Power Foods do more than satisfy your tastebuds. They are loaded with health promoting nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients to keep you energized and protect against disease. Our dietitian recommends these power foods:
- Enjoy beets roasted, boiled or raw to lower blood pressure and fight cancer.
- Roast beets and pair with goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette on mixed salad greens.
- Boil or roast beets and toss with a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh dill for a tasty sidedish.
- A stir-fry makes a quick and easy for dinner, enjoy it served over quinoa instead of rice.
- Toss together quinoa, black beans, red pepper, onion, fresh basil and lemon juice for a refreshing salad.
- Enjoy a bowl of quinoa instead of oatmeal for breakfast; toss in frozen blueberries, cinnamon and a little honey for sweetness.
Beans & Lentils
- Add lentils to pasta sauce and serve over whole wheat spaghetti for a satisfying meal.
- Pair white beans with green leafy veggies like kale, spinach or Swiss chard in a hearty soup.
- Try a combo of chickpeas, kidney beans and black beans in chili.
- Spinach makes a hearty salad, try it with goat cheese, red onion.
- For a quick meal, add chopped spinach to meat sauce and serve over whole wheat pasta like rigatoni or penne.
- Blanch spinach and toss with a peanut sauce to make spinach gommae, a healthy afternoon snack or dinner side dish.
- Stir one tablespoon of chia seeds into yogurt, cereal or smoothies at breakfast.
- Replace ¼ of the flour in your muffin or loaf recipes with ground chia seeds.
- For a super healthy dish, use chia seeds as a crust for fish.