Summer is the easiest season to eat for better blood pressure because of all the delicious fruits and veggies. Ingredients like lentils, salmon, spinach, and chicken help lower saturated fat, sodium, and blood pressure with potassium. Try our No-Cook Black Bean Salad and Chickpea & Quinoa Grain Bowl.
Black bean salad is a picnic and potluck staple. Avocado gives this vegan version creaminess. Any salad greens will work, but try arugula for a peppery kick.
No-cook bean salad
This no-cook bean salad uses summer's best cherry or grape tomatoes and cucumbers. Fresh basil transforms a simple salad with an easy vinaigrette.
Basil-dressed tomato, cucumber, and white-bean salad
These shrimp, pesto, and quinoa bowls are healthy, delicious, and pretty. They're the perfect weeknight meal. You can substitute shrimp for chicken, steak, tofu, or edamame.
Shrimp, pesto, quinoa bowls
This healthy summer salad has golden beets, avocado, corn, microgreens, and radishes. Chickpeas and edamame add substance to this herb-filled buttermilk-avocado salad. Add grilled chicken for a quick weeknight dinner.
A spice rub adds smokiness to grilled chicken breasts. Flat-leaf parsley has a stronger herbal flavour than curly.
Chicken with cauliflower "rice" tabbouleh
You can use chard or spinach instead of curly kale. Add broccoli, cabbage, and carrots to greens. Finish with salmon and creamy yoghurt dressing.
Superfood salad with salmon and garlic dressing
There are as many ways to make a grain bowl as there are stars. We prefer hummus, quinoa, avocado, and vegetables.
Chickpea Grain Bowl