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 whole wheat tortilla filled with 1/2 cup black beans sauteed with 1/4 cup salsa, 2 teaspoons minced onion, and chili powder to taste. Serve with 1/4 cup cooked brown rice, 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Mexican-style shredded cheese, and 19 baked tortilla chips (such as Garden of Eatin' Baked Blue Tortilla).
460 calories, 8g fat (2g sat.), 10g fiber