Broken Lasagna with Walnut Pesto
Whole-grain pasta is one of the easiest ways to sneak whole grains into your diet. This lasagna, made with noodles broken into 1-inch pieces, features a healthy pesto made with walnuts and basil.
Herbed Brown Rice Salad with Corn, Fava Beans and Peas
Cyril Renaud, who grew up in Brittany, had brown rice for the first time when his Irish-American wife, Brigette, introduced him to it. Now he loves this heart-healthy, nutty-flavored grain, especially because its chewy texture holds up beautifully in salads, like this slightly spicy one full of vegetables and herbs.
Rio Grande Trout with Riesling
Chef Kevin Graham rolls up trout fillets and poaches them in a delicate white-wine broth flavored with juniper berries and enriched with a little butter. Like salmon, mackerel and sardines, trout is an oil-rich, heart-healthy fish. It's also an excellent source of iron, selenium and vitamin B12.
Chickpea and Spinach Stew
In Seville, chickpeas and spinach (garbanzos con espinacas) is a popular dish served in both fine restaurants and tapas bars. It's simple but incredibly tasty, with plenty of flavor from tomato, raisins and saffron.
Cod with Cockles and White Wine
Jose Garces prepares this dish with hake, a relatively hard-to-find cousin of cod. He also uses fresh juice from shucked clams to make the delicious broth.
Barbecued Salmon Sandwiches
This barbecue sauce, made with ketchup, cider vinegar, Worcestershire and canned chipotles in adobo, comes together quickly in a blender. The chipotles give the sauce an appealing smokiness.
Dark-Chocolate Bark with Walnuts and Dried Cherries
A small piece of bittersweet chocolate is the perfect indulgence. Not only is dark chocolate full of antioxidants, it is mood enhancing in its own right. This recipe, from F&W's Grace Parisi, gets an extra boost from walnuts (an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids) and dried cherries (high in fiber and minerals).
Grilled Broccoli with Anchovy Dressing
Grilling broccoli gives it a wonderful sweet-smoky flavor. This simple dish is elevated by drizzling the broccoli with an easy, earthy dressing of anchovies, lemon juice and rosemary.
Grilled Chicken and Watercress Salad with Canadian Bacon
This dish offers a fitness-minded mix of lean chicken and calcium-packed watercress. Canadian bacon, with just a fraction of the calories and fat of bacon, gives the salad a slightly sweet and salty flavor.
Pistachio Pavlovas with Oranges and Blood Orange Sorbet
If you can find them, use blood oranges instead of lighter-colored navels because darker pigments deliver more antioxidants.
Yogurt-Zucchini Bread with Walnuts
This moist, nutty bread is a terrific way to use up late-summer zucchini. The walnuts in the bread are super-heart-healthy, and the yogurt adds moisture without any fat.
Salmon Rice Bowl with Ginger-Lime Sauce
In Vietnam, palate-cleansing ginger is typically served with rich foods like duck. Here, a pungent ginger dipping sauce is paired with salmon, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.
Spicy Shrimp and Cellophane-Noodle Salad
This combination of zingy herbs, cool noodles, grilled shrimp and spicy dressing makes a fabulous, easy dish. Plus, it can largely be made ahead of time, then put together just before serving. Squid or chicken are delicious substitutes for the shrimp.
Fudgy Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
These chocolate cookies by François Payard are divinely gooey.