Old favourites can be heart-friendly too

By following a heart-healthy way of eating, you will be ensuring that you get all the nutrients you need to support your health.

There are many ways you can eat to support your heart health and all of them are simple variations on a common dietary theme. The key is to base your diet around foods that are as close to how they are found in nature as possible.

This means eating plenty of vegetables and fruit, some whole grains in place of refined grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and other sources of healthy fats such as oily fish. Non-processed lean meats, poultry and/or dairy are good too.

Here are a selection of easy, tasty and heart-friendly recipes for Men’s Health Week, and it is revealing just how easy and healthy some old favs can actually be.

Chicken Fried Rice – This tasty chicken fried rice recipe is an easy and quick meal to make for when you’re in a hurry.

Pad Thai A classic Thai fried noodle dish. Packed full of flavour and goodness, you’ll be wanting seconds for sure.

Corn Fritters with feta whip These sweetcorn fritters, shared from My Food Bag, are fritters – but not as you know them! These beauties are packed full of flavour with Moroccan spices and make for a quick and tasty midweek dinner.

Grilled fish wrap with pineapple salsa Here’s a delicious light fish wrap with a pineapple salsa. This healthy recipe is both filling and fresh!

Chilli con carne Here’s an easy and delicious meal the entire family can enjoy.

Chop Suey Sapasui – chop suey a Pacific favourite. A healthier version with heaps of flavour.

Falafel tray bake Made from chickpeas, falafel is a good source of plant-based protein and is high in fibre too. This vegetarian tray bake is quick to prepare, easy to cook and makes for a highly nutritious dinner.

But wait, there’s more…..lots more

Check out some of the Heart Foundation’s other 250 easy, delicious and heart and pocket friendly meal suggestions