Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Breakfast Recipes

If you're watching your cholesterol levels, having a few, low-fat breakfast recipes on hand is a good idea. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day - especially if you are following a cholesterol-lowering diet. Although many staple breakfast foods can be healthy, there are some foods that can add calories and fat to your breakfast. These recipes from our Low-Fat Cooking site will show you how to enjoy your favorite breakfast foods when you are watching your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Delicious, Low-Fat Smoothies

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Smoothies are a great way to add fruit -- as well as veggies, fiber and other nutrients -- to your lipid-lowering diet. You can consume these delicious drinks alone or use them to complement your breakfast. Either way, you can be assured of a nutritious treat that can help keep your lipid levels in check. To lessen the amount of calories in this type of breakfast, you should limit the amount of sugar and whole milk you add to your smoothie.

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Breakfast Muffins

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Muffins are great for those of you who just want a simple, grab-and-go breakfast. When looking for muffins to consume on a low-fat diet, make sure you pick muffins that are high in fiber and low in fat. With these delicious muffin recipes, breakfast just got a little easier:

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Cholesterol-Friendly Pancakes

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Pancakes are also a delicious breakfast treat, but some of the ingredients added to the pancakes could be a recipe for raising your lipid levels. Adding high-fiber ingredients to your pancakes, such as oatmeal, whole wheat, and fruit, are healthier alternatives that can help keep your cholesterol and triglycerides in check. However, butter, cream, and sugary syrups could increase your calorie intake, so it is best to use these products sparingly. These recipes will help you get started:

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Low-Fat Egg Recipes

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If you’re an egg lover trying to watch your cholesterol levels, a breakfast without eggs may seem like an empty one. However, if you are healthy, current recommendations state that one whole egg a day will not adversely affect your heart health. Eggs may be high in cholesterol, but they are also high in protein and other healthy nutrients. When watching your lipids, you should make sure that you limit the amount of whole fat dairy products or butter that you add to them. If you’re wanting to lower your calorie intake further, you can just use egg whites or an egg substitute instead of whole eggs.

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