Looking for low cholesterol recipes to eat for dinner? If you are, then be prepared to get astonished because I am here to tell you a few easy recipes that you can eat that are either low in cholesterol or LOWER your cholesterol.
Without further ado, let us begin with the first recipe on this list:
Oven braised leeks is tasty and healthy
My mother always told me that I should eat my vegetables so that I can be healthy. I have always avoided vegetables thanks to how nasty they look and taste in the mouth, but do you know that there are ways you can take to make your vegetables tasty?
This one is the first of the many ways you can take. Leeks might not taste good (or they might not even have any taste at all), but with this method, you can turn this vegetable into a delish.
What you will need for this recipe are four large leeks, 3 tablespoons of olive oil (the virgin it is the better), half a teaspoon of herbes de provence (Provence herbs? I do not know any French sorry), half a teaspoon of ground pepper, and a quarter teaspoon of salt (to prevent too much of a sodium).
To make this recipe, all you need to do is to preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit, cut the darkish tops of the leeks, rub the wet and dry ingredients on the leeks, bake them for about 1 hour, bake them again until they are a bit browner, and you have yourself a nice dinner vegetable to eat.
Chicken and quinoa with vegetables on the side
If you think I will not include non-vegetarian dishes in my low cholesterol recipes to eat for dinner, may I say from the bottom of my heart that you are totally, undeniably, unmistakably WRONG. You can still eat healthy chicken recipe if you followed this one to the heart.
This recipe calls for half a cup of cooked quinoa, a three quarter of shredded cooked chicken breast, 1 cup of any roasted root vegetables (carrots and whatnots. No potatoes, however), and one or two tablespoons of vinaigrette.
What you need to do with the ingredients is you need to mix them all. Pretty easy, no? Pre-cooking the ingredients can be a bit of chore, but it is easy to do unless you are THAT bad in cooking.
Kung-Pao-wait for it-broccoli!
While kung-Pao chicken is the worst of my guilty pleasure, the same cannot be said for Kung-Pao broccoli. If you want to taste the Kung-Pao while still staying on the healthy side, you can try making this dish.
Kung-Pao broccoli will use your 5 cups of broccoli (duh), a third cup of water, 1 and half tablespoons of black vinegar, 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil, 2 teaspoons of corn-starch, half a teaspoon of Chinese five-spice powder, 2 tablespoons of peanut oil, 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper, 2 scallions, 5 dried chilli pepper, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of minced fresh ginger, and half a cup of non roasted peanut.
What you will need to with them is pretty Kung-Pao basic: whisk all of the wet ingredients together while adding corn-starch and five-spice powder into the mix. After that, you heat the peanut oil, add broccoli and the bell peppers, cook them for 6 minutes, add scallions, the chillies, and cook again until fragrant smell comes running from the pan or wok. For the last step, just throw the peanuts in there and you will have one of the best low cholesterol recipes to eat for dinner.