Easy Slow Cooker Recipes to Lower Your Cholesterol: The Best From VitaClayChef

December 26, 2019

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes to Lower Your Cholesterol: The Best From VitaClayChef

Having high cholesterol leads to higher risk of heart disease and heart attacks, but a lot of things can be done to alleviate the risk. Changing your lifestyle to a healthier one is the most important thing you can do. Preventing disease is always better than receiving treatment after already succumbing to the condition. 

Exercise: We all know that being overweight puts us at risk of having higher cholesterol, so increasing physical activities most of the days of the week will help maintain or achieve a healthy weight along with cholesterol levels. Plus, you get to fit into your jeans easier; how’s that for an exercise?

Quit smoking: Quitting smoking has fast beneficial effects. In 20 minutes after stopping smoking, your blood pressure and heart rate recover from the cigarette-induced spike. Let that go on for three months and observe your blood circulation and lung function beginning to improve. After a year, you’re halving your risk of heart diseases compared to that of a smoker. So don’t stop there, start living clean the rest of your life. 

Alcohol control: If you’ve been drinking lately, especially without moderation, you have a higher risk of high cholesterol. If you lower alcohol consumption to only one drink a day (women of all ages and men older than 65) and up to two drinks only (men 65 years and younger), the risk of high blood pressure, heart failure and strokes decrease significantly already. If you don’t drink at all, that’s even better!

Proper/prescribed medications: If you feel that changes in lifestyle isn’t enough to help your problem, seeking medical attention is very important. Taking prescribed medications and continuing your lifestyle change will work better especially if you want to lower your doses over time. If that works, you can possibly stop medications as long as you get better and if the doctor approves.

Choose food wisely: Let’s not forget how you get high cholesterol. Food is the main propagator of high cholesterol levels especially fatty foods like meat. Reducing saturated fats (found in red meat and full-fat dairy products) and trans fats (labeled “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil," -often used in margarine and store-bought cookies, crackers and cakes) works as good as a lifestyle change. Choosing what and what not to eat is best to lessen-even fully eliminate these health-threatening high cholesterol levels.  Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (found in fishes), increasing soluble fiber (from oatmeals, vegetables, and fruits) and adding whey protein (from dairy products) in your diet are just a few healthy ways to get a well-managed cholesterol level. Putting simply, eat healthily. 

With all these lifestyle changes you need to undertake, and so many restrictions from foods you once loved to eat, enjoying meals can be difficult especially if you don’t have time to experiment to make more exciting meals. Doctors will advise you to lessen meat consumption, stick to vegetables, fruits, and fishes to improve your health, but having no idea how to make these limited choices of food into a more indulging meal, you tend to just stick to plainly sautéed veggies and fishes in low-fat oil and chopped fruits for salad. That’s boring, isn’t it?

So here’s a complete list (beware it’s long) you can do with your food to make the lower-cholesterol journey even better. From main dishes, veggie sides, desserts, snacks, drinks, soup-name it all, SAVE IT ALL!

 

harissa cauliflowerCRISPY HARISSA CAULIFLOWER
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-crispy-harissa-cauliflower?_pos=1&_sid=34967807e&_ss=r

sweet potato burrito bowlsSWEET POTATO BURRITO BOWLS
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/meatless-monday-sweet-potato-burrito-bowls-quick-and-easy-in-clay?_pos=1&_sid=c4c4c5100&_ss=r

salt and vinegar chipsGREEN BEANS AND CRUSHED SALT-AND-VINEGAR CHIPS
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/green-beans-and-crushed-salt-and-vinegar-chips

green bean casseroleGREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/green-bean-casserole-super-easy-and-delicious-in-vitaclay

glazed carrotsVITACLAY LEMONY GLAZED CARROTS
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-lemony-glazed-carrots

potato saladTANGY POTATO SALAD
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/tangy-potato-salad

corn cobsCORN COBETTES WITH BASIL BUTTER
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/corn-cobettes-with-basil-butter

brussels sproutsLEMON BRUSSELS SPROUTS
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/lemon-brussels-sprouts-delicious-and-easy-in-clay

slow cooker chiliAMAZING CLAY QUINOA AND SWEET POTATO CHILI
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/amazing-clay-quinoa-and-sweet-potato-chili

chickpea curryNUTRITION PACKED VEGETABLE AND CHICKPEA CURRY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/nutrition-packed-vegetable-and-chickpea-curry

