Friday, February 18, 2011

Celebrate American Heart Month With Delicious Recipes

February is American Heart Month sponsored by the American Heart Association®.  Every year, the AHA educates Americans about building healthier lives and preventing heart disease.

For more than 25 years, Campbell Soup Company has also focused on promoting heart healthy products and recipes.  As you may know from reading this blog, Swanson® Premium Chunk Chicken meets the criteria for AHA heart healthy foods that fit into a heart healthy lifestyle.  Some of the other great Campbell products that offer a heart healthy option include Campbell’s® Healthy Request® soups, Low-Sodium V8®V8 V-Fusion® juices, Prego® Heart Smart Italian sauces and Pepperidge Farm® whole grain breads.  For more information about Campbell’s dedication to heart health, their long history with the American Heart Association and how you can get involved in this year’s campaign, please visit Campbell’s AdDress Your Heart initiative. 

Now, back to the delicious recipes! Today, I would like to share one of my favorite “Heart Healthy” recipes found on Campbell’s Kitchen.  I hope you enjoy these Heart Healthy Stuffed Tomatoes!

Heart Healthy Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

From Campbell’s Kitchen® 
Prep: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 small onion, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
1 can (12.5 ounces)* Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
4 medium tomatoes
6 cups shredded lettuce

1.     Stir the yogurt, mayonnaise, celery, onion and chicken in a medium bowl.
2.     Cut each tomato into wedges, cutting down to about 1/2 inch of the bottom, without cutting all the way through the tomato.
3.     Place 1 1/2 cups lettuce on each of 4 serving plates. Top with a tomato and spoon 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture into each tomato.

Best, and until next time, Kaitlin!

Just a reminder, in case anyone forgot, I’m fortunate enough to work with Swanson Chicken, which is why I love to share all these delicious recipes, great tips and money saving offers on Entertaining Escapades!