Heart Smart Your Family’s Shopping Cart

by Migdalia



How heart smart is your shopping cart?


As a parent, and consumer, I want to believe I am making heart healthy choices for myself and my family. Yet, reality is that most consumers don’t.  

Many families avoid heart-healthy foods because they think they won’t taste good or are too hard to make or cost too much. . The good news is that this couldn’t be further from the truth! You can “heart your cart” with foods that are simple to prepare, convenient, affordable and sabroso/delicious!

Diane Henderiks, R.D., provided me with some simple and inexpensive ways to “heart your cart”.

  • Make your own salad dressing by mixing balsamic vinegar and Welch’s grape juice.
  • One 4 oz glass of 100% grape juice equals 1 serving (1/2 cup) of fruit – with no added sugar. *Welch’s 100% Grape Juice is a great option!
  • Instead of purchasing bread crumbs, pulverize oatmeal down to  powder, mix with flour and use mixture to bread chicken.
  • In sangria recipe, substitute wine for Welsch’s grape juice. Heart healthy and festive!
  • Red wine, salmon, oatmeal or olive oil are heart-healthy foods.

Let’s talk! How do you “heart your cart”? Share your tips in a comment below!


To save your wallet, while saving your heart, click HERE to obtain printable grocery coupons.

To find Welch’s products and heart-healthy resources, including shopping tips, videos and recipes visit welchs.com/rewardyourheart.

*To learn more about the Concord grape’s health benefits go to www.GrapeScience.com

Share and Enjoy. Go ahead, you know you want to.

    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and two Australian Shepherds. When not chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media. Migdalia gets her glam on as a Glambassador. She also knows that beauty begins on the inside; as a result, she promotes heart health as a Go Red for Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazon Spokesperson, the Spanish version of Go Red.

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    1 alissa apel February 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    We make our own juice over the weekend. One really good one that we just tried is: 1 package of spinach and 2 apples. It’s sounds odd, but it’s really good!
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