Super foods

25 January 2013

Hey friends! Just a quick update to say that, with your help, I have compiled my personal super foods list! It is now hanging on our fridge. (As a reminder, this was one of my January goals to go along with my 2013 daily goals.) In addition to asking for your help on the blog and on Facebook, I did a bit of Googling and found this article, this article, and this article to be helpful. My sister in law also sent me this article (including recipes!) which I loved!

Superfoods List

I liked the Cleveland Clinic’s definition of super foods/power foods: ones that give you “the richest amount of nutrients for the least amount of calories and the most health benefits.” There were some items on a lot of the lists I consulted that I chose not to put on my list because we already incorporate them into our diet, and I wanted this goal to challenge me to change my habits! I’ve had the most success so far with steel cut oats (with blueberries and brown sugar!), spinach (in salads with arugula and tomatoes), and pomegranate “seeds” as dessert. Also sweet potatoes, avocados, edamame, and tea, and we just bought coconut oil after trying it at a friend’s house.

John and I don’t really subscribe to any one diet or food philosophy; we try our best to eat a variety of “whole” foods, a minimum of processed foods, and a reasonable amount of humanely-raised meat. Everything in moderation, you might say. What about y’all? It seems like everyone and their sister is eating paleo, but I don’t really get it. Also, I like bread :)

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January 25, 2013 8:41 am

Balance and moderation here, too! That’s what it’s all about and the only diet you can eat forever : ) If you ever need any suggestions for how to make some of these things feel free to ask. Although for most of the veggies (broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale & sweet potatoes roasting is my favorite this time of year.) Enjoy! Oh, and love your money columns!

January 26, 2013 9:08 pm

I do well with the blueberries, spinach, oats, tomatoes, and walnuts; also tea. I should probably pick one other from the list to try…

January 27, 2013 12:28 am

Considering I like about half of the things on your list I guess I’m not in too bad of shape!!;) oh! And I’m definitely ith you in the paleo thing…I’m a carb queen!!

January 27, 2013 9:26 pm

Roasted beets and brussel sprouts are now a favorite food and I wish that I had tried them sooner! One note about Soy, I don’t know how concerned you are with GMOs but many Soy products contain GMOs unless they are organic. You may already know that – but the thought just popped into my head when reading the list!