Cholesterol Diet Plan – Sample of One Day Menu

{SCA} Here is a sample one-day menu for the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet.

The menu contains approximately 2,200 calories, with 25% of calories from total fat (5% from saturated fat, 13% from monounsaturated fat, and 7% from polyunsaturated fat).


  • ½ cup oatmeal with 1 cup nonfat milk, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, and 1 sliced banana
  • Caffè lattè made with 1 cup nonfat milk


  • Sandwich made from 2 slices whole-wheat bread, 2 ounces lean turkey, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato
  • Carrot sticks and fruit


  • 1 cup low-fat or nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup mixed raisins and peanuts


  • 3 ounces baked or broiled salmon
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (used in cooking)
  • Salad made with 1½ cups romaine lettuce, ½ cup tomatoes, ¼ cucumber, 1 tablespoon vinegar and oil dressing
  • 1 slice Italian bread with 1 teaspoon soft margarine


  • 1 sliced peach with 1 cup nonfat milk

Many people think they cannot have meat, especially red meat, in their diets if they are trying to lower their cholesterol. However, as long as the amount of saturated fat in your diet is kept below 7%, you can include up to 5 ounces per day of any meat, poultry, or fish in a cholesterol-lowering diet.

For more information, see the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet.