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5 High-Protein Recipes That Lower Cholesterol, Say Dietitians

Stay full and satisfied with these powerful cholesterol-lowering recipes.
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Contrary to popular belief, lowering your cholesterol is not as simple as cutting out butter and eggs. In fact, new research surprisingly shows that high-cholesterol foods do not have a significant impact on blood levels of cholesterol for many people!

While there are some people who will be affected by cholesterol in their diet, overall lifestyle influences seem to matter the most.

Lifestyle factors that certainly do influence cholesterol levels include increased activity levels, managing stress levels, eating a high-fiber, plant-based diet, and choosing a variety of heart-healthy fats. To be sure, always work with a trusted healthcare professional and get your cholesterol lab work tested at your annual physical.

Choose these high-protein options that may also influence your cholesterol!

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

healthy turkey chili
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

This healthy spin-off on chili from Ambitious Kitchen is sure to impress your tastebuds. Ground turkey and kidney beans are the stars of the show here. Substituting turkey offers a leaner protein source here. Thus, decreasing calories and possibly affecting weight-related cholesterol values.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

peanut butter protein balls
Courtesy of Well Plated by Erin

These little morsels are super easy to meal prep and carry you through the week. This nut-and-seed combo offers a triple threat solution to high cholesterol values. Combining peanut butter, flaxseed, and whole grain oats, you've got a powerful high-fiber combo for lowering cholesterol.

Get the recipe from Well Plated by Erin.

Air Fryer Egg White Frittata

egg white frittata
James Stefiuk

If you have been instructed to limit foods that are high in cholesterol, this egg white frittata will offer a savory egg-based breakfast alternative for you! Combine this low-calorie, high-protein breakfast option with some whole-grain toast, and you have yourself a super balanced meal to begin your day!

Get our recipe for Air Fryer Egg White Frittata.

Chickpea Quinoa Soup

chickpea quinoa soup
Marty Baldwin

This savory soup works well as lunch leftovers for the week that will keep you running on high energy all afternoon! Packed with 9 grams of fiber per serving, this hearty recipe will work overtime to keep cholesterol levels down.

Get our recipe for Chickpea Quinoa Soup.

Snickerdoodle Protein Muffins

snickerdoodle mini muffins
Tone It Up

If you've got an afternoon sweet tooth, but want to prevent the post-snack sugar crash, this one is for you. These high-protein, high fiber muffins are made with almond flour to keep you full longer and provide a heart-healthy fat known to aid in cholesterol management!

Get our recipe for Snickerdoodle Protein Muffins.

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Caroline Thomason, RDN
Caroline is a women's health Registered Dietitian and diabetes educator based in Northern Virginia. Read more about Caroline