I've decided to launch into healthy cooking -- for at least one or two months, focusing on whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits as a major part of my diet (and less meat and fat)
I've always cooked for flavor (with occasional forays into vegetarian cooking), but as my AARP invitation has arrived and I, er, have some extra pounds, I've starting thinking I would start cooking differently -- based on healthy foods as ingredients rather than backwards from a cookbook I like.
I have found several books that do not read as medical texts, but contain recommended foods and have what appear to be good recipes. I'll list them below, and would welcome your advice and suggestions.
New Mayo Clinic Cookbook
New American Plate cookbook by American Institute for Cancer Research
12 best foods cookbook: over 200 delicious recipes featuring the 12 healthiest foods, by Dana Jacobi
Spices of life: simple and delicious recipes for great health by Nina Simonds
Superfoods by Michael Van Straten