I recently added these 3 foods into my diet. Not only are they very surprisingly palatable, they pack quite the healthful punch. Grading Girl recommends these for EVERYONE!! Try them once . . . you just may be glad you did.
Talk about super food, chia is a high fiber seed that is the richest known vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids. It has three times the antioxidants of blueberries, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and is a better protein source than beans or soy!!!!!! I mix them in fat free cottage cheese, yogurt, oatmeal, and I even sneakily sprinkle them in my baked goodies. 2 tablespoons a day is all it takes. Buy this – your body will thank you! I bought my 1lb container at Whole Foods for $19.99. Check it out!!!
My favorite is Trader Joe’s Dried Fruit Pitted Prunes. With only 12 grams of sugar per serving, it holds less sugar than most dried fruit . . . and less sugar ultimately means less belly fat. Don’t underestimate the power of prune – it is a rich source of potassium, Vitamin A and iron. This will give you energy and boost your immune system. Pop a couple of these prunes when your sweet tooth is nagging at you.
Tired of a side of potatoes?! These are normally messy to prepare but Trader Joe’s Steamed & Peeled Baby Beets are ready to eat hot or cold. I was hesitant to place these in my cart one day, but they were something new and different . . . and I’m constantly looking for unique food to try or cook. (ask me about my new chicken burger recipe!!) B is for beet – they are a good source of Vitamin B, an essential folate that helps our tissue grow and prevent cancerous diseases.