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21 High-Protein Mediterranean Diet Dinners for Better Heart Health

If you want to follow an eating pattern that supports heart health, the Mediterranean diet might be one of the best options to consider. It encourages consuming whole foods like fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and healthy oils , making the diet easy to blend with heart-friendly eating habits.

Luckily, these flavorful Mediterranean diet dinners not only feature nutrient-dense ingredients, but they’re also packed with sources of lean protein like poultry, seafood and legumes to offer at least 15 grams per serving . This can help support satiety, muscle recovery and bone health. Each of these meals is also made low in sodium and saturated fat to align with a heart-healthy eating pattern . Delicious recipes like our Seared Scallops with White Bean Ragu & Charred Lemon and Skillet Chicken Potpie may just become staples in your evening meal rotation. Seared Scallops with White Bean Ragu & Charred Lemon This recipe for seared scallops with white beans and spinach turns out a healthy dinner that looks impressive (and tastes great) in just 25 minutes. Giving lemons a quick sizzle in the skillet amps up the flavor of this piccata-inspired dish. The heat helps release even more citrus juice and sweetens it too. When shopping for scallops, look for ones labeled "dry." Some scallops are soaked in a solution that prevents them from searing properly and can give them a soapy flavor.

View Recipe Pea Soup This simple pea soup recipe makes an elegant start to a spring meal. It’s also a great way to use frozen vegetables when the produce section is looking bleak.

View Recipe Skillet Chicken Potpie

Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist:Christine Keely, Food Stylist:Chelsea Zimmer A store-bought pie crust, frozen veggies and precooked chicken simplify the prep for this easy potpie. This healthy dinner recipe is comfort food at its best.

View Recipe One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat […]

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