This worthy collection of recipes made with superfoods is full of flavorful, healthy dishes. A well-researched primer includes such headings as “Nutrient-Dense Eating in a Nutshell” and “Six Simple Swaps,” as well as a detailed vitamin chart and a thorough “Decoding Phytonutrients” section (regarding beta-carotene, lycopene, etc.). From there, the authors move on to a visual guide to 50 superfoods (including apples, spinach, and sweet potatoes), and information on how to stock a pantry. Breakfast options include blueberry-oat pancakes, pumpkin spice waffles, and a fluffy omelet with smoked salmon and asparagus. Toast with avocado and mashed black beans is a quick, protein-packed workday morning option. For lunch there’s a chicken and arugula salad with figs and warm spices, and a soothing garlic, chicken, and wild rice soup for cold days. Mains are hearty and substantial, with options such as black rice bowls with salmon and grilled flank steak with tomatoes, orange, and avocado. Dinner party–worthy options include baked stuffed trout with red pepper and preserved lemon, and a spice-rubbed turkey breast with sour orange sauce. Headnotes are thoughtful and begin with “Why this recipe works” and nutritional information for each recipe. This is a wonderful, useful guide to healthy eating. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 12/11/2017 Release date: 11/01/2017 Genre: Nonfiction
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