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Baptist Health Paducah makes it easy to enjoy delicious, healthy meals at home by offering a variety of heart healthy recipes.

These recipes are part of our comprehensive services for people with heart disease. If you are interested in more recipes, consider purchasing the Heart Rock Café Cookbook. Written by two dietitians in the cardiac rehabilitation program at our sister hospital, Baptist Health Louisville, the cook book showcases nearly 200 heart-healthy recipes, plus nutritional information and tips on putting variety into meals. Chapters include 10-minute meals, main dish meals, lean and hearty meats, salads, pasta, soup, grains, grilling and desserts. The number of servings, calories and fat grams for each recipe are also listed.


Each of the following links will take you to a specific set of recipes with a single theme. Bon appetit!



  • Ten Minute Meals
    To cook or not to cook? If you don't have time to cook a big dinner, try out these recipes for meals that can be prepared in ten minutes or less. If that is still too long, check out our tips for eating right if you have to get carry out.

  • One Dish Meals
    Formerly the casserole, one dish meals have been updated to meet the needs of today's hectic time schedules. One dish options range from skillet stir-fries to the traditional baking dish or Dutch oven. Add a fresh salad and you have created your own super simple gourmet meal.

  • Pastarrific
    Pasta fits today's busy lifestyles. It is quick to cook, low fat, inexpensive, and can be served with an almost endless variety of toppings and fillings. From cold pasta salads to warm main dishes, pasta helps satisfy our need for healthy and nutritious meals.

  • The Salad Vernacular
    From the simplest combination of fresh greens to main dish entrees, salads provide a special flare to our meal time fare. Salad no longer implies a mound of lettuce. Tossed salad seems a bland reflection to our salads of today. With hundreds of items in the produce section, the beginnings of salad are vast, exciting and often unpredictable.

  • Smart Stand-Ins
    Simple recipe changes that can significantly reduce your dietary fat intake.

  • Avoiding Osteoporosis
    The Bare Bones facts for avoiding Osteoporosis

  • Lighten Up the Holidays
    Holidays are a time for family, friends and flavors! Foods define many holiday traditions. For some specific ideas on how to lighten up your holiday cooking, try:
  • Simple Meals For Solo Cooks
    These recipes are designed for anyone who eats alone, at least some of the time. Whether you live alone or in the midst of a busy household with time demands, these recipes are designed to provide healthy solutions for quick meals
  • Super Foods
    Research studies indicate that certain foods may actually help us to live healthier by reducing our risk of heart disease and cancer.

  • Traveling the Carbo Road
    Recipes and facts about carbohydrates.

  • Wonderful Ways with Soy
    Getting to know soy is not as challenging as it may seem. It's a versatile bean that comes to us in many shapes and forms.

  • Healthy Grilling
    Grilling is a great way to add flavor to foods without adding fat.


Baptist Health Paducah Cardiac Services offers comprehensive services for diagnosing and treating heart disease. For more information about Cardiac Services, please phone Baptist Health Line at (270) 575-2918.