Get your share of heart-smart fat by adding nuts and seeds to your salads and vegetables dishes, as well as cooking with extra-virgin olive oil. Steer clear of the saturated fats found in butter (known to jack up your cholesterol) and the omega-6 fatty acids found in corn oil (found to promote inflammation).
This week -- and every week -- challenge yourself to eat two cups of dark leafy greens and one cup of fresh fruit every day. Have two servings of oily fish (or omega-3 fish oil) per week, and use two or more herbs/spices at every meal. Last but not least, keep your portion sizes reasonable. Our Weeks 3 and 4 recipes will help you on your journey.
Make a sandwich of red kidney beans and avocado on whole-grain bread.