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 to give birth 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 breakfast

1 Minute Cholesterol-Reducing Breakfast

This is a great cheat’s recipe (if you can even call it a recipe!) that’s really quick and easy to prepare. I have this breakfast a couple of times a week, and find it keeps me full until lunch, plus it helps to lower cholesterol as it contains these four cholesterol-reducing foods:-

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Cholesterol friendly margarines

What are the best margarines/spreads for a cholesterol diet?

I’ll start this blog post by saying that, since I started my cholesterol-lowering plan, I’ve massively reduced the amount of butter and other spreads in my diet. One reason is because a lot of them are high in saturated fat, which can increase cholesterol, and the other reason is because the meals and snacks I now eat a lot of don’t need butter or margarine.

But if you love your daily morning toast, or don’t like the thought of eating a sandwich without spread, then there are still a few options that can fit into a cholesterol-lowering diet:-Read More »

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

Super Quick & Tasty Cholesterol-Reducing Fruit Salad

Fruit salads are a great way to fit cholesterol-reducing foods into your diet, as well as contributing towards your five a day. This fruit salad contains 4 of the top cholesterol-reducing foods:-

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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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Should You Worry About Your Cholesterol During Pregnancy?

I’m 15 weeks pregnant and was a bit worried about my cholesterol during my first trimester as my cholesterol-friendly diet went completely and utterly out of the window! From about 6 weeks, I went off meat, vegetables and salad, and was also absolutely knackered in the evenings, so stopped cooking proper meals for a while.

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