Fabulous Food Friday’s
are fun, food ideas, sometimes healthy, that I want to try/share/ or just plain love to eat!
Today we have:
Top 10 Super Foods
- Yogurt is higher in calcium than some other dairy products and contains a great package of other nutrients, including protein and potassium.
- Eggs make the list because they are nutritious, versatile, economical, and a great way to fill up on quality protein.
- Nuts have gotten a bad rap because of their high fat content. But their protein, heart-healthy fats, high fiber, and antioxidant content earn them a place on the top 10 list.
- Kiwis are among the most nutritionally dense fruits, full of antioxidants, says Ward. “One large kiwi supplies your daily requirement for vitamin C,” says Ward. “It is also a good source of potassium, fiber, and a decent source of vitamin A and vitamin E, which is one of the missing nutrients, and kiwi is one of the only fruits that provides it.”
- Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is now readily available in many supermarkets and is one of the best whole grains you can eat, according to Zied. “It is an ancient grain, easy to make, interesting, high in protein (8 grams in 1 cup cooked), fiber (5 grams per cup) and a naturally good source of iron,” she says.
- Beans, beans, good for your heart — really!
- Salmon is a super food because of its omega-3 fatty acid content. Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids help protect heart health.
- Broccoli is available all year long. It’s a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and bone-building vitamin K, and has plenty of fiber to fill you up and help control your weight.
- Sweet potatoes are a delicious member of the dark orange vegetable family, which lead the pack in vitamin A content.
- Berries pack an incredible amount of nutritional goodness into a small package. They’re loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories, and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar and keep you full longer.
I recently did a post about #5: Quinoa, and today’s post is in regards to #1!!
As a teacher who eats lunch at 10:43 AM! I am very hungry when school gets out so
I run home to my recent my new obsession healthy, creamy apple dip…
I know it sounds weird, but try it! Or better yet, make it for your kids,
and let them be the taste testers 🙂
This is not an exact recipe…
I use 4:1 Yogurt to peanut butter, mix well….then add a lot of cinnamon…dip in my apples, and eat!
The END 🙂
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do…