Cholesterol Lowering Recipes for the Holidays
Guest post by E.M. D. Fortie
Cholesterol lowering recipes for the holidays often have fruits,
vegetables or fish as their main ingredient. One of these is Citrus Salmon
in Parchment. In it, salmon is seasoned with citrus fruits like lemon,
lime and orange as well as dill and lemon pepper. Olive oil is also
brushed on the side of the salmon fillets and wrapped in parchment paper.
The wrapped salmon is baked at 450 degrees until the salmon flakes easily.Zesty Salad
Another cholesterol lowering recipe for the holidays is a salad without
the cholesterol that goes with salad dressings. Green beans are steamed to
a tender yet crisp state. Half a teaspoon of lemon zest for two cups of
the green beans is added to the cooked beans.
Black pepper, parsley and freshly squeezed lemon juice are sprinkled over
the beans in minute quantities, along with the grated lemon zest. They are
used to add flavor to the steamed vegetables. For the finale, only two
tablespoons of sliced, dry, roasted almonds are tossed to the salad. The
whole ensemble is then steamed a second time.
Turkey Noodle Soup
In addition, the holiday season would not be complete without a turkey
dish. However, they may become leftovers. To lower the cholesterol content
of this poultry dish as well as come up with a soup for dinner, one can
make turkey noodle soup with the turkey’s skin removed. Two cups of extra
wide egg noodles are cooked and drained.
When this is done, it is placed with chunks of leftover turkey and cream
of chicken soup in a covered pan. The soup should be enough for about two
cups of the turkey, leftover cooked vegetables and noodles. The soup mix
is seasoned with parsley, curry powder, thyme, salt and pepper. The soup
is cooked over medium heat while stirring occasionally. Cooking time is
short enough since the main ingredients are leftovers.
Finally, dessert can take the form of any berries. They may be
strawberries, blackberries or blueberries. They may be served plainly or
constitute cookie crumbles or bars. Melted low-fat chocolate can be
drizzled over the berries for a simple yet delicious dessert. Or they can
be used to coat strawberries.
Cookies or bars may be made of whole wheat flour with oats or nuts. One
could also serve meringue since it is made of egg whites; cholesterol is
in the egg yolks. Another healthful alternative is serving fruit sorbet
instead of ice cream.
About the Author: E. M. D. Fortie is the author of the Cholesterol lowering diet
blog. It’s a free blog to help people eat
the right foods that lower cholesterol naturally.