Healthy Recipes focus on wholesome, nutrient-dense, high-fiber ingredients with minimal amounts of added fat, sugar and salt. Please choose local, organic, sustainable, fair-trade and humane-certified ingredients when available.

This deliciously warming soup can be made in a variety of ways depending on the season and availability of vegetables. Add frozen vegetables like peas or corn for added color, texture and nutrition. Try different proteins like diced tofu, peas, shrimp, edamame beans or cooked chicken. For a gluten-free variation, choose brown rice or buckwheat noodles.

A Tad Sweet Ricotta-Yogurt Cheesecake Muffins with Mango Did you know that fresh ricotta cheese is the main ingredient in southern Italian sweet delicacies like Italian cheesecake and cannolis? It's much healthier than the artery clogging processed cream cheese that is typically used in American desserts. Fresh ricotta cheese (mixed with sugar and lemon zest) is also a treat served straight up with fresh fruit. Besides being delicious, this recipe is full of nutrients including calcium, vitamin C and protein!