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30-Minute Heart-Healthy Meals

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Cut your risk of heart disease and add years to your life with 6 delicious, heart-healthy recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less.

Wheat Penne with Roasted Vegetables and Shrimp

Every year in the U.S., more women than men die from heart disease. The good news is that what you eat for dinner tonight can cut your risk. These delicious recipes and quick tips are doable and can add years to your life.

Makes: 6 servings

1 small cauliflower, chopped

2 medium red onions, peeled and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges

2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces

2 small Delicata squash, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into thin half-moons

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

3 sprigs fresh thyme

1/2 pound whole wheat penne pasta

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Coarse sea salt to taste

Parmesan cheese for garnish

Set a large, rimmed baking pan on the middle shelf of the oven; preheat to 500 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt. Put cauliflower, onions, carrots, and squash in the pot; cover until water returns to a boil. Uncover; cook 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to a colander. Reserve cooking water for later.

In a bowl, toss vegetables, shrimp, tomatoes, wine, oil, garlic, cumin, red pepper, and thyme. Transfer to the pan in the oven; roast 15 minutes, stirring midway, until veggies are tender and shrimp is cooked. Discard thyme.

Return the pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and transfer to a wide serving bowl. Toss pasta with veggie mixture; season with salt and pepper. Add cheese if desired.

Nutrition facts per serving: 459 calories, 21g protein, 47g carbohydrate, 21g fat (3g saturated), 8g fiber.

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6/18/2012 04:25:06 AM Report Abuse
christinakosha wrote:

I second the request for sodium content. Why should this even need saying??

2/23/2012 10:27:24 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

Total BS. It would take me 30 minutes just to get the ingredients prepared.

2/20/2012 11:14:36 AM Report Abuse
yoppsa wrote:

Nutrition facts should also include the how much sodium is in this meal; many heart patients have to keep track of their use of sodium.

2/9/2012 08:43:11 PM Report Abuse
cwooley wrote:

there is no way this only takes 30 minutes with all that peeling and chopping.

9/9/2010 02:40:46 PM Report Abuse

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