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6 Healthy Foods for the Heart

Our philosophy of healthy eating extends well beyond our doors! Every catered meal, from a graduation party to a corporate office lunch, is created by our Chefs who take great pride in using fresh and seasonal ingredients. They devote personal attention and creativity to each savory meal, without neglecting nutritional value. You’ll quickly discover our healthy heart meals don’t sacrifice any of the flavors that can be found in their full fat origins.

Here are 6 healthy foods that should be ‘keepers’ in your diet:

  1. Salmon: The omega-3 fats in fatty fish like salmon can help reduce the risk of heart related issues and boost energy levels. If you have a choice between wild-caught and farmed salmon, pick wild-caught, it has less PCB contaminants than farmed salmon.
  2. Sweet Potatoes: A nutritional heavyweight, the sweet potato is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. They’re absolutely loaded with carotenoids, Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Bake and then mix in some unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for extra moisture and sweetness.
  3. Mangos: Just one small cup of mango supplies 100% of a day’s Vitamin C, one-third of a day’s Vitamin A, a decent dose of blood-pressure-lowering potassium, and 3 grams of fiber. Bonus: Mango is one of the fruits least likely to have pesticide residues.
  4. Broccoli: Overloaded with Vitamin C, carotenoids, Vitamin K and folic acid, broccoli is the perfect heart-healthy side dish. Steam it just enough so that it’s still firm, then add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a spritz of lemon juice.
  5. Leafy Greens: Kale, collards, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, and Swiss chard are powerhouse greens you just can’t miss! These leafy greens are stuffed with Vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein, and fiber. Serve with a splash of lemon juice or red wine vinegar.
  6. Watermelon: Watermelon is an all-star in the nutrient department. A standard serving (about 2 cups) has one-third of a day’s Vitamins A and C, a wonderful shot of potassium, and a healthy dose of lycopene for only 80 fat-free, salt-free calories. And when they’re in season, watermelons are often locally grown, which means they may have a smaller carbon footprint than some other fruits!

We know how busy schedules can often make it difficult to maintain a healthy diet, but you should do your best to incorporate these healthy and delicious items into your diet. For healthier catering, check out Saint Germain Catering’s Healthy Heart Meals menu. We offer gluten-free meals, a Guilt Free Buffet, Heart Healthy Potato Bar, Heart Healthy Tilapia and more!

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