Updated: Feb 22, 2022
Basically, super foods are nutritional powerhouses! They are extremely high in micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and healthy fats. All these nutrients are so important and are essential to your body so you can thrive. Now on to the next question…..what should I do with these superfoods?
Personally, I feel like people get too caught up in trying to eat the “right thing” and start overthinking. When you find yourself doing that, stop! Keep it simple and just be creative. Don’t get me wrong, I am also guilty of this trap, but when I find myself feeling very underwhelmed and unsure of what to make next, I refer to Pinterest. But don’t just stop with one search, expand on it and see what all is out there.
When I research superfoods, some sites will only give you a list of foods. When this happens, start looking up recipes that incorporate each food item. Just because kale is listed as a powerhouse of nutrients does not mean you have to start munching on a raw kale leaf. YUK! Put on your thinking cap and find a way to make that boring leaf of kale into something not only healthy, but tasty!!
Another tip, superfoods tend to be vibrant and colorful, so make your meals so they are look like a piece of art. More colors = More nutritious!
I am doing a series on Superfoods. I researched why these food types are beneficial to us, how they are calculated in to the Medislim diet, and I will also attach a few recipes I found along the way.
So for the first super food of the series…..let’s just get the kale out of the way 😊
Kale is one of those Free items on the diet meaning you can have as much as you’d like. However, kale tends to be on the lower end of appealing to me so if you’re going to incorporate it in your diet, you need to find a tasty way to eat it!
Kale is high in fiber and antioxidants! It is also rich in manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K.
I found 5 main ways to incorporate kale into your diet. Crisp it, roast it, sauté it, toss it, and smoothie!
I am a huge fan of any roasted vegetable, and if I eat kale, it would most definitely be roasted.
Here are the recipes.
Crisp it - https://www.thespruceeats.com/kale-chips-2215968
Roast it - https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-make-roasted-vegetables-4063968
Saute it - https://www.thespruceeats.com/easy-sauteed-mixed-greens-3377755
Toss it in salads - https://www.thespruceeats.com/kale-salad-with-variations-2217684
Put it in a smoothie - https://www.thespruceeats.com/green-smoothie-recipes-3377405