Get the lowdown on diets that are low on fat and low on cholesterol. Besides being healthy for the heart and body, such a diet can help keep weight under check. If you thought low fat low cholesterol diets meant eating bland and boring foods, its time for a rethink!
Understanding low fat, low cholesterol diet
To follow a diet plan that is low in cholesterol and low in fat it is very important to understand what it means.
U.S. Departments of agriculture and the Health and human services department have recommended healthy levels of fat and cholesterol consumption per day per American to remain hale and healthy.
Cholesterol: less than 300mg per day
Total fats: less than 30% of the total calories
Saturated fat: less than 10% of the total calories
Polyunsaturated fat: less than 10% of the total calories
Monounsaturated fat: less than 15% of the total calories
Low fat low cholesterol diet plans
Low fat low cholesterol cooking
Too many restrictions do not ensure long term adherence to any diet plan. Apart from the ‘no' list, check out the big ‘yes' list that you can incorporate into your low fat low cholesterol cooking.
Make good use of herbs to enhance flavors so that you can come with aromatic and tasty low fat low cholesterol dishes. Sprinkle rosemary or oregano, try marjoram or basil and you will find that you need not go in for calorie-rich sauces and gravies. Incorporate bell peppers and carrots and broccoli and red cabbage and colorful foods to benefit your heart and you.
Low fat recipes
Swift crab salad
Mix crab and celery together in a mixing bowl, add salad dressing, onion, pepper and salt. Refrigerate for two hours. Serve with rolls or on salad greens.
Chicken n bell pepper
Heat olive oil and cook chicken. Add bell pepper, onion and soy sauce and simmer till tender. Serve with brown rice or pasta.
Low fat versions of popular recipes
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Rinse pork chops, pat dry and season with garlic powder and seasoning salt as per taste requirements. Put beaten egg and egg substitute mixture in a bowl and scour the pork chops in flour lightly and dip in egg and roll generously in bread crumbs. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet, keep the pork chops and spray with canola cooking spray.
Fry the pork chops for five minutes each on both the sides till the sides appear brown. Place the chops in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for one hour. Prepare a mix of cream of mushroom soup and low fat milk and white wine in a bowl. Cover the chop with the soup mixture and bake for another 30 minutes after replacing the foil.
Favorite chicken nuggets
Preheat oven to 450 degree and coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl, add flour and seasoning. Prepare mixture of egg and buttermilk stirred together. Roll chicken piece in flour and then dip in milk mixture and then roll in cornflakes powder. Place chicken pieces in baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes until they are golden, ensuring to turn them in between.