Heart Healthy

Since Joel’s recent lab results show that his cholesterol levels are high, I headed to the library to check out a few recipe books. This afternoon  Love in the time of cholesterol : a memoir with recipes by Cecily Ross wasn’t available yet,  but I found three other resources on the shelf.

 I was surprised to see mashed potatoes and gravy in a book that claims to have "140 Easy Recipes for a Healthy Heart", but my husband and I agreed that our dinner turned out well this evening. The baby carrots and asparagus did lose some of their color while steaming, though.

Pork Chops in Country Onion Gravy

"Lean meat is not the fat culprit it’s been thought to be.  When trimmed of excess fat and moderate portions are eaten in the context of an overall low-fat diet, meat is a great choice because it contains many nutrients, especially iron, which is so good for your heart."

~ Betty Crocker HEALTHY HEART COOKBOOK

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