If you like salmon, try arctic char.Key benefits: This eco-friendly fish is rich in vitamin D and brain-boosting omega-3's.
Make it: Brush four filets with one tablespoon each olive oil and lemon juice; top with 1/2 cup sliced almonds; bake at 425°F 12 to 15 minutes. Season to taste. Serves 4.
If you like kale, try mustard greens.Key benefits: This peppery veggie has phytonutrients and heart-healthy vitamin E.
Make it: Sauté one pound chopped greens, one tablespoon each olive oil and minced garlic, and two tablespoons water. Add 1/4 cup dried tart cherries; cook until fragrant. Serves 4.
If you like quinoa, try teff.Key benefits: A nutty, gluten-free Ethiopian grain, teff is chock-full of iron, fiber, protein, and calcium.
Make it: Toast in a dry skillet until fragrant; sprinkle on soups or salads. Or, replace wheat flour with teff flour in a pancake recipe.
If you like sweet potato, try pumpkin.Key benefits: Fresh or canned, pumpkin is a foolproof side this season. It's loaded with fiber and vitamin A. And it's also a surprising potassium source, which helps stabilize blood pressure.
Make it: In saucepan, cook one medium onion, grated, in two tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat for three minutes, or until soft. Stir in one 29-ounce can pure pumpkin, four cups chicken broth, 1/2 cup cream, two tablespoons pumpkin pie spice, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to simmer, stirring every three minutes. Divide among bowls. Serves 4.