Improving diet is one of our priorities in our everyday lives. It is important to keep an open mind, and find those foods that are super-rich in beneficial nutrients. While having a healthy meal is important, we should not compromise taste — and there is no need to! There are recipes that use ingredients that greatly improve our bodies energy and digestion while each bringing something to the table to keep our taste buds happy.
Here are a few examples:
Benefits: Oatmeal is the first on the list, as it has many benefits for our bodies, and it is easy to find in any grocery store. Oatmeal lowers cholesterol, reduces the risk of high blood pressure, stabilizes blood sugar, and boosts your immune system, amongst other major benefits.
Recipe: Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal is a recipe packed with nutrition provided by four superfoods, can be topped with nuts or dried fruits, it is great to start the day, or for a simple afternoon treat.
Benefits: Contrary to popular belief, eggs do not cause heart disease. They are thought to be unhealthy because they contain high levels of “bad” cholesterol, but this is not true. Eggs are incredibly nutritious, they raise “good” cholesterol, and they contain antioxidants that benefit eye health.
Recipe: Eggs Ole is an easy to make and very tasty addition to your mornings. This breakfast will pack you up with the energy you need throughout the day.
Benefits: While it may be difficult to find in stores, the benefits that this superfood brings to the table are worth the search. Chia seeds lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, contain no gluten, and can be digested whole.
Recipe: Gluten-free chicken nuggets are great for dinner or lunch. They can be a side serving or a main dish, but either way you cannot go wrong with this delicious meal.
Benefits: Avocados, apart from being tasty and blending in perfectly with any salad, do much to help our hearts and bodies. Some of the benefits include maintaining a healthy heart, controlling blood pressure, improving eye health, and it protects your skin.
Recipe: Guacamole is great as a side dish or with an entrée — and it’s always popular as a party snack!
Benefits: Quinoa is the most popular superfood, and for good reasons: Quinoa is incredibly nutritious, has higher fiber levels than most grains, is gluten-free, improves metabolic health, and is full of antioxidants.
Recipe: We have yet to add salads to our list, and this is where they come in. Quinoa is very famous amongst many salad recipes, and this warm Quinoa salad with edamame & tarragon does it justice. It is full of protein and is easy to make.
Benefits: Pomegranate seeds are a great source of vitamins C and K, and work to protect cardiovascular health, boost digestive condition, and studies suggest they can even help reduce your cancer risk.
Recipe: Here is another great salad to spice up your everyday meals or main course. This fennel-and-endive salad with pomegranate seeds and walnuts is perfect for winters, and it is simple to prepare so you don’t need to be a professional chef to ace this one!
When we think about superfoods, we usually imagine grains or tasteless vegetables. The truth is that there are hundreds and hundreds of recipes out there that can help you stay in line with your dietary plans while not offending your palate.
Remember that these recipes are just a few. Make sure you search around for something that covers whatever it is you’re looking to make. You will most likely find a healthy version that contains superfoods along with it.
About the author:
Lautaro Martinez is a restaurant critic and self-proclaimed foodie who brings his commentary to the world of food and entertainment through reviews and dietary tips both for the body and the tongue. When he doesn’t cook, he uses FoodPub to help find his next great meal.