social

Heart Healthy Meals?

I need "heart healthy" meal ideas for my diabetic husband who recently underwent heart surgery. Most healthy cooking is so bland it just doesn't appeal to him so he's not eating well and getting very weak. It's like a vicious cycle--if it's good for him, he just doesn't want it. Help!

Advertisement



Bonnie from Tuckerton, NJ

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

 
By Starlight (Guest Post)
July 21, 20060 found this helpful

Hi -
Go to your library and look for a book called "Don't eat your heart out", by I think his name is Joe Piscatella. He has several books out which I used when my husband had a heart attack 8 years ago. The food tastes good, and there are lots of recipes. I had my husband go through the book with me and read the recipes and check the ones he would try...it worked out well. I wish you the best. I know it is a hard thing to go through, as well as stick with.

 
By Elizabeth (Guest Post)
July 21, 20060 found this helpful

Try www.savingdinner.com. They have menu plans for a "Heart Healthy" diet. I use the "Body Clutter" menu which is low carb/fat and just about everything that I've tried is very flavorful and delicious.

Advertisement

They send out a menu once a week, complete with shopping list. It's been great for me and my family. My husband doesn't know he's eating healthy because everything is so great tasting.

 
July 21, 20060 found this helpful

Experiment with herbs. They give a lot of flavor without the calories. Limit solid fat and of course, salt. Also use flavored vinegars and Balsamic vinegar. Us a lot of vegetables and salads to fill up on and decrease meat. Also use dijon mustard and small amounts of honey and juices to flavor...oh and don't forget lemon and orange zest...get a good zester and you will add lots of flavor to stir fry, and other foods.

Advertisement


A lot of it is habit too, what u get used to.
Good Luck
Lissette

 

Silver Post Medal for All Time! 364 Posts
July 21, 20060 found this helpful

Make sure you serve something different; fish one night, chicken the next...

Also, you mentioned his appetite is decreasing - could this be a result of medications? Call the pharmacist and ask.

 
July 21, 20060 found this helpful

www.onetouchgold.com/

Try this website. You'll have to sign up but I have a friend who is using this for her menu planning and she seems very pleased.

 
By Linda (Guest Post)
July 22, 20060 found this helpful

Use lots of garlic, onions, and herbs.

 
By sweet Peaches (Guest Post)
July 22, 20060 found this helpful

I am a Diabetic also and I have meals that are good.of course you need to use Splenda for Sugar and I cook with it and bake with it also..I went to my aol search engine and typed in" Diabetic Recipes "and found a ton of them.then I ordered a book from Amazon about Diabetic meals and "cooking with Splend".my Husband and I both are Diabetics and we eat healthy and the meals aren't bland at all.

 

Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 147 Feedbacks
April 2, 20090 found this helpful

Search for "Heart healthy meals". Lot of recipes there,my cousin enjoys ready fixed meals by Weight watchers in the freezer in grocer stores, just heat & eat ,maybe some fruit juice will help him, good luck.

 

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

 
In This Page
Categories
Food and Recipes Recipes Dieting DiabeticJuly 20, 2006
Pages
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2024-05-11 23:19:38 in 3 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2024 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf20044735.tip.html