Time for some heart healthy and low cholesterol comfort food
When life’s stresses become overwhelming, take solace in the simple pleasures of life—family, friends and delicious heart healthy food. And do your body a favor-be sure to release the pressures of life in a healthful manner (and not internalize them): with daily stress-busting exercise!
Oatmeal, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancakes
Check out Dr. Janet’s low cholesterol recipe of Oatmeal, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancakes that also help prevent a heart attack.
Serve warm, sprinkled with fresh berries, a touch of powdered sugar and fat-free whipped topping for a real Sunday morning treat (for you and your arteries!).
- 1 cup 100% whole wheat flour
- ½ cup old-fashioned oat flakes, ground
- ¼ cup ground flaxseeds
- ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ¼ cups light soy milk
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 large egg white
- Powdered sugar, optional
- Pancake syrup, optional
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl to blend.
Separately combine soy milk maple syrup, and egg white in another medium bowl.
Add soymilk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk just until incorporated.
Coat a large fry pan with non-stick cooking spray. Heat pan over medium heat. Spoon in four circular pancakes about ¼ cup each. Cook until batter bubbles then flip with a spatula. Use more cooking spray when necessary. Remove from pan when golden brown in color. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar; add whipped topping to taste, garnish with fresh berries.
Per serving (2 pancakes):
- Calories: 234
- Fat: 16 g (0 g EPA, 0 g DHA, 1 g ALA)
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 440 mg
- Carbohydrate: 35 g
- Dietary Fiber: 7 g
- Sugars: 11 g
- Protein: 9 g
Recipe from the book: Prevent a Second heart Attack