Zesty Tofu, Avocado, And Quinoa Salad

Adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe, comes a salad that is as simple as it is tasty and healthy. It features quinoa, a grain that is not only full of fiber, but also loaded with plant-based protein. But, the starring role of this salad goes to the luscious avocado that sometimes gets a bad rap for its high fat content. However, this seemingly decadent fruit is actually high in monounsaturated fat that helps increase good HDL cholesterol.

Autumn Salad

Are you weary of the summer parade of goopy mayonnaise-laden salad standbys? Break up the monotony with this healthy autumn salad adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe.

Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake

Looking for a healthy indulgence to brighten your winter day? Your search is over! This versatile dessert features heart-healthy olive oil and protein-rich Greek yogurt, which replace the butter. A modern riff on a traditional favorite, egg whites help reduce calories, fat and cholesterol. Whole-wheat flour boosts the fiber content, too. Enjoy!

Lentil Soup

As temperatures cool, warm up with some tasty lentil soup. Lentils are a staple of Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine and are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. What I love about most soups is that you can vary the ingredients and amounts to suit your own taste. This lentil soup also freezes very well.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

These moist and flavorful muffins make a perfect on-the-go breakfast or afternoon snack. Unlike tempting, empty calorie baked goods, this month’s healthy muffin recipe is tasty and guilt-free. Yogurt replaces some of the oil in the recipe and keeps the muffins moist. Consider freezing an extra batch to have on hand for those cold winter mornings or unexpected visitors.