Food journalist Mark Bittman's spicy sweet potato salad can serve as a special side or stand alone as a hearty lunch. High-fiber sweet potatoes can regulate blood sugar and help you lose weight, while a spicy, antioxidant-rich red pepper and
High in vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber, red bell peppers make a perfect accompaniment to protein-rich lentils in this low-calorie recipe. Even better news? You'll be surprised at how large an portion of this cheesy red pepper and lentil bake really is.