RobertaD - most likely a cardiac diet (low fat) but they might also add a low salt diet to it. There are lots of websites that can help with that! Start with American Heart Association, they also have great cookbooks. Cutting out salt is not so hard to do...got to be a label reader though.
From our experiences, the hospital support services should be sending a dietician in at some point, see if you can get the paperwork they leave with the recommendations, or best, meet with her/him.
One of our family members was just admitted on Sunday with a heart attack. Still waiting for full results but I guess making a pan of cheese lasagna traditional style for them will need some modifications! (fat free low salt cottage cheese, skim milk mozzarella, whole wheat noodles, etc). I didn't have parmesan the other day when I made a pan for at home and nobody noticed! So that eliminated the salt! Oh, and defat the meat by rinsing it first in a colander. Sounds odd but it really helps. Use Egg Beaters or equivalent for the egg. We add all kinds of vegetables sometimes but a salad works too with vinegar and herbs.
There are so many ways to modify traditional recipes for special diets, so much is out there, especially on the net.
Ellen in PA
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