Right around the time we heard about Darryl losing his job we also got a "call back" from the doctor about his yearly appointment. Turns out he has high cholesterol. For those of us who know Darryl well we were pretty surprised. This is the guy who eats salads for snacks. Rarely does he eat chocolate he much prefers candy, so a cavity yes but high cholesterol, no. =) So we have been attempting to change our eating and lifestyle habits to be more healthy. I think my husband is pretty awesome and want him to be around for a very very long time. So we researched what foods are highest in cholesterol and what helps it and try to lower his numbers.
The food that seems to be highest in cholesterol is meat, with red meat being worse then white meat. So I was inspired by Lesley and her new years resolution to eat more meatless meals. But to be honest it was really hard. I really like meat. So instead I am trying to proportion less meat into our meals. This works quite well for us, because we eat lots of stirfry's and pasta dishes. So now, we are trying to cut the meat I would usually put in these dishes in half. So now rather then 3 chicken breasts in the stirfy we'll do 2. Or rather then half the tray of ground beef, we will use a quarter and switch to ground turkey rather then ground beef. We have been trying to be healthy in other ways as well, but this isn't something I have read very much about and thought was a good idea, keep the meat, just less of it.