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LOW FAT DIET - BREAD AND CEREAL

Foods from this group are low in fat and cholesterol. Whole grain breads and cereals (Oat bran, wheat bran) increase the fibre content of your diet and provide a good source of energy.

FOOD ALLOWED
AMOUNT FOR
1 SERVING 
FOODS TO AVOID
BREAD:
    1 slice
                     Egg bread
Whole wheat            1 slice                      Cheese rolls 
Cracked wheat bran            1 slice                      Croissants
Enriched            1 slice                      Soft rolls
Rye or pumpernickel            1 slice                       Brown and serve rolls
Italian or other crusty-style breads or small rolls
1 slice 
or 1 roll
                     Premix crumb coating
English muffins              1/2                      All others
Hamburger or hot-dog buns              1/2 .
Pita bread or bagels              1/2 .
Plain or low-fat crackers (e.g. melba toast, soda crackers, stoned wheat thins)
4 small or 2 large
.
Cooked cereals
1/2 cup(125ml)
Granola-type and  pre-sweetened cereals
Dry flake cereals
1 cup(250 ml)
.
Homemade low-fat baked goods made with allowed foods such as skim milk, acceptable margarines and/or oils, egg whites or egg substitutes (e.g.1 serving = 1 bread + 1 fat) . Commercial biscuits, muffins,doughnuts, 
sweet rolls (e.g. hot cross buns, danish and sticky buns)
Fruit Bread (banana)
1slice 
(1/16 of a loaf)
.
Muffin       1 small .
Pancake  1(4"diameter) .
Tea Biscuit        1 small .
Cookies (plain)          2 Cream filled
Baked goods and desserts have not been eliminated from your diet as long as the ingredients used are allowed foods and you control your daily intake. Use moderation. Use low-fat recommended cookbooks . .
Potatoes 1/2 cup(125ml) Potatoes with cheese, french fries
Pasta 1/2 cup(125ml) Egg noodles, chow mein noodles
Rice 1/2 cup(125ml) .
Green peas, baked beans, corn 1/2 cup(125ml) .
Corn on the cob      1 small .
Popcorn (air popped and served with no fat ) 3 cups(750 ml) Deep fried snack food (e.g. chips)
Soups made with water or skim milk   1 cup(250 ml) Condensed cream styled soups made with whole milk or cream. Chunky soups.

NOTE:
Avoid baked goods, crackers, and cookies that are high in fat, sugar, and salt. (Many commercially baked goods are high in fat).

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