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Low Cholesterol, Healthy Valentine's Recipes

Show You Care With Four Healthy Valentine's Recipes for Dinner


Updated January 03, 2011

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Looking for a healthy Valentine's recipe for a meal that is both cholesterol-friendly and delicious? Think it can't be done? This 700-calorie Valentine's dinner plan makes it easy to show someone you care. Here's to a healthy heart!

You can also always consult your physician and/or a dietitian for guidance.


Beverage: 1 cup (8oz) calorie-free iced tea

1 serving Spinach and Pear Salad (contains walnuts)

1 serving Tomato Spinach Soup

1 serving Salmon and Asparagus in Foil Packets

No healthy Valentine dinner would be complete without dessert -- try Fat Free Crème Brulee (1 serving)

Optional beverage: glass of red wine*

Nutrition Information Total for meal: 704 Calories, Calories from Fat 145.8 , Total Fat 16.2 g (sat 2.8g), Cholesterol 66 mg, Sodium 516 mg, Carbohydrate 92.1 g, Fiber 12g, Protein 46.3g

One glass of red wine contributes an additional (5 oz Serving): Calories 127, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g (sat 0.g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0 mg, Carbohydrate 5.5g, Fiber 0g, Protein 0g.

*Be certain to ask your doctor if alcohol is permitted on your diet plan and with your current medication regimen. Pregnant or nursing women should completely abstain from alcohol.

This information does not replace the advice of your doctor.

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