Sample Low Cholesterol 1800-Calorie Meal Plan

One Day of Delicious, Low-Cholesterol Meals

Yogurt with granola and blueberries
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Watching your calories, as well as your fat and cholesterol intake, is part of managing your cholesterol through diet. This 1800-calorie meal plan can help make doing this easy.

You can also always consult your physician and/or a dietitian for guidance.



Beverage: 1 cup (8oz) decaffeinated coffee with 2 oz skim milk

1 serving Low-fat Granola Parfait


Beverage: 1 cup (8oz lemon or orange flavored seltzer)

2 servings Spring Vegetable Soup

1 serving Tuna and Spinach Salad

1 whole wheat dinner roll (1oz, 2'' square)

2 tsp stenol/phytosterol or light olive oil-based spread

1 medium apple


2 tbsp hummus

1 cup celery sticks, raw


Beverage: 1 cup (8oz) decaffeinated flavored iced tea

1 serving Zesty Rice and Bean Salad

1 serving Low-fat Chicken Enchiladas


1 serving Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Optional beverage: 1 glass of red wine*

Nutrition Information Total for the Day

Calories 1800, Calories from Fat 248, Total Fat 31.2g, Cholesterol 102 mg, Sodium 2,015 mg, Carbohydrate 289 g, Fiber 32.5 g, Protein 89.8 g

One glass of red wine (5 oz serving) contributes an additional: Calories 127, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g (sat 0.g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0 mg, Carbohydrate 5.5g, Fiber 0g, Protein 0.1g.

*Be certain to ask your doctor if alcohol is permitted on your diet plan and with your current medication regimen. Pregnant or nursing women should completely abstain from alcohol.

This information does not replace the advice of your doctor.

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