Super-foods Here and There and Everywhere!

Blueberries, green tea, raspberries, wild salmon, kale, avocados, almonds…. I could go on and on. Is it just me or is there a new super-food everyday?

Super-foods may just be taking over the world.

And I am very okay with that.

I absolutely love when I’m perusing my favorite blogs and I find a recipe chock full of superfoody goodness in some unconventional way.  Pudding made creamy from avocados.  Butternut squash pumping up mac and cheese.  Baking cookies out of almond meal.  Munching on pizza with a crust made from cauliflower.

No one wants to sit around eating raw kale and almonds all day, right?

Okay…that doesn’t sound that bad.

But the bottom line is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring.  Why eat raw almonds when you can eat little morsels of heaven AKA chocolate chip cookies made from ground almonds instead of flour? Change it up sometimes! Use ingredients in odd places and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the tasty ways you can boost your vitamin, mineral, protein and fiber intake. Veggies don’t have to be savory and fruit doesn’t have to be sweet.  Food is so versatile, so why not explore?

These recipes are from a few of my favorite blogs.  I adore their efforts to use super-foods in fun, unique ways not only because they taste delish, but because they’re a fabulous way to sneak in more fruits, veggies and other super-foods into your day. I’ve tried several of these recipes; and let me tell you, they do not disappoint.

Sneaky sneaky.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower Pizza Crust from Love and Lemons

Avocado

Chocolate Avocado Pudding from With Style and Grace

Oatmeal

Oatmeal Walnut Pie Crust from Edible Perspective

Almonds

Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Running to the Kitchen

Spinach

Green Smoothies from Happy, Healthy Life

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Mac n Cheeze from Oh She Glows

Quinoa

No Bake Brown Butter Quinoa Bars from How Sweet it Is

Lentils

Crockpot Lentil Veggie Lasagna from The Lean Green Bean

Beans

Italian Meatless Meatloaf Muffins from Peas and Thank You

Tofu

Vegan Pumpkin Pie from Daily Garnish

Chickpeas

High Protein Energy Balls from Happy Healthy Mama

Apples

Baked Apple and Tempeh Stuffed Squash from Hummusapien

 

Have fun!

 

Comments

  1. says

    Awesome twist on posting about superfoods…thanks for sharing all these links! I’m with you about exploring different ways to prepare superfoods! Food should be enjoyed, not just something you eat for health purposes! Have you tried cauliflower crust pizza? I’m a big fan of it :)! Another great recipe which uses both apples & oatmeal is pancakes with oat flour (ground oats) & applesauce!

    • says

      I love how you said “food should be enjoyed, not something you eat for health purposes!” SO true. If food can be fun and exciting, why go the boring route? Those pancakes sound delish!

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