Low fat and low cholesterol recipes do not have to be boring or bland. You can use real cheeses and tasty seasonings to spice up any meal and even enjoy treats and snacks.
The secret is to learn how to remove meals and foods with saturated fats and substitute low fat and low cholesterol recipes and foods items full of flavor.
You will love eating a healthy diet when you learn how to add in the right foods that are naturally good for your body. By following the recommendations below, you can significantly lower the unhealthy (saturated) fats in your diet and lower your blood cholesterol level without feeling deprived.
Instead of eating: Eat
Full fat Cheese : Low fat, no-fat, or part skim cheese
Heavy cream: Evaporated skim milk
Sour cream: Non fat yogurt
Ice cream: Sherbet, Italian ices, or no fat frozen yogurt
Milk, whole: Milk, skim or low-fat
Full fat salad dressing : Fat free salad dressing
Eggs Egg whites or egg substitute:
Oil packed tuna : Water packed tuna
Full fat Bacon : Turkey bacon or Canadian bacon
Chocolate Fat free fudgesicles, non fat hot cocoa:
Cake: Angel Food Cake
Pastries or donuts: Vanilla wafers or graham crackers
Chips: Pretzels or air-pop
You should see many food substitutions you can enjoy as tasty treats or when preparing low fat and low cholesterol recipes. (1)
If your doctor has told you to cut down on saturated fats and reduce the amount of cholesterol you are consuming, you may initially react with fear. With a little knowledge, you will not need to give up eating for enjoyment and many of your favorite foods have delicious substitutions.
The good news is that healthy eating is not new and many low fat and low cholesterol recipes surface every day making eating healthy fun, fresh, and delicious.
By making a few substitutions to your current diet and staying mindful of your diet, you can make great strides toward lowering your total cholesterol count and boosting your HDL (good) cholesterol numbers.
You are ready to change your diet and we want to help you. Each of the 4 servings in this recipe contain 197 calories, 5 grams of total fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 3 grams of monounsaturated fat, 66 mg of cholesterol, 414 mg of sodium, 10 grams of carb, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 28 grams of protein.
1 lb chicken breast, sliced into tenders (remove all fat and skin)
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 green pepper, medium, cut into thick strips
2 shallots, cut into quarters
1-14.5 oz. can no-sodium diced tomatoes, do not drain
½ cup no-fat, no-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup olives, chopped
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. lemon zest, grated
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. salt, optional
¼ tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a pan or skillet. Set your stove to medium-high heat. Cook the chicken tenders on each side for approximately 2 minutes per side.
Add the green pepper and shallot quarters. Cook for 2 more minutes and stir occasionally.
Add the remaining ingredients. Reduce your heat to simmer. Cover the skillet with a lid and allow the chicken to cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Check the chicken to make sure the center is no longer pink.
This and similar low fat and low cholesterol recipes can be enjoyed with a side salad, broccoli or steamed brown rice. To learn more unique and practical ways to eat right and naturally lower your cholesterol download this free report: Cholesterol Lowering Secrets
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