Sunday, August 24, 2014
For as health conscious as we are, Frank has a moderate range cholesterol level. He used to take cholesterol lowering drugs but after looking into the drugs he decided not to continue taking them. Dr. Oz says that over 97% of the people taking these drugs would not need them if they would lose weight and change their eating habits.
So last year he decided to test that. After one year his cholesterol level is just 219. Over the desired 200 but not much. Two years ago, my own cholesterol was 208 and I refused the prescription my doctor offered me.
It is working, but it can work better. In that vein, I am trying to change some of the things we eat. We actually eat pretty healthily, but of course we can do better. Wait till you see tonight's dinner!
It was a casserole. And smelled heavenly while it was cooking and I kept saying that I hoped it tasted as good as it smelled! Luckily it did!
Get a pound bag of large Lima beans and boil them in water for an hour to rehydrate them. Drain in a colander. Take a large leek chopped, 4 green onions chopped and about 2 lbs of rinsed and drained spinach leaves (I used a mix of baby spinach and baby kale). Put the spinach into a LARGE bowl and add a cup of plain yogurt (mine was homemade!!) and 5 oz of crumbled feta. Mix well.
In a 13x 9 dish, layer 1/2 the spinach mix, the beans and then the rest of the spinach mix. Top with grated cheddar cheese and 3 chopped Roma tomatoes and some Italian bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours. Let sit 15 minutes and eat!!!
It was as delicious as it was healthy!!!! And actually filling.
And we have enough for 37 more meals!! Which is not really that good, because Frank does not like spinach!!!!!
LOL, do I care?