While this healthy tossed salad, by American Heart Association dietitian Riska Platt, won't erase past food offenses, it will provide what you need to get back on track.
Start with: Spinach. Folate, vitamin C, and beta-carotene help control plaque buildup on blood-vessel walls.
Top with: Omega-3-rich grilled salmon.
Toss in: Peppers, carrots, tomatoes, and orange slices to prevent bad-cholesterol buildup.
Add: Mushrooms. They contain blood-pressure-controlling potassium.
Drizzle on: Olive oil for beneficial monounsaturated fats and vinegar for sodium-free flavor.