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Healthy grocery shopping made easy

Do you oftentimes forget your grocery list at home? A recent American Heart Association (AHA) survey showed that nearly 70 percent of female grocery shoppers that make grocery lists forget to take them to the store.
Now the AHA is making it easier for you to build a heart-healthy shopping list which you can download to your mobile phone or PDA.

It’s a cool concept and a great way to make sure you are serving your family healthy foods.

How Does It Work?

PDA GroceriesGo to and click “My Grocery List. There you can build a free heart-healthy grocery list, choosing from about 800 foods certified to be low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. You can also select additional items you need from the “My Items” category.

You simply save your list by entering your email address and you are set. You can print the list, or you can just go to from your web-enabled mobile phone or PDA to download the list.

Heart disease and stroke are America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. These two and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. Do what you can to protect yourself and your family by serving heart-healthy foods.

Here is a fabulous recipe for Chicken Jambalaya, that is both heart-healthy and delicious.

Chicken Jambalaya

Serves 6

  • 6 chicken breast halves (approximately 3 pounds), skinned, all visible fat removed
  • 1 cup Homemade Chicken Broth or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup cubed low-fat ham
  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added tomatoes, drained


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry.

In a saucepan, combine broth, onion, bell pepper, wine, parsley, basil, bay leaf and thyme. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place rice, ham, tomatoes and chicken in a large casserole dish. Pour herb sauce over all. Cover tightly and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Turn oven heat off; allow casserole to remain in oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Calories: 354
Protein: 44 g
Carbohydrates: 28 g
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 104 mg
Sodium: 251 mg

Reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Cookbook, 5th Edition Copyright 1973, 1975, 1979, 1984, 1991, 1998 American Heart Association. Published by Times Books, a division of Random House, Inc. 

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