Try this heart-healthy recipe from the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women 2016-17 Real Woman Chef Amanda DeJesus.
Amanda DeJesus had a heart transplant at age 15. She pursued a culinary career to help other heart patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Houston chef combined her culinary training with her heart disease experience to inspire heart patients to eat a heart-healthy diet without giving up the foods they love.
Today Amanda, who was 28 in 2016, teaches heart patients how to modify their favorite recipes, find heart-healthy foods at the grocery store and change their eating habits.
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1/2 cup lime juice (fresh)
- 2 Roma tomato
- 1 small red onion
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
- 1 lb shrimp (peeled, steamed)
- 1 mango (peeled)
- black pepper (to taste)
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- 1 Using the food processor, chop the garlic clove, jalapeño, Roma tomatoes, and red onion. You can add the lime juice if you need a little liquid to allow the processor to do its job. Place in a large mixing bowl.
- 2 With a knife chop the cilantro, shrimp, mango, and avocado and add it to the mixing bowl. (Do not put these items in food processor, please chop by hand)
- 3 Mix all the ingredients together (including any of the lime juice you didn’t already add). Add the black pepper to taste.
©2016, American Heart Association. Also known as the Heart Fund. TM Go Red trademark of AHA, Red Dress trademark of DHHS. 218-1188-O
|Total Fat||4.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||2.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||12 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat
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