Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Heart Healthy Indulgence

"Close your eyes and imagine the perfect summer meal. If you
pictured seafood, your heart will thank you.
Seafood is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. They help ease
inflammation and reduce arterial plaque, protecting you from heart
disease. The American Heart Association suggests you eat two servings
of seafood each week, roasted salmon and steamed mussels are two easy
and tasty places to begin.

No-Fuss Mussels
2 tsp butter
1 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 lbs mussels, scrubbed
In a pot over medium heat, heat butter and cook garlic, stirring for
1 minute. Add broth, stir in cayenne, bring to a boil, then reduce to
a simmer. Add mussels, cover and steam 4-5 minutes. Discard any unopened
mussels. Serve with broth ladled over mussels. Serves: 4
Mussels are a great source of omega-3s and iron, which is essential for
cardiovascular health."

-Healthy Living Magazine Summer 2011