Heart healthy ways to celebrate this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s day, take care of your heart in more ways than one! We’ve gathered some of our favourite heart-healthy recipes to create the perfect, romantic dinner for two.


Kicking off your delicious dining experience, we have a simple yet effective dish – a real crowd pleaser. IGA’s Almond Dukkha recipe is packed with unsaturated fats which are proven to reduce risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol levels. Serve this nutty blend with a few slices of fresh bread and some extra virgin olive oil, packed with heart-healthy fats and antioxidants.


Salmon is not only tasty, but it’s also packed with omega-3 fatty acids which have been proven to prevent heart disease and lessen the likelihood of a stroke. For this reason, we’re plating up a nutrient-rich Caponata with Salmon as your main course. Inspired by Sicilian cuisine, this colourful and healthy dish is sure to make for a happy heart and tummy.


Take your V-day chocolate game to the next level with our Avocado and Strawberry Chocolate tart. This decadent dessert is packed full of potassium and is also relatively low in salt, all thanks to the superstar ingredient, avocado. A combination that has been recognised for its ability to lower blood pressure, whilst protecting against heart attack and stroke.

Bonus treat for that special someone!

Don’t have enough time for a three course meal? Have a go at baking a batch of our Chocolate Beetroot Cupcakes for a guaranteed happy valentine. Not only are these super tasty, they’re also an excellent healthy alternative using beetroot, boasting its ability to boost blood flow and reduce signs of inflammation in blood vessels.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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