1500 Calories, Heart Healthy

Here is a sample heart healthy low fat meal plan (1517 calories).

Item Protein Carbs Fats Calories
  12 ounces Coffee-w/caffeine 0.40 1.40 0.00 8.00
  1 cup Milk 8.00 11.00 5.00 120.00
  1 tbps Cream,fluid,half and half 0.44 0.65 1.73 19.55
  1 pack Oatmeal-instant,maple,brn sugar Quaker 4.50 31.60 2.10 152.00
13.34 44.65 8.82 299.55
AM Snack
1 cup

Cottage cheese- 1%fat




  0.5 cup Pineapple-canned, chunks 0.00 18.00 0.00 70.00
28.00 24.00 2.00 234.00
2 each

Bread whole wheat-slice




  1 cubic inch Cheddar cheese 4.26 0.15 4.12 56.36
  0.15 cup Mayo 0.32 8.47 11.77 137.37
  1 ounce Turkey breast/white meat 8.50 0.00 0.20 38.25
  0.25 small Tomato-small 0.25 1.43 0.10 6.50
19.33 34.36 18.19 378.48
PM Snack
8 each

Cracker/Nabisco-Low Saltines




  1 ounce Turkey/white meat 8.50 0.00 0.20 38.25
10.12 16.00 3.40 134.25
5 ounces

Halibut - broiled




  1 cup Rice-white cook steamed 6.00 62.00 0.00 164.00
  2 tbps Thousand island-reduced cal. Kraft 0.00 6.00 2.00 40.00
  0.5 cup Vegetables - mixed, frozen, boiled 2.60 11.90 0.10 54.00
  1 small Salad-sm. Garden w/tomato, onion 1.30 9.50 0.40 49.00
  1 tsp Sugar-white 0.00 4.00 0.00 15.00
  12 fluid ounces Tea-prepared w/tap water 0.00 1.00 0.00 4.00
44.80 82.50 7.40 470.75
  Grand Total: 115.58 201.50 39.82 1517.04


Shopping List for the Week
Food Quantity
Apple - medium with peel 7 each
Banana - medium 8 inch 7 each
Bread whole wheat - slice 14 each
Broccoli 7 spears
Cheerios 10.5 cups
Chicken Breast / White Meat 28 ounces
Coffee- w/caffeine 84 ounces
Cream, fluid, half and half 7 tablespoons
Halibut - broiled 35 ounces
Mayo type, reg., w/salt 1 cup
Milk - 2 % fat 7 cups
Orange - medium 7 each
Sugar - white 14 tea spoons
Rice - white 7 cups
Thousand island - reduced cal. 7 table spoons
Turkey Breast / White Meat 14 ounces
Tea 82 ounces

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