These healthy lunches can help lower cholesterol in three ways: They keep a cap on unhealthy fats that can raise total and "bad" LDL cholesterol but shrink "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 English muffin spread with 2 tablespoons pesto sauce and topped with 2 ounces precooked chicken breast and 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mozzarella. Heat in toaster oven or under broiler until melted. Eat with 1 cup red or green grapes.
490 calories, 19g fat (4g sat.), 7g fiber