Cholesterol-friendly recipes

6 Simple Cholesterol-Friendly Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Christmas Turkey

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent the last few days – actually make that weeks – eating like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve always been a massive advocate of eating what you want on holiday, and I definitely count the Christmas period as a holiday. It’s hard to avoid all the food, with all the office parties, meet-ups with friends, meals with the family….oh and the pigs in blankets – who could say no to those?!!

So I’ve decided now’s the time to start thinking about getting back into cholesterol-friendly eating. Thankfully (as we’ve got A LOT of it in our fridge right now) turkey is a great cholesterol-friendly food as it’s low in fat, high in protein and has tons of other nutrients. So I’ve put together this list of simple cholesterol-friendly ways to use up the leftovers:-
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Slow cooker cholesterol friendly 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!

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Cholesterol friendly recipes

Top 20 Freezable Cholesterol-Friendly Meals

As I’m due in a couple of months, I’m planning to cook a load of cholesterol-friendly meals to stick in the freezer, so that we don’t need to worry about cooking during the first few weeks.

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Cholesterol friendly foods

Cholesterol Friendly Dressings, Dips & Sauces

My fridge has a whole shelf dedicated to dressings and sauces that I use for all sorts of recipes and for adding to leftovers. I also like having a few dips like houmous and guacamole in the fridge to add to salads and sandwiches, and to snack on with oatcakes, carrot sticks or pitta bread.

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Cholesterol friendly lunches

6 Quick Cholesterol-Friendly Lunches

Finding time to cook healthy cholesterol-friendly meals can be a real challenge, and is one of the biggest reasons why people end up falling off the wagon. These cholesterol-friendly lunches are all really quick to make and don’t involve any fancy cooking techniques:-
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Cholesterol friendly desserts

The Ultimate List of Cholesterol Friendly Vegetarian Recipes

If you’re a vegetarian, you’ll be pleased to hear that all of the top cholesterol-reducing foods are meat free! Here are some easy ways to incorporate these cholesterol-reducing foods into your daily diet:-

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Cholesterol friendly lunches

A Simple & Delicious Cholesterol-Friendly Tuna, Apple & Avocado Pasta Salad

This is my go-to lunch at weekends when I want a quick, healthy and filling meal. It contains apples, which are one of the top cholesterol-lowering foods, and avocados, which contain monounsaturated fats that help to increase good cholesterol.

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Naan bread - surprising cholesterol friendly foods

6 Surprising Cholesterol-Friendly Foods

Cholesterol-friendly eating doesn’t just have to be all about oats, nuts and beans. The foods listed below are low in saturated fat, meaning you can eat them as part of a cholesterol-friendly diet. One thing to be aware of though is that these foods are fairly high in salt, so are best eaten in moderation, and where possible I’d recommend always eating them with foods that actively lower cholesterol if you have high cholesterol (I’ve included suggestions below):-

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Cholesterol Friendly Recipes

Cholesterol-Friendly Turkey, Spinach & Mushroom Filo Parcels

Turkey breast meat is a great choice for cholesterol-friendly meals as it’s really low in saturated fat. It can be a bit bland on its own, but combining it with mushrooms and spinach turns it into a delicious cholesterol-friendly pastry filling.

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Cholesterol-friendly recipes

Cholesterol-Reducing Sausage & Bean Casserole

A great way to reduce cholesterol naturally is to add more beans to your diet. There are tons of ways to do this (here are some suggestions), but one of the easiest ways is to add them to your main meal. Not only do they help to lower cholesterol, but they’re also a good source of protein, and they help keep you fuller for longer.

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