Sample menu for the TLC diet for high cholesterol

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).

Breakfast

  • 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

Lunch

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

Snack

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

Dinner

  • 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

Snack

  • 1 sliced peach with 1 cup nonfat milk

Last Updated: July 11, 2008

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