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Cholesterol lowering diet

Eliminate bad fats and get on track

What is the Cholesterol lowering diet?

The tasty way to lower your cholesterol is by eliminating bad fats and enjoying the good fats found in delicious foods like olives, nuts, pulses, fruit and vegetables. You may see a reduction in your LDL (bad cholesterol) and an increase in your HDL (good cholesterol).

Is the Cholesterol lowering diet for you?

If you or anyone in your family has a history of high cholesterol the Cholesterol lowering diet is perfect for you.

How will the Cholesterol lowering diet work for you?

  • 1Reduce your risk of heart disease
  • 2Lower your cholesterol
  • 3Add low fat flavour to traditional meals
  • 4Help you to lose weight

A taster of what your Cholesterol lowering diet could look like

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
If you are busy
Granola with yoghurt, fruit and toast
Granola with yoghurt, fruit and toast
  • 38g of cluster cereal (granola) mixed with 2 tsp of honey and 200ml of low fat yoghurt
  • 1 slice of wholegrain toast spread with 1 tsp of reduced fat olive spread
  • 1 apple
  • Cals
    440
  • Protein
    18g
  • Carbs
    80g
  • Fat
    7g
Tesco Light Choices chicken salad sandwich
Tesco Light Choices chicken salad sandwich
  • 1 Tesco Light Choices chicken salad sandwich
  • 20g of mixed nuts
  • 80g grapes
  • Cals
    450
  • Protein
    35g
  • Carbs
    46g
  • Fat
    15g
Quick beef and bean enchiladas
Quick beef and bean enchiladas
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan and cook 75g of lean minced beef over a medium heat until browned
  • Drain off excess fat and stir in 1 small tin of chopped tomatoes, 3 tbsp of salsa and a pinch chilli, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Spread 1 flour tortilla with 150g of re-fried beans, then spoon the beef down the centre of the tortilla
  • Roll up and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat in the microwave
  • Cals
    460
  • Protein
    32g
  • Carbs
    57g
  • Fat
    11g
Crackers with peanut butter and milk
Crackers with peanut butter and milk
  • 1 wholegrain cracker or crispbread spread with 1 tsp of peanut butter
  • 125ml glass of semi-skimmed milk
  • Cals
    155
  • Protein
    7g
  • Carbs
    13g
  • Fat
    8g
If you love to cook
Banana kiwi smoothie with cereal and milk
Banana kiwi smoothie with cereal and milk
  • Blend ½ kiwi fruit with 100ml of semi-skimmed milk, 125ml of yoghurt and 1 banana until smooth and frothy.
  • Serve with 40g of wholegrain breakfast cereal and 150ml of milk
  • Cals
    435
  • Protein
    19g
  • Carbs
    75g
  • Fat
    8g
Chicken avocado wrap with mustard mayonnaise
Chicken avocado wrap with mustard mayonnaise
  • Mix 125g of chopped, cooked chicken fillet with 2 tsp of mustard and 1½ tbsp of reduced fat mayonnaise.
  • Place chicken filling into 1 large flour tortilla wrap and top with 25g of chopped avocado, 1 chopped tomato and mixed salad leaves
  • Roll and serve
  • Cals
    440
  • Protein
    36g
  • Carbs
    32g
  • Fat
    20g
Fruity beef curry with rice
Fruity beef curry with rice
  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 1/2 onion
  • 75g of lean minced beef
  • 1 tsp of curry powder
  • 1/4 apple
  • 25g of sultanas
  • 1 small tin of chopped tomatoes (227g)
  • 1 tbsp of low fat yoghurt
  • 1/3 tsp of olive oil
  • 38g of brown rice, uncooked weight
  • Cals
    430
  • Protein
    26g
  • Carbs
    62g
  • Fat
    10g
Popcorn and orange juice
Popcorn and orange juice
  • 25g of lightly salted popcorn
  • 125ml glass of orange juice
  • 50g of strawberries
  • Cals
    155
  • Protein
    4g
  • Carbs
    34g
  • Fat
    1g
If you prefer a bit of both
Wholegrain cereal with milk and toast
Wholegrain cereal with milk and toast
  • 45g of wholegrain breakfast cereal with 150ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 slice of wholegrain toast spread with 1 tsp of reduced fat spread topped with 1 chopped banana
  • Cals
    425
  • Protein
    15g
  • Carbs
    80g
  • Fat
    8g
Tomato, spring onion and cheese pitta
Tomato, spring onion and cheese pitta
  • Combine 50g of low fat grated cheddar cheese, 1 diced tomato and 1 sliced spring onion
  • Toast 1 pitta bread and fill with cheese mix and mixed salad leaves
  • 125 ml pot of low fat yoghurt
  • Cals
    420
  • Protein
    31g
  • Carbs
    55g
  • Fat
    10g
Grilled fish with herbs and potatoes
Grilled fish with herbs and potatoes
  • 1 serving of Grilled fish with herbs (see recipe)
  • 5 small new potatoes
  • ½ tin of ratatouille
  • 1 orange

  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 125g of cod or other white fish
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Cals
    425
  • Protein
    30g
  • Carbs
    56g
  • Fat
    10g
Hummus with vegetable dippers
Hummus with vegetable dippers
  • 2 tbsp of reduced fat hummus served with 6 mini carrot sticks and 2 stalks of celery
  • Cals
    145
  • Protein
    6g
  • Carbs
    14g
  • Fat
    7g

How to make the Cholesterol lowering diet even more perfect for you

Medical & dietary requirements

You can customise your Cholesterol lowering diet using any of the options below.

  • Low Sugar
  • Low Salt
  • Dairy Free
  • Meat Free
  • Low Gi
  • Heart Disease
  • Fibre Plus
  • Underactive Thyroid
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes

Food Exclusions

Make your diet work for you by embracing the foods you love and removing the foods you don't like.

  • Milk
  • Soya
  • Pork
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Fish
  • Many other exclusion options...
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