1500 Calorie Low Cholesterol Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Almond Butter, 0.5 tbsp
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Asian Chicken Salad RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Fruit Cocktail, 0.5 cup
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 0.5 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Chicken Marsala RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti, cooked (pasta), 0.6 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Cream Cheese, 2 tbsp
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Russian Salad Dressing, low calorie, 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Pudding, Chocolate, 1 Serving
  • Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride (nigari), 0.75 cup
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Rotini with Steamed Vegetables RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Cider Vinegar, 1 tbsp

Day 3

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 1.5 ounce(s)
  • Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Chocolate Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup (4 fl oz)
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Bread, pita, whole-wheat, 0.5 pita, large (6-1/2" dia)
  • Almonds, 6 almond
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Ham, extra lean, (5% fat), 4 slice (6-1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Mashed Potatoes, 0.6 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium

Day 4

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Egg substitute, liquid (Egg Beaters), 0.33 cup
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Original Buttery Spray, 5 sprays, 1 serving
  • Directions: Cook eggs in a skillet coated with buttery spray. Once cooked through, place in tortilla and roll up. Serve with grapes and milk.
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Southwestern Grilled Pork Tenderloin RECIPE, 1 serving
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Feta Cheese, 1.5 oz
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 0.5 cup
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Spinach, frozen, 0.5 cup
  • Dinner Rolls, rye, 1 medium
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Saute garbanzo beans until heated, combine with cooked spinach and top with feta cheese.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Ham, extra lean, (5% fat), 4 slice (6-1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
  • Green Beans (snap), 12 beans (4" long)
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Cream of Wheat, regular, cooked with water, without salt, 0.75 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 0.5 cup
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Potatoes, baked, flesh and skin, with salt, 0.5 potato (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Saute raw, cubed potato in oil for a few minutes to brown. Add pureed tomatoes and simmer until potatoes are soft. Add garbanzo beans and heat. Dish up and top with shredded cheese.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Portobello Burgers RECIPE, 2 serving
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Yellow Sweet Corn, Canned, 0.2 cup
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Mayonnaise, regular (mayo), 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Beans, red kidney, 0.6 cup
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Directions: Prepare beans as necessary then marinate with Balsamic Vinegar and chopped onion and chill. Eat as a cold salad.

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain, 6 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Kellogg's Eggo Lowfat Nutri-Grain Waffles, 1 waffle, round (4" dia) (include frozen)
  • Almond Butter, 0.5 tbsp
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Directions: Mix tuna, celery and mayonnaise together. Spread over bread and top with cheese. Broil until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Serve with grapes.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, 0.5 cup
  • Vegan Lentil Burgers, 1 serving
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Bread, italian, 2 slice, medium
  • Smart Balance Buttery Spread, 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Top Lentil burger with tomatoes and spread and enjoy on Italian bread.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Bologna, turkey, 2.5 slices
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices
  • Tea, brewed, 6 fl oz

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 260 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Cereal, 0.6 cup (1 serving)
  • *Flax Seed, 0.66 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Lunch - 455 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Celery, raw, 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Low fat cream cheese, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Grapes, 18 grape, seedless
  • Mixed Vegetables, frozen, 0.1 package (10 oz)
  • Baked Potato, with skin, 0.5 medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia.)
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Directions: Stuff baked potato with tuna and cheese; heat until cheese is melted, and top with sour cream. Serve with buttery vegetables and grapes.