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7 Cholesterol-Lowering Breakfasts

  • Andrew McCaul

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Oatmeal

    1/2 cup rolled or quick oats made with 1 cup fat-free milk topped with 1 tablespoon creamy natural peanut butter and 2 teaspoons mini semisweet chocolate chips.

    365 calories, 13g fat (3g sat.), 5g fiber

  • Andrew McCaul

    Southwestern Egg Scramble

    1 whole-grain tortilla stuffed with 1/2 cup egg substitute scrambled with 1/4 cup each diced mushrooms and red pepper, sprinkled with 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cheddar. Eat with 1 cup fresh blueberries.

    336 calories, 7g fat (2g sat.), 6g fiber

  • Andrew McCaul

    Cinnamon-Sugar Toast

    2 slices whole wheat bread spread with 1 tablespoon sterol-containing margarine (such as Promise Activ Light Spread), 1 teaspoon sugar, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Serve with 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt mixed with 1/2 cup frozen red raspberries.

    356 calories, 9g fat (1.5g sat.), 6g fiber

  • Andrew McCaul

    Apple-Nut Pancakes

    Two 4-inch whole wheat pancakes (prepared with mix such as Quaker Oatmeal Pancake Mix) made with 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts and 1/2 apple, grated, and topped with 1 tablespoon reduced-calorie maple syrup.

    340 calories, 7g fat (0g sat.), 7g fiber

  • Andrew McCaul

    DIY Raisin Bran

    1 cup bran flakes cereal (such as Kellogg's All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes) topped with 1/2 cup fat-free milk and 2 tablespoons each raisins and slivered almonds.

    306 calories, 7g fat (5g sat.), 9g fiber

  • Andrew McCaul

    McDonald's Fruit & Walnut Salad

    Order with a medium Iced Non-Fat Latte and have with one reduced-fat string cheese from home.

    310 calories, 10.5g fat (3.5g sat.), 2g fiber

  • Andrew McCaul

    Odwalla Super Protein Bar

    Pair this filling bar with a small nonfat Starbuck's Chai Tea Latte.

    360 calories, 4.5g fat (1g sat.), 4g fiber

    Originally published in the May issue of Family Circle magazine.

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