About Me

Hello, my name is Tonia and I am a survivor of a cardiac event just like millions of you.  I am so thankful to the amazing doctors that diagnosed my extreme heart failure.  

I was also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in Cardiac Rehab where I learned a lot about my condition and what changes I needed to make to take care of myself.

Cardiac Rehab was my Inspiration to create CookingHeartSmart.com

Tonia Bloom


My mission for Cooking Heart Smart is to help cardiac patients make meal planning and cooking that is fun, easy, and stress free.  You will find Menus, Recipes, and Meal Plans that are Heart Smart and taste good too.  

Heart Smart Recipe Index

Heart Healthy Meal Plans

Foundation of Heart Smart Meals

Low Sodium, Low Saturated Fat, and Balanced Carbs are the foundation for creating recipes and meals that support heart health.  I do include Diabetic Carb Counts and Food Groups for those of us that have Heart issues and Diabetes.

Nutritional recommendations are based on a compilation of data from the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines (2015-2020) for Adults Age 51+.   Carb Counts are based on the American Diabetes Association “Complete Guide to Carb Counting“.

Nutritional Information is based on my own database.  That data source comes from the Nutrition Facts Label from the food brands themselves.  This database is updated frequently.

Please consult with your doctor before starting any new diet.  Only you and your doctor can determine what works best for your health.

Welcome and Thank You

Welcome to Cooking Heart Smart where Recipes and Meal Plans are specifically designed for cardiac patients.  I appreciate your visit and hope you enjoy trying healthier versions of your favorite meals and maybe even trying something new!

Please email me with any questions or comments you might have at tonia@cookingheartsmart.com