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WVU Extension is helping to combat the number one killer in West Virginia heart disease, by offering free, heart health education resources to West Virginians. By educating yourself now, you can help make a bigger impact in your community and with loved ones.

If you are a “typical adult”, you may not pay much attention to your heart, the most vital aspect of your physical health. Take time this year to learn how to prevent or control heart disease, the #1 killer of men and women in West Virginia.

Here are several recipes (appetizers, salads, main course, dessert) Heart Healthy Red Foods like:

Red Bean Salsa:

Roasted Red Veggies

Toss sliced beets and red potatoes in olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, and dill weed. Bake at 325 degrees for an hour until tender.

Follow this ‘Love Your Heart link’ to find printed resources, talks and videos, faith-based activities, fun lunches, and a Wild Wondferful Walking Group.

You can also search the American Heart Association website for even more resources.

Heart Healthy Dinners

If you are looking for something special for your Valentine, beyond flowers or chocolates (which are always nice!) consider making a special dinner. What better way to show you care than with a heart healthy meal for two? WVU Extension Service Specialist Beverly Glaze shares three menus that will leave your mouth watering without hurting your waistline. View the menus and recipes below:

Dinner One: The Three Cs - Chicken, Couscous, and Chocolate

Dinner Two: Pacific Sole with Oranges and Pecans, Buttermilk-Herbed Mashed Potatoes, Brownies

Dinner Three: Italian flavors with Spinach Lasagna Rolls, Spinach Pomegranate Salad, topped off with Baby Tiramisu.