February is American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month, and JB Hook's is excited to help you celebrate! As the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are proud to have several heart-healthy items on the menu to help you make healthy choices in 2020. Read on to learn more about some popular heart-healthy foods and come by to try your favorite!

Heart-Healthy Foods

Heart health is a very important issue today. It can be easy to eat how you want without thinking about the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to stay in good condition. There are five heart-healthy foods that are easy to add to your regular diet. In fact, you can find them at JB Hook's on our appetizer, lunch, and dinner menus!


Omega-3 fatty acids can help decrease arrhythmias, triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and the amount of plaque in your arteries. It is recommended that you have at least two servings of foods that contain a high level of omega-3 fatty acids every week. Salmon is one of the best foods to help you get your weekly allowance of Omega-3's. It is also relatively easy to prepare at home.

Red Wine

This delicious beverage contains antioxidants that have been shown to have heart-protecting benefits. Red wine also contains something called flavonoids, which can help keep your blood vessels healthy.


Tuna is another fish that contains omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains a substance called niacin that may help increase the chance of someone's survival if they have a heart attack. White tuna is the type with the highest concentration of omega-3's, but it also has the highest content of mercury, which is not good for pregnant women.


The nutrient beta-carotene can be found in carrots and has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. Carrots are a very versatile vegetable. Eat them raw for an afternoon snack, bake them with a bit of oil for a delicious dinner side, or shred them and use them in baking recipes.


Tomatoes are another food that contains beta- and alpha-carotene. They also contain a nutrient called lycopene that has been shown to protect from cardiovascular disease. Tomatoes are a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and wraps in their raw form. They are also just as delicious when cooked and added to sauces, soups, and more.

Favorite Heart-Healthy Foods at JB Hook's

Smoked Salmon Baguettes

Thinly sliced cold-smoked salmon on toasted baguettes. Served with dill caper cream sauce and finished with balsamic reduction.

Salmon Bisque

Tender bits of Salmon in a rich and creamy broth.

Pasta Dishes 

Add salmon to any of our delicious pasta dishes, and enjoy the benefits of tomatoes in several of our sauces!

Black 'N Bleu
Beef tenderloin tips blackened served over fettuccine and topped with blue cheese crumbles.

Pasta Primavera
Sauteed onion, pepper, mushroom, and asparagus, tossed over penne pasta in rose sauce.

Capellini Tutto Mare
Shrimp, clams, crab, scallops, mussels, and mushrooms in creamy garlic sauce.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine pasta tossed in classic cream, butter, and a garlic parmesan cheese sauce.

Lobster Pasta
Slipper lobster tails sauteed with Crimini mushrooms, asparagus, and fresh basil tossed with penne pasta in a garlic cream marinara

Seared Ahi Tuna

Ahi tuna encrusted with white and black sesame seeds lightly seared, thinly sliced, chilled, and served with wasabi and Thai chili sauce.

We can't wait to see you at JB Hook's enjoying delicious heart-healthy foods, calming lake views, and beautiful live music from talented performers. Call 573-365-3255 to make a reservation!

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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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