Cholesterol-friendly desserts

50 Delicious Low Cholesterol Recipes That Your Kids Will Enjoy Too

Sticking to a low cholesterol diet can be really hard if everyone else in your family is still eating ‘normally’. So if you can find cholesterol-friendly meals that the rest of your family will also enjoy, then it’ll make things a lot easier.

My kids eat the same cholesterol-friendly meals as I do, but I make small adjustments to their portions just before serving. For example:-

  • Add a dollop of full fat greek yoghurt to their breakfast.
  • Add grated cheese to their pasta dishes.
  • Add cheese slices to their burgers.
  • Add soured cream to their fajitas/tacos.
  • Add a dollop of soft cheese to their curries and risottos.

There’s no need to spend ages preparing cholesterol-friendly meals for your family every day though, as there are some really quick and simple options that your kids will enjoy. For example:-

  • A bowl of shredded wheat with banana slices.
  • Baked beans on toast, or on a jacket potato.
  • A ‘no added sugar’ peanut or almond butter sandwich
  • Wholemeal pitta bread slices with a houmous dip.
  • Oatcakes with peanut butter and mashed banana.

If you do have a bit more time then try some of these delicious child-friendly low cholesterol recipes:-





* Use extra lean beef mince – see note below

Side Dishes:-


Note about beef mince

Beef is often avoided by those with high cholesterol because it’s high in fat. But cooking with extra lean beef mince is a great way to continue eating beef as part of a low cholesterol diet. As it contains 2.4g of saturated fat per 100g (which is higher than the recommended 1.5g) I limit it to once or twice a week and make sure I keep an eye on how much saturated fat I eat for the rest of the day.

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