February 28th Heart Health Article- Thank you!

February 6, 2017

Feb. 28

Thank you!

Thank you for joining us on a 28 Day journey of your heart health. We hope you’ve found the articles helpful, and hope that some of you have learned something you may not have known before.

Heart health isn’t about a crash diet. It’s not about getting up at 5 AM to run 10 miles every morning or vowing to never eat dessert again. Instead, it’s a commitment to yourself and your family to make heart health, and your health more broadly, a priority in your life. Only when you decide you want to make heart health a theme in your life, will you begin to establish the kinds of habits of eating, exercise and living that will sustain your heart for years to come…

…and a little white bean chicken chili never hurt anyone. Enjoy this last heart healthy recipe, and we’ll see you next year for a month of heart health.

Great northern white beans are a low fat, cholesterol free, low calorie source of iron, dietary fiber, potassium and protein. Using chicken in this recipe adds to its healthy credentials.

White Bean Chicken Chili

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

2 4-ounce cans chopped green chiles

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 15-ounce cans great northern beans, rinsed

4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

4 cups diced cooked skinless turkey, or chicken

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

Directions

Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in chiles, oregano, cumin and cayenne. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in beans and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken) and vinegar; cook for 5 minutes more.