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    Menu idea for Spouse w/Carotid Artery Disease

    joneswyman
    Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:23 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi there, I am new to Food.com and I have never participated in a community forum before so I apologize up front!!!! lol My husband has just been diagnosed with Carotid Artery Disease; he is also borderline diabetic, has high blood pressure and is over weight. I am trying to come up with menu ideas that he will find tasty but that will still be healthy for him. He is very picky and I am at a loss as to what to cook for him. I work full time in early childhood education and do not get home until after 6 so easy is important as well. Looks like I am asking for the moon doesn’t it but any menu ideas that you might have would be more than what I have right now. Thank you for taking the time to listen
    ~Laury~
    Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:52 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Hi! Has your husband's doctor given him, or you, any guidelines? I do understand that you want him to reduce his weight. My husband is the cook in our family and he used to work fulltime coming home late afternoons. One thing we did is buy a good crockpot so things could cook during the day while he was gone. Another thing we tried is having him make and freeze food during the weekends and holidays. Each day he would defrost a meat or fish. When he got home he quickly could cook this with a salad or cooked vegetables.
    lauralie41
    Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:04 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    joneswyman welcome to food.com and the forums!

    I Googled carotid artery disease and found the following information from PubMed Health

    Adults should have their cholesterol checked every 5 years and treated, if needed. If you have been treated for high cholesterol, you will need to have it checked more often.

    Avoid fatty foods. Follow a healthy, low-fat diet.

    Do not drink more than 1 - 2 alcoholic drinks a day.

    Exercise regularly: 30 minutes a day if you are not overweight; 60 - 90 minutes a day if you are overweight.

    Get your blood pressure checked every 1 - 2 years, especially if high blood pressure runs in your family. If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or you have had a stroke, you need to have it checked more often. Ask your doctor.

    Quit smoking.

    Follow your doctor's treatment recommendations if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or heart disease.


    Always check with your doctor when starting any type of diet and make sure it is one that will be safe for your husband. Did your doctor happen to give you a pamphlet or menu guide for a low fat diet? We have many low fat recipes here to add to your husbands menu. Do you know how to use our Recipe Sifter? If you would want to give us a few of the things your husband will eat we could find some recipes for you to take a look at too. icon_smile.gif
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