Monthly Archives: December 2017

Healthy Christmas Recipes


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Hello readers! I hope everyone is having a great week. It’s almost Christmas time.  While enjoying the food and festivities, be sure to make healthy choices and keep certain foods in moderation. I have composed a list of some healthy Christmas recipes for you to try.

Orange – Cranberry Relish

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1 and 1/2  unpeeled orange, cut into eighths and seeded
1 12-ounce pack of Fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained

Place half the cranberries and half the orange slices in food processor container. Process until mixture is evenly chopped. Pour in a bowl. Repeat with remaining cranberries and orange slices. Stir in agave to taste . Place in the refrigerator to chill. Serve and enjoy.

Collard Greens and Kale

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1 large bunch collard greens,
about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds
1 large bunch kale, about 1 to 1
1/2 pounds
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
a few dashes hot pepper sauce,

Rinse collard greens and kale thoroughly. Drain and cut out large, tough stems and ribs. Slice the leaves into 1/4-inch strips.You should have about 8 packed cups.Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 30seconds. Add half of the collard greens and cook,stirring, for about 30 seconds.Add half of the kale and cook stirring, for about 1 minute, or until the leaves begin to soften.Add the remaining greens and cook,stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes,until the greens are tender.Season with the salt, , cajun seasoning, pepper, and lemon juice, and a few drops of hot pepper
sauce, if desired. Serve and enjoy.


Hope everyone enjoys the recipes! Merry Christmas from Healthy Heart Plus

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Healthy Eating Tips for Christmas



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**Healthy Heart Plus hours for the Holidays are  the following:


Wednesday,December 20, 2017- 10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Thursday,December 21, 2017-10:00 AM-5:00 PM

                                    Wednesday,December 27, 2017- 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Thursday,December 28, 2017- 10:00- 5:00 PM

Regular office hours will resume at the start of the new year!

Happy Holidays everyone! Christmas is almost here. Can you believe it? This year has truly flown by. Wow! It’s that time again to gather around and indulge in all the wonderful fixings,participate in holiday festivities, fellowship with your family and friends, and also brighten spirits of those who are less fortunate.  Make it a point to remain healthy during this holiday season despite all the tempting foods. Here are some  simple nutrition tips for you to follow ! Have a blessed Christmas!

Be sure to  drink lemon water with your meals. It helps with digestion and provides enzymes.

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Have a green salad and green vegetables with your meal. Cooked greens do not take the place of a salad. 

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Choose lean meats for protein. Stay away from fatty and fried meats.

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Portions are key.

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Try fresh cranberry sauce instead of canned.

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We hope everyone finds these Christmas nutrition tips helpful!


From Our Hearts to Yours! We wish you all a Merry Christmas.


Ginger Apple Muffins


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Hello ! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Below please see the recipe for ginger apple muffins.

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  • 2 cups shredded apple
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup ripe banana (mashed)
  • ½ tablespoon orange juice 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup finely chopped candied (crystallized) ginger or shredded ginger.



  1. Using a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger.
  2. Next, in a large bowl combine the  almond milk, shredded apple, mashed banana, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, and crystallized/candied ginger.
  3. Then, stir in the flour mixture until both mixtures are evenly incorporated.
  4. Next, lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and fill each cup 2/3 of the way full.
  5. Bake at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until fully cooked all the way through.

  Serve and Enjoy