How I Sneak Superfoods in my Everyday Meals

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This is my little secret! I am always looking to boost up the nutrients in my every day meal. I find it easier to just sneak a little bit of super food in every meal – some hemp and flex seeds in my pasta sauces, moringa in my pesto and spinach curry and sesame in all my asian stir fry.

I always had that intention but it became a reality when I bought these glass jars and filled them with all the super foods I wanted to add. They lie right on my counter next to my stove. So, no matter what I am cooking I have these super foods right in front of my eyes waiting to be added to my meal.

I keep the following super foods on my counter:

1. Nutritional Yeast – Nutritional yeast is a complete protein and a great source of vitamin B.

2. Sesame Seeds – Sesame seeds are a good source of copper, manganese, and a good source of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, molybdenum, and selenium.

3. Flax meal – Flax seed meal is easily processed by our body, providing lignans and fibre, plus the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic (ALA).

4. Moringa powder – Moringa leaves are a great source of Vitamin A,B, C, calcium, magnesium and many antioxidants.

5. Canahua grain– Canahua is a cousin of quinoa and is a great source of protein, calcium, iron and antioxidants

6. Hemp hearts – Hemp hearts are the most concentrated and best balanced source of proteins, essential fats and vitamins in nature.

7. Chia seeds – Chia seeds contain calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and are a great source of healthy omega-3 fats.

8. Amaranth seeds – Amaranth contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. One cup of uncooked amaranth has 31 percent of the RDA for calcium, 14 percent for vitamin C, and a whopping 82 percent for iron.

If you want to boost the nutrients in your meals, I suggest bringing all of your super foods out on the counter. It really helps, there is no way you can ignore them when they are staring right at you!

 

 

 

2 Comments on “How I Sneak Superfoods in my Everyday Meals

  1. Great list! What a good habit to get into. It’s good to acknowledge that many of these superfoods will lose some of their health benefits once cooked and flax meal should be left in the freezer in order to maintain the healthy fats that are so sought after. Low temperatures should be considered as often as possible when using these. Just a thought for all your readers. 🙂

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    • Thank you for your feedback Cheryl. I will keep that in mind. Personally it’s out of sight out of mind for me. So even if I am not getting all the benefits I feel having them in front of me when I am cooking helps me stay consistent.

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