Welcome! I'm Dr. Heath Wilt, a cardiologist at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission with a commitment to an integrative and personalized approach to patient care. When I'm not at the hospital or spending time with my three boys, I also enjoy sharing my passion for heart health alongside my wife, Nicole, over on ABCs of Health. (@abcsofhealth on Instagram).
I am a strong believer in designing treatment plans that are individualized to meet my patient's personal goals and needs. There are so many aspects of our daily lives that can impact our heart health and I feel strongly about spending time to ensure my patients truly understand all aspects of their care.
In honor of Heart Month, I have compiled some resources to help you do just that — understand one of the easiest ways to start making healthy lifestyle changes through cooking. I hope you find inspiration in these healthy recipes as you start or continue your own heart-healthy journey. As you give these things a try in your own kitchen, I encourage you to share your journey with us on social media by using #HeartMonthKC.Thanks again for joining me here! I'm excited to share these resources with you.
Here’s a super simple and tasty option for a side dish that packs a ton of flavor! Roasted cauliflower can be a versatile side dish you can create in a pinch.
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
- 1 cup halved or quartered cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Cajun seasoning to taste
- Blue Cheese to taste (reduced fat)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Toss cauliflower in a bowl with cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and seasoning. Transfer to a roasting pan and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until tender.
- Top with blue cheese and serve warm.
Additional heart healthy recipes can be found below!
This sheet pan maple-miso glazed salmon with charred broccoli pairs perfectly with whole grain rice, mashed butternut squash or a bountiful salad of leafy greens. Get the Recipe
Here’s a great side dish option with a low-carb spin! Tabbouleh, a Mediterranean side dish typically made with the grain bulgur, is a vibrant option to complement any good protein dish. This version is made with cauliflower as the base. Prep is easy, and it requires no cooking. Get the Recipe
Stir fry recipes are among the most favorites in our household due to the diversity of options and ease to cook. Sometimes, we sauté a protein of choice (this one is perfect for novice tofu users!), then sequentially add more firmer vegetables (onions or carrots, for instance), then softer ones (think bell peppers), and last top with green onions. Get the Recipe
The following restaurants have also been great partners of ours. Check them out if you’re looking for heart-healthy dine-in or carry-out options.