Make soups, stews and chilies.

What feels better after a long, hard day than a bowl of homemade soup with a healthy hunk of whole grain corn bread on the side? Soup is a fantastic medium for delivering the health benefits of vegetable and chicken broths, as well as a soul-satisfying smorgasbord of vegetables and small amounts of lean meats. Toss in some whole grains or beans and fresh herbs and you have all your important food groups in one pot. Experiment with new ingredients by adding a little of this and a dab of that to suit your tastes.