February 18, 2019

Hearty Meals for a Healthier Winter

This post was written in partnership with the American Heart Association, a founding partner of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

February is Heart Month and to celebrate the occasion, we’re whipping up our favorite heart-healthy comfort foods with help from our friends at the American Heart Association. 

You can join the fun, too! This winter, fill up on good-for-your-heart foods that are full of flavor and packed with essential vitamins and nutrients. Get started with these family-friendly dishes everyone will love.


Hearty Breakfast Pita 

Make this portable and protein-packed breakfast for busy mornings on the go. According to the American Heart Association, eggs are a good source of vitamins and nutrients like vitamin D, choline, folate, and omega-3 fatty acids, making this meal an egg-cellent breakfast option for healthy kids of all ages.  


Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup  

This easy-to-make recipe will keep you full all day long. Use fat-free, low-sodium broth and a lean cut of meat for a meal that’s good for your heart and your soul. 

Vegetarian? Swap the chicken for white beans and chicken broth for vegetable broth to enjoy a meatless version that’s full of heart-healthy minerals and fiber

Image Source: American Heart Association


Eggplant Lasagna Roll-Ups 

Packed with colorful vegetables, this fun twist on a classic dish is a delicious option for a healthy winter meal. Opt for whole-grain pasta, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and low- or no-sodium tomato sauce to ensure this hearty dish remains heart-healthy. 


Mom’s Tuna Pasta Casserole 

This colorful dish will chase away the winter blues! Use frozen veggies for an easy family meal packed with fiber and protein. 

Image Source: American Heart Association 



Looking for more hearty meal ideas? Find delicious recipes in the Healthier Generation Smart Food Planner and in the American Heart Association Recipe Hub. Then, be sure to share your healthy cooking photos with us on social media using the hashtag #HealthierGenEats!