A complete vegetarian dinner without me feeling hungry later at night resulted in an extremely low cholesterol intake of 50 mg on our 50th day of our low cholesterol diet.
Breakfast as usual almond milk with cooked oats and sugar and a huge mug of green tea to last way into the day.
Lunch: my wife is trying out new Japanese noodles. Today she cooked flat "udon" organic wheat noodles, that consist out of organic wheat flower, natural sea salt and water. Deliciously fried with mixed veggies and some dry peppers. It seems that they are served in Japan in a simple broth with some scallions. 60 mg pork meat a person in this dish for an estimated amount of 50 mg cholesterol:
For dinner my wife bought a French loaf and a pumpkin and challenged me to make a delicious soup…
A challenge as she loves pumpkin soup but it has never been my favorite: I just find the taste to blend and to sweet. However in order to fix that, I added spiciness from coarse chili powder and fresh ginger and sourness from calamansi lime juice: all in all a quite delicious result. Read here for this delicious and easy pumpkin soup recipe with 0 mg cholesterol.
My wife made a rich salad with lots of mixed salad leaves, sweet pepper, sliced carrot, cucumber and apple. The usual fruit drink, a quick avocado blended to guacamole with finely cut onion and tomato:
Added a quick tapenade: what we normally get with a few slices of bread in our favorite pizza restaurant whilst waiting for the pizza. We haven’ eaten any pizza since the beginning of our low cholesterol diet, due to the rigorous amount of cheese used for the topping. The quick tapenade consists out of blended black olive oils (note to myself: buy them de-seeded to speed up the job) with capers, salt and olive oil to taste:
Following what I saw Jamie Oliver doing on TV, I cleaned the seeds of the pumpkin with a paper towel and fried them about 3 minutes in a non stick pan with some olive oil, pepper and salt: a nice, crunchy curiosity 🙂 .
Total daily cholesterol intake:
- Breakfast: 0 mg cholesterol
- Lunch: 50 mg cholesterol
- Tea: 1 tiny banana = 0 mg cholesterol
- Dinner: 0 mg cholesterol
To my amazement, I didn’t need any snack for supper, so all in all a low cholesterol intake of only 50 mg (on the 50th day of our diet) and a new appreciation for pumpkin soup.