What We’re Reading: Good for You

Discover how easy it is to prepare nourishing meals, any time of day. In Good for You, author Dana Jacobi focuses on plant-based ingredients, rounding out her recipes with lean protein, low-fat dairy, nuts and seeds, plus flavorful herbs and spices.

Among the more than 80 recipes are breakfast dishes like poached eggs served atop pipérade, a colorful Basque-style sauté of sweet onions and peppers. For a satisfying lunch, try the farro salad tossed with artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes.

Main courses include roasted black cod paired with a tarragon-scented carrot puree, a nutritious alternative to mashed potatoes. And for dessert, who can resist chocolate mousse—the secret to its silky texture is extra-virgin olive oil instead of the usual cream.

The book also features a beautifully photographed gallery of wholesome foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes. After tasting these recipes, you’ll be convinced that healthy cooking can be both simple and delicious.