You are what you eat, right?
As the New Year rolls around, one of our New Year’s resolutions, as usual, is to try being more healthy than we used to be. Sure, it’s not as easy to do, but when something healthy tastes delicious, it’s absolutely a win for everybody. Well, below we have listed our favorite healthy items that not only taste delicious, but will also be on trend in 2015!
Kale is probably not as unfamiliar as the other items on this list, as kale has been floating around our society for the past year. Nevertheless, right now it’s still not as easy to find kale and it’s still pretty expensive. Hopefully in this next year, kale will be more popular so that it will show up in more places in town! Cooking kale is fun, too; whether it’s stewed, eaten raw as a salad, or baked as chips, it’s delicious in every way!
One other popular superfoods right now is quinoa. Quinoa is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. As quinoa is high in protein, lacks gluten, and high in fiber and iron; quinoa is proven to be one of the better replacements for rice and other types of whole grains that’s quick to serve and flavorful. Best way to eat quinoa? Cook it up lightly and mix it in your favorite bowl of salad. Simple and delicious!
3. Flax Seeds
Flax seeds have been said before to be on of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. As it evidently may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Quite impressive for such tiny seed, right? Just simply sprinkle a handful of it on your concoction of morning smoothie, blend them together, and you’re all set for your daily dose of flax seeds!
4. Chia Seeds
With very minimum amount of calories in them, chia seeds has been proven to be among the healthiest foods on the planet. Loaded with nutrients that are beneficial to your brain and body, these tiny black seeds can provide your body with sustainable energy. Filled with fiber and high in antioxidants, the protein in chia can help reduce your appetite and lower your food intake- which means it can also help you lose all that holiday weight! Need we say more?
Berries are probably one those fruits that we have taken for granted. We’re used to having them in our cheesecakes and with our cereal just as that little something that enriches the flavor. Little did we know, berries pack an incredible amount of nutritional goodness into that small packaging. They are loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar and will help you full longer. From blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, to acai and goji berries - you can just take your pick!