Cardiologist-Approved Recipes for a Healthy Heart

Dr. Richard Collins, a.k.a. The Cooking Cardiologist, shares four recipes for crazy-good guy food that’s also good for your heart.

GUILTLESS POTATO CHIPS

A Note from The Cooking Cardiologist: Fried potato chips have a whopping 150 calories per ounce, while the potato chips in this recipe have only 30 calories per ounce.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 medium russet potatoes, unpeeled
  • Sea salt or dried herbs

Instructions:

  1. Wash and thinly slice each potato. A mandoline slicer works best for paper-thin slices. If you don’t have one, you can easily get the same effect by using a sharp knife.
  2. Clean the glass turntable plate in your microwave and lightly spray it with non-fat cooking spray. Place the sliced potatoes in a single layer directly onto the glass microwave plate and season with a bit of sea salt or dried herbs such as rosemary or chives.
  3. Microwave on high for 4 to 6 minutes, but watch them closely as microwaves differ. The chips should be lightly golden brown. Cool and serve.

Serves: 5

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NO-COOK WALNUT PESTO

A Note from The Cooking Cardiologist: Walnuts are rich in protein and omega-3 fats. This is a quick and easy dip or sauce to make for an appetizer or to accompany pasta.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup toasted walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp. Smart Balance Butter and Canola Blend or Benecol
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup parmesan-reggiano cheese, grated

Instructions:

  1. Place walnuts in dry sauté pan and toast for approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Cool and coarsely chop.
  3. Combine with walnut oil, margarine, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and parmesan.
  4. Serve with pasta or as a dip.

Serves: 4

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