Chicken and Black BeanTostada with Avocado Cream
Easy Recipes,  Heart Healthy A-Fib Diets

Heart Healthy Foods for A Heart Healthy A-Fib Diet

Sriracha-Glazed Chicken With Paprika Butternut Squash

The American Heart Association recommends that if you suffer from A-Fib you should consume foods low in fats trans-fat, salt and cholesterol, like chicken and black bean tostadas, or give yourself heart healthy foods for a heart healthy A-Fib diet. You’ll find the Sriracha Glazed Chicken below.

Everyone knows that plant-based diets are far superior in overall heart health. One of my adult children stopped eating meat and learned how to make delicious meals from plant-based foods. She no longer has internal problems like colitis and has never been healthier.

AHA or American Heart Association Heart Check Marks at your Local Grocer

Did you know about a heart health check at our grocery stores? The American Heart Association has a Heart-Check Mark on over 1000 heart healthy products where you shop.

This is a fabulous and simple tool to help you choose foods that prevent Atrial Fibrillation and heart disease. “They are taking the health and wellness of all Americans to heart”, read on for Heart Healthy Foods for a Heart Healthy A-Fib Diet.

What steps can you take to reduce the risks associated with A-Fib?

Prevention is the first thing people and doctors should be practicing with A-Fib patients. Most importantly, here are some starters before we get into more heart healthy recipes.

Exercise is crucial for A-Fib and Heart Disease patients and one way is to do Yoga stretches. that’s are a good place to start. Go to the Gym, Walking or jogging about 150 minutes per week.

I personally, use a magnetic rowing machine for 5 minutes about 3 times a day. Don’t laugh, I’m getting up there, setting a goal individually is a good thing. Only you know how much your body can handle, with A-Fib.

Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet-Low in salt, unsaturated fats and keep your cholesterol down, you may be on statins otherwise.
Manage High Blood Pressure-The threats are real, if you continually have high blood pressure, you’re at risk for a stroke, heart failure, vision loss or heart attack.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine-Only drink in moderation if you must drink

Control Cholesterol Levels by consuming fewer foods that are high in cholesterol

Always check with your doctor before making any changes

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Heart Healthy Foods for A Healthy Diet 

Siracha-Glazed Chicken with Paprika Butternut Squash

If you’re in the mood for the taste of Thai food, this is the perfect delicious, tasty treat for you. This recipe’s ingredients are a match made in heaven!

Sriracha — a Thai hot chili sauce — adds a kick to the marinade, which infuses flavor into the chicken with as little as 10 minutes if you’re short on time. A hint of sweetness from maple syrup and tanginess from balsamic vinegar balance out the flavors.


Butternut Squash

  • 2 tablespoons canola or corn oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 4-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced into 1-inch cubesOR
  • 2 2-pound butternut squashes, peeled, seeded, and diced into 1-inch cubes


  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola or corn oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded


  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons oil, paprika, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the butternut squash. Using two spatulas or your hands, toss to coat. Put the squash on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tender, stirring once halfway through.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, add the Sriracha, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the chicken. Using your hands on the outside of the bag, push the chicken around to coat with the marinade. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes (You also can refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
  6. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the chicken and all the marinade over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the marinade has boiled for at least 5 minutes (this destroys harmful bacteria).
  7. Serve with the butternut squash.
  8. Calories468 Per ServingProtein

    39g Per Serving


    6g Per Serving

Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

with Avocado Cream

Chicken and Black BeanTostada with Avocado Cream
Chicken and Black BeanTostada with Avocado Cream


Servings 4

For the Avocado Cream

  • 1 small avocado, halved, pitted, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free or low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantroOR
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

For the Black Beans

  • 1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantroOR
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola or corn oil

For the Chicken Tostadas

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cornOR
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added canned corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium Roma tomato, diced
  • 3 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeds and ribs discarded, diced
  • 1 medium garlic clove, mincedOR
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced jarred garlic
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 4 ounces shredded cooked skinless chicken breast, cooked without salt, all visible fat discarded
  • Handful fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped


For the Avocado Cream

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the avocado, sour cream, water, cilantro, and honey. With the back of a spoon, mash the mixture until combined and creamy.

