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~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~

Last post May 24, 2006 8:35 AM by hot_tomato . 17 replies.


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  • ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    I used to work in medical, but I really need help with this now.

    A neighbor is going through a tough time. Her father died last week, and her mom was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and her brother is staying with them after his triple bypass surgery.

    I'd like to make some dishes to take over there for them/him to eat.

    Anyone have some recipes I could make?

    All I can think of is jello, tuna salad and a carrot dish without a cheese sauce. I am ignorant in this department.

    My neighbor is pretty stunned and her "plate" is full. So I'd rather not ask her what to make. She is grieving right now, and she really can't think.

    Thank you for all your help.

    You are all wonderful!

    I hope my stupid migraines will let up a bit so I can make some things and be of help to her family.

    Thank you all. Angie
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  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    I'm sorry, must be sitting on my brain.

    I didn't explain very well that I need recipes for HER BROTHER who had triple bypass heart surgery.

    I'm sorry I didn't word that very well in my last post.

    Thank you all for your help.

    Angie
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  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    Hi again.

    Has anyone been through this at their house?

    I'm not sure what to take to their house for my friend's brother.

    I'm thankful for any help. You are all angels you know!!

    Angie
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    Angie...I'll try to post some in the morning.
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  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    Here is a link to a thread about heart healthy recipes, if it will help ya out at all??

    http://bbs.reimanpub.com/bulletinboard.asp?view=reply&replynum=1&threadnum=670035&catnum=&headnum=
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  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    go to the Bulletin Board Search in your upper left hand corner. Type in Heart Healthy Recipes. This will get you started.
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  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    Thank you.

    You're all sweethearts!!

    Angie
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  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    My dad went through a dramatic heart bi-pass surgury a few years ago, I wasn't living close enough to go and help afterward, but I know he wanted to eat light.

    All I can think of is soups, some chicken noodle or vegetable barley maybe. Keep the salt down. Besides its a comfort food so the grieving family might get some comfort in it.
    Also some bran muffins, maybe find a bran type muffin and add some blueberries.
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    Amy
  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    Angie, I know it's getting on towards summer, but I just got this recipe a couple days ago, and it is "heart healthy" :) I hope this helps!

    Heart Healthy Texas Chili

    2 lb. ground turkey meat (24 oz. cooked)
    1 1/2 cups chopped onion
    1 cup chopped green pepper
    3 cloves garlic
    2 (28 oz) cans low sodium tomatoes in puree, chopped
    2 cups water
    1 (6 oz) can low sodium tomato paste
    8 tsp. low sodium beef bouillon
    2 Tbsp. chili powder
    1 Tbsp. ground cumin
    2 tsp. oregano leaves
    2 tsp. sugar
    1/2 cup dried lentils
    2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed.

    In large kettle, brown turkey and pour off fat

    Add onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook and stir until tender

    Add remaining ingredients. Cover, bring to a boil.

    Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

    Nutritional info:
    Fat: 6.7g
    Carbs: 38.1g
    Calories: 299.6
    Protein: 24.9g


    I'm sorry, it doesn't list how many servings this makes, or how much a serving is!

    Miriam
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    Check out my blog, www.mycountrycupboard.blogspot.com to see how I do it!
  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    Angie, my Grandparents have heart problems, many recipes will work, just keep it low salt and low fat. Chicken is good. And most vegetables.

    Amy P from TN
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  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    Try this thread:

    http://bbs.reimanpub.com/bulletinboard.asp?view=reply&threadnum=331659&catnum=
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    Rene-MrsMonty

  • RE: ~~Need Heart Healthy Recipes For After Heart Surgery PLEASE PLEASE~~
    Honey Mustard Turkey Meatballs

    1 pound ground turkey
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    3/4 cup oats
    1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    6 Tablespoons Dijon mustard,divided
    1-1/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
    1/4 cup chopped green pepper
    2 Tablespoons honey
    1 Tablesoon cornstarch
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder

    In a bowl, combine turkey, egg, oats, cheese, onion, ginger and 3 tbls mustard. Form into 30 balls, 1-in. each. Place in a 13-in.x 9-in.x 2in. baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray. Bake uncovered, at 350º for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear. In a saucepan, combine pineapple juice,green pepper,honey,cornstarch and onion powder; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more; reduce heat. Stir in remaining mustard until smooth. Brush meatballs with about 1/4 cup sauce and return to oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve remaining sauce as a dip for meatballs.

    This was originally for an appetizer, so the balls are small, you can make them bigger.

