My Top 5 Heart Healthy Foods for Valentine’s day!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope your surrounded by people you love and who love you!  Giving blog hugs to all! 🙂

Someone I will be hugging this Valentines Day!

Someone I will be hugging this Valentine’s Day!

B and I are going ice-skating tonight and I am super pumped! It has been years since we have gone, and with the Olympics going on I feel I have so much inspiration. I might just pull out a triple lutz. 😉

We are rounding out the evening with a nice home cooked meal and a movie! Perfect date night!

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So in spirit of the holiday, I thought I would share my top foods for a healthy heart!

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1. Almonds: One of my favorite go-to snacks! Pair it will some citrus and you have a filling snack that is yummy and heart healthy! Almonds also pack plant omega-3 fatty acids; vitamin E; magnesium; fiber; heart-favorable mono- and polyunsaturated fats; phytosterols. {Source}

2. Oatmeal: I have been eating more oatmeal for my breakfasts and not only does it give me a great boost for running in the morning but it also has Omega-3 fatty acids; magnesium; potassium; folate; niacin; calcium; soluble fiber.{Source}

3. Flaxseed (grounded): Did you check out my almond and flaxseed pizza crust? (Power combination for your heart!) Sense making the crust I have been adding flaxseed to my Greek yogurt and peanut butter combinations and it has been wonderful! When grounded you have, Omega-3 fatty acids; fiber, phytoestrogens. {Source}

Just to show you how crazy my shape was!

4. Tuna: My go to lunch! Who is with me?! I love adding tuna to salads, a wrap or making a quick tuna patty.  Add some Greek yogurt and you have a super heart healthy lunch. Packed in that little can is Omega-3 fatty acids; folate; niacin. {Source}

5. Carrots: I have carrots everyday with lunch or dinner. It is a simple and sweet veggie that is easy to consume; whether I am eating lunch at work or sitting down for a family dinner I always have some carrots on my plate. I also love to add carrots to my salads, muffins and veggie omelets! Those carrots pack a punch with Alpha-carotene (a carotenoid); fiber. {Source}

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Obviously there are so many other heart healthy options but I wanted to share some of the foods I have recently started eating and have been eating for some time. Treating our heart well is so important and food can play such a huge part in how our heart functions.

Treat you heart well this Valentine’s Day with some of these heart healthy foods!

Your Turn!

Do you eat any of these foods?

Any Valentine’s Day plans?

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