I’m not exaggerating..
Losing weight is NOT the goal of our new healthy eating plan, but let me tell ya, for those who want to lose weight…I’m not 100% sure why, but it’s just coming off.
In a nutshell, here are the biggest changes we’ve made in an effort to lower my husband’s cholesterol:
Small portion of red meat once a week or less, chicken once, MAYBE twice, fish for my husband maybe once a week..pasta once a week or less.
ALMOST NO BREAD, MUCH, MUCH LESS SUGAR and we’ve exchanged a square of chocolate for dessert…every day..and NO, it’s not dark- it should be, it will be..but we’re not there yet.
Oatmeal for breakfast every day.
Lots of veggies, salads.. more beans of every kind…exactly what you would expect on a low cholesterol diet.
Portions are bigger, I use more spices, my husband is never hungry…at least that’s what he says and I haven’t found candy wrappers in his pants yet!
Here’s what we ate last night and it was easy and yummy! My husband had two large helpings.
BOK CHOY STIR-FRY
I peeled three baby bok-choy apart (first time I made this, it’s like a cross between celery and lettuce) then quickly stir fried in olive oil with
sliced habanero pepper
sliced red onion
I then added the sauce I had whisked together separately in a bowl:
About 3 tablespoons low salt soy sauce
About one tablespoon light brown sugar
a few teaspoons of cornstarch
hmm, about 1/3 cup of water
(you can shake in some extra spices like garlic, red pepper etc)
Once I added the sauce to the pan it got pretty thick quickly, so I added a bit more water to thin it out.
Served the stir-fry over multi-grain rice and added some peanuts for protein.
You could add flank steak or chicken, but we didn’t miss the meat.