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50 Best Plants on the Planet

The Most Nutrient-Dense Fruits and Vegetables, in 150 Delicious Recipes
By Cathy Thomas • Photographs by Angie Cao • Foreword by Cheryl Forberg, RD
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This encyclopedic guide to cooking the 50 most nutritious fruits and vegetables in the world comes from Melissa’s Produce, the largest supplier of specialty produce in the United States. Cooks of all skill levels will love these 150 recip...
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This encyclopedic guide to cooking the 50 most nutritious fruits and vegetables in the world comes from Melissa’s Produce, the largest supplier of specialty produce in the United States. Cooks of all skill levels will love these 150 recipes for simple sides, breakfasts, dinners, and healthful desserts that make the most of fresh, accessible produce, from memory-boosting blackberries to antimicrobial chili peppers to vitamin A-rich watermelon. Featuring health and nutritional information, tips for buying and storage, quick recipe riffs, and gorgeous shots of finished dishes as well as photographs of individual fruits and vegetables, this impressive package is an indispensable resource for home cooks looking to put more fruits and vegetables on the table every day.

Recipes include:
Breakfast Quinoa with Blackberries
Cold Beet, Pear, and Red Bell Pepper Soup
Wheat Berries with Dandelion
Greens and Gorgonzola
Pan-Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios and Dried Cherries
Grilled Chard Stuffed with Fresh Mozzarella with Black Rice
Broiled Salmon and Raw Asparagus "Noodle" Salad
Bread Pudding with Kumquat- Currant Topping
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8 x 10
Publication Date: 3/12/2013
ISBN: 9781452102832

Cathy Thomas is the award-winning food columnist for the Orange County Register. She lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Cheryl Forberg, RD, is a bestselling author and the original nutritionist for NBC’s The Biggest Loser. She lives in California’s Napa Valley.
Angie Cao is a food and lifestyle photographer based in San Francisco, California.

50 Best Plants on the Planet isn’t a weightloss book; it’s based on the same principles as the Biggest Loser plan, which are making every calorie count, and making the experience delicious, to boot!”
—Cheryl Forberg, RD