Newswise — NEW YORK -- Looking for a delicious way to celebrate February American Heart Month or need inspiration to prepare a heartwarming Valentine’s Day meal? Meatless Monday is offering a new, free e-cookbook:We ♡ Comfort Food: Heart-Healthy Meatless Monday Recipes
Eating to protect your heart doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite comfort foods. The Monday Campaigns, the nonprofit organization behind the Meatless Monday movement, reached out to its network of talented food bloggers, dietitians and chefs to find the most mouthwatering heart-healthy versions of comfort food classics around.
Heart-healthy fruits, veggies and whole grains are major stars in the recipes. All have been analyzed by Diana Rice, Meatless Monday’s staff registered dietitian, to ensure they meet heart-healthy guidelines for sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol content.
“Going Meatless Monday is a great step toward following a heart-healthy diet,” said Rice. “But it’s important that you don’t feel you have to completely give up your favorite dishes -- that’s no way to create a healthy eating plan you can stick to.”
The enticing recipes include Hearty Oatmeal and Greek Yogurt Pancakes, Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Alfredo, Tempeh “Meatballs” with Roasted Romanesco, and a classic Tuscan White Bean and Escarole Soup from Jason Weiner, executive chef of Almond, New York and Bridgehampton.
Start a heart-healthy diet or simply try some heartwarming meatless dishes from this delicious resource. The cookbook is available as a free PDF download from the Meatless Monday website: http://bit.ly/mmcomfort2. Individual images for a recipe slide show are available upon request.
About Meatless Monday
Meatless Monday is a nonprofit public health initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The goal of the campaign is to cut saturated fat intake, which in turn reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Going meatless one day a week can also decrease our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel. Since its launch in 2003, Meatless Monday has become an international movement with support from celebrities, universities, and organizations around the world. For more information about Meatless Monday, visit www.meatlessmonday.com.