Portobello mushroom burgers
Instead of meat for a main dish, try a hearty portobello mushroom burger. Marinate large portobello mushrooms in Italian dressing for 15 to 30 minutes. Grill or broil the mushrooms over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes on each side. Serve alone or on a whole-grain bun with healthy condiments.
Spring greens with butternut squash
For this recipe, start with a winter squash of your choice — butternut (as shown here), acorn, Hubbard, autumn cup or another favorite. Remove the rind from the squash. Cube the squash and brush lightly with olive oil. Roast squash in oven at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until golden brown on edges.
In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup roasted butternut squash, 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Put 1 cup of spring greens on a plate and top with the squash mixture, 1/2 tablespoon sunflower seeds and 1 teaspoon honey.