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:

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

Information provided by the American Heart Association.