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
3 ounces cod or tilapia, cut into strips, rolled in 1 tablespoon each yellow cornmeal and seasoned bread crumbs, then baked. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon malt vinegar, if desired. Enjoy with 1 medium Idaho potato with skin: Cut into thin strips, toss in 2 teaspoons olive oil, place on baking sheet and roast. Two more sides: 1 cup steamed broccoli florets tossed in 2 teaspoons sterol-containing margarine and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.
483 calories, 14g fat (2.5g sat.), 6g fiber