Market Gardens”, what a privilege to be in this magazine for you.
The chicken recipe looks delicious and I will try it. I am my older sister’s caretaker and always looking for new healthy recipes to keep her happy and interested in good food. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for this cook book. Have a great day!!!
I would LOVE to have a healthy heart! What an amazing book!
Yes, I would love to have a healthy heart!
I would love to have this cookbook.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I have a healthy heart and want to keep it that way! Thank you for this opportunity!!
I try to have a healthy heart with the help of my doctor and sensible eating. I would love to have a copy of this cookbook. Thanks, Mary!
This cookbook is a fantastic way to help fight the war on heart disease & I would love to win a copy to maintain a healthy heart for many, many years to come!♥️ Thanks, Mary!
This cookbook is just what I need to start a healthy lifestyle and a healthy heart! I’d love to win a copy to help keep my family and myself on the right track for a healthy heart!
It’s good to know Good Housekeeping has a cookbook for healthier eating. My husband and I are both Type II diabetics. We have lost some weight and need the inspiration for healthier hearts. Thank you for sharing your recipes.
Hi Mary! Your meal looks so healthy and so colorful, too. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful cookbook. I’m making your Witches Brew Stew today, since our temperatures are still chilly here in Texas.
Beautiful! Thanks for the chance at the cookbook too.
Great post!! Wonderful giveaway!
Since I have an ongoing battle with high cholesterol and high triglycerides I really need this book. Your dinner of the chicken and slaw looks mouthwatering, not to mention, it might not contribute to your downfall! This type of cooking has come a long way since the early days! I have an ancient cookbook called The Healthy Heart published by somebody else, and the recipes can’t touch this.
A healthy heart – important to all! Thanks for the giveaway.
I love cookbooks and would love to own this one! Always working to keep our hearts healthy.
The biggest gift is good health, to think you can have a healthy heart by eating good food is just a bonus!
Just diagnose with a heart problem so super interested in learning all I can to be healthier. Would love to win the book , love cooking,especially with new and healthy recipes!
DH has high blood pressure and cholesterol problems — we both need to eat Heart Healthy!! Would love to win this book and start cooking more Heart Healthy!! Her is to a Healthy Heart!!
I love all the colors in these dishes! I want a healthy heart.
As a nurse who worked Cardiac Rehab and Stress Testing, we (hubby and me!) work at eating healthy and exercise. We cook together daily and would welcome this cookbook issue in our arsenal of heart healthy living. Your photos, as usual were beautiful.
A friend just had a minor stroke and definitely needs to improve her diet to be heart healthy so this might be a perfect gift for her. Thanks!
Thanks Mary for the opportunity to win this heart healthy cookbook. Last October I almost fainted at work and ended up having an overnight stay at the hospital on the heart floor. Heart was doing some strange things and I had to wear a heart monitor for a month. Now I am to buy a blood pressure machine and start testing regularly. Up until that time I have been very healthy with a good blood pressure of 120/80, so this is very unsettling. Please put my name in for a chance to win. Both dishes look very delicious – will have to try soon. Thanks for the good information.
I would also like to have a healthy heart! I want to eat healthy, but sometimes fall back to my old habits of unhealthy eating. This cookbook would be a great motivation to start eating healthier. I love to cook new things, so I would love to win this book! Thank you!
Can’t function with it, so I definitely want a healthy heart!
I have been thinking about my heart recently and realizing that I need to focus on having a healthy heart. I know it won’t happen on its own and I do want to have a healthy heart to sustain me into my later years.
I want a healthy heart! After years of unhealthy eating I have been looking for good flavorful, health recipes. This book sounds just like what I’ve been looking for.
Oh Mary…I need this cookbook to get me kick started to a healthy heart. The chicken and coleslaw you presented looks so good. You are always an inspiration!
Mary, I need this cookbook since I don’t have a healthy heart. Dreading the stress test coming up in May and those things aren’t any fun. Lost brother to massive heart attack and I already have a stent so I need to get new recipes. Your blog is always, ALWAYS, so great and beautiful.
Sounds great. Hope I win!
Working towards a healthy heart and this cookbook looks amazing.
I would like to have a healthy heart. Many of my classmates have died of heart attacks before the age of 50 so it’s a concern of mine now that I’m 51.
Hi, Mary! This is a great recipe. Both Hubby and I have been working on improving our eating habits…this is the perfect book to get started on our healthy hearts! Love your blog….thanks for the opportunity, and have a happy, healthy, day.
It looks like a great cookbook… I would like to have a healthy heart!
Thanks Mary for the wonderful giveaway. Heart issues runs in my family and my husband recent had an ablation to correct A-fib (it worked, YAY!!!) so we are making heart healthy changes in our home and this book would be a great help with meals.
I love love love your blog and follow you. I’m always excited when your have a new post. You are so creatively blessed.
My husband and I are getting older and are very aware that we need a healthy diet. Would love this book of new ideas!
Thank you for the opportunity to win this most interesting cookbook. DH and I have already started eating more healthy so as to help our hearts and the rest of us, too. More delicious recipes would be so very welcome!
The recipes sound so yummy, besides being healthy? I do want a healthy heart myself, & for my hubby to have one as well! Your blog is pure delight for our winter- weary senses!
I definitely want a healthy heart.
Thank you for the cookbook Good Food for a Healthy Heart which arrived today. I look forward to trying out some of the recipes as they look easy to follow. Loved your sweet note which was included with the book.
Hi Melodie, Glad it arrived safely! Enjoy :)