Winter Recipe: Heart Healthy Eating

February is American Heart Month – a time to encourage healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. The North Texas Food Bank is committed to supporting heart-healthy living for our neighbors in various ways, including a dedicated 營養服務 team that offers recipes, programming and education to help the community make healthy eating choices.

Eating healthy is one of the best ways to take care of your heart health, and winter is a great time to stay home, stay warm and try out some new recipes. The recipe below for 西南藜麥沙拉 is not only delicious and filling, but it is comprised of ingredients important for a healthy and active heart!

This recipe contains two plant-based sources of protein, quinoa, a high protein whole grain, as well as black beans which together create a delicious meal that is low in saturated fats. Additionally, quinoa and black beans are an excellent source of fiber! The recipe includes different spices, as well as a simple olive oil-based lime vinaigrette to really pack in flavor without adding too much extra sodium. According to the American Heart Association, olive oil could help lower risk of heart disease.

We hope you enjoy the recipe!




  • 2茶匙橄欖油
  • 2瓣大蒜,切碎
  • 4個蔥,切片
  • 1 3/4 杯水
  • 1個紅甜椒,切碎
  • 1(15 盎司)罐裝玉米,瀝乾
  • 1 杯藜麥,沖洗並瀝乾
  • 1(15 盎司)罐裝黑豆,沖洗並瀝乾
  • 2湯匙新鮮香菜,切碎
  • 1 個鱷梨,切片(可選)


  • 3湯匙酸橙汁
  • 2湯匙橄欖油
  • 1湯匙蜂蜜
  • 1茶匙辣椒粉
  • 1/2 茶匙孜然
  • 鹽和胡椒粉調味

Full nutrition information can be found 這裡 and all NTFB nutritious recipes can be found 這裡.

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Finally, join the North Texas Food Bank on Saturday, Feb. 19 for a garden workshop as we learn about common vegetable garden pests and diseases, as well as organic ways to prevent them through using Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Click 這裡 to sign-up and learn more! 

Ashton Hinckley is a Nutrition Services Coordinator for the North Texas Food Bank.