Kansas City-Area Restaurants Create Heart-Healthy Dishes Throughout February in Partnership with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Heart-healthy dining options will be showcased at participating Kansas City metro restaurants throughout the month of February. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is sponsoring its seventh-annual Heart Month Restaurant Partnership in honor of American Heart Month, featuring chef-created heart-healthy meals at 11 metro eateries.

Local restaurants have created unique dishes that are heart-healthy – low in saturated fat, sodium and other ingredients that may increase the risk of heart disease. For each heart-healthy dish enjoyed by diners in February, restaurant partners will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the AdventHealth Heart and Vascular Center to support various cardiac programs throughout the community. Participating locations include Cosentino’s Market Blue Valley (Overland Park), Grand Street Café (Plaza and Lenexa), Hereford House (Shawnee, Leawood, Zona Rosa, Independence), story. (Prairie Village), Ignite Wood Fire Grill (Lenexa), Tavern at Mission Farms (Leawood) and Tavern in the Village (Prairie Village)

“Each year our partnering chefs do a great job of creating heart-healthy options that prove healthy and delicious can go together,” said Executive Director of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Heart and Vascular Services Vickie Franck. “This restaurant partnership helps us encourage Kansas City diners to develop heart-healthy habits while raising awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month.”

The heart-healthy dishes being featured by AdventHealth’s restaurant partners throughout February include:

  • Roasted Chicken with Pear and Brie Sandwich made on wheat bread with oven roasted chicken breast, arugula and fresh pears, topped with in-house mixed berry/brie spread (Cosentino’s Market Blue Valley, Overland Park)
  • Dukkah Crusted Seared Tuna with multigrain risotto, walnut pesto, apple yellow beet and fennel salad with creamy citrus dressing (gluten- and dairy-free) (Grand Street Café, Lenexa and Plaza)
  • Lemon and Herb Baked Cod with wild rice, roasted garlic broccoli and cauliflower (Hereford House, Shawnee, Leawood, Zona Rosa and Independence)
  • Swordfish with spinach, artichokes, fingerling potatoes and pine nut romesco (story., Prairie Village)
  • Cauliflower Fried Rice with Wood Fired Chicken Breast made with cauliflower rice, green and red pepper, bok choy and sesame oil served with a wood fired chicken breast with scallions, nori, grilled avocado, cumin slaw, kimchi, Korean cucumber, sesame seed and pepita (Ignite Wood Fire Grill, Lenexa)
  • Heart Health Power Bowl made with quinoa, roasted red and gold beets, roasted butternut squash, avocado, romaine, pepitas, tahini vinaigrette, feta and seared salmon (Tavern in the Village, Prairie Village)
  • Salmon and Quinoa Power Bowl made with grilled Atlantic salmon set atop warm quinoa tossed with fresh spinach, edamame, tomato, almonds and avocado with a pomegranate dressing (Tavern at Mission Farms, Leawood)

This is the second consecutive year for Hereford House and its four metro locations in Shawnee, Leawood, Zona Rosa and Independence to participate in AdventHealth’s Heart Month Restaurant Partnership.

“This partnership is a great way to show our customers that heart healthy options can be enticing and delicious, and it is a wonderful way for Hereford House to support a good cause during American Heart Month,” said Hereford House Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Stephen Valenti. “We’re proud to continue our partnership with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission again this year, alongside this exclusive group of generous restaurant partners to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease.”

AdventHealth’s Heart Month Restaurant Partnership aims to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the leading global cause of death. AdventHealth is home to Kansas City’s first Accredited Chest Pain Center and offers sophisticated medical technology for cardiac and vascular care.

As part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, AdventHealth is the Presenting Medical Sponsor for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women year-long educational programming, including the luncheon in May.

“Following a healthy diet is vital when it comes to fighting heart disease,” said Heath Wilt, DO, cardiologist at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. “Something as simple as adding more fruits and vegetables to your regular diet is one step in the right direction when it comes to overall heart health.”

For more information about AdventHealth’s seventh-annual Heart Month Restaurant Partnership, visit AdventHealthKC.com/HeartMonth. Participating diners are encouraged to help spread the heart-healthy message by posting to social media using the hashtag #HeartMonthKC.