Chances are, you’ve been hearing a lot about “superfoods” on the news, in your favorite health magazines, or your social media feeds. What are these special foods and how can you create meals made with superfoods? While there’s no official definition for superfood, it’s generally accepted that food in this category offers high levels of vitamins and minerals as well as being a good source of antioxidants that help to prevent cell damage and disease. Here are 17 “superfoods” that you’ll want to try to incorporate into your daily meals as much as possible and many are featured in the meal plans we list below.
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Meal Plans Using Superfoods
Superfood Breakfast Recipes
Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal
Nothing says fall like the aroma of pumpkin spice! Skip those high fat and high calorie choices that you get at the drive thru, and make your own at home for a fraction of the cost. Simply blend your oatmeal with pumpkin puree and cinnamon, and almond milk. Top with a few dried apple slices and a sprinkling of chopped nuts.
Sweet Potato Hash With Eggs
Eggs and sweet potatoes make for a delicious breakfast (or breakfast for dinner!). Boost the superfood quotient by adding some kale or spinach.
Breakfast Casserole With Spinach and Leeks
Breakfast casseroles don’t have to be a nutritional disaster and this version will not only fill your belly but provide plenty of vegetable superfoods.
Superfood Lunch Recipes
Quinoa Salad With Black Beans
Quinoa is a powerhouse superfood that makes for a light but protein-rich salad. Add some black beans and a dressing made with lime, cilantro and mustard, and you’ll be satisfied for hours.
Sweet Potato and Green Bean Salad With Maple-Mustard Dressing
This roasted sweet potato salad makes for an awesome Meatless Monday main dish. Toss the sweet potatoes with green beans, leafy greens, walnuts, and dried cranberries for a meal that packs a healthy punch with a short prep time.
Superfood Dinner Recipes
Honey Sesame Steamed Greens
This recipe calls for bok choy, broccoli, kale, spinach, and Swiss chard, but any mixture of your favorite leafy greens will also work. Toss with sesame seeds, honey, garlic, and soy sauce for a dressing that everyone will love.
Harvest Skillet Popped Lentils
Lentils will become your favorite superfood snack after you make this recipe! Toss in a pan until crispy, nutty, and flavorful and then combine apples, squash, and sweet potato with a dressing of apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
Salmon, Asparagus and Almonds
Asparagus and salmon are two superfoods that pair perfectly together and provide amazing health benefits. After grilling, toss in toasted almonds and a light dressing of garlic, chili, and lemon.
Eat More Superfoods!
The foods that make up our diet play an important role in our overall health and wellbeing, and it’s important to remember that emphasizing a healthy, balanced diet that is rich in vegetables, fruit and wholegrain foods provide us with a diet full of “superfoods”. Although eating superfoods cannot reverse or undo unhealthy food choices, they can help you to move forward on the road to healthy eating.
Here at Tommy’s, we believe the most important dietary advice is to eat a variety of whole foods and make sure you’re getting a minimum of 5 servings of veggies each day. We’re proud to stand behind our flash-frozen vegetable superfood medleys and hope they help you to achieve your healthy eating goals.