Heart Conference—Icons & Innovators
This year’s 19th Annual Heart Conference was another huge success—with nearly 1,200 medical professionals in attendance!
The purpose of this important community event is to update local health care practitioners on the history as well as recent advances in the field of congenital cardiology. Conference participants explored a variety of cardiac diagnoses, procedures, and interventions occurring throughout a patient’s lifespan. The conference included a wide-range of topics presented by internationally renowned experts.
This year we were honored to welcome special guest speakers Aldo R Castañeda, MD, PhD and Jane Somerville, MD—both are highly respected icons and innovators in the field of congenital cardiology. Having these two esteemed experts together and speaking at the same conference was truly a special opportunity.
A very special thank you to all of our speakers: John A Alexander, DO, Karolina Balkenbush, RD, Sergio A Carrillo, MD, Aldo R Castañeda, MD, PhD (William E Ladd Professor of Child Surgery, Emeritus – Boston Children’s Hospital; Medical Director of the Aldo Castañeda Foundation), William J Castillo, MD, Michael L Ciccolo, MD, William N Evans, MD, Kevin Hughes, MD (Anesthesiology Consultants, Inc), Gary A Mayman, MD, Abraham Rothman, MD, Jane Somerville, MD (Professor of Pediatrics, Royal Brompton Hospital – London, England)
Providing education (CME) to our healthcare partners is just one of the ways we work to provide the very best medical care to children with heart disease.
Providing the very best care…
Heart Healthy Without Sacrificing Flavor
Fall is in the air and that means it’s baking season! Lighten up your favorite recipes with a few simple swaps. The treats will taste so good your family will never know the difference!
We’ve compiled a list of easy swaps you can make to lighten up your favorite recipes without sacrificing taste!
Applesauce: Use this to replace oil or butter in bread recipes. Replace half the amount of butter in your recipe with applesauce; if the recipe calls for one cup of butter, use half a cup of butter and half a cup of applesauce. Try this in cookies and muffins too!
Banana: Mash a banana and use it in place of an egg or mix with an egg white for recipes that call for several eggs. Works well in cakes!
Avocado: Substitute half the amount of butter in a baking recipe with a mashed avocado. Using avocado not only lowers the calorie content but also adds healthy fats. The texture of the baked good ends up fluffier and chewier when substituting avocado for butter. Try this in breads, cookies, and cakes.
Greek Yogurt: Replace half the amount of butter in your cookie recipes with full-fat plain Greek yogurt. For example, if the recipe calls for one cup of butter, use half a cup of butter and one quarter cup of yogurt. You’ll reduce the calories and the saturated fat. Play around with using more yogurt and less butter to see if you still like the taste and consistency.
Evaporated Milk: Use evaporated milk in place of heavy cream. Use the same amount that your recipe calls for. Can be used in cakes and breads.
Chia Seeds: Use 3 Tbsp of chia seeds mixed in 1 cup of water to substitute for 1 cup of butter. Save the fat and add several grams of protein! This substitution is best in breads and cakes.
Coconut Oil: Use equal parts of this healthy oil to replace shortening in your recipes. Save yourself trans fats in the process!
Black Beans: Try these in place of flour in your next batch of brownies or cookies! Substitute 1 cup of beans for 1 cup of flour.
Vanilla Extract: Swap out Sugar and try vanilla extract instead. Use 1/2 tsp. for each 2 tbsp of sugar. You will save 400 cals for every cup of sugar in a recipe! Try this in breads and cakes.
Tips to keep in mind:
- Start off by only swapping 1 ingredient per recipe. If you swap too many you’ll lose consistency and flavor.
- If you’re a bit of a skeptic start by swapping in small doses. Only swap 1/2 of the ingredient, then build up.
- Try new recipes that call for healthier ingredients and avoid having to make swaps!
Check out our favorite healthy baking recipes on Pinterest:
Let’s make eating Heart Healthy yummy!
Children’s Heart Foundation
Make a Difference—Adopt-a-Heart Family & more…
Children’s Heart Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of heart families through emotional, educational and financial support to inspire a higher quality of life for all.
Starting now and through the Holiday Season, you can get involved and make a difference. Here’s how:
Fundraiser—Boxing Event: Tickets are available to the Bradley vs. Rios World Welterweight Championship taking place on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas. Learn more here.
Adopt-a-Heart Family Program: If you would like to support Children’s Heart Foundation during the holidays, there is something you can do to help ~ something that will make a real difference. You can Adopt-a-Heart Family. Learn more here.
Donate Toys to Maggie’s Garden: A child who is about to undergo a heart procedure is encouraged to visit Maggie’s Garden and choose a toy to help them through their procedure. Learn more here.
Other Way To Get Involved: There a lots of ways to get involved with CHF, learn more here.
BIG S HELPING LITTLE S
Mark Your Calendar!
Children’s Heart Center and Children’s Heart Foundation have a lot going on from month to month. Here’s a run down of what’s happening in November.
November 12, 2016
November 13, 2016
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