Super foods hide in plain sight at your local groceries and farmer’s markets. While they may not seem so appetizing on their own, there are so many great recipes where you can integrate them. Try a couple of these super foods and see how easy it is to integrate something healthy without sacrificing taste.
Yes, these are the same chia seeds from the infamous Chia Pets. Similar to flax seeds, chia seeds are packed full of fiber and antioxidants. Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds do not have to be ground before eating and can be thrown into your healthy dishes whole. Try using chia seeds in a smoothie or top your yogurt to add an extra crunch!
Goji berries are usually found dried and one of the most nutritionally dense fruits you can find. Packed full of vitamin c, amino acids and fiber you cannot go wrong with the Goji berry. Add these to your trail mix or oatmeal for texture and an extra punch of nutrition.
Quinoa has skyrocketed into popularity. It is a gluten-free grain that is also a complete protein. For vegetarians, vegans and those taking the occasional meatless-Monday, it provides the protein you need to keep your healthy lifestyle going. Quinoa is great in hot or cold salads, a quick stir fry or even as burgers!
Scout out all of the healthy super foods in your local shops and pump up the nutrition every day.