University Cardiology

Heart Healthy Recipes

Baked Apples
  • apples (allow 1 for each person; Stayman Winesaps or Jonathan’s are recommended)
  • 1 cup sugar (may substitute ½ cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Mix the sugar and cinnamon OR…one tablespoon brown sugar may be used in place of sugar & cinnamon.

Wash and core not cut all the way through the bottom of the apple; after cutting off the top of the apple, peel one strip around the top of the apple. An ice tea spoon works well to remove the seeds. Fill the openings of the apples with the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place apples in a baking dish, and cover the bottom of the dish with approximately ½ inch of water. Bake uncovered until apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Bake for ~45 minutes. (Time may vary with the apple and variety). 

Note: As they bake, the apples will make your house smell wonderful!  These are healthy, easy and oh, so tasty. 

Microwave Directions:
Cover apples with wax paper. Microwave on high until tender. Let stand covered until ready to serve. 
1 apple=2-3 minutes
2 apples=3-5 minutes
4 apples=6-10 minutes

Contributor: Ann Brush, RN

Heart-Healthy Chicken Salad
  • 4 cups of chicken (5-6 chicken breasts; cut up)
  • 1 1/2 cups red grapes (halved)
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup diced apple (suggestion: Stayman Winesaps)
  • 4 splashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 cup Light Miracle Whip

Cook chicken breasts for 6-8 hours in a crockpot on high, covered with water. Allow chicken to cool; cut up. Mix the remaining ingredients with chicken in large bowl. Stir well, and refrigerate until ready to serve.   

Chicken salad can be served on lettuce leaves and enjoyed with baked crackers. 
Serves: 10-12
Contributor: Ann Brush, RN

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