RUSTIC, HEARTY FRENCH CASSOULET (WITH VEGETARIAN OPTION)
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/make-vegetarian-cassoulet-at-home-with-slow-cooker

eggplant stewEGGPLANT STEW WITH CHICKPEAS
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooker-eggplant-stew-with-chickpeas

saladASPARAGUS, SNAP PEA, AND RADISH SALAD
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/asparagus-snap-pea-and-radish-salad

sweet potatoesCANDIED SWEET POTATOES
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/candied-sweet-potatoes-in-your-slow-cooker

butter and parsley potatoes

BUTTER & PARSLEY POTATOES
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/butter-parsley-potatoes

SWEET POTATO MASH
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-paleo-slow-cooker-sweet-potato-mash

candied carrotYUMMY CANDIED CARROT
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/yummy-candied-carrot-side-quick-and-easy-in-clay

chickpea saladFRESH CHICKPEA SALAD
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/chickpea-salad-video-recipe

oatmealCLAY-PERFECT CRANBERRY ALMOND STEEL-CUT OATMEAL
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooker-cranberry-almond-steel-cut-oatmeal

slow cooker oatmeal recipe

QUICK AND EASY STEEL CUT OATMEAL
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/quick-and-easy-steel-cut-oatmeal-with-vitaclay

salmon recipe

MODERN INNOVATION AND ANCIENT NUTRITION + SALMON RECIPE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-modern-innovation-and-ancient-nutrition

slow cooker meatballs

VITACLAY SLOW COOKER TURKEY MEATBALLS
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-slow-cooker-turkey-meatballs-perfect-for-thanksgiving-dinner

buffalo chicken quinoaBUFFALO CHICKEN QUINOA IN VITACLAY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/game-day-buffalo-chicken-quinoa-in-your-slow-cooker

salmon recipeHONEY LIME GLAZED SALMON AND RICE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/one-pot-meal-honey-lime-glazed-salmon-and-rice

chicken with artichokesPROVENCAL CHICKEN WITH ARTICHOKES
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooking-provencal-chicken-with-artichokes

one pot beef stroganoffDELICIOUS ONE POT BEEF STROGANOFF
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/amazing-simple-delicious-one-pot-beef-stroganoff

coconut tofu curryCOCONUT TOFU CURRY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooked-coconut-tofu-curry-recipe-for-your-whole-family

pheasant with mushrooms and olivesPHEASANT WITH MUSHROOMS AND OLIVES
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooker-pheasant-with-mushrooms-and-olives

hot cider recipeVITACLAY MULLED HOT CIDER
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooker-mulled-cider

lemon ginger hot toddyLEMON GINGER HOT TODDY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooker-lemon-ginger-hot-toddy

slow cooker applesauce recipeDELICIOUS SPICED APPLESAUCE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/make-easy-delicious-spiced-applesauce-slow-cooked-in-clay

pumpkin butter recipe

PUMPKIN BUTTER 
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/spread-the-love-pumpkin-butter-is-easy-in-clay

buffalo chicken dipBUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/buffalo-chicken-dip-whip-it-up-for-that-last-minute-party

slow cooker tomato sauce recipeHOMEMADE ITALIAN TOMATO SAUCE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/home-made-italian-tomato-sauce-slow-simmered-in-clay

zucchini bread recipe

ZUCCHINI BREAD
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/zucchini-bread

paleo pumpkin pie recipePALEO PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/paleo-pumpkin-pie-recipe-make-your-home-made-filling-in-clay

