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I have someone coming for lunch tomorrow who has had a quadruple heart bypass and don't know what to cook?

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Swifey40 Fri 08-Nov-19 07:26:27

Unfortunately there are more caveats; the first being that he doesn't like rice/pasta/noodles, and the second that I have an ancient old aga that is very slow and temperamental 😬
Please help!

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DonPablo Fri 08-Nov-19 07:28:25

Make a quiche. Or soup. Both go well with a crusty loaf.

statetrooperstacey Fri 08-Nov-19 07:31:26

My mum has had a heart bypass, she can’t eat leafy green veg, something to do with the warfarin I think.

Fakeflowersaremynewnormal Fri 08-Nov-19 07:31:46

Unless he has given you a specific diet requirement would just go with something reasonably healthy.

By the fact he doesn't like rice, pasta and noodles I wonder if he is a bit old fashioned and just likes meat and two veg?

Something like a cottage pie might be good or a chicken casserole.

Ricekrispie22 Fri 08-Nov-19 16:32:55

Avoid red and processed meat, dairy products, refined carbs and salty food.

Smoked mackerel pate on rye bread
Crab and asparagus on sourdough toast
Spiced mackerel and beetroot salsa
Sweet potato jackets with guacamole and kidney beans
Sweet potatoes and tuna

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 08-Nov-19 21:06:46

Someone who doesn't like rice/pasta/noodles sounds like an unadventurous eater to me and would probably not relish Ricekrispie's suggestions (I would, though!). I'd stick with very traditional food to be on the safe side.

UhareFouxisci Fri 08-Nov-19 23:13:08

Agas are great for jacket potatoes. Make a simple ratatouille by roasting equal quantities of aubergine, sweet peppers and courgettes and then mix with reduced passata seasoned with garlic, paprika and fresh basil, and have that as a jacket potato topping.

Majorcollywobble Fri 08-Nov-19 23:16:31

A lovely light stock with vegetables and chicken . A soupy type thing . Very healthy and low fat .

cdtaylornats Sat 09-Nov-19 15:59:34

Cottage pie and two veg seems reasonable.

Reallybadidea Sat 09-Nov-19 16:06:43

For one meal I really don't think it's going to make any difference! Unless he's on a weight loss diet just make something that you think he'd enjoy.

AutumnRose1 Sat 09-Nov-19 16:08:37

Well if they’ve not told you anything....

My dad had that, didn’t mean he asked for anything in particular when out.

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Sat 09-Nov-19 16:13:37

Roast chicken with veg, boiled potatoes and gravy. Take the skin off the chicken for his plate.

daisychain01 Sat 09-Nov-19 16:23:40

If your guest is on Warfarin, the guidance is to avoid foods rich in Vit K because those foods are good for blood clotting, good under normal circumstances but not for Warfarin patients because it is designed to impede clotting for heart and circulatory conditions and post-bypass operations.

Also bear in mind the adverse effect of alcohol, so best to avoid serving it.

Avoid List
amaranth leaves
Brussels sprouts
collard greens
canned beef stroganoff soup
garden cress
mustard greens
Swiss chard
tuna fish in oil
vegetable drinks


Warfarin can help to prevent dangerous blood clots. It works by slowing the production of clotting factors, which the body makes by using vitamin K from food. Levels of vitamin K in a person's diet could influence the effects of warfarin

People taking warfarin must avoid eating too many foods that are high in vitamin K, but it is not necessary to avoid these foods entirely. A stable diet, containing around 60 to 80 mcg of vitamin K is desirable

People on warfarin must also ensure that they only consume alcohol in moderation. High levels of alcohol may affect the metabolism of warfarin and increase the risk of major bleeding

Ninjakittysmellz Sat 09-Nov-19 16:24:27

I second the recommendations for something like a traditional roast chicken - he doesn’t sound like an adventurous eater, and at least with a roast there are different elements to it if he decided he didn’t like carrots or something else random!

daisychain01 Sat 09-Nov-19 16:26:38

For one meal I really don't think it's going to make any difference!

Yes this is true. I'm being totally risk-averse with the above info smile because my uncle had a bypass, so it's a bit engrained in my thinking! Any home made soups and white meat will be very nice for him to eat.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 09-Nov-19 22:56:25

He's been and gone now, I imagine, as the OP wanted suggestions for lunch today. I wonder what she made.

Swifey40 Mon 11-Nov-19 19:28:28

Hi there, thanks for all your advice and recipes! I'm the end I cooked a roast chicken, a quiche Lorraine, quinoa with peaches and feta with a lemon, garlic and rapeseed oil dressing, baked potatoes and a mixed salad. I then did blackberry and apple crumble for pudding. He had a bit of everything except the salad 😂

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