How to Change your Diet to Include Cholesterol Fighting Foods

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Breakfast:   My favorite oatmeal for breakfast is Raisin, Date and Walnut. Honey Nut is terrific, too. Eating a healthy breakfast is a good idea anyway. Once you get in the habit, you’ll feel like it is something you just need to do every morning. I like to add extra dates and raisins to my oatmeal and it’s great with a cup of coffee. Breakfast Cookies are a good alternative if you must take it on the go. See the recipes linked at the bottom of this page. Good old fashioned Cheerios will do the trick, too.

Lunch: Make your sandwich with oatmeal bread. Bring a breakfast cookie to eat as dessert. Bring a cup of plain yogurt and add some granola (watch the fat). Greek Yogurt is excellent. It is very creamy and has slightly fewer calories than regular yogurt. Top your yogurt with some honey and some flax seed meal.

Dinner: Use oatmeal and flax seed instead of breadcrumbs in your favorite casseroles, meatloaf and meatballs. Sneak in whole grains whenever you can – try whole wheat pasta and whole wheat tortillas. Lentils and beans can be made in some fabulous soups. You might also include rice or barley in the soups at the same time. Serve with some whole grain bread and a salad.

Weekends: When you have more time to cook, you can make oatmeal pancakes for breakfast and sneak oat bran or flax into just about any baked goods you can imagine, including muffins and quick breads.

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