Eating to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease & Stroke

You can eat out and eat healthy too. Many restaurants offer delicious meals that are low in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol. And eating a diet low in these items reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. Click the + signs for ideas on dining out with heart health in mind.

Many foods fit into a heart-healthy diet if prepared with low-fat ingredients and less salt.

Here are some ways you can eat heart healthy at your favorite restaurant:

Row Instead of: Try
1 Cream soups Broth soups with vegetables
2 Buffalo wings Peel-and-eat shrimp
3 Chicken fried steak Grilled chicken with sauce on the side
4 Creamy coleslaw Sautéed vegetables or tossed salad
5 Hot fudge sundae Frozen yogurt, sherbet or fruit ice
6 Flour tortillas Corn tortillas
7 Sour cream and cheese Salsa, pico de gallo, cilantro, jalapeno peppers
8 Quesadilla Chicken fajitas with corn tortilla
9 Danish Small bagel
10 Cheeseburger Grilled chicken sandwich or small hamburger
11 French fries Baked potato with margarine and pepper

Information provided by the American Heart Association.