P: (337) 232-6697

Low Fat Diet

Beverages

Allowed

Skim or 1% milk, carbonated beverages (1 c/day), punch, Kool-Aid, Gatorade, cocoa (with skim or 1% milk), coffee and tea (as tolerated)

Decaf beverages recommended

Avoid

Whole or 2% milk, buttermilk, cream, half & half, most non-dairy creamers


Breads & Grains

Allowed

White or wheat bread & rolls, cooked or dry refined cereals, rice, spaghetti, pasta, noodles, plain crackers, unbuttered pop-corn, bagels, English muffins

Whole grains recommended

Avoid

Biscuits, pancakes, fritters, waffles, egg or cheese breads, sweet rolls, French fries, au gratin or scalloped potatoes, pasta or rice in high fat, gravies and sauces, buttered popcorn


Fruit/Juices

Allowed

Fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruit juices

Avoid

Any prepared with coconut or foods not recommended


Vegetables

Allowed

Fresh, frozen, or canned veggies, *Gas forming veggies as tolerated (corn, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, cucumber, etc)

Avoid

Any prepared with butter, cream, high fat sauces or gravies, salad dressings


Meat

Allowed

Baked, boiled, broiled, roasted lean meats: skinless chicken, & turkey, Cornish hen, wild duck, fish, shellfish, pork tenderloin, lean ham, veal, venison, round and sirloin steaks, roast, filet mignon, ground round or sirloin, 95% fat free lunch meats

Avoid

All fried meats or any cooked in a fatty roux/cream sauce, sausage, boudin, regular cold cuts, hot dogs, the skin on poultry, ground beef & chuck, prime rib, porterhouse, T-bone, rib eye, or chuck steaks, roast, liver, spare ribs, veal cutlet, bacon, breakfast sausage


Allowed

Egg whites or substitutes, limit yolk/day.

Avoid

Fried eggs


Allowed

Dried, fresh, frozen or canned beans and peas as tolerated

Avoid

Beans with grease, lard, bacon or meat fat


Dairy

Allowed

1% or nonfat cottage cheese, low fat or nonfat cheese (2-5 g fat/ounce)

Avoid

2-4% fat cottage cheese, cream cheese, most cheese foods and spreads


Soups

Allowed

Clear broth based soups, chicken or turkey noodle, chicken with rice, gumbo with dry roux and lean meats, (i.e. tasso instead of sausage, shrimp, skinless chicken, etc.)

Avoid

cream soups, gumbo, bisque


Fats/Oils

Allowed

Low fat or fat free: margarine, mayo, salad dressings, sour cream (1tbl = 1 serving of these low fat items), use pump spray margarine

Avoid

Fried foods, gravies, regular salad dressing, mayo, cream, lard, sour cream, cooking oils


Sweets/Desserts

Allowed

Sugar, syrup, honey, jelly, seedless jam, molasses, non-nutritive sweeteners, hard candies, low fat yogurt, plain cakes (angel food, sponge), plain cookies (animal or vanilla wafers), popsicles, sherbet, Jell-O

Avoid

Most cakes, cookies, candy, ice cream, chocolate bars, doughnuts


Miscellaneous

Allowed

Butter-flavored granule, nonstick cooking sprays, herbs and spices


Sample Menu

Breakfast: ½ c apple juice, ½ c grits/1 tsp margarine, 1 poached egg, 1 slice what toast, 1 c skim milk

Lunch: 3 oz. roast beef, 6 in whole wheat sub, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, 1 apple, 1 c lite yogurt, 1 c iced tea

Dinner: 3 oz. baked chicken, 2/3 c rice pilaf, 1 c green beans, ½ c canned peaches, 1 c skim milk

Nutrition counseling is available with a registered dietitian in the office.

Please call (337) 232-6697 for information or to schedule an appointment.

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