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Low-Cholesterol Channukah Food


Updated November 24, 2010

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Looking for low-cholesterol Channukah food that will wow your guests? Traditional Chanukkah foods may be high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories, but this menu will help you follow your cholesterol-friendly diet and impress your guests at the same time!

1 serving Low-Fat Potato Latkes

Tip: Use low-fat sour cream as a topping. (nutrition information total for the meal does not include sour cream topping)

1 serving Vegetable and Greens Salad (1/ 8th recipe) (Tip: use low fat sour cream)

1 serving Grilled Salmon

1 serving Roasted Green Beans 1/10th recipe

Sugar Cookies (Tip: use Hanukkah design cookie cutters)

Nutrition Information Total: 908 Calories, 367 Calories from Fat , Total Fat 40.8 g (sat 5.9 g), Cholesterol 95.5 mg, Sodium 295 mg, Carbohydrate 84.8 g, Fiber 8.55 g, Protein 52 g

Note: Although low in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fats, this holiday meal is relatively high in calories. Be certain to plan the rest of your day's foods choices accordingly.

One glass of red wine* contributes an additional (5 oz Serving): Calories 127, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g (sat 0.g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0 mg, Carbohydrate 5.5g, Fiber 0g, Protein 0.1g.

*Be certain to ask your doctor if alcohol is permitted on your diet plan and with your current medication regimen. Pregnant or nursing women should completely abstain from alcohol.

Tip: Lower the sodium content of these dishes by using a salt-free sodium substitute.

This information does not replace the advice of your doctor.

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