Quick and Healthy Recipes for Your Lipid-Lowering Diet

The most commonly encountered problem when following a cholesterol-lowering diet is not having enough time to prepare healthy meals. This often leads to buying fast foods and raiding the junk food aisle of the grocery store in search for a quick fix. Many healthy meals can be prepared in minimal time. By trying some of these quick and easy meals, you can save time and keep your heart healthy.

Quick and Filling Breakfasts

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But if you're skipping breakfast or opting for high fat foods with little nutritional value because you don't have time to fix breakfast, you may find yourself hungry before its even lunchtime. Starting your day off with a healthy breakfast will help you to reduce the temptation from snacking until lunchtime. Adding ingredients such as high-fiber oatmeal, nuts, fruit, and veggies will ensure that you are keeping your breakfasts cholesterol-friendly. 

  • Oatbran Muffins - A high-fiber, low-fat muffin that is also cholesterol friendly.
  • Huevos Rancheros Wraps - A Mexican-style wrap containing egg and salsa.

Heart-Healthy Lunches

Colorful salad
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Whether you are looking for a satisfying meal or just a light bite to nosh on, plenty of healthy lunch recipes are out there to help accommodate you. Many of the meals listed below take little preparation time and can be refrigerated until you need a quick lunch. Tasty salads chock-full of healthy foods, delicious soups, and low-fat pastas are just a few of many lunches you can prepare for your lipid-lowering diet - without taking too much time.

Dinner Quick Fixes

Healthy meal plans can help lower your cholesterol. Bochkarev Photography, istockphoto

Dinner is one of those meals that can either make or break your cholesterol-lowering diet. It is sometimes skipped or even substituted for high-fat, fast foods when we are too tired from our busy day to prepare a healthy dinner. Dinners for your lipid-lowering diet  should include lean meats or fish with healthy sides, such as veggies, whole grains, lentils or chickpeas,  Fortunately, many quick and healthy recipes can result in delicious dinners - without cooking all day in the kitchen:

  • Stuffed Sole With Low-Fat Parsley Sauce

Easy Desserts

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Healthy desserts can help complement the end of any meal. Although some desserts can be a little elaborate and cumbersome to prepare, there are many, scrumptious desserts that can be quick to prepare and cholesterol-friendly, too. To make a healthy dessert, make sure to load up on fresh fruit - and not on refined sugar or sugary toppings. Try some of these easy, low-fat desserts:

  • Low Fat Lemon Pudding Pie - An easy-to-prepare, low-fat dessert that is full of flavor.
  • Low Fat Peach Tarts - A tasty, low-fat, flaky pastry.
  • Vanilla Pudding - A low-fat dessert that can complement any fruit.

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