Need help planning a meal - low cholesterol

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Posted: 19 Jul 2010, 16:13
Hi - we're having some friends over this Saturday, who are working hard on lowering their cholesterol. We'd like to serve up a dinner meal that would aid them versus hender. We have boneless, skinless chicken breasts and/or hamburger patties. I really would like some suggestions on either websites or things you've tried that are good.

Main Meal

Can you help?

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Posted: 19 Jul 2010, 17:10
I'd keep it simple.

Chicken and veggie skewers on the grill, baked potatoes if you feel you need a starch but otherwise just a big garden salad for on the side. You could also consider doing a healthy version of baked beans or even a mixed bean salad.

Dessert could be a nice fruit plate with a yogurt dip.

I wouldn't skimp in the drink category but I'd have wine and beer available along with sparkling water and fresh sliced lemons or limes.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2010, 18:43
Grilled salmon is always good. It has the added advantage of the heart-healthy omega-3 oils. It's good with a shredded cucumber salad dressed with non-fat yogurt and a little ranch dressing seasoning mix.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2010, 19:19
A great side is roasted vegetables.
This works great with Asparagus, cauliflower, or brussle sprouts.

Put the cleaned veggies in a large ziplock baggie, pour in a bit of olive oil and some salt (careful not do to much salt, you can always add more)
seal the bag and shake it so the oil and salt lightly coat all the veggies.
Then spread them out on a large pan in the oven 400 degrees for 35-50 min depending on the size of the veggie pieces. You want them to start to get nice and crispy in spots before you take them out (especially the asparagus)
Olive oil has no cholesterol in it and 2 tablespoons a day is considered to be heart healthy.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2010, 19:20
Grilled bruschetta you can make it with out the cheese and it is still very good here is the link

serve that with creamy veggie soup

as a side baked potatoe or a white rice with scallions

as a dessert you can have sorbets, fruit salads, go on they have wonderful recipies for light eating...


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Posted: 20 Jul 2010, 10:10
Thank ya'll for the great ideas! Good thing it's close to have officially made me hungry! Smile
Thx again,

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Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 18:26
I found a green bean casserole recipe that has 1mg of cholesterol. It has 3 grams of fat and about 123 calories per serving. If you still need a side dish PM me and I’ll jot the recipe for ya from a book call “The weight-loss bible by Besty Hornick that I got at the Goodwill store today for $1.
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Posted: 23 Jul 2010, 13:08
Here's the menu I chose -

Appetizer - cucumber slices
Entree - Marinated chicken (in Italian dressing overnight) and veggie skewers. Vegetable Casserole (tomatoes, cucumbers, vidalia onion, squash and some sort of seasoning). Whole Wheat dinner roll.
Dessert - Grilled Peaches (and possibly pineapple), topped with Honey
Chocolate/Vanilla Ice Cream or Sherbert (individual serving size)

Wine (if the couple brings it)
Green Tea (1/2 the sweetner)
Sparkling water with sliced lemons/limes

Coffee is available in Decaf and Regular.

Thanks for all your ideas!!!! I really appreciate it! Smile

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