Basic Guidelines After Surgery Follow doctors orders after surgery then ease into heart healthy diet as your child is ready Use supplements as necessary Boost Kid Essentials, Abbott Pediasure, Enfagrow, Nutricia Duocal and/or a good multivitamin Foods High in Potassium (limit as needed) Electrolyte beverages, beans, dark leafy greens, skin on potatoes, dried apricots, acorn squash, yogurt, salmon, avocados, mushrooms, and bananas
Heart Healthy Guidelines Half your plate fruits and veggies 1 serving of whole grains with every meal 1 serving of high biologic value protein with every meal 3 servings of dairy/day
Examples of Heart Healthy Breakfast Eggs in a Wrap-1 egg, 1 slice of cheese, 1 T salsa in whole wheat wrap Parfait- ½ cup greek yogurt drizzled with lemon zest & honey. Top with ¼ cup bran flakes & berries PB and H Waffle-1 whole grain waffle with 1 T natural peanut butter and honey drizzle Quick Oats- ½ cup oats, 1 cup milk, pinch of salt in microwave for 3 minutes. Add 1 t maple syrup, dried fruit or almonds Smoothie-Blend ½ cup greek yogurt, 1 cup frozen fruit, ½ cup spinach, splash of juice/milk/water
Examples of Heart Healthy Lunch Tuna Pita-Low sodium tuna, 1 T olive oil, olives, lemon juice, dill, tomatoes and mixed greens Ched N’Apple-2 slices whole grain bread, 1-2 slices cheddar, ½ thinly sliced apple. Grill in pan or Panini press until cheese melted. Serve with carrots Roll Ups-Roll low sodium deli turkey, provolone, 1 t pesto and 2 thin avocado slices Quesadillas-Spread 1 T mango chutney on whole wheat tortilla. Add low sodium ham, feta, & scallion. Fold and grill 3 minutes on each side. Serve with celery sticks Kebabs-Layer low sodium deli meat & cheese cubes, grape tomatoes on kebab stick. Serve with pear slices
Examples of Heart Healthy Dinner Wrap in foil:cod fillets & frozen broccoli & cauliflower dressed with lemon juice, olive oil & pinch of salt & peper. Bake 15 minutes in 375 degree oven or until fish flaky & veggies soft. Serve with whole wheat bread Microwave ½ cup quinoa, 1 cup water, dash salt for 5 minutes. Reduce power to 70% & microwave another 5 minutes. Fluff & stir in: 1 T chopped walnuts, ¼ cup rinsed chickpeas, 1 T parsley, 1 T Oil, 1 t lemon juice. Serve with fresh fruit & veggies.
Examples of Heart Healthy Dinner Combo 5 chopped asparagus spears, ½ cup snow peas, ¼ cup beans, and ½ cup broccoli in pan coated with spray & heat over med-high heat. Cook 4 minutes. Heat 2 T oil with 1 t grated ginger & 1 scallion & toss with veggies. Cook additional 3 minutes or until softened. Serve with instant rice Cook 1 cup couscous according to microwave instructions. Heat ½ T oil over med-high heat. Cook 1 sliced chicken sausage & brown with ¼ cup chopped onion. Add 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes, 1 minced garlic clove, 5 chopped basil leaves, salt & pep to taste. Cook 2 minutes to warm through and toss with couscous.
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