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Eat This for Heart Health

In honor of American Heart Month, here is a delicious Moroccan-style vegan recipe chock-full of heart-healthy ingredients you can quickly whip up and enjoy while giving your heart some love. For example, kale is king when it comes to offering heart-healthy benefits and is loaded with nutrients like magnesium and potassium, which help lower blood pressure. Kale also is high in fiber, which can help lower cholesterol. Sweet potatoes also contain plenty of potassium and fiber to support cardiovascular health, while olive oil is considered a healthy fat that's known for helping to reduce the risk of heart disease. Check out the recipe, which we've dubbed the 'Nourishing Heart-Healthy Bowl,' below! 

Ingredients 

  • 4 sweet potatoes, roasted 
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 2 large bunches kale, rinsed and rough-chopped 
  • 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar 
  • Juice of 1 orange and zested 
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp cumin 
  • 2 Tbs chives, minced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, rough chop 
  • 1/4 bunch parsley, rough chop 
  • 2 Tbs olive oil 
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 2 tsp maple syrup 
  • Salt, pepper, dash cayenne 

Directions

Combine well in a large bowl and serve. Can be eaten with rice and or farrow as well!

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About the Author: Dana Bujalski hails from the Chicago suburbs. As a personal chef for in-home meal prep, small parties, and cooking lessons, Dana focuses primarily on clients' nutritional and specific dietary needs. She has a strong passion for health and wellness and has competed in four NPC Bikini Competitions, placing 2nd in her third show. Competing helped Dana become stronger both in and out of the kitchen, which ultimately led to her having a better relationship with food, something she adamantly passes along to her clients. Find her on Instagram @BodyFuelbyDana

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