For many people, eating healthy is a chore. When the world is filled with glorious pastas, the cheesiest pizzas, and layers of cake, why in the world would we ever bother eating a salad? Well, fellow gluttons, it’s because not only is it a good idea for us to eat a vegetable every now in then, but also eating healthy is actually delicious — no lie.
This nutrient-dense green superfood is readily available – fresh, frozen or even canned. It is packed with energy and low in calories. and provides Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and essential folate.
EASY EATING TIP: Sauté with onion and add to an omelet for an easy, healthy meal.
2. BLACK BEANS
Filled with super healthy antioxidants, black beans digest slowly – keeping you feeling full for longer. These little beauties are full of calcium, protein and fiber, and they also taste great!
EASY EATING TIP: Think Mexican food! Burritos, nachos, tacos… whatever tickles your fancy.
With more antioxidants than any other nut, walnuts are also brimming with Vitamin E, and rich in plant serums, omega 3 oils, and healthy fats.
EASY EATING TIP: Keep a supply in your bag for an easy, healthy snack on-the-go.
Good for the brain and skilled at lowering blood pressure, the humble beet is often overlooked as one of the healthiest foods on earth. The brightly-colored root vegetable is filled with folate, magnesium and Vitamin C.
EASY EATING TIP: Grate them into salads for a sweet, crunchy boost.
Eating just one or two avocados a week gives you all the benefit of healthy monounsaturated fats, Vitamin B6 and loads of folate. Check with your local grocer to find out when this spreadable fruit is in season in your area.
EASY EATING TIP: On toast with salt and pepper, or a slice of cheese if you’re that way inclined.
6. DARK CHOCOLATE
According to recent research, chocolate contains more antioxidants, gram-for-gram, than most fruit juices – great news for chocoholics! On top of protecting the body from diseases and helping to prevent heart conditions, dark chocolate is a natural mood-booster.
EASY EATING TIP: Eat this healthy food in moderation – just one or two squares per day is enough to reap the benefits.