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    My hubby went in for stents but ended up with a quint bypass and valve repair. So I understand your concern about eating healthy.

    First I recommend reading this gal's blog, she is a nutritionalist and has great healthy recipes, no sugar, low carb. My fave dinner recipe is zucchini alfredo ... yummmy, the alfredo is rich and creamy and zucchini 'noodles' sub for pasta, it is quick and easy to prepare about 20 minutes total. I add left over chicken for protein.

    http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/

    If you are looking for any particular recipe you want to 'healthify', type it into her search window at the top right, or look down the right side column for topics in her blog. Type in zucchinin alfredo for her recipe. She is also on Facebook at Maria Mind Body Health. she's written a number of books ... I have 4 and want her 2 newest.

    She has a fabulous recipe for a no sugar, low carb 'sub bread' (I don't add the celtic salt that she recommends) and make it for hamburg buns, sub buns, and calzones.

    Don't know if you saw the Drs. tv show recently but they were saying that SUGAR is the major culprit to heart disease more so than cholesterol. Seems sugar is really what we all need to cut out of our diets and the carbs, even 'good carbs' aren't that good for us!
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    Instead of Agave, which can spike insulin, it IS sugar ... try Stevia, a natural plant sugar substitute. I grew stevia last year, harvested it, dried and turned to a lovely, extremely sweet powder for my ice tea etc. But it is cheaper to buy NOW Stevia Glycerite (liquid, easier to dispense than the powdered version).

    Regarding chia seeds ... The cheapest I've found online right now (I've purchased it in bulk from 2 other sites but prices are going UP) .. is chosen-foods.com, but in bulk. I use it daily in my protein shake, in food, on salad etc. I go thru lots of it, was buying 12lbs at a time but the cheapest per lb I've found is now 25lbs bulk. I store it in the fridge but it doesn't need special storage.

    Flax seeds are also great (but chia are better) ... MUCH cheaper under $1lb. Do not buy flax meal, make your own. Flax seed do not have to be specially stored to keep their nutritional value but once it is ground into meal it is only good for 1 week unless frozen or refrigerated ... you never know how long it has been on a store shelf.
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    I am quite health conscious person,no doubt health is wealth.Healthy lifestyle is the most precious thing in our life.I also use Turkey and chicken more, rare to have any beef. Salmon of course and other fish are good for you.

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    You might want to stay away from Agave ... this from Maria Emmerich (nutritionalist) ..."Agave Syrup is marketed as “low glycemic" and that is true, but let's look into why agave syrup is “low glycemic.” It is due to the shockingly high concentration of fructose. It is 90% fructose and 10% glucose. Sugar is about 50/50% fructose to glucose, honey is about 55% fructose, high fructose corn syrup can range from 55-65% fructose." she has 7 extended reasons why to stay away from fructose.

    just a touch of what she says about glucose and fructose ... check out Maria Emmerich website/blog or on Facebook ... she promotes a no sugar lifestyle and gives reasons why ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    We all cook with different styles, tastes and needs in mind. What one person/family thinks as being the ultimate, another will say, huh?

    Honestly, the best recipes are your own tried and proven recipes that are your own family's favourites. Learn what is important to change in your own style of cooking, and switch up those old favourites, accordingly.

    Eg. butter is still "heart healthy". What is not, is gobs of it. Often time we can stick with the old recipe, just use less butter, and everyone will still like it.

    Eg. salt is commonly accepted as not so heart healthy. Again, moderation is key. Salt is not the only way to get flavour in food. Look at other enhancers, particularly herbs, spices, etc.

    Eg. more veggies are good when thinking heart healthy. The same old recipes can often be made, by doubling the veggies.

    As a suggestion, you could request to meet with a dietitian who could help you understand your new concerns and how to adapt your cooking and menus.

    Good Luck! to you and your husband.
    Why Yes I agree.. its for an individual taste; but sometimes when one tries a new recipe that someone else thinks is tried and true; its a winner. I have met with a dietician (both in and out of the hospital) and she suggested the ask others what they have tried and liked then make it to see if we like it. Thanks QuiltE.
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    I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who replied .. Alot of these recipes have been tried and are now in our recipe book.
    The official diagnosis is: S.C.A.D.-Silent Coronary Artery Disease, His heart is in GREAT condition, no signs of any damage; Doc's official view is everything was caught in time and he can live a very long life (Doc was teasing with him and said he may even learn to quilt !LOL). What amazed me about the whole thing was they used a dremel like drill to drill out the calcium & the size of the stint .. WOW ... Learned and learning more everyday !

    Again, thank you very much for all your recipes, ideas and thoughts ..
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    I am glad that your husband is doing well. My husband received two stints several years ago and has been very well since. Our primary care physician just happens to be a cardiologist. She constantly reminds us to throw away the salt shaker, eliminate as much sugar as possible, eat no whites (bread, flour, pasta, potatoes, potato chips, etc.) and no processed foods such as cold cuts, hot dogs, prepared frozen meals, etc. Just read your labels for content; eat lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats (which can occasionally include lean red meat); whole grains and reduce your carb intake.
    Another interesting web site is that of Dr. Daniel Pompa, “The Cellular Healing Diet” which is great for anyone but has significantly helped my eldest son who is a 44 year old cancer survivor. He has lost 25 pounds, no longer has sleep apnea, the texture of his skin has improved, he is off all medications and he feels 100% better. He swears by this diet!
    Best of health to you and your husband.
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    Heart disease runs in my DH's family on his father's side. When we first got married, money was tight and I expanded my cooking knowledge for health and $ reasons. That has not changed. We eat lots of in-season fresh vegetables, fruits, beans, brown rice, whole grains, oatmeal five days a week, and poultry/fish. If you buy ground turkey, make sure you read the label. I get the ground turkey breast which has the least amount of fat. If you are fortunate to live somewhere and can get buffalo or elk, then there is your substitute for the tastiest burgers. Buffy burgers with the works are worth the little extra price and we use them as treats. Stuffed colored peppers with ground turkey, rice and veggies might also be a choice. Steamed cauliflower mashed up can be a great substitute for white potatoes. I started by using 1/4 of a cauliflower head with the 3/4 white potatoes. Over time, I increased the cauliflower to 100%. Another great option is to roast veggies like carrots, parsnips, brussel sprouts, etc... For dessert, we eat fruit salad or a fruit smoothie. Good luck and I hope you have found lots of ideas here on the QB.

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