What is a Low Cholesterol/Low Fat Diet?

GrilledSalmonA low cholesterol/low fat diet is about making healthy food choices. Choosing lean meats, low-fat dairy options, and limiting fat and oil intake, is how you can stay on track.

Below is a list of some foods to avoid, eat in moderation, or find their low fat equivalent:

  • Limit chocolate and nuts
  • Avoid high-fat processed/convenience/deep-fried foods
  • Limit egg yolks to 3-4 per week.
  • Avoid fatty meats, such as bacon, sausage, franks, luncheon meats, ribs, hot dogs, all organ meats, including liver.
  • Most cheeses are high in fat (instead use; cheeses made from non-fat milk, such as mozzarella and ricotta cheese, light/fat-free cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt).
  • Avoid whole milk, evaporated milk, cream, and sauces (instead use; skim milk, low fat/fat-free sour cream
  • Butter, stick margarine, shortening, lard, palm and coconut oils (instead use; canola or olive oil, trans fat free margarine)
  • Mayonnaise, peanut butter, salad dressing, gravy, sauces (instead use; low-fat alternatives)

*For a more thorough list of foods to avoid and more reference information, see those websites dedicated to a low cholesterol/low fat lifestyle.

Please note: Some recipes we categorize as Low Cholesterol/Low Fat may have ingredients that are easily substituted for Low Cholesterol/Low Fat-allowed ingredients and we assume you will make the correct substitutions (eg. skim milk instead of whole milk), or omit them entirely if possible. We have tried to be as thorough and complete as we can in identifying Low Cholesterol/Low Fat-friendly ingredients in our recipes, however our list is by no means exhaustive, and some ingredients may have been overlooked. If you notice a problem please use the “Report A Problem” link on the page you notice it on and tell us about it. 

 

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