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annierobyn

Low carb low salt recipes

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Hubby had a heart attack Wed evening. He’s home he will be fine but many changes to his diet must be made. He is diabetic so we need yummy easy recipes that are tasty yet low carb and low salt. I’m not very good in the kitchen with ideas but I can follow a recipe.

many thanks.

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@annierobyn-  OMG! So sorry about DH's heart attack! Glad he's ok now, but you must have been worried sick! I can't think of any dish that would help offhand, but I'll look around. And I'm sure others will come in w/ some good recipes.

Here's hoping for his full & speedy recovery! He'll be in my prayers...

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I'm sorry DH had a heart attack and glad he's recovering well.

I leave salt out of food when I have to cook for someone who eats a low salt diet. Lowering carbs in my house just means avoiding refined white flour, sugar, rice, pasta, etc and replacing with complex carbs that are whole wheat (flour, pasta), oats, barley, brown rice, and avoiding sugar. I bet there is something about heart healthy, low salt, low carb, low sugar foods on the internet.

I think you may be well served by avoiding anything pre-made/packaged vs homemade food from raw ingredients (no fast food). You probably have a sodium max number from the Cardiologist? You may want to read labels/tables and chart daily?

ETA: Good Luck. I have to read everything re: eggs and chemicals, it does become second nature quickly. You may want to be especially careful to leave soy sauce, Asian condiments, and Chinese food out of DH's diet.

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Thank you Rosered x we were very lucky. Recognized the signs right away, got him to the heart institute where he underwent surgery the minute we got there. They were waiting for him. We are in awe and very humbled by the entire process. It could have gone very badly.

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Happy to hear the DH is recovering well. Janelle is spot on with how to cook for him...avoid the packaged, canned, process stuff...Go for as much fresh produce as possible...make your own salad dressings & sauces, surprisingly easy. Google might be your best friend....also, consider consulting with a registered dietitian...the heart institute will have quality recommendations.

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annie, I'm also glad that your husband is recovering well from his heart attach and surgery.  I am another that doesn't add salt to anything I cook.  If you do used canned vegeables, there are some labeled no salt added.

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Thank you for the concern and ideas. This is how we eat already.. Working with diabetic nurse re counting carbs and when he’s stronger will be seeing a dietician.

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So sorry!  Wishing you both health!

Here is a recipe that I give to my clients--Yummy and healthy!

Avocado Chicken Salad 4 servings

Makes 4 servings
Per serving
1 Leaner
1 Healthy
2 Condiment

4- 6 ounce cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast
6 ounces avocado
¼ Cup chopped onion
4 Teaspoon lime juice
2 Tablespoon dried cilantro

You can eat it on toast, lettuce wraps or alone.

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Annie, there's a book called The Flavor Bible that you might be able to borrow from the local library- It pairs both herbs and spices with foods, for example you could look up oregano to see what other herbs, spices and foods you could pair it with -- perhaps find combinations that you hadn't previously considered, they are infinite-

Salt brings out flavor, however, when there's plenty of added flavor there's less of an inclination to reach for the salt shaker / grinder -- should your husband be in the habit of doing so-

 

 

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So far his appetite is minimal enjoying egg substitute, strawberries and home made English muffins. Well 1/2. His GD is a chef and spent 8 hours on Satcooking and filling up our freezer with heart healthy meals. We are grateful.

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