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Moral Dilemma: taking food to a heart patient

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 01, 2013 at 5:44 PM

A good friend's husband was just released from the hospital with a heart attack and congestive heart failure. She is asking for help in the form of meals. Of course, they just had a great scare and they are absolutely adhering to the no fat, no sodium instructions given by their medical team.

So what can I take that wont violate their dietary strictures but I won't feel terrible about taking to them, either? I'm thinking some veggie based main course but all the recipes I can think of have something forbidden. If fish wasn't so expensive I'd take that.

So far the only thing I've come up with is a frittata made with mostly egg white from my best pastured eggs, filled with veggies, and a big, hearty salad with lemon vinaigrette. Our grass fed meat would probably be great for him, it's exceptionally lean, but I'm sure he's been told to avoid red meat. I'll probably cook up a pot of bone broth and skim out all the fat, too.

Any other suggestions?

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on March 01, 2013
at 07:47 PM

I'm kind of guessing EVERYONE will bring them boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, so that's why it's not on my list. But the chili sounds like a great idea. I'll bet they are going to be inundated with bland, blah food.

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on March 01, 2013
at 05:52 PM

PS I'd avoid the egg white omelette

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Bfddc0ab925c8ea0e0c2e87198514907

on March 01, 2013
at 05:50 PM

Oily fish, onions and garlic, dark green leafy vegetables, berries, apples, tea

Concentrate on anti-inflammatory foods, high in flavonoids etc

Also heart meat is very high in Co-enzyme Q10, which may be helpful

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on March 01, 2013
at 05:52 PM

PS I'd avoid the egg white omelette

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on March 01, 2013
at 06:02 PM

what about a chili made with ground turkey meat? people generally equate turkey with health for some reason.

also, maybe roasted root veggies with baked/grilled chicken breasts.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on March 01, 2013
at 07:47 PM

I'm kind of guessing EVERYONE will bring them boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, so that's why it's not on my list. But the chili sounds like a great idea. I'll bet they are going to be inundated with bland, blah food.

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