My dear husband recently had a heart attack. It was a huge wake up call for not only him, but many of our friends as well. Husbands are whining that their wives are “on them” and I say have at ‘em!
While making meals heart healthy is simple, sitting down with your mate to have the talk of concern about their expanding middle isn’t always easy.
Remember, it isn’t about what is going on outside the body. It is about what is going on inside the body.
I have a feeling that if we all could be unzipped and look inside at how hard our body works for us and at the effects of what we do to it, we would all make some healthy changes that would become habits in a short amount of time.
Good for your heart translates as low cholesterol, low fat, and low sodium.
It also means no late night indulging and healthy snacking with fruits, vegetables, and yogurt. It means no chemicals, no fake sugar, butter or fake butter, but healthy fats and natural sweets.
Stephen has already lost 20 pounds in just over three weeks by taking his diet seriously with some pretty minor changes.
What’s good for my heart is that his keeps beating.
Immediately after Stephen’s heart attack dear friends took care of us all by delivering dinner for ten nights, fruit and goodie baskets, and a few bottles of heart healthy red wine.
Since then, I have been taking care of myself by making many heart healthy meals with ease utilizing the slow cooker. This recipe was inspired by my taste buds and the smell of Hayley Frisch’s White Bean Chili as we reheated it one rainy evening on the stove.
Many slow cooker recipes are convenient, tasty, and can be adjusted to be heart-healthy. Just add appropriate heart friendly ingredients and let your slow cooker do the work.
Bon Appetit & Namaste!
Here is to your precious heart. Take care of it. Someone is counting on it that you do.