Low cholesterol recipes/meals suitable for whole family

(17 Posts)
RomComPhooey Fri 30-Oct-15 20:01:35

DH needs to reduce his cholesterol quite a lot over the next 6 months. Can anyone recommend a good source of low cholesterol recipes which are suitable for the whole family? My two boys seem to be going through a hollow-legged phase with frequent growth spurts, so need more calories/fat than DH and I but I can probably add things to their meals to fill them up. Having moved to a phase where we all eat the same thing and meal times are lot simpler, I want to find options we can all eat and enjoy.

daisydalrymple Fri 30-Oct-15 20:13:04

He could make sure he has porridge for breakfast, and snack on pistachios and an Orange and apple a day, all supposed to lower cholesterol.

Oily fish based meals, with sweet potato / broccoli and pulses-based meals are also good. Obviously all fruit and veg help, as it's the soluble fibre, but the good fats help too, thus the oily fish / nut bake type meals.

You probably know all this, just realised am not posting actual recipes....

daisydalrymple Fri 30-Oct-15 20:14:48

Beans on toast with wholemesl bread is probably more basic than you were after, but it's a good lunch option grin

RomComPhooey Fri 30-Oct-15 20:20:36

No, those are great suggestions Daisy. We are completely at sea with this. I suspect a switch over to Lurpak about 2 years ago and eating rather a lot of creamy chowders and curries with coconut milk lately hasn't helped. It's useful to know what's good day-to-day. I'm trying to dissuade him from going for a really radical diet that means all of his meals have to be prepared separately. We need to make sustainable changes overall as a family, as I'm sure a diet lower in saturated fat would help us all.

lastqueenofscotland Fri 30-Oct-15 20:42:14

A nice chana masala or Dahl? Super duper low fat if you make your own

Veggie and bean chilli?

lastqueenofscotland Fri 30-Oct-15 20:45:21

Also stir fries and rice
I made a pearl barley risotto which was just pearl barley with broad beans peas and stirred in pea purée

RomComPhooey Fri 30-Oct-15 21:14:35

Dhal is a good idea as the kids love it too.

cdtaylornats Fri 30-Oct-15 22:23:57

You can try replacing some proteins using less fatty meats like turkey rather than chicken and ostrich instead of steak.

RomComPhooey Fri 30-Oct-15 22:40:47

Good tip about the ostrich. There's a place nearby that sells it. Would venison also count as a good lean meat replacement?

Dancingqueen17 Sat 31-Oct-15 14:51:11

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RomComPhooey Sat 31-Oct-15 16:28:12

That looks good, Dancingqueen.

daisydalrymple Sat 31-Oct-15 18:52:16

Ooh yes, they look lovely, going to try them myself grin

Notoedike Mon 02-Nov-15 19:13:22

Cholesterol in food does not cause cholesterol in the blood, eggs are now recognised as a perfectly healthy food.

Following a med diet is more effective than a low fat diet. Eats lots of veg and fish.

The latest evidence on healthy fats has turned healthy eating on its head - if you have an hour free, listen to the Food programme - "Fat lot of good".

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ltb5d

cdtaylornats Mon 02-Nov-15 21:44:55

Venison is certainly lean as well.

RomComPhooey Mon 02-Nov-15 21:46:57

Thanks notoedike

canyou Mon 02-Nov-15 21:54:28

My DMum and DP use aldi version actimel in a smoothie every morning .We eat oats and I use venison and lentils when making burgers and mince dishes. I 'roast' chicken in the slow cooker with the skin removed and switched to turkey bacon. We also have fish 3 times a week. Chowder is made with stock and a cup of low fat milk or tomatos.

simonhartuk Tue 10-Nov-15 11:44:02

Hi all, HEART UK have a lot of cholesterol healthy recipes that you may find helpful, in addition to some other tips and advice on managing cholesterol: heartuk.org.uk/cholesterol-and-diet

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