Our Best Low-Cholesterol Recipes
Tasty and heart-healthy, these low-cholesterol main dishes, sides, and desserts are sure to please even the pickiest of palates.
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Beef and Barley Stew
This power-packed beef stew brims with colorful, nutritious veggies (including carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, roma tomatoes, mushrooms, and peas) and comfort-food flavors.
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These healthful fries have no cholesterol and are a lower-fat (and tasty!) alternative to traditional fries.
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Stuffed Pork Loin
Herbs and a few sweets (dried cherries and apricot jam) combine in this delicious pork recipe.
Tip: Plan to roast this tasty, low-cholesterol dish for just under two hours.
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Garlic, lime juice, and cilantro provide mega-flavor to this spicy steak marinade.
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Sweet peppers make a tasty container for this heart-healthy version of Spanish rice. The rice also works as a yummy standalone side dish.
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Healthy Caesar Salad
Traditional Caesar dressing has about 160 calories and 16 grams of fat per serving. Our version keeps the zesty flavor but only has 17 calories, 3 mg of cholesterol, and virtually no fat!
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Bright green peas and yellow squash add color to the creamy Arborio rice in this delicious lemon-scented side dish.
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Whole wheat tortilla bowls and lean ground beef keep this yummy taco salad heart healthy.
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Eggs and Canadian Bacon in Pita Pockets
A delightful mixture of eggs, egg whites, and Canadian-style bacon tucked in pita bread makes a hearty breakfast sandwich, which is low in fat, calories, and cholesterol.
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Mini Cherry Pies
Frozen cherries make it possible to bake this tasty pie any time of year. You'll also find the recipe to make the whole wheat crust.
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Light Colorado Quiche
Fat-free milk and low-fat cheeses transform ordinary quiche into a heart-healthy family pleaser.
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Spaghetti Squash with Chili
Spaghetti squash serves as a low-calorie option to pasta in this delicious chili dish.
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Herbed Seafood Bruschetta
Bruschetta is toasted bread, traditionally rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil. We keep it heart-healthy by topping the slices with a lemony shrimp-and-crabmeat mix.
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Mocha Pudding Cake
Some simple modifications keep this dessert heart-healthy. Applesauce substitutes for the cake's butter, while cocoa powder keeps the pudding slim and trim.
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Heart-Healthy Cheesy Potatoes
Need a nutritious side dish? The reduced-fat soup and cheddar cheese as well as fat-free milk and light sour cream help keep this potato dish's fat in check.
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Baked Penne Florentine
Cashews, spinach, and beans give this pasta dish flavor without overwhelming your taste buds.
Tip: Season the pasta with a bit of hot sauce for extra kick.
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Minestrone is Italian for "big soup," and this one-full of beans, zucchini, onion, carrot, and tomato-is big indeed.
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Serve these heart-healthy mushrooms solo as an appetizer, toss them with cooked peas, or serve them with grilled fish.
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Using whole grain tortillas helps boost the fiber in this fresh-tasting wrap.
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Ground chipotle chile pepper gives this coleslaw a spicy kick. You'll love how light it is on sodium and calories, plus there's less than 2 mgs of cholesterol.
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Curry Dip and Veggies
Nibble guilt-free on these low-cholesterol appetizers. Yogurt, chutney, and curry powder pack a punch in this heart-healthy dip.
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Artichoke-Feta Tortilla Wraps
Three cheeses, roasted peppers, and artichokes mingle in these tortilla-wrapped treats. They're perfect appetizers for parties and casual get-togethers.
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Easy Blueberry Tarts
A little cayenne pepper gives these tarts a pleasant hint of spice and distinct Mexican flair. The dessert has no cholesterol.
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Grilled Lemon Chicken
This zesty chicken is super-flavorful -- and low in fat and cholesterol.
Tip: Instead of using oil to keep chicken moist while cooking, use an oil-free marinade or spritz the food with broth, water, or juice.
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