Whether your schedule includes picking up your kids from karate or driving your dad to the doctor, eating right can be a challenge. But it’s important to take care of yourself by eating the foods that nourish lean muscle, help shed pounds, and lower the risk of chronic conditions, like heart disease. You can do better for yourself and your body, and it’s easier than you think—check out these 11 ways to make superfoods a part of every meal.
1. Stock up on Greek yogurt.
Low- or non-fat, plain Greek yogurt is packed with protein and probiotics. It’s versatile enough to enjoy at breakfast, lunch, or snack time—you can even use it in Deviled Eggs. Greek yogurt is also a smart substitute for sour cream in many entrées.
2. Max out on veggies.
Vegetables aren’t just for dinner side dishes. Mix fresh, seasonal veggies in with omelets, add a generous heap of superfood spinach to sandwiches, or eat a green side salad, like Garden Salad with Lemon & Oil Dressing, with lunch or dinner.
3. Snack on superfoods.
Whittle your middle by ditching processed snacks for whole, healthy options, like fresh fruits or vegetables. Find plenty of superfoods in Easy to Prepare 100-Calorie Snacks.
4. Make green the main attraction.
Instead of preparing a heavier dish, include superfood meals in your day by enjoying salad as an entrée. Try these tasty recipes with superfoods: Kale Berry Salad and Cleanse and Detox Superfood Salad.
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5. Plan the menu.
Every.single.week. Eating healthy is harder when you’re doing it by the seat of your pants. Set aside time each week to plan for good eating. Need ideas? Check out our clean-eating Menu Plans.
6. Get nutty.
Walnuts and almonds provide a boost of heart-healthy nutrition to any meal. Mix them into yogurt or cereal, sprinkle them onto salads, or enjoy a small handful as a snack. Include nuts in desserts, too—indulge in Skinny Mini Quinoa Almond Joy Bars.
7. Go to seed.
Don’t let their teeny size fool you! Seeds are a powerful but easy way to create superfood meals. Chia and flax seeds in particular are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Sprinkle them onto salad, cereal, or oatmeal. Discover more in Eat More Seeds for Better Health.
8. Get fresh.
No, not that kind of fresh! Choose fresh foods instead of processed. For example, say “no” to fatty frozen pizza and nourish your body and taste buds with homemade recipes with superfoods, like Zucchini-Bell Pepper Pizza or Grilled Pizza with Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato.
9. Get giddy over green tea.
Not all superfoods are for eating. Antioxidants make green tea a refreshing way to nourish the body during any meal. Drink up this Orange-Pomegranate Green Tea.
10. Slurp superfoods from a smoothie.
Blending whole, natural ingredients is an easy way to get your super fix for breakfast, lunch, and even snack time. SkinnyMs. is Smoothie Central! Check out these Smoothie Recipes.
11. Drink water.
Water is the original superfood. It keeps cells hydrated while flushing out toxins. During meals, reach for plain, unflavored water, or try these healthy Flavored Water Recipes.
See and feel the difference clean eating foods make in your life by adding these nutritional powerhouses to your mealtimes or preparing recipes with superfoods.
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