For the Black Beans

  1. In a food processor or blender, process the beans, cilantro, lime juice, and oil until smooth.

For the Chicken Tostadas

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the corn, tomato, onion, jalapeño, garlic, and pepper.
  3. Place the tortillas directly on the oven rack. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until crisp. Transfer to a work surface.
  4. Spread the bean mixture on the tortillas. Add the chicken. Spoon the tomato-corn salsa over the chicken. Top with a dollop of the avocado cream. Sprinkle with the cilantro leaves.


280 Per Serving


17g Per Serving


9g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving


Heart Healthy Foods for A Heart Healthy A-Fib Diet

Now, you wouldn’t think this would be healthy but unfried chicken fried in an air-fyer only has 219 caloreis!

Air-Fryer Unfried Chicken

UN Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Crispy (UN) Fried Chicken

Want the taste of fried chicken without the extra saturated fat and calories? Try our super-easy, super-scrumptious unfried version — tender and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s a classic American favorite from the South.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsleyOR
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)OR
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 tablespoon red hot-pepper sauce, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed whole-grain crispbread or whole-grain crackers (lowest sodium available) or whole-wheat panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
  • 1/3 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded, flattened to 1/4-inch thickness, patted dry with paper towels
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390˚F.
  2. In a shallow dish or pie pan, whisk together the flour, parsley, oregano, pepper and cayenne.
  3. In a separate shallow dish or pie pan, whisk together the buttermilk and hot sauce. In a third shallow dish or pie pan, stir together the crispbread crumbs and Parmesan. Set the dishes and a large plate in a row, assembly-line fashion. Dip the chicken in the flour mixture, then in the buttermilk mixture and finally in the crumb mixture, turning to coat at each step and gently shaking off any excess. Using your fingertips gently press the crumb mixture so it adheres to the chicken. Place the chicken on the plate. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  4. Lightly spray the chicken with cooking spray. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket. (Don’t overcrowd; work in batches as needed.) Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the top coating is golden brown, turning once halfway through and lightly spraying with the cooking spray.

Quick Tips

Tip: No buttermilk on hand? No worries. Whisk together 1 cup fat-free or low-fat milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


219 Per Serving


29g Per Serving


2g Per Serving

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Those are just a few Heart Healthy Foods for A Heart Healthy A-Fib Diet (or if you have heart disease, it comes in many forms), from my new cook book. I hope you enjoy them.

The importance of eating a healthy diet when you have Atrial Fibrillation

First I’m going to give you a link to Dr. John Day ( and the reason is he’ll go into great detail of why you are where you are. He’ll start with “A lifetime of poor eating choices is one of the leading causes of atrial fibrillation” and how to beat Atrial Fibrillation with food. That’s a good start for the subject in this article today.

It’s important to eat healthy no matter your ailment, this is especially true with A-Fib because when you eat the full range of vitamins and mineral and other nutrients you improve your immune system and your healthy diet may prevent disease.

A well-balanced diet provides all the: energy you need to keep active throughout the day. Nutrients you need for growth and repair, helping you to stay strong and healthy and help to prevent diet-related illness, such as some cancers.

Below is about the Heart-Healthy Food check mark I mentioned

Check for the Heart-Check sticker and you’ll know the food is from the American Heart Association.

Look For Heart Check Certified Foods

The AHA helps us along with their Heart-Check Mark system and labels making it easier to decide which product is better for your health. Not only do they have labels on foods at the grocery store, but in restaurants as well.

I have to be honest with you, I didn’t know Heart-Check existed until I started researching for this article today. They have been around for over 20 years helping Americans choose healthier foods. I’m very impressed and will definitely be more diligent in choosing the right foods at the store and looking for the AHA label.

If you want to learn more about the AHA here is their site,

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