Super-Tasty Superfoods: The 5 Best Superfoods for Foodies

“Superfood” is the new buzzword. What does it mean? The exact definition is: a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

And, while this sounds so great in theory, our minds often immediately think of blending various healthy-store things like chia seeds, kale, flax into a bright green smoothie and calling it a meal. The truth is there are many delicious superfoods that are quite easy to make a part of our daily routine.

Here are five great superfoods for foodies along with several ideas on how to use them — no blending required.

Yogurt with stewed apricots

1. Yogurt

Yogurt is rich is great fats (choose full-fat the others replace the fat with sugars), loaded with protein and bacteria. Wait, what? Bacteria?! The good kind. Probiotics is the hot topic right now and more and more research is coming out revealing how we need to be filling our bodies with good bacteria; a.k.a. probiotics.

How to enjoy:

  • Try sing a good, rich Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream or even whipped cream, when a bit of honey is added.
  • Check out this recipe for a savory dip with yogurt as the base: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Greek Yogurt Ranch
  • Save that leftover Greek Yogurt Ranch dressing for your salads!
  • Turn dessert into an opportunity for superfoods with a: Berry Yogurt Popsicle
  • Still looking for more ideas? I’ve got 10 more right here.
  • Did you know yogurt can be made at home? And quite simply too!
Orange salad Making freshly squeezed orange juice

2. Oranges

I love that oranges are a superfood because this time of year they are our go-to snack morning, noon and night. Of course we know they are loaded with vitamin c but they’ve also been known support heart health and prevent cancer, stroke, and diabetes.

How to enjoy:

  • Beyond snacking oranges are great in salads, like this: Carrot, Avocado and Orange Salad
  • Or drizzle some orange slices with a bit of honey, top with mint and serve it for dessert.

3. Oats

Oats are loaded with soluble fiber and very low in sugar. They are a quick and very nutritious way to start the day.

How to enjoy:

Chai

4. Tea

Green and black teas are filled with antioxidants, in fact, it is believed that they have 10 times more antioxidants than fruits or vegetables. Not that we should do away with those but still, that’s pretty crazy. Antioxidants are great defenders against damaged cells as they seek them out and work to detoxify them.

Drinking (decaffeinated) tea is also a great way to be sure you are getting enough water throughout the day.

How to enjoy:

  • Try this recipe for creamy chai. It’s sweetened with honey and can easily be made with non-dairy milk if you’d prefer.
Baked eggs

5. Eggs

Eggs have had a rough history. When I was growing up I remember seeing all the articles talking about the danger of eating too many eggs. Luckily that research has been debunked and eggs have made a come back.

They are an inexpensive source of protein. The egg yolk is filled with omega-3 fatty acids which is actually great for the heart. They too have many antioxidants that are especially helpful for eye health.

How to enjoy:

  • Try these recipes for baked eggs. (article not published yet) The perfect quick and easy weeknight meal.
  • Pretty much anything can be improved with an egg on top. When the pantry is running low I’ve made many meals with a humble pile of lentils made complete with a fried egg on top.
  • Keep a stash of hard boiled eggs on hand for a super quick, protein packed snack.
  • Or try this recipe for baked scrambled eggs. 

 

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