Layer-and-bake dishes offer ways to turn leftovers into something luscious -- and they're ideal mediums for healthful ingredients. In this dish, a little Gruyere cheese provides a decadent texture, while sweet potatoes, leeks, and tangy grated apple make the dish especially moist, so you can use less fat.
Traditional fish and chips is updated to highlight the delicate flavor of the fillet, which is often overwhelmed by heavy fried batters. Baking the potato slices with just a hint of olive oil produces flavorful, perfectly crisp yet low-fat chips.
Vegetables seldom make an appearance at breakfast time. But sweet tomatoes and fresh corn transform a standard brunch dish into a nutritional powerhouse.There's no need to peel the potatoes. Keeping the skins on is easier and more beneficial: They're loaded with vitamin B6, potassium, and iron.
Adapted with permission from "Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen" by Heidi Swanson, copyright 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.