10 Gut-Healthy Dinners to Help Lower Cholesterol

Fiber is a nutrient with many uses. In addition to promoting healthy gut flora, it can also lessen the amount of cholesterol that your body absorbs. Thus, you're benefiting your digestive system and cholesterol levels when you eat these tasty dinners that are low in saturated fats and packed with at least 6 grams of fiber per serving. 

One-Pot White Bean, Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo with Lemon & Feta

White beans, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes come together in this colorful one-pot pasta dish that is simple to clean up after. An additional layer of flavor is added by toasting the orzo before adding the broth. 

One-Skillet Salmon with Fennel & Sun-Dried Tomato Couscou

This healthy one-pan dinner recipe uses lemon and sun-dried tomato pesto to season the couscous as well as the salmon. Serve the salmon with extra lemon wedges and a dollop of plain yogurt, if desired.

Chickpea Pasta with Mushrooms & Kale

Not only does it taste great, but packing your pasta with veggies like the kale and mushrooms here also adds a satisfying element to the meal.

Red Lentil Soup with Saffron

Turmeric, cumin, and saffron are common Persian culinary spices used in this filling red lentil soup. Savor it with steaming rice or a warm baguette.

Salmon Rice Bowl

This salmon rice bowl, which was inspired by the popular TikTok trend, is a delicious option for lunch or dinner. You can have a tasty dinner in just 25 minutes with ingredients that are good for you, like salmon, vegetables, and instant brown rice.

One-Pot Pasta With Spinach & Tomatoe

What's not to love about this one-pot pasta dinner? It's fresh, easy, and nutritious. Cooking the pasta directly in the sauce adds flavor to the noodles and reduces cleanup time. 

Tuna Poke

The word poke, which is Hawaiian for "to chop" or "to cut," describes a classic Hawaiian salad consisting of diced raw fish in a straightforward soy-based sauce with flavorful additions like chopped scallion greens and toasted sesame seeds.

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

This hearty sweet potato and black bean chili has a delightful balance of sweet and spicy flavors. Try substituting chipotle and ancho chile powder for regular chili powder, or for a different take, use reduced-sodium taco or fajita seasoning.

Baharat Spiced Eggplant

Arabic for "spices" is "baharat," and this Middle Eastern spice is full of them. The precise components differ depending on the area and even within families, but the warm, fragrant mixture consistently begins with an abundance of freshly ground black pepper and incorporates paprika, cumin, coriander, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and frequently cardamom.

Chile-Garlic Salmon Bento Box with Avocado

Stocking your freezer with salmon ensures that you never run out of dinner options. Plus, you can prepare it straight from the freezer, just like we do.

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