1800 Calorie Low Cholesterol Meal Plan


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Day 1

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Silk, Plain Soymilk, Original 1 cup, 1 serving
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Total Cereal, 0.75 cup (1 serving)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Tilapia (3.5 oz or 99.2g), 6 oz
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Garlic-Spiked Broccoli and Mushrooms with Rosemary RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Couscous, 1 oz, dry, yields
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz
  • Directions: Drizzle tilapia with oil and lemon juice, then broil until flaky. Serve with pineapple and cottage cheese, garlic-spiked broccoli and mushrooms, and couscous.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 1 oz
  • Beans, navy, 0.5 cup
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Wild Rice, 0.6 cup
  • Canola Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Directions: Saute chopped onions and peppers with fresh garlic in oil, add 2.5 cups water, rice and beans and season with oregano, cumin, ground cloves, and cayenne pepper to taste and simmer for about 1 hour. Top with Mozzarella Cheese and serve.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Yellow Sweet Corn, Canned, 0.2 cup
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Prepare beans as indicated, heat, mix, enjoy!

Day 2

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Cashew Butter, 1.5 tbsp
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Decaffeinated Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Toast bread and top with nut butter and raisins. Serve with yogurt and coffee.
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • American Cheese, 1 slice (1 oz)
  • Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, 0.75 can
  • Tangerines, 2 small (2-1/4" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Potatoes, baked, flesh and skin, with salt, 0.5 potato (2-1/3" x 4-3/4")
  • Kraft Light Done Right Italian Salad Dressing, 2 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Stuff tuna and cheese into baked potato and heat until melted. Top with salsa. Toss lettuce with dressing. Eat with tangerines.
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Applesauce, unsweetened, 0.75 cup
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • 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 3

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Silk, Plain Soymilk, Original 1 cup, 1 serving
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Total Cereal, 0.75 cup (1 serving)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla, medium (approx 6" dia)
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Directions: Spread hummus on tortilla, top with peppers, roll and enjoy!
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Sweet peppers (bell), 0.5 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Brown Rice, long grain, 0.5 cup
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Heat beans and rice, top with peppers, onions, salsa and sour cream. Serve with a banana and milk.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Beans, black, 0.6 cup
  • Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt, 0.5 small
  • Salsa, 0.13 cup
  • Directions: Top sweet potato with beans and salsa.

Day 4

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Bacon, pork, microwaved, 4 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb)
  • Raisins, 0.5 small box (1.5 oz)
  • Instant, Quick, and Regular Oats Cereal, cooked with water, 0.75 cup, cooked
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 1 oz
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 1.5 tbsp
  • Blueberries, fresh, 0.75 cup
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Kraft Light Done Right Ranch Salad Dressing, 1 tbsp
  • Peanut Butter, smooth style, with salt, 0.5 tbsp
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Directions: Spread peanut butter on both slices of bread, then top with berries (instead of jelly). Dip carrots in ranch, and serve with iced herbal tea and a string cheese.
  • 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
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium

Day 5

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Cream of Wheat, regular, cooked with water, without salt, 0.75 cup
  • Directions: Prepare cereal with milk instead of water
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
  • Walnuts, 0.75 oz
  • Strawberries, fresh, 12 large (1-3/8" dia)
  • Romaine Lettuce (salad), 2 cup, shredded
  • Whole-Wheat Crackers, 0.75 oz
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tbsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Almonds, 0.25 cup, sliced
  • Pineapple, fresh, 1.5 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)
  • Garlic-Spiked Broccoli and Mushrooms with Rosemary RECIPE, 0.5 serving
  • Couscous, 1 oz, dry, yields
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Cucumber (with peel), 1 cup slices

Day 6

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Swiss Cheese, 1 oz
  • Morningstar Farms Breakfast Patties (original sausage), 2 patty
  • Apple juice, unsweetened, 4 fl oz
  • Bagels, plain, 0.5 bagel (3-1/2" dia)
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 2 oz
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Banana, fresh, 0.5 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Bread, whole wheat (including toast) prepared from recipe, 1 slice, thin (3-3/4" x 5" x 3/8")
  • Sour Cream, reduced fat, 2 tbsp
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, 0.75 cup (not packed)
  • Turkey, Ground turkey, 93% lean, 3 oz
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes, 4 slice, medium (1/4" thick)
  • Onions, raw, 4 slice, medium (1/8" thick)
  • Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat, 2 slice
  • Hellmann's , Light Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp, 1 serving
  • Herbal Tea, 1 cup (8 fl oz)
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Turkey breast, sliced, oven roasted, luncheon meat, 4 ounce(s)
  • Asparagus, fresh, 5 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
  • Directions: Wrap asparagus spear in thinly sliced turkey.

Day 7

  • Breakfast - 395 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Yogurt, fruit, 1 container (5 oz)
  • Peaches, fresh, 1 large (2-3/4" dia) (approx 2-1/2 per lb)
  • Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins, 1 serving
  • Directions: Place milk, yogurt, and frozen peaches in a blender and mix until smooth.
  • Lunch - 595 calories
  • Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
  • Butternut Squash Risotto with Greens, 1 serving
  • Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Dinner - 650 calories
  • Cottage Cheese, 1% Milkfat, 0.5 cup (not packed)
  • Tilapia (3.5 oz or 99.2g), 6 oz
  • Apples, fresh with skin, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) (approx 4 per lb)
  • Broccoli, fresh, 2 spear (about 5" long)
  • Baby Carrots, raw, 5 medium
  • Dinner Rolls, wheat, 1 roll (1 oz)
  • Olive Oil, 1 1tsp
  • Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
  • Mrs. Dash (R) Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend, 0.25 tsp
  • Directions: Rub tilapia with olive oil and lemon pepper. Bake at 375F for roughly 20 minutes, until it flakes easily with a fork. Serve with broccoli and carrots steamed in microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Snack - 160 calories
  • Hummus, 0.3 cup
  • Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup
  • Decaffeinated Coffee, 1 cup (8 fl oz)