While I was posting the Twelve Days of Christmas, I was ready for the holidays to be over. Not because I don’t love Christmas, but because I was on my way to gaining about thirty pounds.

But then I was asked to review the new cookbook Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients written by the people at Whole Living magazine, and I new I would be saved from my holiday diet of sugar and butter.

The photos are gorgeous, as is the case with anything from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and the whole book is filled recipes made with nutrient-rich power foods. For lunch, I tried the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pear and Shallots, and then posted it on babble.  I would love to try all of the other recipes, particularly their marinated beet salad (I’ll see if it’s as good as mine), and their Sablefish in Tomato-Saffron Stew. As soon as I get some salmon, I will be making the citrus roasted salmon with spring pea sauce.

With any luck, I may be able to keep some of my New Year’s resolutions with Power Foods.