Did you know that 80% of Americans don’t eat the recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables?
If you want to turn over a new leaf, eating healthy is a great starting point to achieve wellness. But without prior experience, you might have no idea what to put on your superfoods list. It might discourage you since the options are overwhelming.
Don’t panic, we can help.
With this guide, you’ll learn some delicious superfood recipes to kickstart your healthy lifestyle. Read on and find out how eating healthy can change your life.
What Are Superfoods?
Superfoods are dishes with high nutritional density, meaning it’s great for your health. Take note, the American Heart Association states that the criteria required for superfood classification aren’t clear, meaning food deemed “healthy” could fall under this classification. The safest bet is to reserve the term for food that pack at least 3-5 important health benefits, vitamins, and minerals.
With nutrient dense foods, you can make delicious dishes out of them. Here are five great recipes to ensure your healthy diet has a more definite shape:
1. Baked Artichoke Hearts
This is a healthy side dish that complements chicken, beef, and pork meals.
For this recipe, you need:
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
- 1/2 low-fat milk
- 2 tsp of mixed dried herbs
- 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 can of artichoke hearts
The yogurt should be fat-free while the low-fat milk should only have 1% of fat.
Preheat the oven until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit while coating a 2-quart baking dish using a cooking spray.
Put the eggs along with the yogurt, herbs, milk, and a quarter-cup cheese in an electric mixer bowl. Beat it for three minutes using high settings before adding artichokes and stirring.
After that, pour the contents into a baking dish and bake it for 20-25 minutes. You’ll know it’s cooked enough when you can insert the knife in the middle and it comes out clean. Serve it after sprinkling the remaining quarter cup of cheese.
2. Warm Freekeh Salad With Chicken and Vegetables
This is best for a weeknight dinner since it’s rich in branched-chain amino acids.
For this dish, you need:
- 1 cup of uncooked freekeh
- 2 1/2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 tsp and 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 julienned carrots