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5 Ways to Prepare Berries: Berries Recipe Ideas for Your Low-Cholesterol Diet

Berries Recipe Ideas for Your Low-Cholesterol Meal Plan


Updated January 24, 2011

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Berries contain heart-healthy phytosterols and are an excellent source of cholesterol-friendly soluble fiber.

At Breakfast : Wake up to a refreshing antioxidant and fiber-rich Berry Smoothie.

At Lunch: Try Spinach Salad With Strawberries for a sweet, refreshing salad.

As a Snack: Of course berries make a fantastic snack on their own. One cup of sliced strawberries provides 3 grams of fiber in a mere 50 calories, while one cup (5.1 oz.) of blueberries packs 3.5 grams of fiber in only 80 calories.

For Dinner: Serve this delicious Strawberry Salsa with seafood, or chicken.

Dessert: These Low-Fat Blueberry Scones feature low-fat dairy and whole wheat flour, making them a more cholesterol-friendly choice than traditional scones.

TIP: Although they are a healthy choice any time of the year, berries taste best when n season.

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