Cholesterol-friendly snacks

10 Delicious Cholesterol-Friendly Snacks

All of these snacks contain at least one of these cholesterol-reducing foods: oats, almonds, peanuts, bananas, avocado, chickpeas, apples and flaxseeds. They’re also really tasty and nourishing, so should keep you full and satisfied until dinner time!

1. Toasted Pitta Bread with Guacamole

Wholemeal pitta bread contains dietary fibre, which can help to lower cholesterol, and the avocados in the guacamole are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, which can increase ‘good’ cholesterol as well. I’ve recently discovered ‘The Food Doctor Multi Seed & Cereal Pittas’, which are great for reducing cholesterol as the seeds are full of healthy fats and fibre.

2. Chocolate & Raisin Oaties

Oats are one of the top cholesterol-lowering foods, so I try to eat them every day. Combining them with dark chocolate and raisins makes a great healthy cholesterol-friendly snack. Raisins contain dietary fibre, which increases the cholesterol-reducing effects even more.

Cholesterol Friendly Recipes

Here’s the recipe from my blog.

3. Banana & Almond Milkshake

Bananas are a great base for a milkshake as they contain dietary fibre, which can help to lower cholesterol. Combining bananas with heart-healthy almond milk makes this milkshake super healthy and nutritious.

Here’s the recipe by Sue Huhn.

4. Turkey, Hummus & Cucumber Rollups

These look great and are really healthy. The protein in the turkey will keep you fuller for longer, and hummus is the perfect cholesterol-friendly spread.

Here’s the recipe from carbswitch.com.

5. Rice Cakes with Avocado & Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon and avocado are both full of healthy fats, which can help to increase good cholesterol. They taste best with lemon squeezed on top, and pepper. Rice cakes with added seeds are the best choice as the seeds will increase the cholesterol-lowering benefits.

6. Salted-Chocolate Nutty Oatcakes

These oatcakes make a great cholesterol-friendly snack as they’re full of cholesterol-reducing nuts and oats. Chocolate is fine to eat in moderation if you’re trying to lower your cholesterol, as long as it’s at least 70% cocoa. These chocolate oatcakes are a bit moreish, so try not to overdo it!

Cholesterol Friendly Desserts

Here’s the recipe from my blog.

7. Banana & Oat Cookies

I had no idea you could make cookies with just two ingredients, but this recipe does just that. Bananas and oats contain dietary fibre, which helps to reduce cholesterol naturally. You can add nuts, seeds and raisins too, which are also great for reducing cholesterol. Make sure you use ripe bananas, so that they’re easier to mush.

Here’s the recipe from ‘Hurry The Food Up’.

8. No-Bake Almond Oat Bars

These tasty chewy snack bars are easy to make, and a million times better than any shop-bought bar I’ve ever tried. All of the main ingredients help to lower cholesterol, and the dates make them so sweet that you only need a small amount of maple syrup.

Here’s the recipe from ‘Running on Real Food’

9. Apple, Mango & Almond Smoothie

This smoothie contains apples, oats, flaxseeds and almonds, four of the top cholesterol-lowering foods. It will leave you full of energy, and feeling great.

Cholesterol-friendly recipes

Here’s the recipe from my blog.

10. Peanut Butter Apple ‘Sandwiches’

Eating more apples is a great way to reduce cholesterol naturally, and these ‘sandwiches’ are the perfect way to do that. Peanut butter contains heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which help to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol

Here’s the recipe from ‘The Kitchn’.

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