Cholesterol friendly slow cooker recipes

Healthy Cholesterol-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

It’s getting pretty cold here in England now, so I’ve dusted off my slow cooker and have been using it at least once a week. I prepare all the ingredients the previous evening, then bung it all in the slow cooker before I go to work and turn it on low so that it’s ready for when I get back. There’s something really satisfying about coming back from work to a ready-made and ready-heated meal…and the house always smells amazing!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m in the process of batch-cooking and freezing meals ready for the arrival of our little one, so I’ve been doubling up a lot of my slow cooker recipes and putting the extra portions in the freezer.

Once it’s cooked and we’ve taken what we need for dinner I let it cool, then put it in the fridge overnight, which brings out the flavours a bit more (especially for the curries and chillis). The next day, I divide four portions between two tuppawares, label them and put them in the freezer, then we have the rest for dinner.

Here are my favourite healthy cholesterol-friendly recipes (fyi the Mongolian beef is incredible!):-

 Chicken Recipes

Turkey Recipes

Beef Recipes *

* Use extra lean beef – see note below

Vegetarian Recipes

Note about beef mince

Beef is often avoided by those with high cholesterol because it’s high in fat. But cooking with extra lean beef mince is a great way to continue eating beef as part of a low cholesterol diet. As it contains 2.4g of saturated fat per 100g (which is higher than the recommended 1.5g) I limit it to once or twice a week and make sure I keep an eye on how much saturated fat I eat for the rest of the day.

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