slow cooker hummus recipeHUMMUS
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/make-hummus-from-scratch-right-in-your-slow-cooker

cucumber saladTZATZIKI CUCUMBER SALAD 
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-super-easy-simply-refreshing-tzatziki-cucumber-salad-in-you-bowl

apple crispVITACLAY APPLE CRISP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-apple-crisp

hot spinach dipHOT SPINACH CHEESE DIP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooker-game-day-spinich-and-artichoke-cheese-dip

crockpot mac and cheeseVITACLAY ONE-POT BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC AND CHEESE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/vitaclay-one-pot-butternut-squash-mac-and-cheese

shrimp primavera recipe30 MIN ONE POT MEAL GARLIC SHRIMP PRIMAVERA
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/quick-easy-30-min-one-pot-meal-garlic-shrimp-primavera-video-recipe

crockpot casseroleEASY 5-INGREDIENT TUNA CASSEROLE IN CLAY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/easy-5-ingredient-tuna-casserole-in-clay

slow cooker soup

CAULIFLOWER & CHESTNUT SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/cauliflower-chestnut-soup-a-dreamy-vitaclay-delight

slow cooker soupVEGGIE MUSHROOM PASTA FAGIOLI SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/veggie-mushroom-pasta-fagioli-soup-great-for-a-working-lunch

slow cooker soup recipeSWEET PEA AND AVOCADO SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/sweet-pea-and-avocado-soup

slow cooker barley vegetable soup recipeSLOW COOKER BARLEY VEGETABLE SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooker-barley-vegetable-soup-recipe

creamy kale soupCREAMY KALE ONION SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/creamy-kale-onion-soup-slow-cooked-in-clay

white bean bisqueCREAMED WHITE BEAN BISQUE (VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN)
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/creamed-white-bean-bisque-vegetarian-and-vegan

crockpot chicken soupYUMMY CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP IN CLAY
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/yummy-chicken-tortilla-soup-in-clay-for-the-snow-bound

butternut squash bisqueBUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/butternut-squash-bisque-slow-cooked-in-clay

slow cooker soupCREAMY, DELICIOUS, HEALTHY CAULIFLOWER SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/creamy-delicious-healthy-cauliflower-soup-cooked-in-clay-dairy-free

slow cooker lentil soupCLAY SLOW COOKED SPICY LENTIL SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/clay-slow-cooked-spicy-lentil-soup

miso mushroom soupASIAN-INSPIRED MISO MUSHROOM SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/satisfy-the-craving-asian-inspired-miso-mushroom-soup

slow cooker french onion soupFRENCH ONION SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/french-onion-soup

slow cooker soupFABULOUS VEGGIE COUSCOUS SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/soup-sunday-fabulous-veggie-couscous-soup-amazing-in-clay

cheese broccoli soupCREAMY CHEESY BROCCOLI SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/soup-sundays-are-back-creamy-cheesy-broccoli-soup

italian minestrone soupMINESTRONE - ITALIAN SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/minestrone-italian-soup

moroccan lentil soupMOROCCAN LENTIL SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/slow-cooked-moroccan-lentil-soup-recipe

mushroom brothNUTRIENT DENSE MUSHROOM BROTH
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/make-your-own-nutrient-dense-mushroom-broth

cream of tomato soup recipeCREAM OF TOMATO SOUP
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/home-made-delicious-cream-of-tomato-soup-slow-cooked-in-clay

creole style black beansCREOLE STYLE BLACK BEANS
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/creole-style-black-beans-slow-cooked-in-a-clay-pot

riced cauliflowerRICED CAULIFLOWER
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/riced-cauliflower-an-elegant-low-carb-solution-in-clay

artichoke risottoARTICHOKE RISOTTO
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/artichoke-risotto

best rice cooker citrus riceCHIPOTLE-STYLE CITRUS RICE
https://vitaclaychef.com/blogs/recipes/make-chipotle-style-citrus-rice-in-vitaclay

 


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