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Danell Haspel: Healthy eating help

With the New Year and all its resolutions right around the corner, now is the time to get a jump on healthy eating.

Check out the following featured books, and introduce a new healthy dish at your next holiday potluck!

“Eat Greens: Seasonal Recipes to Enjoy in Abundance,” by Barbara Scott Goodman and Liz Trovato.

“Eat Greens” includes more than 120 delicious recipes for a wide variety of dishes that use green vegetables from artichokes to zucchini to prepare healthy appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, and side dishes.

More than vegetarian, the recipes include ricotta with broccoli rabe, Brussels sprouts with bacon & walnuts, baby leeks braised in red wine, and zucchini caponata.

With more than 50 stunning photographs and a bright and airy design, “Eat Greens” is as easy to read as it is to cook from.

It includes useful tips on growing, buying, and storing each green vegetable.

“Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution,” by Kris Carr with Chef Chad Sarno.

A veggie manifesto for plant-empowered gourmands and novices alike, and it’s filled with inspiration, education, cooking tips, and over 150 nourishing, nosh-worthy recipes.

Infused with Carr’s signature humor, style, and personal stories, “Crazy Sexy Kitchen redefines the kitchen as headquarters for America’s wellness revolution.

The goodness born in the “Crazy Sexy Kitchen” will reach deep into the rest of your life — enriching your health, your home, your heart, and the planet.

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