Black-eyed peas are a staple in the South and, when coupled with whole grains (think brown rice or corn bread), they become a complete meatless protein. Plus, we call upon low-cal, zero-fat and cholesterol-free egg whites to hold it all together.
If Elvis had a signature cookie, these banana peanut butter cookies would be it! Not only will these satisfy your peanut butter and banana cravings, but they're also packed with omega-3-rich flaxseeds.
Chef Kristi Richey of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop adds some zing to her sandwiches with this creamy avocado pesto. Just spread a tablespoon or two on one of your whole-wheat bread slices or use it as a topper for your favorite whole-wheat pasta!
Making light, moist griddle cakes out of almonds is a snap! To create your own homemade flour, simply whirl unsalted almonds in a coffee grinder until most are ground. (Store-bought almond meal works well, too.)