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Some Substitutes to Save Family Recipes

These substitutes keep the comfort in comfort food, not the cholesterol

Switching to a diet low in fat and cholesterol does not mean you'll have to pitch your favorite family recipes. Many recipes can be adapted by replacing fat and cholesterol-laden ingredients with healthier ones, says Helen Roe, a registered dietician and director of nutrition at Ornish's Preventive Medicine Research Institute. But keep in mind that a recipe makeover may require some experimentation, because switching ingredients can change the dish's character. Here are Roe's tips for reducing fat and cholesterol:

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