LOW FAT DIET

50 grams FAT, 260 grams CARBOHYDRATE and 100 grams PROTEIN
Approximately 1900 calories

 

TYPE OF FOOD
WHAT YOU MAY EAT
WHAT YOU MAY NOT EAT
Cheese Cheese Low-fat cottage cheese and low-fat ricotta Any others
Meat, Fish and Poultry Only six ounces (cooked weight) daily of lean meat, fish or poultry.  Cook without addition of fat as in
broiling, boiling or roasting. Trim off all visible fat.
Pork sausage, bacon, luncheon
meats, frankfurters
Eggs Only one egg daily for breakfast.  Egg whites as desired. Fried eggs
Vegetables Three or more servings daily, including potato. Include one deep green or yellow vegetable for Vitamin A. Fried vegetables, creamed vegetables, potato chips.
Fruits Two or more servings daily of any fruits tolerated. Include citrus fruit daily. Avocado, bananas, olives
Cereals Any whole-grain or enriched cereal products, macaroni, spaghetti, rice, noodles. **************
Breads Four or more servings of enriched, or whole-grain bread or cereal products daily. White and graham
crackers.
Pancakes, waffles, sweet rolls, donuts, biscuits and other quick breads.
Soups Meat or vegetable broth, soup with fat removed, soups made with non-
fat milk.
Soups made with fat, cream or whole milk.
Fats Limit fat to three teaspoons daily of fortified margarine, oil, butter or mayonnaise. Any additional.
Desserts Jello, fruit ships, sherbet, meringues, water ice, juice bars, angel food cake,
arrowroot wafers. Pudding made with non-fat milk and egg white or allowed
egg.
Pies, ice cream, ice milk, other puddings, cookies and cakes.
Miscellaneous Tea, coffee, soft drinks, fruit juices, beverages made with non-fat milk.
Salt, vinegar, jelly, jam, honey, marshmallows, sugar syrups, hard sugar candy. Spices, herbs and cocoa powder in small amounts.
Fudge caramels, chocolate, nuts, olives, gravy, cream sauce, peanut butter.
MENU PATTERN
BREAKFAST
LUNCH
DINNER
Fruit or juice 3 oz. lean meat, fish, poultry or cheese 3 oz. lean meat, fish, poultry or cheese
1 egg Potato or substitute Potato or substitute
Cereal Vegetable and/or salad Vegetable and/or salad
1 slice bread 1 slice bread 1 slice bread
1 teaspoon margarine 1 teaspoon margarine 1 teaspoon margarine
8 ounces non-fat milk Fruit Desert of fruit
Sugar 8 ounces non-fat milk 8 ounces non-fat milk
Hot beverage if desired    
SNACK    
Crackers    

Juice

   

 

Notes:

  1. Fat can be reduced to 35 grams by omitting the 3 teaspoons of margarine. This would also cut calories by approximately 135.
  2. Calories may be increased when necessary by additional starch servings, skim milk, fruit or juice, Jello and other allowed desserts, jelly or sugar.
  3. Diets are adequate when a variety of foods are used.
  4. Iron in the average hospital menu for this diet is 15.1 milligrams of iron.

 

Revised 8/08
 


 

 

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