My husband and I have low sugar and low cholesterol dietary needs respectively. We attempt to create tasty meals which meet both of our needs.
Below is my list of recipes that we enjoy together and are on a (pretty) regular rotation. I’ve put this together after rigorous testing, searching, blood, sweat aaaand yes, tears. Cooking is not my forte.
NOTE: This is what works for my family. I AM NOT a healthcare professional (obviously) so make sure you’re doing whatever your doctor recommends!
Low Sugar/Low Cholesterol Recipes (I’ll be adding to this as we find stuff we like)
- Chicken breast
Defrost 3 chicken breasts in the refrigerator.
Heat a pan with about 4 tbls of olive oil to medium heat.
Place chicken breasts in the pan. Season with salt and pepper. If the pan doesn’t sizzle when chicken is added, wait until the oil is heated.
Cook chicken about 5 minutes on each side or until mostly cooked through. Leave to rest on a plate before serving/cutting.
TIP: I love to precook these and cut up to serve over salads, send in lunches with veggies, and serve with pita bread and tzatziki sauce. I’ve even put them in serving size baggies in the freezer!
- Chicken and broccoli (We use brown rice to reduce sugar content.)
- Lentil and Ground Beef Spaghetti Sauce with Veggie Noodles:
Cook 1 cup of lentils with 2 cups of water and 1 beef bullion cube. Stir periodically. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 30-45 mins or until tender and the water is absorbed. Add more water if you need to cook them more. (You can cook these separately and eat as a side dish if you want.)
Cook 1 pound of ground beef (we use 80/20) in a separate pan. Add the lentils.
Add two 24oz jars of spaghetti sauce and simmer and stir for about 10 mins.
While simmering the sauce, boil water and add veggie noodles. We like these: Ronzoni Garden Delight
Drain noodles. Serve with sauce.
TIP: I usually make a huge batch and then freeze sauce in serving portions. Using lentils not only reduces the cholesterol content, but it stretches the more expensive ingredient, beef.
- Cucumber Salad – (it’s Tzatziki sauce with larger slices of cucumber.)
- Cured Salmon (My husband used vodka instead of smoke flavoring.)
- Whole Wheat Pancakes – This is a great resource HERE for easy pancakes
- Boiled Eggs (I don’t eat the yolk because it has all the cholesterol. I eat the white part.)
- Whole Wheat Bagels with Cream Cheese
- Brown Rice (I use olive oil instead of coconut oil and I add either beef or chicken bouillon) In the picture I used the same pan I cooked the chicken in. Saves time. Adds flavor!
Do you have any favorite recipes?