3 Tasty Low-Cholesterol Recipes

Posted by javanuddin on Friday, February 24, 2012

Eating healthy food even while you are still young contributes to a longer life. Moreover, your immune system remains very strong because you eat the right amount of food with sufficient vitamins and minerals.

To help curb risk factors for many diseases, you ought to try making these 3 simple low-cholesterol recipes that are tasty and healthy at the same time:

1. Potato Wedges

Potatoes are actually very healthy food when they are cooked the right way. Deep frying potatoes in ordinary cooking oil destroys all their beneficial substances, making them very fattening to eat. This recipe is a recipe that uses no harmful cooking oil. Try it yourself and you will surely cook it again.

You will need:
4 medium-sized potatoes
1 clove minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoons pepper

Scrub the potatoes and cut them into quarters. Boil the potatoes and cover for 10 minutes until they are cooked. You will know that they are cooked if you can push a fork easily into them. Drain the potatoes.

Combine garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. You may more seasonings if you wish. You may add little water to make it easy to brush on the potatoes. Whenever ready, brush the mixture over the potatoes and place them along a grill basket.

Start grilling the potatoes for about 10 minutes, turning them occasionally, until the edges begin to turn brown.

2. Curry Dip and Veggies

Curry is not only a Mediterranean dish, because from all over the world, many people appreciate its strong flavor that goes well with a lot of food. This is a very easy recipe that helps you whip a delicious and healthy snack.

You will need:
12 oz (or 2 cartons) of plain and low-fat yogurt
¼ cup of mango chutney
2 teaspoons of curry powder
1 pound of vegetables like carrots, peas, snow pods and squash.

To prepare the curry dip, stir yogurt, mango chutney and curry powder in a bowl.

Carrot sticks and young corns actually go very well with the curry dip. Try to experiment with other vegetables to know what tastes best with the curry dip. You may serve this immediately or set it aside. Make sure to keep it chilled.

3. Garlic-Herb Mushrooms

Garlic is a healthy ingredient indeed, as it has been known to decrease hypertension and bad cholesterol. This recipe will guide you to make a great appetizer that will stimulate your taste buds to eat more.

You will need:
3 minced garlic cloves
3 shallots
2 teaspoons of olive oil
8 cups of button or shiitake mushrooms
1/4 cup of freshly mixed herbs like basil, parsley and oregano
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons pepper

Cook the garlic and shallots in a skillet over medium to high heat. Do this for two minutes, but make sure the garlic does not burn. Add the mushrooms and cook together. Stir all the ingredients together for 10 minutes until the mushrooms become tender.

Generally, button mushrooms take about 7 minutes to cook, while shiitake mushrooms need only 4 minutes.

Finally, add the herbs, salt and pepper to enhance the flavor.

Preparing low-cholesterol dishes is actually not that hard. Ideally, you can start with these 3 simple recipes to help you get acquainted with the healthy ingredients. As you appreciate the benefits of eating healthy, you can discover more unique recipes that you can share with everyone.

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