From the Malibu Farm cookbook, we lightened up the original recipe and cut back on the saturated fat by using less butter.

Sweet potatoes are packed with health-benefiting nutrients like potassium and beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant with anticancer properties. The fiber from the potatoes will help keep you full and satisfied.

We love this dish as a vegetable side at fall meals. It would even work well as a Thanksgiving side!

This quick and easy dish will become a dinner staple in your household and will help you reach your weekly fish intake goals! We should all aim to eat two servings of fish per week. Fish is high in protein, low in saturated fat, and full of vitamin D and selenium. Many types of fish are also high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

The pinto beans add plant-based protein and fiber.

Pair this dish with your favorite steamed, grilled, or roasted veggie. If you don't have a grill pan, this recipe works well under the broiler or on the stovetop!

Adapted from the "Mediterranean Cooking" cookbook, this salad is bright, colorful, and super flavorful. It tastes as good as it looks!

To save time, we like buying pre-steamed and peeled beets. Beets are a great source of iron, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Beets also contain nitrates, which are converted to nitric oxide within the body. Nitric oxide helps to dilate our blood vessels, which in turn reduces blood pressure.

Chickpeas add protein and fiber to make this a filling, hearty dish!

By using cauliflower couscous instead of traditional couscous, we vary the nutrients provided by these bowls and reduce the total calories of the dish. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables provide so many health benefits thanks to their abundant phytonutrient content. Phytonutrients reduce inflammation within the body and help prevent chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.

While the ingredient list for this recipe may seem daunting, most of the items on the list are spices and things that you likely already have in your kitchen! One of the beauties of the Mediterranean Diet is that most meals are made with very basic ingredients yet the addition of spices and herbs really boosts the flavor profile.

This is a favorite meal from Southern Living that we lightened up by adding in fresh chopped spinach and reducing the amount of cooking oil used. The eggplant works so well in place of a traditional pasta noodle and adds fiber and b-vitamins to this dish, boosting overall nutrient content.

This makes a great meatless meal on its own but you can add in lean ground turkey or beef to up the protein content of this meal.

It doesn't get simpler or more delicious than this! This recipe is proof that you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to create delicious food.

Salmon is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. We recommend getting to know your fish monger to ensure you are getting a sustianably sourced filet. Wild-caught fish often has more nutrients than farm-raised fish because wild-caught fish eat a more varied diet.