These dinners can help lower cholesterol in three ways: They keep a cap on unhealthy fats that can raise total and "bad" LDL cholesterol but shrink your "good" HDL. They deliver fiber that can cleanse your body of cholesterol. And they're chock-full of superstar foods that are powerful cholesterol fighters.
By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
1 cup whole wheat spaghetti, and meatballs: Mix 3 ounces extra-lean ground turkey with 2 tablespoons rolled oats, 1 tablespoon egg substitute, and 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic. Bake at 350 degrees F. until brown. Top with 1/2 cup low-sodium pasta sauce and 1 tablespoon Parmesan and serve with 1 cup mixed greens tossed with 1 tablespoon low-fat balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
485 calories, 10g fat (2.5g sat.), 11g fiber