Don't worry; a low cholesterol diet doesn't mean you are stuck with plain oatmeal and bland chicken for the rest of your life. There are so many fun and tasty ways to eat a low cholesterol diet. Having high cholesterol is a serious medical condition and changing the way you eat is the best and easiest way to deal with it.
There are so many recipes for lowering cholesterol that still taste amazing you won't even know that you are eating a low cholesterol meal most of the time.
To get you started here are a couple of recipes for lowering high cholesterol.
Sometimes the hardest things to give up when switching to a low cholesterol diet are your favorite foods. The good news is that many recipes for lowering high cholesterol can be recipes of your favorites that have just been adjusted slightly to make them healthier for you, like this family favorite.
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons natural sweetener like stevia
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup low fat milk at room temperature
¼ cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg whites
Combine all the dry ingredients in one large bowl and make a well in the center. In a separate bowl combine all the wet ingredients, except the egg whites and mix them into the dry ingredients. Beat the egg whites until they form white peaks and fold them into the mixture. Spray a griddle with cooking spray and pour ¼ cup of the batter onto the griddle. Flip when bubbles start to form.
White Bean Chili with Chicken
Spicy meals are a great way to incorporate healthy foods into a low cholesterol diet. There are so many recipes for lowering high cholesterol that offer some zest and spice. This recipe can be altered to increase or decrease the spiciness depending on your preference.
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 can of low sodium chicken broth
1 can of tomatillos
4 large tomatoes chopped
1 can diced green chilies
½ teaspoon fresh oregano chopped
¼ teaspoon cumin
2 ears of corn
1 pound of cooked chicken meat cut into chunks
1 can large white beans
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet fry the onion and garlic in the canola oil. Once soft add in the broth, tomatillos, chilies, and spices. Allow the mixture to come to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add in the corn, chicken, and beans. Simmer for another 10 minutes and add salt and pepper to taste.
As you can see with so many tasty options for low cholesterol cooking you are sure to have an easy transition into a healthier diet. Be open to trying new foods and new ways of cooking and you will be feeling better in no time. Your doctor will be happy, your heart will be happy, and you will have a long life ahead of you to enjoy more food.
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