Cholesterol and Cooking: Fats and Oils (2)

Cholesterol and Cooking: Fats and Oils

For low-cholesterol cooking, use the right fats in the right amounts.

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Here are some healthy swaps for low-cholesterol cooking from our nutrition experts:
Instead of:                                            Try:
1 cup sour cream                                   1 cup low-fat Greek-style yogurt
1 Tbsp. butter (for sauteing)                  1 tsp. butter + 1 1/2 tsp. canola or any vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter (in quick bread)              1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
                                                                     -OR 1/4 cup canola oil + 1/4 cup unsweetened                                                                                                                      applesauce
                                                                     -OR 1/2 cup soft spread
                                                                     -OR 1/4 cup canola oil + 1/4 cup mashed banana
                                                                     -OR 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup drained, pureed silken tofu
1/2 cup butter (in brownies)                    1/4 cup oil + 3 Tbsp. pureed dried plums
1/2 cup butter (in cookies)                      1/4 cup oil + 3 Tbsp. applesauce
1 cup light or heavy cream                      1 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1 cup whole milk                                       1 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy beverage                                                                                                                         (like soy or almond milk)
                                                                     -OR 1 cup 1% low-fat milk

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