During Weeks 3 and 4 of the Whole Living Action Plan, focus on introducing new flavors; rather than default to sugar and salt, explore combinations of sweet and savory spices. For every meal, aim to fill your plate first with a rainbow of fruit and vegetables. You'll not only cut back on calories, but you'll give your diet more nutritional heft, as well.
Start your morning off right with a poached egg and roasted tomatoes on toast -- or enjoy this meal at any time of the day!
Earthy textures make this salad as interesting to look at as it is to eat. French lentils are firmer than many other varieties, so they won't get mushy or break apart as they simmer. Don't be turned off by the gnarled appearance of celery root. Once caramelized, the vegetable's citrusy, licoricelike flavor shines.
This recipe uses 8 to 10 cups of greens. Experiment with different varieties of chicory, such as endive, radicchio, and escarole.
During Weeks 3 and 4 of the Action Plan, you don't have to limit yourself to the recipes on this list -- in fact, almost all of the recipes here on WholeLiving.com should fit well into your new healthy lifestyle.
For more ideas, check out our Healthy Snacks center; our galleries of Power Breakfasts, Smoothies and Salad Recipes; and our Special Diets channel.