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SuperFast Chef Salad

17 Sep

Yield: 4 servings

 

Ingredients

  • 10 cup torn or chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Texas 1015 or other sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup shaved carrot
  • 1 avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup Vinaigrette

 

Preparation

  • Arrange 2 1/2 cups lettuce on each of 4 plates. Top lettuce evenly with chicken, onion, carrot, avocado, and blue cheese. Drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons Easy Herb Vinaigrette; serve immediately.

 

Nutritional Information

 

Calories per serving: 367
Fat per serving: 28.2g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.4g
Protein per serving: 18.5g
Carbohydrates per serving: 12.6g
Fiber per serving: 4.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 43mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 451mg
Calcium per serving: 66mg

 

 

 

Source: Jackie Newgent, RD, Cooking Light  APRIL 2010

Cajun Salmon Cakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

17 Sep

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 patties and about 1 1/2 teaspoons aioli)

 

 

Ingredients

 

Aioli:

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon bottled minced garlic

Cakes:

  • 3 (6-ounce) cans skinless, boneless pink salmon in water, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning blend
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

 

Preparation

 

  • To prepare aioli, combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • To prepare cakes, combine salmon and next 5 ingredients (through mustard) in a medium bowl. Divide salmon mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each portion into a (1/2-inch-thick) patty. Dredge patties in 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties in pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and heated through. Serve aioli over salmon.

 

Nutritional Information

 

Calories per serving: 254
Fat per serving: 9.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.6g
Protein per serving: 29g
Carbohydrates per serving: 16.3g
Fiber per serving: 3.2g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 129mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

 

Source: Michele Powers, Cooking Light  JULY 2005

 

 

 

Blueberry Smoothies

5 Sep

Makes: 4 servings

Serving size: 8 ounces

Start to Finish: 5 mins

 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups chilled fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries, slightly thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled pineapple-orange juice, pineapple-orange-strawberry juice, or orange-strawberry-banana juice
  • 1 6 ounce carton vanilla fat-free yogurt

 

Preparation

  • In a blender, combine 2 cups of the blueberries, the juice, and vanilla yogurt. Cover and blend about 1 minute or until almost smooth.
  • Pour immediately into glasses. Top individual servings with the remaining 1/2 cup blueberries.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 117
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrates per serving: 28g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 36mg

 

Source: Heart Healthy Online

Tomato Basil Sandwich with Feta Aioli

30 Aug

Yield: 1

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Pinch of jarred minced garlic
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 slices peasant bread
  • 1 (¾-inch) slice beefsteak tomato, or 2 slices of a smaller tomato
  • 2 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

 

Preparation

  • Combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, cheese, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Spread the aioli on both bread slices. Place the tomato on one slice of bread and top with the basil. Season with pepper. Top with the remaining bread and cut into halves.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 473
Saturated fat per   serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 18g
Carbohydrates per serving: 76g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 15mg
Sodium per serving: 1397mg
Calcium per serving: 151mg

 

Source: AARP

Breakfast Tortilla Wrap

23 Aug

Makes: 1 servings

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins

 

Ingredients

  • 1 slice turkey bacon
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • 3 dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1 8 inch whole wheat tortilla, warmed*

 

Preparation

  • Prepare turkey bacon according to package directions; crumble and set aside.
  • Coat a medium nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat; add sweet pepper, cumin, and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes. Add egg product; cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge. With a spatula or large spoon, lift and fold the partially cooked egg mixture so that the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through but is still glossy and moist.
  • Stir in tomato, bacon, and, if desired, hot pepper sauce. Spoon onto tortilla; roll up.
  • Note: * To warm a tortilla, wrap it in white microwave-safe paper towels; microwave on high for 15 to 30 seconds or until softened. (Or preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap tortilla in foil. Heat in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until warmed.)

 

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 209
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated fat per   serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 12g
Carbohydrates per   serving: 29g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 10mg
Sodium per serving: 687mg

 

Source: Heart Healthy Online

Chocolate-Cherry Heart Smart Cookies

6 Aug

Yield:  30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add cherries, vanilla, and egg; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate.
  • Drop dough by tablespoonful’s 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes or until almost firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 94
Fat per serving: 3.2g
Saturated fat per   serving: 1.6g
Protein per serving: 1.5g
Carbohydrates per   serving: 15.7g
Fiber per serving: 1.3g
Cholesterol per serving: 10mg
Iron per serving: 0.6mg
Sodium per serving: 88mg
Calcium per serving: 15mg

 

Source: Myrecipes.com

30 minute Minestrone Soup

27 Jul

Yield: 5 1-cup servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian stewed or diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 cup torn fresh spinach
  • 2/3 cup cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute carrots, cabbage, celery, onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes. Add water, tomatoes and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in spinach, macaroni and pepper; heat through.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 88
Fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrates per serving: 14g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Sodium per serving: 178mg

 

Source: Allrecipes.com

Big Chopped Salad

25 Jul

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped tomato (about 2 large)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper (about 2 small)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 3 (8-ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added red kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen sliced okra, thawed

 

Preparation

  • Combine first 7 ingredients (through cranberries) in a large bowl.
  • Toss with vinaigrette and serve.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 380
Fat per serving: 14g
Saturated fat per   serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 14g
Carbohydrates per   serving: 57g
Fiber per serving: 13g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Sodium per serving: 760mg

 

Source: Health.com – Big Chopped Salad

Yogurt Berry Cups

24 Jul

 

Yield: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons Honey
  • 1 cup Greek or plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 1/4 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Chopped, toasted walnuts

 

Preparation

  • Whisk 4 teaspoons honey into 1 cup yogurt.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture into each of 4 parfait glasses or small bowls.
  • Layer each portion with 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture, and the remaining 1/4 cup strawberries. Finish with remaining 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture and 1 tablespoon chopped nuts.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 166
Fat per serving: 7g
Saturated fat per   serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrates per   serving: 24g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 8mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 32mg
Calcium per serving: 101mg

 

Source: Health.com – Yogurt Berry Cups

Cookies ‘N Cream Crunch

24 Jul

Yield: 9 servings (1 square)

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 1/2-ounce) package sugar-free chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoon sreduced-calorie margarine, melted
  • 1 quart vanilla no-sugar-added, fat-free ice cream, softened

 

Preparation

  • Combine first 3 ingredients; reserve 1 cup mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture firmly in bottom of a 9-inch square pan. Freeze 10 minutes.
  • Spread ice cream over crumb mixture in pan. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over ice cream; gently press mixture into ice cream. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours.
  • To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 minutes; cut into 9 squares.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 232
Fat per serving: 10.1g
Saturated fat per   serving: 1.7g
Protein per serving: 6.3g
Carbohydrates per   serving: 34.2g
Fiber per serving: 0.7g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 182mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

 

Source: Health.com – Cookies ‘N Cream Crunch