Campbell’s Address Your Heart With AHA Certified Recipes 0

Diet and lifestyle can have dramatic effects on your heart health along with the rest of your cardiovascular system. Therefore, being aware of your heart health is important especially in busy, stressful times. Campbell’s Soup invites you to “Address Your Heart” with heart healthy tips and keep in the loop on their Facebook page. To stay heart healthy, I make sure to maintain an active lifestyle with regular exercise, and also eat a well balanced diet with lots of vegetables, high-fiber foods, lean protein, and healthy fats.

Need ideas for family dishes? Campbell’s have come up with a list of heart-healthy recipes certified by the American Heart Association. Here are some of the recipes that caught my eye and my initial thoughts about them.

Pizza Primavera with Cauliflower Crust
Yes, it’s true. Cauliflower makes a great pizza crust.

Stuffed Winter Squash
Hollow out the squash and stuff it with a flavorful mix of ingredients and let it bake.

Tilapia & Vegetable Casserole
Well, I’m definitely a fish person.

Slow-Cooked Chicken & Butternut Squash
I don’t eat chicken, but the use of apples, spinach, and sage with the butternut squash sounds like a wonderful blend of flavors.

Louisiana-Style Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Skillet
This looks like one of those nice one-pot dishes with all your meats and veggies are simmered together along with the rice. Oh, and it has lots of herbs and spices too.

If you’re ready to get cooking, here’s a list of coupons and special offers from Campbell’s to get your started. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company who provided the recipes and links. The post was written by LookyTasty.

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Chocolate Carrot Truffles Recipe 0

Here’s a simple recipe for a chocolate truffles that brings together carrots and chocolate. The original recipe uses peanut butter as a base, but any other nut butter will do too. Each piece comes out to about 40 calories and makes a nice portable snack. Keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Chocolate Carrot Truffles

Ingredients (12 pieces):
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots, set some aside for garnish
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, set some aside for garnish
  • 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted almonds
  • 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • salt

Directions:

  1. Line a standard size sheet pan with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse shredded carrots until fine. Add coconut and nuts and pulse until combined and finely chopped.
  3. Add nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa powder, spices, and salt one ingredient at a time while pulsing. Blend until smooth, and the dough comes together, nearly forming a ball. 2-3 minutes.
  4. Scoop chunks of dough with a tablespoon and roll into balls. Sprinkle the tops with a mixture of remaining coconut and shredded carrot, and place on parchment lined sheet tray.
  5. Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.