Sample 1-Day Menu

If you are trying to lower your cholesterol, here is a sample 1-day menu:

Breakfast

  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ¾ cup oatmeal with 1 small banana and 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup brewed coffee

Lunch

  • Turkey and cheese sandwich: 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 2 ounces of lean deli turkey breast, 1 ounce low-fat Swiss cheese, mustard, 1 medium sliced tomato, shredded lettuce
  • 1 pear
  • 1 cup skim milk

Evening Meal

  • 3 ounces of broiled fish
  • 1 cup brown rice with 1 teaspoon of soft margarine
  • 1 medium stalk broccoli and 1 medium carrot
  • Tossed salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, chickpeas, and olive oil and vinegar dressing
  • 1 small whole grain roll with 1 teaspoon soft margarine
  • 1 cup tea
  • ½ cup nonfat frozen yogurt with fruit

Snacks

  • 1 ounce trail mix made with nuts, seeds, raisins, and other dried fruits
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup skim milk