Welcome to The Cooking Cardiologist Blog! I write about health, food and cooking from my perspective as a cardiologist (as you can imagine, there’s a lot to know). If you don’t see something you’re interested to know, please ask!
It’s never too early to start eating healthier. Kids – and adults – love Halloween goodies, but indulging in piles of these sugary treats is not a good idea whether you are young or old. Eating healthy means maintaining habits through the holiday season. This Halloween try substituting all the candy and cookies for healthier alternatives.
As the weather continues to get colder and fall sets in, many people begin to crave warm, hearty comfort food. Want to find a way to satisfy your craving while maintaining a heart-healthy diet? Try my Cuban Black Bean Soup. It’s a fantastic meal for cold, autumn evenings.
What do you do when you get home from a busy day and don’t have hours to prepare a meal? Order in? Eat out? Instead of these typical, less-healthy options, try cooking under pressure. Pressure cooking is efficient, reduces energy, shortens cooking time and creates less stress in the kitchen. The newer pressure cookers are not your mother’s model.
Whether at a football game, holiday party or eating your favorite comfort food, cheese can easily make eating healthy tricky. Think about it. Pizza, pasta, appetizers, they are usually all piled high with gooey cheese.
Like I always say, you don’t have to deprive yourself to eat heart healthy. Just follow a few of my tips for eating cheeses without having to feel guilty for indulging yourself.