Pippa Middleton’s Top Recipes For A Healthy Heart

Having a healthy heart is an essential part of being healthy. The heart is the hardest working muscle in the body, essentially acting as our engine. It pumps blood and oxygen around the body at an approximate rate of 70 beats per minute.

More than two million people in the UK are living with heart problems and the NHS reports that heart conditions are responsible for 73,000 deaths in the UK each year.

It is estimated that coronary heart disease affects one in six men and one in ten women in the UK alone. Pippa Middleton describes “Coronary heart disease is Britain’s biggest single cause of death, with more than twice as many women dying from this condition than from breast cancer.”

Middleton, British Heart Foundation ambassador and author of Heartfelt (£19.99) has released a collection of more than 100 heart-healthy recipes.

“Cooking from scratch is a good habit. It can take a little longer but it’s the best way to know what’s in a meal. My mother always says preparing a healthy and tasty meal for the family is one of life’s greatest pleasures – and pressures. With the many demands of family life, even the most enthusiastic cook can struggle to come up with new ideas every week.”

Want to try some of Pippa’s recipes for yourself? We’ve picked three of our favourites.

    • Image Credit: CLICK HERE Eggs Florentine “Not only is this dish a flavour-filled way to start the day, it’s quick to put together and full of nutrition,” says Pippa. “Eggs are high in protein, spinach comes with iron and salmon is a good source of omega 3 fats. Plus, the wholemeal muffins provide us with starchy carbohydrates and fibre.”
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    • Image Credit: CLICK HERE Rainbow Pepper Steak Fahitas “The baharat spice in these spicy and colourful steak fajitas has a delicious taste without the added salt that’s in many pre-mixed spice blends,” says Pippa. “Choose a lean cut of meat for lower saturated fat and you have the perfect fast, healthy meal.”
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  • Image Credit: CLICK HERE Lemon, Red Onion, Fennel and Cod Tray Bake “This dish doesn’t just look pretty, it’s also full of fantastic flavours. The herbs and spices add plenty of interest. The olives are carefully balanced to give the dish extra depth without adding too much salt,” Pippa describes. “Although light to eat, it’s still satisfyingly filling as the cod is a great source of protein.”
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To discover more ways to look after your heart pick up the March issue of Your Fitness – on sale now.

For more recipes from Pippa, buy Heartfelt by Pippa Middleton and The British Heart Foundation (£19.99) here.}