Seasonal Produce – Fall and Winter

The cookouts, corn on the cob and fresh fruits of summertime may be history for another year, but fresh-food fans need not fret. The fall harvest season brings a whole new assortment of delicious and heart-healthy fresh fruit and vegetables. Apples, pears, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are fresh in the market – or in your garden…. Read More »

Heart Healthy Kitchen

Heart Healthy Grains Beans

  We talk about heart healthy foods a lot, because what you eat is important for your health. We want to help you follow a healthy diet and keep temptation away. If your kitchen is heart healthy friendly it will save you time and worry when preparing healthy meals. Below are some guidelines for stocking… Read More »

Healthy Holiday Recipes

It is that time of year again and instead of serving the artery clogging standards, why not try something new? Share healthier options with your family and friends as you gather over the next few months. The Mayo Clinic offers up great ideas for healthy holiday dishes. Multiple choices of soups, salads, turkey, side dishes,… Read More »

Heart Healthy Warm You Up Soups

Alpine Cardiology Heart Healthy Vegetable Broth

  Who doesn’t love the smell of a delicious homemade soup simmering on the stove on a cold winter day? After the last few weeks of below freezing temperatures, we broke out our stock pot and kept warm with delicious soups! I start with a Mushroom Barley Soup and add ingredients based on what I… Read More »

Heart Healthy Holiday Tips

Alpine Cardiology - Heart Healthy Turkey

  It is that that time of year again, celebrations with family and lots of food. Keeping your diet heart healthy during the holidays can be challenging. Many of the dishes that we look forward to all year are loaded with salt, fat, sugar and other unhealthy items. You can have a heart healthy holiday… Read More »

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Alpine Cardiology Apple Orchard

  It is Fall in Northern Michigan which means it is apple harvest time! You know what they say about apples and doctors.  This adage has been put to the test many times over the years. An apple a day doesn’t mean you get to skip out on regular preventative appointments, but research has shown… Read More »

Salt is NOT the only seasoning!

We all remember being in the kitchen as a child and Mom or Grandma tasting something on the stove. It seems they always said, needs more salt. Why is salt our go to seasoning to add to food? Salt is used as a flavor improver and can affect other flavors such as sweet and bitter…. Read More »

Heart Healthy Recipes Perfect for a Holiday Brunch or Any Meal

Holidays can wreck havoc on healthy eating. These heart healthy recipes would be perfect additions to a holiday brunch or meal   Turkey Bacon and Spinach Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust Serves 5 Cooking spray 2 cups grated sweet potato (from about 1 medium sweet potato) 1 teaspoon canola or corn oil 1 medium yellow… Read More »

Allspice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon-Sauteed Apples and Cilantro Rice plus Apple Bread Pudding

ALLSPICE-RUBBED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH CINNAMON-SAUTÉED APPLES AND CILANTRO RICE Serves 4 As promised another heart healthy holiday meal recipe to keep you Healthy For Good! Delicious and juicy pork tenderloin with tasty cilantro rice and decadent apple bread pudding Pork Tenderloin 1 1-pound pork tenderloin,all visible fat discarded 1 teaspoon ground allspice ¼ teaspoon pepper… Read More »

Healthy Roasted Turkey and Vegetables

MOM’S ROASTED TURKEY WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND ASPARAGUS Serves 8 Roasted Turkey 1 12-pound fresh or frozen turkey, thawed if frozen 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning, crumbled 1 tablespoon canola or corn oil 1 teaspoon pepper 2 to 3 medium ribs of celery, coarsely chopped 2 medium carrots (about 1 cup), coarsely chopped 1 small… Read More »

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