Our diets play a major role in our heart health. What we eat determines our cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and much more.

We spoke with our Registered Dietitian, Johane M. Filemon, MS, RDN, CLT, to learn a bit more about what a heart healthy diet really means.

“A heart healthy lifestyle is especially important for those who have a history or family history of heart disease and should be one where the foods consumed will not impact blood pressure, cholesterol and even blood sugar negatively. It should incorporate meals that utilize spices and herbs to flavor the ingredients and not be heavy on sodium to do so.”

We’re shining a spotlight on our meals that contain fiber-rich ingredients, and are low in sodium and saturated fat. Here are some of the Splendid meals you can eat to maximize your heart health! (P.S. – All of these meals contain 0g of Trans Fat and 0mg of Cholesterol!)

1. Lemon Wild Rice and Broccoli Bowl with Cauliflower & Capers
A veggie-loaded bowl with a tangy dijon mustard vinaigrette.
Total Fat 8g (10% DV)
Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV)
Sodium 270mg (12% DV)
Dietary Fiber 6g (21% DV)

2. Brown Rice Taco Bowl with Black Beans & Tomato Salsa
Smoky tex-mex punched up with crunchy pepitas & black bean sauce.
Total Fat 4.5g (6% DV)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (3% DV)
Sodium 200 mg (9% DV)
Dietary Fiber 5g (18% DV)

3. Black Bean and Plantain Grain Bowl with Cilantro & Chipotle
Sweet & savory rice bowl filled with plantains & black beans.
Total Fat 1.5g (2% DV)
Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV)
Sodium 250 mg (11% DV)
Dietary Fiber 6g (21% DV)

4. Red Lentil Dal Soup with Cumin & Rosemary
Loaded with lentils to regulate blood sugars and boost digestion.
Total Fat 1g (1% DV)
Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV)
Sodium 320 mg (14% DV)
Dietary Fiber 8g (29% DV)

5. Black Eyed Pea and Tomato Stew with Lemon & Fennel
Chock-full of tomatoes, loaded with lycopene for disease resistance.
Total Fat 2g (3% DV)
Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV)
Sodium 350 mg (15% DV)
Dietary Fiber 5g (18% DV)

6. Cauliflower Potato Chowder with Navy Beans & Rosemary
Creamy antioxidants in a satisfying soup.
Total Fat 2.5g (3% DV)
Saturated Fat 2g (10% DV)
Sodium 250 mg (11% DV)
Dietary Fiber 6g (21% DV)

7. AB&J Smoothie with Banana & Baobab
Like mom's almond butter and jelly sandwiches, without the crust.
Total Fat 6g (7% DV)
Saturated Fat 1g (4% DV)
Sodium 67mg (3% DV)
Dietary Fiber 5g (18% DV)

8. Blackberry Basil Smoothie with Chia Seeds & Dates
Like sipping on summer all year round.
Total Fat 1.3g (1.5% DV)
Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV)
Sodium 90mg (4% DV)
Dietary Fiber 4.5g (16% DV)

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.