Low Cholesterol Recipes
Low cholesterol recipes are essential for creating a healthy diet. Meals that are designed around low cholesterol food won’t force you to dine on tasteless food at every meal. Oatmeal for breakfast, which can be boring, is proven to lower cholesterol. eating oatmeal flavored with apricots and vanilla yogurt will eating breakfast a pleasure.
Mashed Red Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan
To make low cholesterol mashed red potatoes with garlic and parmesan, you will need:
- 2 1/2 pounds red potatoes
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Prepare the red potatoes. Scrub the red potatoes under running water. Do not peel the skins off. Cut the red potatoes into quarters. Cut the root end off the garlic cloves, peel, and chop.
- Boil the potatoes. Place the quartered potatoes and chopped garlic in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over a high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the potatoes for 25 minutes until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the heat and drain off the water.
- Mash the potatoes. Add butter, milk, and salt to the boiled potatoes. Use a potato masher or electric mixer to mash the potatoes. Stir in the parmesan cheese and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.
Whole Wheat Pasta with White Beans and Spinach
To make low cholesterol whole wheat pasta with white beans and spinach, you will need:
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 pound whole wheat penne
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 15 ounces white beans, rinsed and drained
- 5 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- Cook the pasta. Fill a large pot half full of water and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Bring the water to a boil over high heat and add the pasta. Boil the pasta until it is al dente, about ten to fifteen minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Toast the Bread Crumbs. Place two tablespoons of olive oil in a small skillet and warm over a medium heat. Add the bread crumbs and salt to the hot oil and cook for five minutes until the bread crumbs are toasty, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and place in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Sauté Vegetables. Place the oil in a large skillet and warm over a medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and sauté for about a minute. Add the fresh spinach, white beans, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to low. Simmer until the spinach is cooked, about two minutes.
- Drain the pasta into a colander but save ½ cup of the water from the pasta. Add the pasta to the vegetable mixture and stir until well mixed. If the mixture needs more liquid, add the pasta water a tablespoon at a time as desired. Salt to taste. Serve in bowls and sprinkle toasted bread crumbs over each serving. Serves six.
Creamy Apricot Oatmeal
To make low cholesterol creamy apricot oatmeal, you will need:
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 2 cups uncooked oatmeal
- 6 ounces fat free vanilla yogurt
- Combine the water and chopped apricots in a medium saucepan and cover with a lid. Bring the mixture to a boil over a high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for five minutes.
- Cook the oatmeal. Stir the oatmeal into the apricot mixture. Cook for three to five minutes, uncovered, until the oatmeal thickens. Place a serving of apricot oatmeal in a bowl, add a dollop of vanilla yogurt, and swirl the yogurt into the oatmeal with a knife. Serve low cholesterol creamy apricot oatmeal immediately.
Tips and Warnings:
- Al dente means to cook the pasta until it is tender, not mushy.
- When draining a pot of boiled potatoes, always pour the water out away from you to avoid steam burns.