When I was growing up beets were something that ‘old’ people ate. However, I have come to LOVE them. They are good on sandwiches, in salads, fresh, steamed, roasted, pickled. Basically I love them.
Steamed cabbage isn’t bad either. I also like to through it into stir frys…it’s yummy. Yes it maybe in coleslaw…but dumping mayo and lord knows what else on it..doesn’t make it healthy 🙂
Stir fry things, or steam
4.Cinnamon: May help to control blood sugar and cholesterol
How to eat it: Sprinkle on coffee or oatmeal.
I LOVE cinnamon. It just adds so much to everything that you cook/eat. I love to add it to my baking (muffins/breads…should I be saying that?) But over oatmeal with a little splenda and non-sweetened berries is pretty much heaven.
I have never drank it before. Honestly, the fruit itself looks annoying to me and I didn’t like how much effort you had to go through to eat it. Also, I’ve heard it’s quite expensive, the juice..but I need to give it a go.
So much you can do with this. Add to a salad chopped up, make a ‘fruitty’ rice dish, reduce and use as a sauce over pork, chicken. Also add to oatmeal in the mornings, eat with nuts…they are so good. I used to eat my grandparents’ prunes all the time..still do..I love them.
7. Pumpkin seeds: The most nutritious part of the pumpkin and packed with magnesium; high levels of the mineral are associated with lower risk for early death.
How to eat: Roasted as a snack, or sprinkled on salad.
I don’t see them much around where I live now. I also didn’t grow up with them much either. They are also good tossed into a roasted vegetable salad, along with a green salad as well.
8. Sardines: They are high in omega-3’s, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as a full complement of B vitamins.
How to eat: Choose sardines packed in olive or sardine oil. Eat plain, mixed with salad, on toast, or mashed with dijon mustard and onions as a spread.
I get what this person is saying about sardines…but I can’t get past them. I will have to give them a go at some point…they just gross me out.
I haven’t ever cooked with this to my knowledge. However, instead of adding mayo and mustard to egg salad sandwiches…Indian spices such as this with less mayo makes for a dang good sand which. I also like this with stir fried vegetables. It’s a great flavouring to add into egg white omelets and/or scrambles.
I LOVE BLUEBERRIES!!!!!! No seriously I LOVE THEM!!! I grew up by a blueberry patch and apparently when I was young I called it the ‘candy patch’. I could eat them until I was SICK..remember the girl on Willy Wonka? Anyways, I love them in oatmeal, over cereal, in yogurt smoothies, in fruit salads, on salads, or just by themselves.
Can I just say that I never ate pumpkin until I moved abroad. It’s so sad. I love pumpkin. You can roast it in the oven, wrap it in tin foil and roast it, stem it, boil it….it’s amazing. It’s low cal, packed with nutrients..not terribly expensive and adds a great base to any dinner and/or soup.
I have to give it to NYTimes online. Being abroad it is such a great resource for stuff going on around the world..which is nice. Plus, it also has interesting articles which spawn conversation and thought.
What I will endeavour to do is provide ways in which you can incorporate these foods into your daily routine along with healthy eating options/recipes. Check back each day for different numbered foods and insightful ways to incorporate them! YUMM..I get to eat foods which I should be eating..
Any more that you would add to the list?