Where Can Cholesterol-Lowering Recipes Be Found?

Where Can Cholesterol-Lowering Recipes Be Found?

Two places to find cholesterol-lowering recipes online include FoodNetwork.com and the American Heart Association's website at Heart.org. Heart-healthy foods include banana muffins, Mexican casserole, lentil soup and peanut butter cookies. These sites feature numerous recipes that are low in saturated fat.

The recipe for miniature banana muffins includes ingredients such as mashed banana, light brown sugar, orange juice and applesauce. Egg substitute is used in place of real egg and either olive or canola oil provides additional moisture.

A light version of layered Mexican casserole has a total of 2.5 grams of saturated fat and 52 milligrams of cholesterol. This easy recipe uses one package of frozen brown rice and cubes of skinless chicken breast. Layer the rice in a baking dish and layer other ingredients such as chopped green chilies and reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese on top.

Make a healthy lentil soup by cooking carrot, onion and celery in hot olive oil until the onions are translucent. Stir in one pound of lentils, chopped tomatoes, chicken broth and seasonings, simmering the mixture until the lentils are tender. The total fat content of this dish is 8 grams with only 1 gram of saturated fat.

To make heart-friendly peanut butter cookies without flour, combine one cup of natural peanut butter with sugar, one egg and vanilla extract.