Send us your favorite heart-healthy recipes and we’ll send you a free cookbook!

In honor of Heart Health Month, we’re giving away heart-healthy cookbooks courtesy of Blue Care Network, as well as a chance to have your heart-healthy recipes featured on A Healthier Michigan!

To receive a cookbook, just email us at [email protected] between now and Friday, 3/1 with your favorite homemade heart-healthy recipe and your preferred mailing address. We’ll be giving out cookbooks all week and we’ll be making and featuring your recipes throughout March!

In case you need some inspiration (or are just hungry), try out our delicious and healthy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe below.

1 can of drained mandarin oranges
¼ cup plum sauce
1 tbsp rice wine or wine vinegar
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
4 cups of chopped cooked chicken
1 chopped red bell pepper
½ peeled and chopped English cucumber
2 thinly sliced scallions
8 leaves of romaine lettuce

Combine plum sauce, vinegar and ginger in a large bowl and stir together. Mix the oranges, chicken, pepper, cucumber and scallions into the same bowl and toss all of the elements together. Lay out lettuce leaves on a plate. Then, add contents from the bowl onto each leaf of lettuce. Enjoy! If packing a lunch, pour bowl contents into a container suitable for lunch box. Package lettuce leaves in small, plastic bag.


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  1. Black Bean Salad Recipe
    • 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, thoroughly rinsed, and drained (or 1 1/2 cup of freshly cooked black beans)
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn, defrosted (or fresh corn, parboiled, drained and cooled)
    • 1/2 cup chopped green onions or shallots
    • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced, or 1 whole pickled jalapeño pepper, minced (not seeded)
    • 3 fresh plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
    • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
    • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
    • 2 Tbsp lime juice (about the amount of juice from one lime)
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of sugar (to taste)
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    Make sure to rinse and drain the beans, if you are using canned beans.
    In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, onions, jalapeno chile peppers, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, basil, lime juice and olive oil. Add sugar and salt and pepper to taste. (The sugar will help balance the acidity from the tomatoes and lime juice.) Chill before serving.
    Serves 6 to 8.

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