low cholestoral Banana mug cake
September 23, 2016 | by Tracey Graber RD, CDCES

Eating a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet doesn’t mean raw veggies, fruit or bland flavors. Try these tasty, lighter alternatives for a spin on traditional splurge recipes.


A lower-fat version of a favorite football game-watching snack that incorporates avocado and low sodium seasoning. Optional: use low-fat cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella.

Fettuccini Alfredo

Skinny up buttery versions with this Fettuccini Alfredo recipe using low-fat milk and olive oil. Sub whole-wheat fettuccini for added whole grains.

French Fries

Skip deep frying and try an easier prep, lower-fat version of French fries. Serve them up as an easy side for a weekday meal.

Banana Mug Cake

This banana mug cake can be made in advance, making a healthy grab-and-go breakfast alternative to oatmeal.

Chocolate Cake

Using egg whites and yogurt sets up a healthier base for this decadent dessert. You won’t feel bad about licking the spoon.