    We omit the green pepper without changing the outcome.

    We use half ground turkey and half groung turkey breast.
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    CHEESY OVEN-FRIED CHICKEN
    Serves 4; 4 chicken strips per serving
    Vegetable oil spray

    2 cups bite-size, low-fat cheddar-cheese-flavored crackers

    1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon dried basil

    1/8 teaspoon black pepper

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or turkey breast tenderloins, all visible fat removed

    2 tablespoons skim milk

    Preheat oven to 400: F. Spray a shallow baking pan with vegetable oil.

    Place crackers, basil and pepper in a large plastic bag with a tight-fitting seal (leave end open so air can escape) and use a rolling pin to crush the crackers. Or place crackers, basil and pepper in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process until finely crushed; transfer to large plastic bag. Set aside.

    Rinse chicken or turkey and pat dry. Cut into 16 strips, about 1x3-inches each. Dip chicken or turkey in milk. Add chicken or turkey strips, a few pieces at a

    time, to bag with cracker mixture. Seal bag and shake until chicken or turkey is coated. Place coated chicken or turkey in a single layer on prepared baking pan.

    Bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until chicken or turkey is tender and no longer pink.
    Cheesy Chicken Nuggets: Prepare recipe as above except cut chicken or turkey into bite-size pieces. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 400:F oven about 5 minutes, or until tender and no longer pink.








    Calories: 212 kcal
    Protein: 27 g
    Carbohydrates: 14 g
    Total Fat: 5 g
    Saturated Fat: 1 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
    Cholesterol: 62 mg
    Sodium: 292 mg

    Reprinted with permission from the American Heart Association Quick And Easy Cookbook, Copyright ) 1995 by the American Heart Association.
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    BEEF GOULASH
    Serves 6
    1 cup uncooked macaroni

    1 pound lean ground beef

    1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

    1 cup chopped onion

    1 clove garlic, minced

    1 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste

    3/4 cup water

    1 cup low-sodium ketchup

    1 small bay leaf

    1 teaspoon sugar

    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    1/4 teaspoon oregano

    1/4 teaspoon basil

    Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and set aside.

    Brown ground beef with mushrooms, onion and garlic. Pour off fat.

    Add remaining ingredients. Simmer gently about 15 minutes.

    Add cooked, drained macaroni. Simmer 5 minutes.

    Remove bay leaf and serve.




    Calories: 330 kcal
    Protein: 23 gm
    Carbohydrates: 39 gm
    Total Fat: 9 gm
    Saturated Fat: 3 gm
    Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 gm
    Monounsaturated Fat: 4 gm
    Cholesterol: 54 mg
    Sodium: 58 mg
    Potassium: 823 mg
    Calcium: 42 mg

    Reprinted with permission from the American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, Copyright ) 1990 by the American Heart Association
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    EGG, SPINACH, AND BACON SANDWICHES
    Serves 4; 1 sandwich per serving
    Vegetable oil spray

    Egg substitute equivalent to 4 eggs

    1/4 cup skim milk

    1 tablespoon imitation bacon bits

    1/8 teaspoon black pepper

    2 6-inch white or whole-wheat pita bread rounds, split crosswise

    8 fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and patted dry

    4 1-ounce slices low-fat American or Swiss cheese

    Spray a medium skillet with vegetable oil. Set aside.

    In a small bowl, stir together egg substitute, milk, bacon bits and pepper.

    Place skillet over medium heat and add egg mixture. Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around the edges.

    Using a large spoon or spatula, lift and fold partially cooked eggs so uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, or until eggs are cooked throughout but still glossy and moist.

    Line each pita pocket with spinach and 1 slice of cheese. Spoon warm egg mixture into pita pockets.
    Cook's Tip: This recipe relies on vegetable oil spray to keep foods from sticking without much fat.

    Do not spray near an open flame or other heat source. Vegetable oil sprays are flammable.

    Also, spray only onto cold cooking surfaces because vegetable oil sprays can burn or smoke if they are sprayed onto hot surfaces.

    Don't overspray. A 1 second spray coats as well as 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.

    Hold the pan you are spraying over the sink so you don't make the floor or counter slippery. Always read and follow the manufacturer's directions before using.




    Calories: 185 kcal
    Protein: 16 g
    Carbohydrates: 18 g
    Total Fat: 5 g
    Saturated Fat: 3 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g
    Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g
    Cholesterol: 15 mg
    Sodium: 701 mg

    Reprinted with permission from the American Heart Association Quick And Easy Cookbook, Copyright ) 1995 by the American Heart Association
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