Healthy Palate

Delicious and Simple Recipes to Enhance Meals with Fruits and Vegetables

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Softcover: 227 pages (8 pages color pictures) Publisher: Parsley Publishing, First Edition (December 1, 2010) Language: English ISBN: 978-0-615-40945-0 Product Dimensions: 7.75 x 9.25 Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


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Healthy Palate, reveals how to eat healthy and prepare simple, but delicious food in your own kitchen. Mary Lynn Farivari, a registered dietitian, shows you how to cook seasonally and sensibly while seamlessly adding more fruits and vegetables as you create simple weekday meals to elegant dinners for guests. She has combined her love of good food and good health with these great tasting dishes.

A wonderful meal and flavor combination is the Lime Chicken with Spicy Sweet Potatoes dish. Baking the chicken while simultaneously roasting the sweet potatoes and bell peppers simplifies meal preparation. Other delicious dishes include Shrimp, Green Beans and Tomatoes with Linguine and Beef Stew with Lentils and Celery; are all examples of incorporating vegetables into the recipes helping you save time and enjoying more vegetables. There is a vegetarian section with several bean and tofu dishes. Helpful suggestions are provided with all the entrée recipes with ideas of what to serve alongside the meal.

The recipes provide plenty of flavor, yet are careful with the calories and sodium. A complete nutrient analysis is listed for each recipe. She shares practical information and tips for healthy living. Healthy Palate is perfect for the health-conscious or for those interested in losing weight or who have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

There are more than 165 recipes in Healthy Palate, Delicious and Simple Recipes to Enhance Your Meals with Fruits and Vegetables including breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. You will soon find new favorite dishes as you enjoy cooking from this book.

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What Others are Saying

“This is the book for all people who want to learn how to improve their health and use practical nutrition advice, simply by enjoying delicious recipes!”

  • Olivia W. Kendrick, Dr.P.H., RD
  • Associate Dean Emeritus, University of Alabama
  • Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management

“Mary Lynn’s recipes are not only delicious and easy to prepare, they’re made with seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor. I have eaten several of the dishes from this book and not only do they meet my high standards, they’re healthy and taste great!”

  • Bill Harden, Chef at 801 Franklin, Huntsville, AL

“Healthy Palate, Delicious and Simple Recipes to Enhance Meals with Fruits and Vegetables will teach you how to prepare nutritious meals with disease prevention in mind.”

  • Charles E. Rackley, MD
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Director of the Prevention Cardiology, Lipid Disorder and Coronary Regression Program


  1. Choosing the Best Foods
  2. Eating Less Salt
  3. The Joys of Seasonal Cooking
  4. Losing Weight
  5. Physical Activity
  6. Healthy Breakfast Beginnings
  7. Main Dish Salads
  8. Hearty Soups for Every Season
  9. Sandwiches & Pizzas
  10. Chicken & Turkey
  11. Fish & Seafood
  12. Vegetarian Main Dishes
  13. Smart Red Meat Dinners
  14. Simple Side Dishes
  15. Healthy Finishes
  • More than 165 recipes show how to choose and prepare seasonal food at its peak of flavor for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Satisfying dishes for both meat eaters and vegetarians.
  • Perfect for all family members, even those who want to lose weight or suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood cholesterol, or high blood pressure.