If you would like to know which foods are the healthiest, why don't you check out "The Top 100 Zone Foods" by Dr. Barry Sears. He uses a ranking system whereby the best foods are at the beginning of the book and they get three smiley faces like this:
And then one:
But all the food items are within the top 100.
I don't have the book with me but I believe the first vegetable featured is cauliflower. As with every other food item, he devotes a whole page to describing why it's healthy. In other words, he tells what vitamins, minerals, compounds or phytochemicals (etc.) are contained in the food. And he might mention that it's good for preventing cancer or something else. Then the next page has a recipe for that item.
I don't use recipes but I did try his recipe for lentil soup, about 6 or 7 years ago. At that time I was still eating animal protein and I went to the store to get some goat cheese so I could stick to the recipe. That's why I don't like recipes; I never have all the items that are called for. The soup was very good, probably because of the goat cheese being so tasty (salty).
I believe there may be more recipes at the end of the book. And, I almost forgot to say, it's not really a weight loss book. It's mostly about becoming aware of which foods are the healthiest.