The way to a mans heart is through his stomach
They often say that a way to a man’s heart is through is stomach. Of course, if you want to make sure his heart is a healthy one then there are a few recipes you should avoid!
Nevertheless, it’s possible to create delicious meals that promote a healthy heart and below you’ll find some of the best recipes to try out the next time you want to spoil the man in your life.
Baked crunchy chicken and coleslaw
Who says you can’t eat your favourite foods when you’re trying to look after your heart? If your family is a particular fan of fast foods such as KFC then this baked crunchy chicken recipe is sure to please.
All you need to do is trim the visible fat off the chicken drumsticks and use the following ingredients to create the crispy batter:
- Chinese five spice
- Plain flour
- Lightly beaten eggs
- Fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
- White pepper
- Low fat cooking spray
These low fat ingredients create a great coating that will taste delicious once it’s cooked. Homemade coleslaw helps to complete the dish, with plenty of vegetables and natural low fat yoghurt keeping the fat content down.
Lasagne is one of the most popular family meals, yet it isn’t always very healthy. To create a lower fat version that won’t increase your risk of developing heart problems, make sure you use healthier ingredients.
Add the following to your shopping basket: extra lean mince or vegetarian mince, reduced salt stock, tomato passata and lentils. A healthier cheese sauce can be created with reduced fat milk, extra light cheese, corn flour, black pepper and ground nutmeg.
Grilled lamb with minted pea mash
Lamb is known to be one of the fattiest meats available, but when grilled it becomes a little healthier. This great dish can be ready and on the table in as little as 20 minutes. It requires only a few ingredients, including:
- Olive oil
- Fresh rosemary
- Lamb fillet
- Frozen mint peas
- Green beans
- Spring onions
- Reduced salt chicken stock
Remember to trim off any excess fat away from the lamb fillet before you grill it.
As you can see, from making just a few healthier substitutions, you and your family could soon be tucking in to healthy recipes. If you’re looking to control your blood pressure and lower your cholesterol, these are some of the best recipes to help you do it.
Of course, it’s also a good idea to ensure you aren’t eating too much. Consider your portion sizes as well as the ingredients you’re using when cooking to produce the healthiest meals possible.