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Healthy heart

The right foods for a healthy heart

What is the Healthy heart diet plan?

The Heart smart diet follows healthy eating recommendations for fat, salt and fibre. Packed full of delicious wholegrains, vegetables, fruit and beans to help to lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase your HDL (good) cholesterol.

Is the Healthy heart diet plan for you?

If you want to lower your risk of heart disease and associated conditions or just want to cut back on the amount of fat and salt you eat, choose the Heart smart diet.

How will the Healthy heart diet plan work for you?

  • 1Lower your cholesterol
  • 2Reduce your blood pressure
  • 3Includes heart protective healthy fats
  • 4Lose weight and enhance health

A taster of what your Healthy heart diet could look like

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
If you are busy
Porridge with milk and honey
Porridge with milk and honey
  • 50g of porridge oats prepared per pack directions with 100ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • Top with 2 tsp of honey, 1 chopped banana and 100g of strawberries
  • 1 apple
  • Cals
    440
  • Protein
    12g
  • Carbs
    87g
  • Fat
    7g
Roast chicken pitta with mango chutney and yoghurt
Roast chicken pitta with mango chutney and yoghurt
  • 1 wholegrain pitta bread filled with 125g of grilled chicken fillet, 1 tbsp of mango chutney, mixed salad leaves and 1 tbsp of low fat yoghurt
  • 1 orange
  • Cals
    400
  • Protein
    40g
  • Carbs
    53g
  • Fat
    4g
Beef with BBQ sauce, rice and salad
Beef with BBQ sauce, rice and salad
  • Cook 50g of brown rice per pack directions
  • Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add 75g of lean chopped beef steak and cook throughout. Add 3tbsp of Homepride BBQ sauce and heat for a further 2 minutes.
  • Serve with 4 cherry tomatoes, mixed salad leaves, 1 tsp of low fat salad dressing and rice.
  • Cals
    415
  • Protein
    20g
  • Carbs
    51g
  • Fat
    15g
Frozen yoghurt with grapes
Frozen yoghurt with grapes
  • 50g of low fat frozen yoghurt with 125g of grapes
  • Cals
    145
  • Protein
    3g
  • Carbs
    31g
  • Fat
    2g
If you love to cook
Berry smoothie with marmalade on toast
Berry smoothie with marmalade on toast
  • Blend 100ml of orange juice, 1 banana and 75g of strawberries until smooth and serve
  • 2 slices of wholegrain bread spread with 2 tsp of marmalade and 2 tsp of reduced fat olive spread
  • 125ml of low fat yoghurt
  • Cals
    435
  • Protein
    15g
  • Carbs
    85g
  • Fat
    8g
Avocado and sesame salad with crackers
Avocado and sesame salad with crackers
  • 1 serving of Avocado and sesame salad (see recipe below)
  • 3 wholegrain crackers

  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 50g of spinach
  • 1 serving of mixed salad leaves
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 tomato
  • 50g of broccoli
  • 1/2 small tin of chickpeas, canned & drained (220g)
  • 50g of avocado
  • 1/2 tsp of sesame seeds
  • 3 tsp of low fat salad dressing
  • Cals
    425
  • Protein
    17g
  • Carbs
    50g
  • Fat
    20g
Chicken risotto
Chicken risotto
  • 1 serving of Chicken risotto (see recipe below)
  • 75g of steamed broccoli

  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 50g of onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 50g of risotto rice, such as arborio (uncooked weight)
  • 1 pinch of dried thyme
  • 1/3 pint of chicken stock
  • 50g of peas
  • 1 tsp of grated parmesan cheese
  • 100g of chicken fillet
  • Cals
    450
  • Protein
    40g
  • Carbs
    52g
  • Fat
    9g
Oatcakes with laughing cow triangles
Oatcakes with laughing cow triangles
  • 2 oatcakes with 2 laughing cow extra light triangles
  • 50g of grapes
  • Cals
    140
  • Protein
    7g
  • Carbs
    20g
  • Fat
    4g
If you prefer a bit of both
Cinnamon banana toast
Cinnamon banana toast
  • Top 2 slices of wholegrain toast with 1 chopped banana. Sprinkle with ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • Serve with 125ml of low fat yoghurt mixed with 1 tbsp of raisins and 1 chopped apple
  • Cals
    450
  • Protein
    15g
  • Carbs
    99g
  • Fat
    3g
Roast beef pitta with mango chutney and yoghurt
Roast beef pitta with mango chutney and yoghurt
  • 1 wholegrain pitta bread filled with 75g of lean roast beef, 1 tbsp of mango chutney, 1 tbsp of low fat plain yoghurt, cucumber and mixed salad leaves
  • 1 small granola bar (21g)
  • Cals
    455
  • Protein
    35g
  • Carbs
    57g
  • Fat
    10g
Grilled fish with lentils and rice salad
Grilled fish with lentils and rice salad
  • 1 serving of Lentils and rice salad
  • 125g of grilled cod with 75g of steamed broccoli
  • 1 apple.

  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 25g of dried red lentils
  • 25g of brown rice, uncooked weight
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 50g of onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Cals
    415
  • Protein
    35g
  • Carbs
    54g
  • Fat
    7g
Hummus dip with vegetables sticks
Hummus dip with vegetables sticks
  • 2 tbsp of reduced fat hummus with 3 mini carrots and 2 stalks of celery
  • 100ml glass of orange juice
  • Cals
    155
  • Protein
    6g
  • Carbs
    20g
  • Fat
    6g

How to make the Healthy heart diet even more perfect for you

Medical & dietary requirements

You can customise your Healthy heart diet plan using any of the options below.

  • Low Sugar
  • Low Salt
  • Dairy Free
  • Meat Free
  • Low Gi
  • Heart Disease
  • Fibre Plus
  • Underactive Thyroid
  • Blood Pressure
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Diabetes

Food Exclusions

Make your diet work for you by embracing the foods you love and removing the foods you don't like.

  • Milk
  • Soya
  • Pork
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Fish
  • Many other exclusion options...
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