February 21, 2012

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American Heart Month-Easy Heart-Health with Omega-3s!

Celebrate American Heart Month this year by eating heart-healthy foods all month long! The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times a week, so I wanted to share some recipes with you to help you get your heart in tip-top shape. See below for: a hearty Tuna Florentine Soup, crunchy Mediterranean Tuna Baguette, and fun Zucchini Boats (for the kids!) stuffed with fresh vegetables—they’re all packed with omega-3s and a snap to whip up. Enjoy!
Did You Know?
·         Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back.
·         The “thump-thump” of a heartbeat is the sound made by the four valves of the heart closing.
·         A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on all the way for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime
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Tuna Florentine Soup
Serve with a crusty roll for a hearty lunch!

2Created by: StarKist
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
1 pouch (6.4 oz.) StarKist® Albacore Tuna in Water
1 cup chopped onion
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 can (15 oz.) white beans (cannellini)
½ cup dry orzo (or other small pasta)
6 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
3 oz. Fresh spinach (about 2 cups)
2 Tbsp. prepared pesto
  • Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion, carrots and celery and cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. 
  • Mix in white beans, orzo and chicken broth and cook for 7 -8 minutes or until pasta is tender. 
  • Stir in pesto and tuna.  Add spinach and stir until just wilted.
  • Serve with parmesan cheese as desired.
Recipe Benefits:
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Quick and Easy
  • Family Style
  • Low Calorie

Mediterranean Tuna Baguette
Perfect for your next tailgate

Created by: StarKist
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2+ hours (chill time
Servings: 6 - 8
1 large loaf French bread
1 roasted red pepper, cut into strips
1 small tomato, sliced
Red Onion slices
Sliced Black Olives, brine cured
Artichoke Hearts, quartered
10 – 12 fresh basil leaves
  • Slice French bread lengthwise in half.  Hallow out the inside of both halves, leaving about ¾ inch along the edges.
  • Line one side of the loaf with basil leaves and spread tuna over top. 
  • Place vegetables and olives over top the tuna in layers.  Top with the other side of the bread.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Cut in large slices (2 – 3 inches) to serve.
Recipe Benefits:
  • Heart Healthy
  • Family Style
  • Make Ahead
Zucchini Boats stuffed with Albacore and Fresh Vegetables
Light and fresh, the perfect way to use your garden zucchini!

Created by: StarKist
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
2 large zucchini, sliced in half length-wise and hollowed out (insides of one, reserved)
¼ cup chopped carrots
½ red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
1 can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning, drained
½ cup cheddar cheese
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Dice the inside of one of the zucchini and place in a medium bowl.  Add tuna, carrots, onion, pepper, and tomatoes and mix well.
  • Place hollowed out zucchini in a large baking dish.  Place ¼ of tuna and vegetable mixture in each zucchini half to stuff it.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.  Top with 2 Tbsp. cheese and continue baking for 10 additional minutes until cheese has melted. 
Recipe Benefits:
  • Heart Healthy
  • Family Friendly


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