Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A and chickpeas provide a high level of iron and fiber.
Chock-full of nuts and seeds, this delicious granola from Chopped runner-up Joel Gargano is loaded with fiber, healthy omega-3s and protein. Sprinkle on yogurt for a well-rounded breakfast, or pack a handful in a plastic bag for breakfast-on-the-go.
This is not your grandmother's lasagna! It's just as satisfying, but with a fraction of the calories.
Lentils in the Fast Lane
This feisty legume goes from zero to fun in the blink of an eye with pearl onions, carrots, garlic, thyme, and a surprise appearance by vermouth.
Summer Vegetable Stew
Japanese eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper and canned cannellini beans combine in this low-fat, high-fiber summer soup.
Almost-Instant Black Bean Chili
This is a perfect make-ahead recipe, since this high-fiber chili is even better the second day.
Bean and Grain Burgers
These fiber-rich Bean and Grain Burgers are not only tastier than typical burgers, but healthier as well.
Purple Hull Pea Salad
A unique salad of earthy field peas in vinagrette over tomatoes, arugula, onion and basil.
Pear and Cherry Crumble
This is a good way to “sneak” heart-healthy whole grains and nuts into the diet via an irresistible dessert.
Tabbouleh with Green Beans and Feta
Perfect as a vegetarian main course, this green bean salad also fills the bill as a great potluck dish.
Spring Fruit Compote
Berries, pineapple and dried apricots meld in a light syrup of Grand Marnier or orange juice.