Heart smart Food to fight cholesterol

We all want to live longer and healthier right, but the food must also have some zing and taste, must it not?

Hommus or Hummus, is an easy to make healthy food that can be a great substitute for eating sweet or savoury biscuits when the afternoon munchies hit.  I keep a stock of chilled carrot, celery sticks or old pita bread that have been cut into strips and baked in the oven, for a few minutes, which are then used as dipping sticks for teens and smaller kids to eat the hommus with.

Hummus: Savoury Bean Dip

1 can chickpeas, drained
1 teaspoon of sesame tahini spread
Lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Olive oil

Method:

Combine ingredients in a blender.  Process until smooth, adjusting proportions to taste. Add a little water to thin the dip. Season with salt and pepper. Easy peasy!!

Benefits: Chickpeas and carrots are loaded with cholesterol-busting soluble fiber. Garlic can help curb inflammation and may slow blood clotting.

Garnish with parsley.

Something for the heart to ponder about.

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9 thoughts on “Heart smart Food to fight cholesterol

    1. Yes, my son in law has had heart issues, (so has my husband). Wade doesn’t eat so many things, eg. pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, and more….. This has flustered me in the past, but have decided to concentrate on veggies, and hope for the best!! He used to be vegetarian, like my daughter, but now he eats meat. It’s always the thought that is worse than the doing. It is probably good for me to try new things…and not make my usual lasagne, et al. Am about to do your hummus, so that is something I can prepare before they come. This is my second family coming this week, the last one was a breeze!! 🙂

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    2. I hope it goes well. I am yearning to make a lemon and raspberry cake… not so good for the hubby’s cholesterol. But good to keep away the winter coughs and colds, which I have to be careful of contracting.
      Have a great week.

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    1. My problem is triglycerides, in fact, Amanda, rather than LDL or HDL … and I even know what causes the level. I’m just not strong enough to fix it. 😦

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